Monday, August 7, 2017


Investigation and Detention of Shoplifters Policy

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and here is a slight diversion if you have time for a blurb about bold face thefts from Wally World:


  Wal-Mart employees literally killed a shoplifter

Our story involves a man in a Florida Wal-Mart in September 2016. How is this combination going to end well? It was about 3 a.m. when a man entered Wal-Mart and slowly filled his cart up with a little less than $400 worth of movies. Now, no matter what had happened next, we would have found this suspicious. Obviously digital is the way of the future.

Anyway, the man walked around a bit — presumably humming to himself and maybe glancing side to side — before dashing for the exit. Maybe he imagined he was the Flash, maybe he had a severe mental illness, maybe he was just very not very intelligent.

Regardless, he didn't make it very far. Three employees grabbed the man and pinned him to the ground. At this point we'd say something like, "Book him, Sarge," or "Oh my god, we're heroes," or "Wait, wait, why is he screaming?" Because he was screaming that he couldn't breathe. But these three fearless Wal-Mart employees didn't move, and the man never moved again. Yeah, the employees killed him. 

The employees were charged with manslaughter because the world is not always totally awful; but because it mostly is their jobs merely became "under review." So remember that the next time you think of shoplifting in a Wal-Mart.

If the employees kill you, Wal-Mart will just give them a slap on the wrist. Which, to be honest, is much nicer than we ever thought Wal-Mart could be to its employees.

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Wal-Mart employee kills, again

If there's one good thing you're supposed to say when you leave Wal-Mart, it's "Hey, at least I didn't die!" but even that is something Wal-Mart seems determined to take away. (That's a little harsh.) 

What happened is an employee was chilling in his car (again, around 3 a.m.) when a man came up and supposedly started threatening him. The employee pulled out his gun and shot him to death because what else was he going to do? Drive away? 

Our main question is, was the employee planning on bringing the gun into the store? If we get in a cashier's face, are we going to get a face full of lead? Oh, and the Wal-Mart this happened in? Of course it was in Florida

All right, listen, if you're in Florida, do not go to Wal-Mart at 3 a.m., especially not to rob someone. Just don't.

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Wal-Mart has security camera issues

In 2015, a woman named Lisa Kennedy was using a handicapped dressing room at a Wal-Mart located in Michigan when she noticed a security camera in the reflection of the mirror. It wasn't located directly inside the dressing room, but it was a ceiling camera just outside the door. 

The camera was positioned such that it had a clear overhead view into the dressing room, making Kennedy uncomfortable enough to snap a photo and post it on her Facebook page. She even brought her husband back the following day to confirm her beliefs, and after spotting the security camera himself, he approached several managers and other Wal-Mart employees regarding the situation, including both the store manager and assistant manager. The only response they received was that Wal-Mart's corporate office decides where the security cameras go, and that there was no way the dressing room could be visible. Wal-Mart later claimed that the camera was never functional and was simply there to deter shoplifters.

A separate Wal-Mart location in Pennsylvania had even worse issues with a security camera that was discovered in a bathroom. 

Reported by the Huffington Post, several Wal-Mart employees discovered a hidden camera in a unisex bathroom, used by both customers and store workers. The camera was installed crudely on a shelf, hidden behind a cardboard box with a peep hole drilled through it. You might be thinking that some pervert installed the camera so they could make some extra cash by uploading the videos online, but in reality the store managers installed it. When confronted, the store managers denied the accusations. However, having photographic evidence allowed these employees to not only sue Wal-Mart but four of their managers as well. 

Their reason behind installing the cameras in the first place was to prevent theft, once again proving that Wal-Mart managers will do a lot to make sure store loss isn't taken out of their paycheck.

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