By Sissyleemae - 16/09/2018 14:30
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The logic is that the shoplifter could have a gun, a knife or something like that. Your job would rather lose whatever is being stolen than pay for your medical expenses.
There’s plenty of logic in it. Safety and legal issues. When I worked retail I was specifically told never to stop someone you believe is shoplifting. Safety is important but the kind of hell that can rain down on the store if you’re wrong? Many places would rather risk losing $50 worth of merchandise than going to court.
We need more information here. Did someone actually hold you up, or did you just stop someone trying to sneak free things out? I can see where this would be an FML if it was the latter, but if it was the former you're just supposed to give in to whatever they say and let the police handle it.