NYC Store's Vigilante Justice Against Shoplifters May Be Extortion, Or Maybe Not

NYC Store's Vigilante Justice Against Shoplifters May Be Extortion, Or Maybe Not

The NYT says that a local independent supermarket in Queens has an interesting way of dealing with shoplifters. If they catch you, the store’s security guards take your ID, photograph you and then fine you. If you refuse to give up the money (usually $400, according to the manager), the workers threaten to post your picture and call the police. [More]