Most of my friends and family don’t like to shop with me anymore. At some point, or another, chances are that I’ve “embarrassed” them at a store by catching a shoplifter. I can’t help it, it’s almost like second nature. Even in stores that I don’t work for, I can usually pick out a thief from a mile away. It was no different a few nights ago when I stopped to pick up a bottle of wine from the grocery store. My girlfriend and I were in the liquor section when I noticed a familiar face tampering with a Bottle Lok.
I say a familiar face because I had apprehended this guy for theft at my store not two weeks prior. It’s good that people have hobbies… I just wished they would pick up the kind that doesn’t involve constantly breaking the law. This store must have had a great deal of problems with shoplifters since they had several liquor bottle security measures in place. None of these controls seem to faze this guy. He went on about his way selecting some top shelf product. Once he had a small hand basket full, he started walking around the store, eventually stopping near the exits, where he stood around for quite some time. I figured he was just going to walk out with the product, so I had my girlfriend find a store manager while I kept my eye on him.
Before the manager could get to the front, he simply walked out the store, liquor in hand, with EASy bottle locks still attached. I didn’t work for the store, but still couldn’t let a thief get away. I grabbed him right outside and told him he needed to pay for the alcohol or leave it. He remembered my name from our encounter a few days ago and told me he just needed it for a party he was throwing since he was now off probation. I couldn’t help but laugh at the irony… or stupidity. I waited with the manager for local police to arrive and they happily took him to jail for the night. The manager was so appreciative, that he gave me a little discount on that bottle of wine I was purchasing. My girlfriend on the other hand, was not so happy that our 5 minute stop turned into an hour trip!
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