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story aside and so you guys know your legal rights... its not shoplifting until you step outside the store. FYI you can place items in your pocket before you checkout as well!!
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when the robber produced the knife the employee in pure movie style took a larger knife and said the famous line "thats not a knife... this is a knife".
I lol'd at this
     
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I would of done the same thing in his shoes, even knowing I was gonna get fired. No one has a right to steal and get away with it.
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And that's what's even worse about this ordeal is that the thief would even have a right to sue if he were injured. I could see if they took him into a back room and tortured him, but come on, he got tackled trying to escape.
Well, thanks to all the freaking lawyers we have in this country you can pretty much get sued for anything by anyone.
And one of the guy in my high school had to go to court cause he stepped on some girl's foot and her parents want to press charges against him...
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My mate worked at a JD sports over here and he got a £50 reward for stopping a sock thief

But I guess the kind of person that would attempt to walk out with 2 laptops so blatantly wouldn't think twice about suing for injuries.
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ITT: People who think a human life is worth less than 2 laptops.
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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.
I'm pretty sure Fry's has their own black ops squad, carrying fake badges and stuff.
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Welcome to America, where you can get away with anything!

Honestly, I don't think the guy should've gotten fired and I seriously don't think a thief should be able to sue for getting hurt while commiting a crime.
Edited by xTwistedFreak - 5/6/11 at 8:30am
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Welcome to America, where you can get away with anything!

Honestly, I don't think the guy should've gotten fired and I seriously don't think a thief should be able to sue for getting hurt while commiting a crime.
I agree. It's the most retarded concept ever. If a store has freakin' surveillance footage of the thief that clearly shows he was stealing and was hurt only to protect the company's property, his right to sue for personal injury should be terminated just as anyone's rights are when they commit a crime.
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I don't think you guys realize how much of a liability this is. What if they guy wasn't really stealing? What if he tackled him and found out that it was just a misunderstanding? From a corporate standpoint this type of precaution must be taken. Letting employees make moral judgement calls is too much of a unnecessary risk. What if an employee sees a kid getting verbally bullied in the store? Should he be able to step in and pop the bully? Maybe you think he should, but for a company that is wayyyyy too much grey area.
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