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Lurkerz wrote

Any idea what would happen in this situation, so couple weeks ago I loaded up a laundry hamper with expensive items like probably near 1000$ mark and walked out well LP was hiding and popped out behind me proceeded to chase me across the parking lot then thru 2 more nearby businesses lot and he was on phone with cops so I said fuck it ditched the stuff and circled back around to my car and left. Assuming I get recognized if I return can I be arrested or stopped? Or would I have to be caught stealing again because they recovered everything so in a sense I dint steal anything that day.

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UniqueEye wrote

I'm an AP Customer Host but I do know about the limits of the Asset Protection Associate since I chat with them on a regular basis. They cannot move past the side walk in terms of the "chase" policy. Which means they cannot enter the black turf of the parking lot. If they do, it's against policy and they can be fired. They're also not supposed to make physical contact. They do a lot of "asking". "I need you to step inside my office and we can get this figured out" -> "I'm gonna need to see inside your purse" -> etc Customer Hosts (wearing the yellow vests at the doors) cannot look inside personal bags/purses/backpacks of a customer. The reusable shopping bags do not count.

If they actually chased you past the black turf and past the boundaries of Walmart, they can and should be fired. As far as whether you return...it depends on whether or not you were trespassed. Given that trespassing requires them handing you a piece of paper--that didn't happen while you were being chased. So you are free to return to the same Walmart. They really can't call the cops because they can only call after observing all 5 elements. http://howtostealfromwalmart.blogspot.com/ (this only has 4 but I forgot exactly what the 5th element was. I believe it's consistent visual contact.) But you can sure as hell expect them to be watching you. I've also observed that while they really can't call the cops before observing the elements, once they have them they can call, even if it's like 5 minutes before they make the stop. I've had the cops show up just as the person they were doing a stop on was trying to run out the door. I still remember her "I'm fucked" face after the police officer came in and observed her trying to push out a tote full of electronics.

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Lurkerz wrote

Yeah he chased me into the next businesses over completely off Walmart property he dint touch me but he was like 2 steps behind me saying your already caught bro stop making me chase you etc. How would I go about complaining without admitting I stole though? Lol

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thief wrote

How often are cameras monitored? Specifically, what time range, if possible

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jennifer_2002 wrote

Usually in the afternoon, like 1-7PM. In the morning the LP don't have much to do.

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JediPat wrote

My local one has a main guy and I've seen him do store stuff on the floor several times (not watching me, I walked up on them). So yeah, 1st shift can be good but always run ur defenses.

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swampgoblin wrote

i know this is a couple days old but last time i lifted from walmart, i left with a bad feeling... my sibling switched tags possibly in view of a camera - do you know if your walmart ever followed up on someone after they left the store? it's been a few days but this is the first time i've felt so paranoid.

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Werat wrote (edited )

Do you guys bother tracking down people who have left behind open boxes after stealing?