I remember reading awhile ago that a store isn't allowed to accuse someone of stealing. Last nite I went to Toys R' Us (toy store) cause my friend had to buy a present for someone and another had to use the bathroom
I was with 3 other people (1 white, 2 black, this is important). I walked in with my white freind cause the 2 other kids were taking awhile to come in. We waited inside at the front of the store with no problems and then the two black kids walked in. Three ladies who worked there at the front of the store stared the **** out of us, we brushed it off, sort of laughed about it. As were walking towards the bathroom, we see these ladies on walkie talkies, and there kinda followed us a bit, I just laughed and hyped up my other freinds that they were talking about us on there walkie talkies and following us.
We got to the bathroom and the security guy kicks in the door, and starts hurrassing us saying we should "make it less obvious when we're trying to steal". He also says hes not just security but a cop (he didn't pull out a badge or anything, pretty sure it was a bluff). After him realizing were just a bunch of innocent 18 year olds trying to use the bathroom, he leaves us alone and tells us earlier they had 4 people come in and steal from them (BS most likely). My thoughts are this is pretty racist, and my other thought is that I thought you can't accuse someone of stealing inside a store, for this reason especially.
What exactly are the rules for accusing/slandering someone like that in a store? I know if they go about it wrong they could get a lawsuit so im curious (im not going to sue).
edit: to make it clear, I have no desire at all to sue, but I am curious on what boundaries and limits these stores have, and thats what the point of my thread is. Im not going to sue someone over something little like this.
- me and 3 freinds went to store for presents and use the bathroom
- got accused of stealing as I was in the bathroom
- what are the grounds for accusing someone in a store like that?