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Tecate_Coyote wrote

If you pushed her - possible battery charge. Police report would be filed. I wouldn't go to any walmart for a while. Check facebook pages to see if they posted your image looking for a samaritan to identify you.


mysecretaccoungt OP wrote

I didn’t really use force, basically tried to escape her grasp on me and then made a run for it. I’m going to check my local crime stoppers page and definitely not going to show my face at this Walmart (or any) for a while. Ty for your advice!


GoodOldWorkingClass wrote

Umm no, how about possible kidnapping charge for LP? She blocked someone's exit without saying she was making a citizen's arrest: that's illegal detention right there! OP had every right to push her aside to secure his right of passage. LP would have to answer for that at trial so no, a police report would NOT be filed, even if they'd identified him.


Tecate_Coyote wrote

Are you silly? Shoplifters have been shot dead by bystanders and they faced no repercussions. There are no protections.


GoodOldWorkingClass wrote

There's a lot you can get away with if you're not caught, but that was not our topic in this thread. LP isn't doing a drive-by shooting. LP isn't getting away from anything. Bottom line is that preventing someone from leaving is kidnapping plain and simple unless you're doing a citizen's arrest (in which case you have to SAY that to the subject you're detaining -- and you can only detain if you're calling the police).