Help please

Submitted by Deadpoolbooster in Illegalism

Ok well apparently cameras saw me lifting and got my tag numbers. They think it's my gf son who did it and called him threatening this and that. So what can they do really, they dont know it's me but her son is scared they'll try to arrest him and it wasnt him. I told them to chill they're trying to bully him but what do yall think

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Deadpoolbooster OP wrote

Oh and piece of this story I forgot. Technically I didnt steal anything... Dude stopped my while I was still shopping and asked if I had it, I gave it to him since obviously he knew. He walked away and I left so idk who they trying to fool but I didn't steal. I was never even given the chance to pay for the item

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i_buy_shit wrote

Check if your state has a concealment statue. In some states it is illegal to conceal the merchandise on your person.

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Goblisstick wrote (edited )

Wow, so they retrieved the item from you and then still took your tag number on your car? Yikes. Well I think the son can probably prove it wasn't him if necessary (I feel bad for him.) but Im sure its stressful. Im wondering why they did not apprehend you at the time?

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Deadpoolbooster OP wrote

See that's what I'm wondering too. The dude didnt even say a word I handed him the item and he walked away and I left. No harm no foul. So yeah I think it's possible to have a case for wrongful prosecution due to #1 I wasn't given a chance to buy said item, #2 i was in the dressing room when i concealed. And I think I have a claim that I had every intention of paying for it but Mr. LP Jump to conclusions didnt allow me to

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LiftedAndGifted wrote

The laws on shoplifting are pretty hectic in a lot of states. An attorney who practices in Ga told me the shoplifting laws are written im such a way in that state that you could technically be charged with shoplifting the second you pick something up off the shelf to put in your shopping cart. In other words, very open-ended laws that allow for lots of wiggle room for the retailers.

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bwqrdsaf wrote

I'd get a lawyer and have son show up in the court. A good lawyer should be able to prove the video of the suspect does not look like son (and maybe son has alibi for the exact day and time? Like school?) and get the case thrown out. Best case scenario: the store ends up having to pay legal fee to son. This would cost the store a fair bit.

OP is to avoid court completely since employee may recognize OP as the real lifter, not the son. And stay away from the store for many months minimum.

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