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Chase policy at walmart?

Submitted by SuperDave in Shoplifting

Today i saw lp chase someone who walked out with a cart full of stuff, the shoplifter was way out in the middle of the parking lot. When the shoplifter realized lp was running at him he left the cart and ran, lp just recovered the cart and didn't chase after him any further. Is it a good idea to drop the goods and run if caught? is it normal that they let you go when you do that?

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Throwdown321 wrote

if your stealing that much like a cart full of stuff, most likely what happened is the guy spent a long time in the store stealing and acting shady, so he would be followed.

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Drshoplifter wrote

Ya i used to do lp at walmart. if you drop the goods ill recover it and let you run. I know you wont be back... if your smart...

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Blackbeard wrote

What if somebody leaves the cart with the bulk of the merchandise, but grabs one or two items first and runs off? Do you keep chasing, or just bring in the cart?

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Drshoplifter wrote (edited )

I’d keep chasing. Some guys will keep chasing even if you drop everything, but my job is to prevent theft. Not make arrests.

Edit: and if you turn violent, like trying to punch me, I have to let you go according to company policy. I’d be terminated if I violated that.

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Blackbeard wrote

Interesting. I've never actually lifted, but the rules and regulations surrounding it are fascinating for me. Thank you!

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Drshoplifter wrote (edited )

Ya if you get caught at walmart, ditch the goods and head for the street. No one is going to chase you past the parking lot.

Edit: if they say something that seems like they will be nice to you for example "are you gonna pay for that" just go to the back with them and cooperate. Often they wont prosecute. Shoplifting is very common and when i was there Id only prosecute people who I thought were doing other crimes. Of coarse i was nicer than most lp.

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IllegalistSyndicalist wrote

Yeah that's usually what'll happen. They only care about the goods, they don't care anything about the person as long as they don't actually run off with it.