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Best Buy management, however, saw fit to terminate Kline's employment after he tackled a thief who was trying to run out of the electronics store with two unpaid laptops.
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bestbuy facepalm
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Companies would rather pay the lost of 2 laptops, than be liable for injuries or even a death of an employee or robber if something had terribly gone wrong. Nothing to see here kids, move along.
Its true but I have to agree that firing him for this is kind of a overreaction.
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Oh nice, company policy is not to interfere with robbery. I assume they have some kind of guards then at best buys?
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No, no guards. I worked at wally world and they have the same policy. Anyone who steals is to be left alone. The police will be called and a report will be filed. Again: company policy at ALL major stores is not to pursue thieves.
 
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Reminds me of a best buy employee that got stabbed in the stomach years ago for trying to stop a shoplifter at a store near me. Not always a good idea.
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LOL! yeah sucks big time but they dont want to be sued or liable for anything.
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I never know what to say about this.

Honestly he is not police and don't need to act like them. So many what ifs in the moment as it's a fight or flight situation.

I wish people would start not stopping for receipt checkers at walmart, as it violates your personal rights(sams club you enter a contract for them to do that). If they stop you(physically no matter how light)/hold you it's assault/false imprisonment simple as that. Once you buy something it's your personal property.
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Well if thats the case, anyone have a large van and some skimask?
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Sad but most stores have this policy. The employee even admitted he knew better. Its a shame that this happened none the less.
    
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