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Caught stealing wine at Walmart.

Submitted by SuperDave in Shoplifting (edited )

I put some wine in a reusable shopping bag that was lined with cardboard so it looked full. As I past the cash register the cashier asked me if I’m ready to checkout. I said I didn’t have anything. As I head for the door a manager says, “you gonna pay for that?” I gave up and just paid for it. I knew they couldn’t call police since I didn’t even make it to the door. Are they allowed to check bags? What should I have done differently?

Edit: I know no one saw me conceal, and I definitely didn’t conceal on cam. But I steal from this Walmart every day.

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Lurkerz wrote

Yeah I would've keep walking because now you basically just admitted your a shoplifter so good luck not being watch there now and secondly but this is just my personal thing is once I make that commitment to leave the store whether it be walkout, concealed items, using old store bags etc no matter what happens I'm going out those doors with my stuff no matter what and I wont even glance behind me once. I think this is why I've had much success even while beeping as I exit the store holding product right in the open, cause as I exit I have a average walking pace, head up, make eye contact if anyone looks at me,and dont even halfway look back. Therefore as a store employee or another customer you're almost always gonna assume I bought it because they perceive a lifter running and fast walking looking back all nervous, yes it's not foolproof but definitely a great approach.

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ifthreewerenine wrote

If he was suspected of lifting wouldn't he be watched anyway?

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SuperDave wrote

I really doubt they were into me. I did this at a time when I knew there was no one to watch the cameras, and in a location with no cameras visible. I took a GOOD look before and as I was bagging up. The lady saw me bypass the last point of sale with a full reusable bag and asked me to pay for it. It was full when I came in tho, and zipped up when I entered and attempted to leave.

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SuperDave wrote

What would you do if the manager asked you to stop?

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thief wrote

I would keep walking.

To quote from Drshoplifter:

they could not have stopped you nor could they call the police if you were not on camera when you concealed

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Drshoplifter wrote

You definitely should've kept walking. I did lp at walmart and they could not have stopped you nor could they call the police if you were not on camera when you concealed.

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thief wrote

We have a couple people on this sub who have worked at Walmart so they can give better advice than me, but from what I understand is they can't follow you outside the store and can't detain you unless they actually see you conceal. My advice is, if you're gonna try this again sometime, and they tell you the same stuff just keep walking. Make sure your bag is closed too if possible. Best of luck and happy lifting!