Man Says Best Buy Fired Him for Stopping Suspected Shoplifter 

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These alleged shoplifters were caught on camera strolling out of a store, carrying a giant bag apparently filled with stolen items. And, they didn’t seem too worried about getting into trouble. At a Best Buy location in Houston, an employee grabbed at a suspect’s backpack that he said was filled with stolen goods. They ended up in a tug-of-war scuffle that made it past store doors. The employee managed to wrestle the bag away. He told Inside Edition that he was ultimately fired for doing so.



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Entertainment K-One
Entertainment K-One 2 yıl önce
Only in America where criminals have more rights than the law abiding citizens. What a shame!
Punk Rock Engineer
Punk Rock Engineer 2 yıl önce
Only in California
Sire Bless
Sire Bless 2 yıl önce
What a shame.
0IIIIII 2 yıl önce
@Quantiples what would you do to shoplifters in Texas? Invite them to square dance?
Zee Cet
Zee Cet 2 yıl önce
We Have the Democrats, To thank for this
ClubAmerica92 2 yıl önce
Stores won’t close down due to theft, prices will increase and the people who follow the law will end up paying the consequences. This is ridiculous
Daniel Montoya
Daniel Montoya 2 yıl önce
Then stop following the law and do something about it , obviously the law doesn't protect law biding citizens like it's supposed to
Joseph Gutierrez
Joseph Gutierrez 2 yıl önce
JAYPERKSS 2 yıl önce
Then vote democrat, simple.
LeAnna Bowers
LeAnna Bowers 2 yıl önce
Isn't it people that follow the law that always get the short end of the stick. Works the same way with law abiding gun owners. I just don't know how they do it with all those violent guns around.
JC GR'x 2 yıl önce
Like everything, inflation.
The Bowel Movement
The Bowel Movement 2 yıl önce
Somebody please find the former bestbuy employee and give him a better paying job. Trust me, you WANT guys like that working for you.
MR. STEALYOGIRL 2 yıl önce
No you don't want workers like that he could get everybody in worse trouble tryna be a hero
Aleisa Etheridge
Aleisa Etheridge 2 yıl önce
He's a hero for sure. U never know what a thief might do. I'm so glad he didn't get hurt. They should have given him a raise instead of firing Him , what jerks they r.
Heaven Phillips
Heaven Phillips 2 yıl önce
@Guy With Blood On His Face The thieves aren't murderers, they're only stealing because they know they can get away with it.
Stephen Cassat
Stephen Cassat 2 yıl önce
This is just ridiculous. He tries to save merchandise, and he gets punished.
Arin Adams
Arin Adams Yıl önce
All stores actually forbid you from getting into physical altercations, if even if your preventing a theft, your still gonna get fired.
Stephen Cassat
Stephen Cassat Yıl önce
@Arin Adams I know. It's ridiculous. It makes no sense
lexi 4 aylar önce
​@Arin Adamshow come there's videos of target employees detaining people, why didn't they get fired?
Bmw M3 e46
Bmw M3 e46 3 aylar önce
he was terminated cuz he didnt follow employee policy, best buy would rather their employees not get hurt rather they want them to stay out of it, since this guy didnt he got fired
D Foxxy
D Foxxy 2 yıl önce
Truthfully, jobs don’t pay enough to put your life in danger over a store’s INSURED merchandise. I worked for a company that fired a manager after he was drug by a car down an 8 lane road in a attempt to stop a thief from getting away. People value your life more then a store’s merchandise that doesn’t belong to you. They will fire you then hire the next person to take you place the very next day.
Peter Nguyen
Peter Nguyen 2 yıl önce
Problem is...everyone will get into the game. You know, like the employees will walk each day home with stuff in their own backpacks, if everyone can abuse the system, then we will all suffer, because most of us will fall to the temptation. The only way is to enforce respect for the law.
tinaj sews
tinaj sews 2 yıl önce
Repent Jesus Christ is coming back, Jesus loves you".,
- Simplicity
- Simplicity 2 yıl önce
@Peter Nguyen they most likely have bag checks for employees. you'd get fired from stealing from your store for sure.
G HUD 2 yıl önce
@Peter Nguyen *But that's the job of a security guard and if the store doesn't hire one, especially a big store like Best Buy who makes MILLIONS, let the thief go on his merry little way, instead of risking your life.*
Carly Crays
Carly Crays 2 yıl önce
When I worked at a clothing store, the manager of another store chased a guy across the complex because he stole some jeans. Then she managed to convince one of our customers to get into her car to try and box the guy into his car. And it was over jeans.
Aaverageperson26 2 yıl önce
Basically letting criminals get away with everything, but when good people do something ooohh noooo fire them. Bruh
Squid Cena
Squid Cena 2 yıl önce
Democrats moment
Pentagon540 Blabbermouth Pineapple I
@Squid Cena why does this have to be political?
Cliff Hopkins
Cliff Hopkins 2 yıl önce
Laws don't have to make sense in America. As long as liberals make conservatives mad and vice versa. That's the goal
Spino 2 yıl önce
@Pentagon540 Blabbermouth Pineapple I ikr they literally turn everything into politics
Frenite 2 yıl önce
This is absolutely sick. The criminal shouldn’t have more rights than the employee who stops him. The employee is a hero for getting involved and stopping the thief unlike the other employees. He should be promoted, not fired.
darkespeon64 2 yıl önce
its literally against the rules at all retail store to stop thieves. Been told a few times i would get fired for doing so. They don't want to be held liable for if you get hurt when the thief turns around and defends themselves
mylifeisawesome 2 yıl önce
@darkespeon64 so theyd rather go bankrupt and tolerate those thieves? 🤦🏽‍♀️ Those thieves will never stop and will just continue to get bolder and get more and more each time. 😤
Mickeybomb 2 yıl önce
@mylifeisawesome It's literally the law. There is higher risk of going out of business with wreckless employees getting hurt than some theft. You don't even want to think of the amount of money you'd be liable to pay for a serious injury if you're put at fault.
mylifeisawesome 2 yıl önce
@Mickeybomb yeah yeah i understand that. With the amount of salary they get, its not worth it. The law is just effed up. Like sometimes its just against the good people or people who just want to do the right thing. 🤷🏽‍♀️
Rory Leal
Rory Leal 2 yıl önce
Best buy is not an ethical company protecting them from theft is not a heroic action.
Eddie Ash
Eddie Ash 2 yıl önce
Best Buy: No Shoplifting!! Employee: Stops shoplifter Best Buy: Wait that’s illegal
Not a Seal
Not a Seal 2 yıl önce
It litterally is. Not illegal but I work in retail and there's litterally a sign in my break room that says do not stop shoplifters let them leave and inform the police. I would litterally get fired trying to do what this guy did
TheOriginal Troll
TheOriginal Troll 2 yıl önce
Lmao he got his Batman moment and made the news but lost his job...everything comes with a price....he still is young he might as well be a cop with all that energy 🤣🤣🤣
Ty's Just Vibin B
Ty's Just Vibin B 2 yıl önce
Guy 1: *Steals a whole Tv* Best buy worker's: "Eh Whatever" Guy 2: *innocent person Wearing a hoodie* Best buy worker:"WHY DIDN'T YOU STOP HIM- tHis is WhY wE fiRed yOu"
Luka Prado
Luka Prado 2 yıl önce
Come to América where all ur dreams come true 😒
Megan McKnight
Megan McKnight 2 yıl önce
@Not a Seal that’s stupid though the police would take too long to get there
Azra 2 yıl önce
Protect this employee at all cost.
eddyvideostar 4 aylar önce
Dear Azra: Agreed.
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche 2 aylar önce
He broke the rules, he could’ve gotten himself or others killed
Baby Yoda
Baby Yoda 2 yıl önce
This is unacceptable. Thieves needs to go to jail. I guarantee this will never happen at Target?
Pvdg3 2 yıl önce
Im heading to target right now to pick up some free stuff LOL!!!!
Baby girl
Baby girl 2 yıl önce
So did you forget all the Blm protests ?
Lia Mina
Lia Mina 2 yıl önce
What makes you assume it couldn't happen at a Target? 🤔
Dr.Phil Gewd
Dr.Phil Gewd Yıl önce
All retail store has this rule, it's a liability if you get hurt or get someone hurt in the process of you trying be a hero.
Baby girl
Baby girl Yıl önce
@Dr.Phil Gewd a wise man once told me “don’t be a hero”
qbanz 2 yıl önce
Policy at most retail stores is to not confront criminals. Why would you risk your life to protect the property of a multi-million dollar corporation…especially when they tell you not to ?
Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash 2 yıl önce
Because its the right thing to do?
Ehab othman
Ehab othman 2 yıl önce
why let the bad guy win?
mlong9475 2 yıl önce
Because some people have morals.
Angel Passion
Angel Passion 2 yıl önce
@Ehab othman The bad guy doesn’t always win though. Just because you see them escape out the store with stolen goods doesn’t mean they didn’t pay the price in another way.
Having fun 🤩
Having fun 🤩 2 yıl önce
How embarrassing is that to have security just for him/her to stand there n do nothing
Pvdg3 2 yıl önce
TheRagingWerewolf 2 yıl önce
Isn’t it insane how criminals have more rights than those of us who abide by the law?????
CJ 2 yıl önce
At the end of the day they’re citizens. Hell you can literally come here illegally and still have rights.
Glazious Hell339
Glazious Hell339 2 yıl önce
That’s why we have a criminal statue up
AlCatSplat 2 yıl önce
@iamverybadass username checks out
Baby girl
Baby girl 2 yıl önce
What’s more insane is we can’t DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT
UltraZAKII 2 yıl önce
Its a shame that this happened to this man. The way I see it, its not ever worth risking your life for these easily replaceable store items.
glen w
glen w 4 aylar önce
Do you know who ultimately pays for this??? FIGHT BACK OR LOSE EVERYTHING
Fer DLC 2 yıl önce
When I worked in retail, we also weren't allowed to say or do anything to the shoplifters. Sometimes people would come in and literally rob huge bags worth of clothes and get away with it because they knew we couldn't do anything. Not even the security guards could do anything.
Joseph Gutierrez
Joseph Gutierrez 2 yıl önce
So bad people can rob Whoever Whenever, and if you try to stop them you'll be ostracized or fired. Hmm...crazy world we live in these days.
Baby girl
Baby girl 2 yıl önce
World? Just your America lAnD oF tHe fReE hOmE oF tHe bRaVe
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche 2 aylar önce
This is the rule at pretty much all retail stores to never try to stop a theft. It’s due to liability reasons, not to mention you don’t know if the robber has a gun etc. It’s better merchandise gets stolen than people’s lives
Elizabeth Kennedy
Elizabeth Kennedy 2 yıl önce
I can relate to the best buy guy! I was working as a supervisor at arc thrift stores when there was a theif. I went to get the car number and the woman attacked me. My job actually demoted me to cashier and said the only reason I wasn't fired was because they're short staffed! So don't worry dude, we know how it is
J W 2 yıl önce
He shouldn’t of been fired, but educated that his life is worth more than what ever they stole. You don’t know if these people have guns, and perhaps if you still 3x then make it a felony or something
Roger Bob
Roger Bob 2 yıl önce
J W. It’s a shame that you’re right. Catching a petty criminal shouldn’t be such a risk. Damn shame
qjajajaja 2 yıl önce
If your stealing video game consoles with a backpack i would say its pretty safe
Joao pereira
Joao pereira 2 yıl önce
Yea but you never know if reincarnation exist
Insert Witty Name
Insert Witty Name 2 yıl önce
I'm a retail worker and I've been told by my manager several times not to stop shop lifters and just let him take care of it. Just because we don't physically stop the thief doesn't mean we don't do anything. We use the security footage to take send out pictures to other stores and tell them to keep an eye on them. (Thieves generally won't do anything if they're being watched.) Firing someone over it is pretty extreme though. That's more of a "have the manager talk to them" kind of deal.
Ur Mom
Ur Mom 2 yıl önce
Imagine Stopping A Shoplifter And Then Getting Fired In Return.
Evercreeper 2 yıl önce
Imagine Capitalizing Every Letter At The Beginning Of A Word.
Lewasil 2 yıl önce
We don't have to imagine it any more, here it is right in front of us.
Lewasil 2 yıl önce
@Evercreeper ha! I didn't even notice that!
Joe 2 yıl önce
It reminds me of that life guard who rescued someone DROWNING in an area apparently they weren’t supposed to rescue someone, so they ended up getting fired. Yes this actually happened.
Anthony 1111
Anthony 1111 2 yıl önce
@Evercreeper imagine lower-casing the first letter of each word.
Kristen Kimberly
Kristen Kimberly 2 yıl önce
I'm no felony expert. However, those bags certainly look like they're filled with $950.+, worth of items, to me. 🤔
Socom Master
Socom Master 2 yıl önce
Ayaki 2 yıl önce
Depends. Things of small size can have huge value
0IIIIII 2 yıl önce
The smartest thing you said was that you’re not an expert. Your opinion is not sought after. Delete your comment pls
Kristen Kimberly
Kristen Kimberly 2 yıl önce
@Ayaki Indeed! Those huge contractor size (55/60 gallon,) bags could hold a bunch of small valuable things, imo.
DevTuber 2 yıl önce
@0IIIIII what?
Maryam 2 yıl önce
I use to work in Loss Prevention and it was just ridicoulus how people could pretty much steal whatever they wanted. The company I worked for would terminate you if you tried to stop them and the people stealing KNEW that so they would just grab stuff and casually walk out. Smh
Beth H
Beth H 2 yıl önce
Happened to me too. Blockbuster Music fired me in the mid-90s when I saw someone shoplift and he lied saying I used a racial slur which I absolutely did not. I worked for them for 7 years and they fired me simply because he said that lie. Still cannot believe they fired a loyal, decent manager.
ABROham Productions
ABROham Productions 2 yıl önce
That's basically the one guy in the whole store who actually cares about where he works. He should've been given a raise or some paid vacation or something!
Sentinal 2 yıl önce
Nope you forgot this is America.
TheBmwHoldover 2 yıl önce
Wouldn’t it be ironic if he said fk it and started stealing from the Best Buy be was fired from lol
Zack Rock
Zack Rock 2 yıl önce
no because it causes liability issues, if they guy got into a fight it's not two citizens, it's a citizen and a BEST BUY employee. Company was no doubt in the right for firing him.
Strange Roamer
Strange Roamer 2 yıl önce
Oh he got a vacation alright. A permanent vacation. Unpaid though.
StarTropicsKing 2 yıl önce
There needs to be a national crackdown on shoplifters. It’s become so bad that every company is afraid to do anything for legal or insurance reasons.
MeghanMisaLIAR Aylar önce
Except that's not how the US works. Each state has their own rules.
Mazvita Selemani
Mazvita Selemani 2 yıl önce
That Best Buy employee did a better job than the security guard🤦🏾‍♀️
Tat2Dragons 2 yıl önce
He’s a fool.
trex midnite
trex midnite 2 yıl önce
He was told not to interfere and he did.. give him the big steel toe
Aqua Mina
Aqua Mina 2 yıl önce
No need for security guard in stores now. What’s the point.
Xavier Dates
Xavier Dates 2 yıl önce
They don't do anything or else they're sued
Eduardo C
Eduardo C 2 yıl önce
He’s a fool That ain’t his job He basically put his life on risk for just going against the policy
Zack Rock
Zack Rock 2 yıl önce
Him getting fired makes perfect sense, the first thing they tell you in retail is don't mess with the thieves. This dude literally took it personally and it's 100% his fault.
Davion Elliott
Davion Elliott 2 yıl önce
This is a prime example of why you should never go above and beyond for any job
Memecus Maximus
Memecus Maximus 2 yıl önce
That best buy employee is a boss I'm sure private companies would love to have him
Goddess Free Spirit
Goddess Free Spirit 2 yıl önce
When I worked retail at a store we would come up with code words to team up and get the shoplifters. But the company actually encouraged us to do what we had to do. They lost so much in loss prevention.
Theupsidedown21 2 yıl önce
I work at a grocery store and we're told we can't stop shoplifters for our safety since a thing that happened a year ago so now ppl still steal but we can't stop it and if we try to we will get fired but we do make them know that we know
RiverStorm 2 yıl önce
I blame the people putting these ignorant politicians into office. Wait until all of their stores close down. Summer of Love is just getting started...
Mactastic 2 yıl önce
Regardless, if you've ever worked in retail, you'd know that you're not supposed to accuse customers of stealing or prevent customers from stealing.
Rain 2 yıl önce
@penetrasean Everybody with "Commonsense" still intact you mean.
OZ 2 yıl önce
cant blame those ppl. politicians can think up anything while in office. stores can close down all they want….itll just promote the thieves to travel to another neighborhood. and i dont think ppl in affluent neighborhoods would want that to happen.
PinkDream 2 yıl önce
As someone that works in retail, unfortunately, we aren't allowed to stop shoplifters, we can only report them. However, since I work for a high end designer store, they always get caught because of our cameras and always get charged to the highest extent. But no, we aren't allowed to chase after them or tackle them.
USA Latino
USA Latino 2 yıl önce
Somebody please give the fired Best Buy guy a job.... This man is a Hero! God bless him... he put his life on the line.... I am boycotting Best Buys because of this incident!
Kia Maria
Kia Maria 2 yıl önce
Nobody asked him to do that. Putting his life on the line unnecessarily was why he was fired.
Jerry Hernandez
Jerry Hernandez 4 aylar önce
@Kia Maria thou shalt not steal
glen w
glen w 4 aylar önce
@Kia Maria Yeah, if you have NO GUTS, you will stand there and do NOTHING.
Angie Williams
Angie Williams 2 yıl önce
This is why people have to pay the mark up price for people like this that just steal so boldly and make it hard for others who already trying to make ends meet have to pay the mark up price.
Kevin 2 yıl önce
I’ve worked At 7/11 and Mobil and my boss always told me to not intervene with shop lifters and just notify the police. I always thought it was odd but it makes perfect sense now, If you try to stop them some one could get hurt or Just cause more damage then what was already stolen. A $2.00 bag of chips isn’t worth Someone medical bill.
nigelcarren 2 yıl önce
It breaks my heart to see America falter like this! We must NOT let her fall!! 🇬🇧🇺🇲
kaeugacos 2 yıl önce
Employee: *stops shoplifter* Best Buy: you weren’t supposed to do that.
Vanessa M.
Vanessa M. 2 yıl önce
It’s the same thing at Target my friend just got fired for doing the exact same thing
cpwwjd69 2 yıl önce
It is not worth it. Its not your store. Dont endanger yourself.
Cold 2 yıl önce
I work in a grocery store and it's actually in our employee handbook we can't stop shoplifters
3amDayDreamer💫 2 yıl önce
@Cold Exactly!! He actually should know better
shane smokes L
shane smokes L 2 yıl önce
It's cause those businesses have a deterrent theft policy
Kendra M
Kendra M 2 yıl önce
I wouldn’t chase anybody for targets, Lowe’s, Kmart or any of these establishments... they can keep the merchandise. You’re literally jeopardizing your life nowadays.
Business Account
Business Account 2 yıl önce
Correct you can’t stop them other than with your voice. People don’t realize what can happen. My friend died stopping someone from fighting the guy stabbed him when he broke up the fight for no reason. You can replace merchandise but not people.
DoubleOyimmy 2 yıl önce
@Business Account I'm so sorry for your friend man. RIP
Jade V
Jade V 2 yıl önce
I worked at Lowe's for a few months and was told to just be overly nice to someone who you suspect of shoplifting and keep asking if they need any help. But not to chase. That's just dumb.
Kiarra Marero
Kiarra Marero 2 yıl önce
I remember a similar incident that happened to my grandpa. Back then he was working at home depot and he loved his job there because he was assigned on the plant section and since my grandpa loves gardening it was not a problem for him working there. Then one night while closing there was a dude who tried to steal which i believe was a washing machine if i can even recall. He tried to stop the the person from stealing by literally chasing him and scaring him off which thankfully worked but the sad news is the next day when he came to work he was fired due to safety reasons. The manager and the staff were sad because grandpa really loved his job back then but it had to be done due to corporate policy and he did work there for almost 2 years. All sadness aside its been 11 years and my grandpa together with my grandma now takes care of their farm and he couldn’t be any more happier☺️
Anura Yıl önce
"Watch as this private security officer tries to grab the bag" Man he had such quick reactions and thinking wish I could have the ability to think like him.
SavingGrace98 2 yıl önce
Just witnessed this twice in one day! It’s truly sad and pathetic 😡😓
zenon herrera
zenon herrera 5 aylar önce
I can believe this. I used to work security for a mall. I was told strictly not to interfere with criminal activity to include theft. I fully understood that I was not a cop, but what's the point of having a security team that is not allowed to secure or prevent anything? I loved helping customers, but at the end of the day, it was one of the lest fulfilling and worst jobs I ever had.
Kaede San
Kaede San 2 yıl önce
All I can say is “That law is the most stupid thing, I’ve ever heard”
qoinen 1
qoinen 1 2 yıl önce
N Gonzales nah
NCR Veteran Trooper
NCR Veteran Trooper 2 yıl önce
Don’t tell me if you guys going to be part of the criminals.
HorseKondom 2 yıl önce
What? Its the best thing in the world! Pick up whatever you want and leave with no consequences 😂😂😂 i do it all the time
Allyson Moore
Allyson Moore 2 yıl önce
Joe Biden for ya
Taylor's Every Day Life
I worked at bestbuy a few years ago and they made it clear we could NEVER touch a shoplifter no matter what or we would loose our job, so I understand why the guy wanted to stop the shoplifter but they did make it clear as day to us not to stop touch them. That's why they have very good PTZ cameras to watch people and call the police if anyone is suspected of shop lifting.
Ryan S
Ryan S 2 yıl önce
This work policy has been going on for a long time for many companies. I worked for a grocery store in North Idaho in early 90's. Some employees beat up a shoplifter. After that lawsuit the handbook policy changed to not allow employees to touch or try stopping them. Back then the laws were more strict so not as many people were not willing to even try.
Center Fear - mystery & crime recaps
Good on that Best Buy employee for standing up for what's right and denouncing a crime being committed in front of him. Good people do not stand by with their arms crossed.
Deandre Sinclair
Deandre Sinclair 2 yıl önce
This is getting unbelievable even for them
0IIIIII 2 yıl önce
Did you know I make six figures and I’m 25 year old vegan liberal from Boston? Am I a better person than you?
Deandre Sinclair
Deandre Sinclair 2 yıl önce
@0IIIIII but seriously, who says anything about bragging about being a better person?
0IIIIII 2 yıl önce
@Deandre Sinclair Just think about that the next time you berate someone, there could be others out there who disagree and you shouldn’t discredit them.
Deandre Sinclair
Deandre Sinclair 2 yıl önce
@0IIIIII just to follow the exact rules is fine. But seeing like this, nope.
Deandre Sinclair
Deandre Sinclair 2 yıl önce
@0IIIIII like I said I'm not easily Taking any other chances.
Aurelia 2 yıl önce
I remember when I worked at a mall. First job. I was 15. They told me if people stole things on my shift that I could be fired. But we also weren't legally allowed to tackle or physically stop anyone from stealing. So me a 15 year old girl.... first job... just was expected to shout and guilt thieves into not costing me my job that was mind you minimum wage at the time and barely above 7 an hour... PART TIME. No. I quit that job after a few months LOL never worked retail again. Got me twisted.
Sage 2 yıl önce
“Why don’t retailers care??” *employee stops shoplifter and gets fired*
beth thompson
beth thompson 2 yıl önce
This is a policy of many places believe it or not. I worked at Lowe’s in Florida about 15 years ago and it was the same. It was about the safety of the employees and others around in case the thief had a weapon. They had cameras so they would pursue it that way. But they did not want you to try and to stop the person. However this going on in California is a bit extreme. Especially when the same people keep doing it.
Madhavendra Singh Bika
They'll have to pay the lawyer to represent in court which will cost more than stolen items I guess
𓊌𓎗𓁹𓂣 / יעקב  •  𝔜𝔞𝔤𝔥𝔮𝔞𝔟
@Madhavendra Singh Bika Lol. Court system be like
Anna B annA
Anna B annA 2 yıl önce
Because they will raise prices and us paying customers will have to suffer the consequences
Jamal Wilburn
Jamal Wilburn 2 yıl önce
It's because risk of lawsuits by the criminal who may win in any cases depending how left leaning your city is
Alex Allen
Alex Allen 2 yıl önce
This is common in a lot of retail stores. You aren’t allowed to stop a thief until they have actually walked out the door.
Stefanie Gisselle
Stefanie Gisselle 2 yıl önce
As retail workers it is never worth getting in the way of a shoplifter. You could be putting yourself in harms way esp., if the shoplifter feels desperate enough to get away and decides to attack. In most retail stores we’re usually instructed to call it out over the radio and step out of the way. It’s also most likely in the employee handbook. The retailers have insurance for the stolen merchandise. I’m not surprised to hear that the one guy was fired.
Mayra Sanchez
Mayra Sanchez 4 aylar önce
The issue is that it can become more violent and put others at risk. Some people go in armed in case they need to use force when shoplifting. It’s sad but true.
Clint MacArthur
Clint MacArthur 2 yıl önce
It’s very hard for retail, you have policies that prevent you from preventing theft and with most can lead to dismissal, but somehow you’re also still responsible for the loss as an employee, which puts pressure on you. It’s a hard gig with confusing rules and laws.
Eve Watson
Eve Watson 2 yıl önce
When stores take thieves to court, the thieves only get a slap on the wrist for first offense. The stores waits until a thief has three thefts in their store. It's just unfortunate that this employee like other employees does not know the store's thief policies.
Mr. Seal
Mr. Seal 2 yıl önce
This is such a stupid law, who ever thought of it should lose their job
Isaiah Jilles
Isaiah Jilles 2 yıl önce
cardi 2 yıl önce
Trxly dude..what??
President NotSure
President NotSure 2 yıl önce
The person that made the law should be in jail
Let's Doodle Something HOME
@Trxly you know, not everything has to do with BLM. Just because you hate on something doesn’t mean you can just blame it on whatever. Using your logic I can technically say: “American Burgers tastes too oily and bad because of the Republicans!” You can’t just put two random topics together and blame on for the other’s problem. That’s not how logic works bud
Charles Chi
Charles Chi 2 yıl önce
2:13 Buddy, standing up for what is right will lead you to more respectful careers in the future. Proud of you.
ts. 2 yıl önce
those first guys literal walked in and walked out. they ain’t have no trouble 💀
Star Girl ⭐️
Star Girl ⭐️ 2 yıl önce
I know it’s crazy
MD 2 yıl önce
@Star Girl ⭐️ fr
LaLa Black
LaLa Black 2 yıl önce
My brother was fired from a store for standing in front of the door not letting the thief leave. I didn't understand at first, but when I became a LPO, I understand that the company has insurance on the merchandise but not the employees. If an employee is hurt trying to save the merchandise it's much more costly.
Warrior GP
Warrior GP 2 yıl önce
Cameraman: "let's see how far you guys get..." Reporter: "the thieves got away!" Lmao
LaLa J
LaLa J 2 yıl önce
That just took me right on out 😭😭🤣🤣
Thorn Driscoll
Thorn Driscoll 2 yıl önce
But he was dumb enough to not call the police
Thorn Driscoll
Thorn Driscoll 2 yıl önce
@Shrek • 19 years ago this is starting to get sick 😡 African Americans and the rest of everyone else needs to realize it’s not about race it’s about not disrespecting or breaking the law and not being ignorant and just not caring. Some people just walk around and think it’s ok to just treat anyone the way they want
Keke 2 yıl önce
As usual, nobody even mentioned race besides YALL. ;)
WrathCFT Yıl önce
Imagine having security for them to do nothing while the employee actually does something to help and gets fired, if he got fired, shouldn't the security get fired as well for literally doing nothing 💀
Pigmcginnyrig 2 yıl önce
This was one of the stupidest laws ever changed. Hell, now I’m kinda tempted to start shoplifting.
Venom Bug
Venom Bug 2 yıl önce
Yeah, problem is that it hurts the innocent shop owners you rob from. Actually, just rob from Best Buy apparently.
Midnight 2 yıl önce
bouta shoplifted rq
Micaela Garcia
Micaela Garcia 2 yıl önce
I wouldn't blame you!
Wadman ‘
Wadman ‘ 2 yıl önce
Maaan bout to get me a ps6 💀
Plong2x 2 yıl önce
yes they will fire you because it’s a “cautionary lesson” for all employees to learn, the employers don’t want to be held liable for the employees injury.
Rafrob77 2 yıl önce
My 1st job was at kb toys I seen a kid steal pokemon cards I waited till he left the store put my hand on the shoulder I said hey what you have in your pocket I got in trouble because I put my hands on a kid but after we called his mom and I personally knew his dad because he was a manager at JCPenney right next door I just got a verbal warning for the incident but Dad was super happy what I did and I think he was the reason why I got the verbal warning
Nosila 2 yıl önce
Not only the employee but if the employee injured the criminal the criminal can now claim injuries especially when they know company policy is to not interfere.
Nosila 2 yıl önce
I worked at a name brand store years ago. There was an off duty cop in the store when thieves did a grab and run. The cop went after them and got into a scuffle outside while getting merchandise back. Weeks later we find out the wife of the cop was pushing to go after the store for injuries sustained to him. 🤷‍♀️ We didn't know he was a cop until the situation happened. He made the choice to get involved.
TheRisky9 2 yıl önce
I get the logic, but those rules were made when you actually had police enforcing laws.
Alex the C
Alex the C 2 yıl önce
Then don't steal
Michelle O'Connor
Michelle O'Connor 2 yıl önce
Unbelievable being fired for saving your company from losses. He should use that on his resume. Who wouldn't want an honest, respectful great employee like him.
QuackaBro Yıl önce
I've seen this type of situations where store employees protect the store and get fired. Basically their just saying, dont put your life on the line. You dont know if the person your stopping is carrying a weapon. It is not your store you stoping them wont do anything, just let them have the item the store is covered by insurance.Its a whole another story if your job is a security but if your just some janitor or cashier dont put life at risk.
Xzey Scarfknight
Xzey Scarfknight 2 yıl önce
I was told as an employee, you can't stop a shoplifter, even if you completely saw them, because it's safety reason "person might have a weapon on him" and only managers can stop them ONLY if they saw them taking stuff. And if a customer stole items that is less than a $100-150 worth of merchandise items, They let them go even though they will come back and shoplift again.
Jamie Faiz Fahmy
Jamie Faiz Fahmy 2 yıl önce
Unreal. If no one stops it will continue.
Arlene Charlon
Arlene Charlon 2 yıl önce
This is what happens when you make stupid laws and allow criminals do what they want!
0IIIIII 2 yıl önce
I believe all states have similar laws. This is not a local problem. Think before posting
Arlene Charlon
Arlene Charlon 2 yıl önce
I did think about it - that’s why I wrote it 🙄
0IIIIII 2 yıl önce
@Arlene Charlon did you know that most states have the same law as California, where there is a limit under which it is a misdemeanor, not a felony? Why blame California for a law that most states have also?
ّ 2 yıl önce
@0IIIIII What’s the law called??
Payload 2 yıl önce
@0IIIIII i think you need to read before replying to comments all she said this is what happens when you make stupid laws.
MaRiBeL JrAiGe
MaRiBeL JrAiGe 2 yıl önce
I work for a TJX department store and they tell us not to intervene with shoplifters, but to rather monitor them, until they're out the door, and make a report so we can prosecute repeated offenders, because it's a risk to us to intervene. If we do, the consequence is termination of employment.
xpan195 2 yıl önce
While it would be nice to stop thieves and give them a good kick in the face, It’s a policy at most if not all retail stores to not openly accuse or physically stop a customer from leaving the store with stolen goods because you don’t know whether that thief is insane and might have a weapon and turn around and use it. It’s for the safety of store associates, and well, also to protect the store from liability if an associate gets hurt from a customer.
ImprobablyLien 2 yıl önce
Dude not only got away with stealing he also broke the world record for largest backpack
Grim Sniper
Grim Sniper 2 yıl önce
My dad worked retail loss prevention for Burdines and Mervins in SoFlo in the early 90’s. They were getting to full fledged fist fights and mile long foot pursuits and they were congratulated by customers and store leadership for all the work they did. That was the norm for all companies back then. I worked loss prevention for a few companies while in college and so many companies have hands off policies where they won’t touch you. They approach you and ask you to return but they can’t force you back. Luckily I worked for companies where we ran the same show as my dad back then but most of my friends didn’t have that luxury. It’s a sad world we’ve turned into. The few that were hands on have now gone off cause of COVID or the whole police racial situation going on. How we have strayed so far from how things should be.
Personne Senki
Personne Senki 8 aylar önce
I don't like how crooks can get away with everything but no employee should be risking their lives for these corporations.
ddd ABSD
ddd ABSD 2 yıl önce
$7.50 an hour is not worth the risk of stopping a shoplifter. Dont be a hero the corporation does not care about the employees.
Trouble Harris
Trouble Harris 2 yıl önce
So true!
Drozone 365
Drozone 365 2 yıl önce
It’s called principles something you will never have
- Schattenpflanze -
- Schattenpflanze - 2 yıl önce
@Drozone 365 its not your stuff its the stores
ddd ABSD
ddd ABSD 2 yıl önce
@Drozone 365 You talking about the corporation not working in good faith with employees? HAHAHAHAHAHHA
chiffon fairchild
chiffon fairchild 2 yıl önce
Big Time77
Big Time77 2 yıl önce
I worked at Best Buy and the CO policies says no employee under the company can stop a theif saying it’s not their job and it really isn’t.
Shar 2 yıl önce
She’s definitely wrong in saying “they probably go in with their calculators and steal $850.00 worth of merchandise” …I’m pretty sure they calculate their stolen goods up to the penny .. more like $949.99
chris2Glocks 2 yıl önce
eddyvideostar 4 aylar önce
Dear Shar: Said well. She's a fool.
Just watching videos
He should've not been let go.. He should've been promoted cause he showed how much he likes his job and the company he works for. That being said they should've also talked to him bout how it's not worth chasing them down and getting hurt or killed over a PS5..
Bethann Ada
Bethann Ada 2 yıl önce
"Though shalt not steal." Lord have mercy!
BERRENIICE 2 yıl önce
My boyfriend got fired from target two weeks ago stopping someone stealing. She filed a complaint that he was in the way of her and didn’t let her leave and they fired him 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ I saw the footage too
Gael 2 yıl önce
This is just infuriating. Ordinaries like us pay for that stuff just for them to get away. Hope the policies change
christophe c
christophe c 2 yıl önce
Well... when there's a shoplift, most of the time, the retailers increase the price. So, you can be very infuriated, because in the end you pay what was stolen.
NoLifeGuy 1
NoLifeGuy 1 2 yıl önce
Imagine black friday, stolen goods with discount deals of full rushed in people that possibly may lead to workers have no idea how much moneys worth of products will have been stolen or purchased
Benelli 2 yıl önce
It’s gonna be the purge
Introverted Oreo
Introverted Oreo 2 yıl önce
Hence, I will be staying home and watching the news when BF happen this year 😂
O S 2 yıl önce
Damn I can't wait. Ima book a trip to Cali just for that.🤣🤣🤣
eddyvideostar 4 aylar önce
Dear No Life Guy: Remember the days when *LAW ABIDING* people *WANTED to pay* for their merchandise when they could find it. Still stampedes and stultification situations. Translate that into 2023, when wolf-packing wings-waiting throngs and myriads towing there to teef and rob: Cataclysmic!
Randi Higginbotham
Randi Higginbotham 2 yıl önce
This is madness! I walk into a store ready to shop and buy, and I’m followed by mere *thought* of theft. I won’t even shop at my local Staples anymore because of the way I’ve been treated at the register! Preparing to pay. Also, BestBuy is trash. Not an insult. But a character description.
Brad Stoner
Brad Stoner Yıl önce
The video of them all running out of that store one after another reminds me of what it looks like when you lift an item that has been sitting around in a roach infested house and hundreds of roaches run out and scatter. Ashamed that there isn't a giant can of shoplifter spray that you can spray on them. Their actions make them as much of a pestilence as any infestation of roaches, rats or anything else that comes in and takes from you.
🦋 Yanire 🦋
🦋 Yanire 🦋 2 yıl önce
Yes. They do that. My son was threatened with getting fired if shoplifting continued in his store, then he got fired when he tried to stop another shoplifter. It's terrible. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche 2 aylar önce
It’s better off losing material items over people’s lives
briela ditty
briela ditty 4 aylar önce
It’s funny how the police woman (I think she’s the Sargent) said thief’s be going in stores with calculators and adding up stuff to steal so it’s under $900. Bless he heart. 😂
Lesley Ann
Lesley Ann 2 yıl önce
I was at H&M the other day, and the cashier just mumbled to herself "he just stole something but I don't get paid enough for that"
lionharehart 2 yıl önce
Shadey Lady
Shadey Lady 2 yıl önce
Chelle🩷 2 yıl önce
Well she don’t
Annie Berardino
Annie Berardino 2 yıl önce
She’s right tho…
ClubAmerica92 2 yıl önce
How much do they think they should make to make it worth it? $50 an hour? 🙄
Poor man At-work
Poor man At-work 2 yıl önce
That’s messed up on Best Buy for doing that. They need to hire him and make him a manager.
N R 2 yıl önce
When I worked for Circle K (gas station/ convenience store), before working my first shift, I was told if I even reached out my arm, I can get fired. They said to follow every demand to the T. There is nothing materialistic in the world worth your life. Just let them be. I understand prices go up but people’s lives will not to be messed with.
Cyclone5 2 yıl önce
This is where people should take the law into their own hands. If the system won’t do anything, just end these people.
ImSofaKingGood 2 yıl önce
Salute to the former Best Buy employee. Hope he finds a good job elsewhere where he'll be appreciated.
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche 2 aylar önce
Wrong, he broke the rules and rightfully deserved getting fired. What he did could’ve endangered not only himself but others Retailers have a rule not to stop a shoplifter
LoweDiggity 6 aylar önce
No one truly cares until it happens to them...then they either realize something is wrong or they blame someone else for the problem. I tell you this...if it happens to me, they aren't getting passed me. I don't care anymore. Just like anyone who breaks into a house. No one cares until it happens to them...
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche 2 aylar önce
It’s almost all retailers policy to never allow employees to try and stop a theft due to safety and liability reasons. It’s never worth putting your life in danger over material items
Ten Eleven
Ten Eleven 2 yıl önce
Shoplifter: I’d like to apply Best Buy: you’re hired
NwG Echo
NwG Echo 2 yıl önce
He was only fired because it’s a retail store rule if they’re running out with merchandise you let them go the risk is too high so would the lawsuit. So hypothetically speaking this man got himself fired it’s literally in the handbook in bold letters “DO NOT CHASE AFTER SUSPECTED SHOPLIFTERS NOTIFY MANAGEMENT AND TAKE DOWN A DESCRIPTION TO FIND THAT PERSON ON THE CAMERAS” he just couldn’t listen.
Arz2003 2 yıl önce
All employees at retail stores steal stuff
Adam Rembert
Adam Rembert 2 yıl önce
@Arz2003... lol wtf? No they don't. I've worked retail for years and haven't stolen a thing.
Switch Deck
Switch Deck 2 yıl önce
@Arz2003 maybe you do lmao
Sublime Sad Lime
Sublime Sad Lime 2 yıl önce
1:40 What an efficient and worthwhile security guard, filming the crime, and in a valiant attempt at actually doing their job, slapping the stolen goods.
MSJ SWAPNIL 2 yıl önce
Make them famous, put their faces on billboards. I'm sure they won't die of shame.
Bozo 2 yıl önce
Putting thousands of faces on there, will make it less effective.
Nina 2 yıl önce
I worked at Best Buy and it was awful. Good for him!
CraftyJoy9 2 yıl önce
I can’t believe this is happening!?! Since the pandemic America has turned into a twilight zone that’s never ending! It’s getting scary! I live in NY and I only go out once or twice a week because I’m scared of what might happen to me! 🙋🏼‍♀️🇺🇸🙏🏻
Theresa C
Theresa C 7 aylar önce
What’s wrong in our society ? No body owes you anything. Work for it.
Cmndrkool321 2 yıl önce
As much as I am against shoplifting, I’m not going to stop one. Not my pay grade. Those big stores make billions each year. If they want to stop it, they can hire better security or bribe a politician to change the law.
Quentin Marks
Quentin Marks 2 yıl önce
It’s literally not our job they have asset protection for a reason, they tell you to not be a hero in training in retail it only backfires
Arkane117 2 yıl önce
Apparently, they don’t want you to stop them,.. or else you’ll get fired like the guy on the video.
@Quentin Marks so what's the point of having security at retail stores ? To give customers an illusion of security?
MysticTjay 2 yıl önce
@bbababonbon..bonfire! for fights and stuff they have insurance for shoplifting
terag81 2 yıl önce
If it were working at an independent business I would definitely try to stop a shoplifter but yeah for these stores I wouldn’t put too much effort into it… agreed
Amelia Basia
Amelia Basia 2 yıl önce
That is so messed up! He’s a hero in my eyes!
dawn jackson
dawn jackson 2 yıl önce
God please bless that boy and give him a better job! This is insane! Prices sure to rise to cover their losses.
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche 2 aylar önce
It’s never worth jeopardizing your life for material possessions. Imagine if the robber pulled out a gun.
That Guy
That Guy Yıl önce
There is a danger… in most places you can not harm someone to protect property.