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@software wrote:

Nothing.

 

Many times, stores allow shoplifters to leave the store, employees are told not to engage.

If the store has a strong security presence, only security is allowed to handle.

 

You assume she was shoplifting.  I have a handbag that sets off alarms.

 

It's very wrong, but it's not my circus and not  my monkey.

 

Try it in my house and I'll have a surprise waiting.


@software

 

I used to have a Motorola phone that would set off alarms when I walked IN the store.  Everyone standing nearby as I entered always looked confused.  LOL   Woman LOL

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@shopperqvc wrote:

No! I've been robbed at gun point, not fun. Maybe get a license plate or car description, but stay low.

 I've also followed a shoplifter through the store as an employee. I let the lady know she was found out, but I stayed far enough away that she just decided to walk out.

Engaging someone isn't the job of a minor employee or a customer. Security has ways of watching without getting close. There's reasons for that. Yes, a gun could be used, but knives are popular as well. I'm no hero for a small piece of merchandise. Whatever it is they are taking out on a bag or under their coat isn't worth the harm they can do to you.

 

Unless it's a child being taken, stay safe.


 

@shopperqvc

 

I agree.

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@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@software wrote:

Nothing.

 

Many times, stores allow shoplifters to leave the store, employees are told not to engage.

If the store has a strong security presence, only security is allowed to handle.

 

You assume she was shoplifting.  I have a handbag that sets off alarms.

 

It's very wrong, but it's not my circus and not  my monkey.

 

Try it in my house and I'll have a surprise waiting.


@software

 

I used to have a Motorola phone that would set off alarms when I walked IN the store.  Everyone standing nearby as I entered always looked confused.  LOL   Woman LOL


 

 

That's interesting!

Do you think it was the battery, or the actual phone.

Wrapping my brain around this one.

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@software wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@software wrote:

Nothing.

 

Many times, stores allow shoplifters to leave the store, employees are told not to engage.

If the store has a strong security presence, only security is allowed to handle.

 

You assume she was shoplifting.  I have a handbag that sets off alarms.

 

It's very wrong, but it's not my circus and not  my monkey.

 

Try it in my house and I'll have a surprise waiting.


@software

 

I used to have a Motorola phone that would set off alarms when I walked IN the store.  Everyone standing nearby as I entered always looked confused.  LOL   Woman LOL


 

 

That's interesting!

Do you think it was the battery, or the actual phone.

Wrapping my brain around this one.


 

@software

 

Yeah .. kinda strange .... it's rather startling to set off alarms. 

 

The grocery store I used had a cashier that had been at that store forever, and once she told me that the only cell phones that ever set off their alarm were Motorolas. 

 

I have absolutely no idea what that could mean ...  if you figure it out, please let me know, lol.   Woman LOL