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(NW Florida Daily News)   Walmart shopper calls police to report "some guy" was harassing her from shoplifting. Yep, Florida   (nwfdailynews.com) divider line 53
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2013-04-13 08:09:49 AM  
"She was charged with petit theft and resisting a merchant."

First off, Petit theft sounds far too classy to do at Walmart

Secondly. Resisting a merchant is a crime?
 
2013-04-13 08:50:36 AM  
The encounter occurred March 26 at 5:09 p.m. at the South Ferdon Boulevard store. The loss prevention officer told the officer he saw the woman leaving with a shopping cart full of items she hadn't paid for.

RTFA article next time Smits.  No where does it say the shoplifter called the police but that she made the statement after the police pulled her over presumable after the loss prevention employee called it in.
 
2013-04-13 08:50:43 AM  
Where did it say she called police?
 
2013-04-13 08:56:01 AM  
Ha. This happened at my local Wal-mart. Their loss prevention guy is kind of a dick though. He once approached my ex-wife and accused her of shoplifting a t-shirt  while she was waiting at the register to pay for it.

While I don't doubt the lady in the article was trying to shoplift, I'm sure the loss prevention officer did everything he could to escalate the situation.
 
2013-04-13 08:56:23 AM  

EvilEgg: "She was charged with petit theft and resisting a merchant."

First off, Petit theft sounds far too classy to do at Walmart

Secondly. Resisting a merchant is a crime?


Came to make this statement. Resisting a citizen's arrest a crime too?
 
2013-04-13 08:57:13 AM  
Resisting a merchant? Is that a thing now?
 
2013-04-13 08:57:16 AM  
Fallacies here aside, not just Florida but NW Florida

/aka the Redneck Riviera
 
2013-04-13 08:57:36 AM  
Complete lack of reading comprehension? Yep, subby.
 
2013-04-13 09:10:03 AM  

Esroc: Ha. This happened at my local Wal-mart. Their loss prevention guy is kind of a dick though. He once approached my ex-wife and accused her of shoplifting a t-shirt  while she was waiting at the register to pay for it.


csb

My grandfather had died, and we flew in for the funeral.   I needed a pair of pants for the funeral, and my aunt took us to a local J Byron store.   I went off in one direction to get the pants and my mom and aunt went in another direction.  I stood looking at pants for 15 minutes and was holding the ones I was going to buy when my mom had me paged to the Help Desk/counter, which was located almost dead center in the store.   I walked off to the help desk with my pants (figuring I would pay for them there) and was followed by a fat farker manager type running up from behind who asked loudly, "ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR THOSE?!"    My mother ripped the guy a new a$$hole and helpfully pointed out to him that we were all standing in the middle of the damn store, at a register.

J Byron went out of business a few years later, way before WallyWorld got big.   So they had nobody to blame for "killing" them off.   Good riddance.
 
2013-04-13 09:18:21 AM  
Resisting a merchant is a crime?
 
2013-04-13 09:22:43 AM  
 
2013-04-13 09:26:11 AM  
Apprehension

A store employee has the right to apprehend a shoplifting suspect and hold that person for the authorities. Courts consider it reasonable suspicion if a customer leaving the store triggers a door alarm. If the accused shoplifter is later found not guilty, the employee is not liable for false arrest as long as the employee had probable cause to be suspicious. Resisting a merchant or police officer who is apprehending a suspect can result in a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Read more:  http://www.ehow.com/list_6697229_shoplifting-laws-florida.html#ixzz2Q L jPDNKB

So, yes, "resisting a merchant" is a thing . . . at least in Florida.
 
2013-04-13 09:30:47 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Resisting a merchant is a crime?


You did not purchase anything and everything even though they have Always Low Prices. You are obviously some kind of criminal or a Communist.
 
2013-04-13 09:43:55 AM  

EvilEgg: "She was charged with petit theft and resisting a merchant."

First off, Petit theft sounds far too classy to do at Walmart


I don't know if it sounds classy or just plain adorable.
 
2013-04-13 10:02:08 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: StoPPeRmobile: Resisting a merchant is a crime?

You did not purchase anything and everything even though they have Always Low Prices. You are obviously some kind of criminal or a Communist.


Probably just poor writing but I'll find out in class on Monday.
 
2013-04-13 10:06:20 AM  

SoupJohnB: Fallacies here aside, not just Florida but NW Florida

/aka the Redneck Riviera


Crestucky.
 
2013-04-13 10:17:23 AM  
The bottom line, the woman was attempting to steal merchandise, she's a thief.
/ no sympathy for her.
 
2013-04-13 10:22:08 AM  
There are four people who will always ruin your day and get you into trouble when you are just standing around minding your own business: some guy, these two dudes, and that biatch. Avoid them.
 
2013-04-13 10:23:58 AM  

StrikitRich: RTFA article next time Smits. No where does it say the shoplifter called the police but that she made the statement after the police pulled her over presumable after the loss prevention employee called it in.


Yup, the article was terribly written in order to trick us into believing she had called the cops.
 
2013-04-13 10:48:18 AM  
It's impressive that (Some Guy) is able to fight crime, given his busy schedule of submitting links to sucky blogs.
 
2013-04-13 11:18:42 AM  
Everyone's missing the point. Some sick mofo willfully manufactured a black and yellow station wagon.
 
2013-04-13 11:22:25 AM  
FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...
 
2013-04-13 11:26:22 AM  
SoupJohnB: Fallacies here aside, not just Florida but NW Florida. /aka the Redneck Riviera

Obviously you haven't been properly indoctrinated. When they built all those high rise condos out to the beaches, everything changed.
It's not the "Redneck Riviera" anymore, it's "the Emerald Coast". Just like it's not "petty theft", it's "petit theft".
We are no longer "ignorant and backwards", we are "pushing the envelope of political correctness."

Personally, I like this trend. I am no longer an obnoxious grit redneck shrimper, I am now an old school weathered country aquanaut.
 
2013-04-13 11:27:25 AM  

Bslim: Resisting a merchant? Is that a thing now?


I'm gonna become a merchant and see what I can get away with.
 
2013-04-13 11:28:44 AM  
LaQuisha, Anita, or Tammy Ray?
 
2013-04-13 11:32:51 AM  

Stavr0: FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...


Dumbfark
 
2013-04-13 11:39:19 AM  

www.troll.me

Stavr0:
FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...

 
2013-04-13 11:43:47 AM  

The Snow Dog: EvilEgg: "She was charged with petit theft and resisting a merchant."

First off, Petit theft sounds far too classy to do at Walmart

Secondly. Resisting a merchant is a crime?

Came to make this statement. Resisting a citizen's arrest a crime too?


It's not a citizen's arrest.  Shopkeeper's privilege gives businesses in most states the right to lawfully detain a thief in their store until the police arrive.
 
2013-04-13 11:44:40 AM  

Stavr0: FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...


Petty theft means drive it like you stole it.
 
2013-04-13 11:53:24 AM  

Stavr0: FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...


In this part of New Mexico, the word petit is used too.
 
2013-04-13 11:56:10 AM  
She was charged with petit theft and resisting a merchant

I resist merchants every day, the fiends.
 
2013-04-13 12:01:00 PM  

Esroc: Ha. This happened at my local Wal-mart. Their loss prevention guy is kind of a dick though. He once approached my ex-wife and accused her of shoplifting a t-shirt  while she was waiting at the register to pay for it.

While I don't doubt the lady in the article was trying to shoplift, I'm sure the loss prevention officer did everything he could to escalate the situation.


Tell her it is common for people to put on the shirt after they pay for it.
what people do all the damn time is try shiat on.. then say, i like it. I'll wear it out.
then they drop the old shirt or shoes off and then try to walk out.  The sneaky ones will buy a candy bar at the register.. so if someone says anything, they can say, I was in line to pay for it.
 
2013-04-13 12:29:04 PM  
theft

^^^ What a petit theft might look like
 
2013-04-13 12:29:29 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: Esroc: Ha. This happened at my local Wal-mart. Their loss prevention guy is kind of a dick though. He once approached my ex-wife and accused her of shoplifting a t-shirt  while she was waiting at the register to pay for it.

While I don't doubt the lady in the article was trying to shoplift, I'm sure the loss prevention officer did everything he could to escalate the situation.

Tell her it is common for people to put on the shirt after they pay for it.
what people do all the damn time is try shiat on.. then say, i like it. I'll wear it out.
then they drop the old shirt or shoes off and then try to walk out.  The sneaky ones will buy a candy bar at the register.. so if someone says anything, they can say, I was in line to pay for it.


Ahhh my fellow loss prevention officers. Or, the new hipster term, Asset Protection.
 
2013-04-13 12:44:42 PM  

Stavr0: FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY PATTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...


/sorry
//pet poove.
 
2013-04-13 12:49:50 PM  
As a floor drone, I was told about loss prevention, but I take the pragmatic philosophy to corporate propaganda.

"THEFT IMPACTS EVERYONE" actually means "THEFT IMPACTS YOUR MANAGER AND WE HOPE THAT YOU PREFER BAD THINGS NOT HAPPEN TO HER" (which I don't; my boss is pretty cool)
 
2013-04-13 12:58:14 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: As a floor drone, I was told about loss prevention, but I take the pragmatic philosophy to corporate propaganda.

"THEFT IMPACTS EVERYONE" actually means "THEFT IMPACTS YOUR MANAGER AND WE HOPE THAT YOU PREFER BAD THINGS NOT HAPPEN TO HER" (which I don't; my boss is pretty cool)


I could do the math and show you how it actually affects you, but that's too much for this little thread.
 
2013-04-13 01:05:54 PM  
Remember, resisting a merchant is a crime and you could be arrested.

cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-04-13 01:07:09 PM  
Subby apparently DNRTFA
 
2013-04-13 01:09:53 PM  

Pandora Spox: Everyone's missing the point. Some sick mofo willfully manufactured a black and yellow station wagon.


lolz
 
2013-04-13 01:20:46 PM  

Esroc: Ha. This happened at my local Wal-mart. Their loss prevention guy is kind of a dick though. He once approached my ex-wife and accused her of shoplifting a t-shirt  while she was waiting at the register to pay for it.

While I don't doubt the lady in the article was trying to shoplift, I'm sure the loss prevention officer did everything he could to escalate the situation.



Wow.  Based on your anecdote, I think it's safe to declare that every loss prevention in America does everything they can to escalate situations.  If we get one more anecdote I think we can safely extend that worldwide.
 
2013-04-13 01:27:28 PM  

BitwiseShift: Remember, resisting a merchant is a crime and you could be arrested.

[cdn.uproxx.com image 300x320]



You're assuming too much in that picture.

She thinks she may have locked the keys in her car and she's looking in the window to check. "Dammit, there are my keys in the ignition."

She just picked the wrong day to wear an ultra-short skirt with high heels.
 
2013-04-13 01:33:51 PM  

Pandora Spox: Everyone's missing the point. Some sick mofo willfully manufactured a black and yellow station wagon.


i105.photobucket.com
I would punch subby's mom in the face for one of these.

/Granted, I would probably be willing do that anyway.
 
2013-04-13 01:38:44 PM  

Stavr0: FTFA: "petit theft"

PETTY theft.  Apparently they give out journalism degrees in Cracker Jack boxes now...


Law French, comment ça marche?
 
2013-04-13 01:59:35 PM  

b.vimeocdn.com

Resisting a Merchant? False. How can you resist "These Are Days"?
 
2013-04-13 02:08:30 PM  
Sorry baby, as a merchant, you simply cannot resist me....
 
2013-04-13 02:46:22 PM  
2 Semi-CSBs:

When I was younger, my family went out to WalMart.  My brother and step-brother went to look at tapes and found one they liked.  The tapes and records (this was before CDs were mainstream) were in the middle of the store behind the women's department.  My brother was holding the tape while they walked up front to the register to wait for everybody else so they could pay and leave.  After a few minutes, they had gotten tired of waiting and decided to go looking for everybody else.  A few minutes later, everybody was together getting ready to check out.  That's when my step-mom noticed some guy staring at everyone crouched down in the women's bra section.  She caught the store manager's attention and told her.  The guy finally approached us and identified himself as store security.  He told my dad that my brother was trying to shoplift the tape that he was standing in line to pay for.  And, that if he didn't pay for it, he would be shoplifting.  My brother put the tape down and said, "I've changed my mind."  A few minutes later after a talk with the police who the security person called before we even had a chance to talk to anyone and some sharp words from my step-mom we were on out way home without buying anything.  Which is too bad for the store since we were going to buy a big-screen TV that day from them.  After that, we'd go to the store occasionally to taunt the guy, making it look like we had taken something, acting suspiciously or nervous on purpose, and getting him into trouble for falsely accusing us.  Hey, we were teenagers with nothing better to do.

He got fired for sexual harassment and shoplifting.

Another story is when I worked for a store and the security guy got into huge trouble for trying to arrest someone who had just walked into the store and went directly to the restrooms in the back.  He claimed she had grabbed a pair of pants and a shirt on the way.  He waited 10 minutes then walked into the restroom and kicked in the door of the stall she was in, fracturing her patella.  Turned out that she had a stomach virus.  She sued the store and got him suspended and a settlement for $100k.  The store is no longer around after the owner died and probate court tore the place apart.  The security guy ended up working as a machinist.
 
2013-04-13 03:30:30 PM  

jayphat: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: As a floor drone, I was told about loss prevention, but I take the pragmatic philosophy to corporate propaganda.

"THEFT IMPACTS EVERYONE" actually means "THEFT IMPACTS YOUR MANAGER AND WE HOPE THAT YOU PREFER BAD THINGS NOT HAPPEN TO HER" (which I don't; my boss is pretty cool)

I could do the math and show you how it actually affects you, but that's too much for this little thread.


It DOESN'T affect me, other than I lose my job if the store's loss is too high.

If the store has 0% theft and doubles sales, I don't get a bonus or get bumped to full time employment.
If the store has average theft and meets expectations, I don't get any extra reward.
If the store is MASSIVE theft and horrid sales numbers, I don't get any reward but I might lose my job.

The argument that home office would suddenly give me more hours or a raise outside of the contractually obligated ones we agreed to on my hiring date based on the marginal savings of one store's shoplifting numbers is absurd. Any efficiencies or improvements will be pocketed for the benefit of the stockholders, not me. Therefore, it doesn't affect me outside of preventing my own termination from excessive loss numbers (which can be reduced by paying attention, securing expensive floor models, and filling shelf space with display boxes in front of the actual merchandise). I do enough to meet sales numbers, keep the store stocked and running, and constrain myself to the budget. Anything else is gravy and an involuntary bonus to corporate.
 
2013-04-13 03:50:28 PM  
StoPPeRmobile:
Probably just poor writing but I'll find out in class on Monday.

Have to be in class in 62 hours.
 
2013-04-13 04:07:53 PM  
FloydA:

I was just going through my Favorite Quotes file not an hour ago and posted one by you on FB:

Fark survey: What would you write in a letter to your 16-year-old self?
Errk: 12-14-25-35-38-44
- FloydA: I don't see how my ex's measurements are going to help.
 
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