Walmart Goes Crazy On Couple Suspected Of Shoplifting

Walmart Goes Crazy On Couple Suspected Of Shoplifting

Walmart can try to spin itself as being on the side of good all it wants, but if it ever suspects you of shoplifting, you may find that you’re powerless to fight back. In the case of a couple accused of shoplifting some Bic lighters in Niles, Michigan this past August, Walmart detained them, the police came and cuffed one of them, their two kids were taken to a security room, and—after a review of security footage proved the couple’s innocence—they were banned for life from all Walmarts. To top it off, Walmart’s legal team has sent the couple a letter asking to be reimbursed for 10 times the value of the lighters, even though the police determined no shoplifting had taken place.

Home Depot Needs To Check Your Receipt "In Case You Stole Something"

Home Depot Needs To Check Your Receipt "In Case You Stole Something"

Rather than make up some line about needing to make sure customers receive everything they paid for, Home Depot is now openly treating its customers like shoplifters.

IKEA Starts Checking Receipts

IKEA Starts Checking Receipts

Party time is over at the Red Hook IKEA where, taking a cue from their big-box brethren Walmart and Home Depot, the Swedish maker of flat-packed furniture has instituted some intense receipt checking procedures.

IKEA Sends Mother And Infant To Bathroom To Breastfeed

IKEA Sends Mother And Infant To Bathroom To Breastfeed

The IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn is the latest retail establishment that needs reminding: Yes, women have the right to breastfeed their infants in public. No, you cannot banish them to the restroom. Yes, people will get angry when word gets out.

How NOT To Get Past Fry's Receipt Checkers

How NOT To Get Past Fry's Receipt Checkers

The last line of defense against armed robbery at Fry’s: receipt checks. Three men loaded up carts with merchandise at a San Diego store, and just headed for the door.

Walmart Steals Your Cart Because You Won't Let Them Check Your Receipt

Walmart Steals Your Cart Because You Won't Let Them Check Your Receipt

Lisa says a Walmart greeter grabbed onto her cart and and wouldn’t let her leave because she refused to let the greeter check her receipt. That, my friends, is not legal. Sure, it would make life a lot easier if people just acquiesced to the receipt-checking, but it’s not the law. It is against the law, however, to unlawfully detain a customer. Here’s Lisa’s account:

Walmart Greeter Attacked By Cop During Receipt Check Suing For $21 Million

Walmart Greeter Attacked By Cop During Receipt Check Suing For $21 Million

Remember the Walmart greeter that got attacked by a cop during a receipt check? Well, he’s suing for $21 million, says Chattanooga’s News Channel 9.

Tennessee Suspends And Opens Investigation Of Police Officer Who Shoved Walmart Receipt Checker

Tennessee Suspends And Opens Investigation Of Police Officer Who Shoved Walmart Receipt Checker

Earlier this month, we wrote about a Tennessee police officer who shoved a 71-year-old Walmart greeter to the ground after he tried to check his receipt. He originally wasn’t going to face charges; now he’s been suspended and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into it.

Police Officer Shoves Walmart Receipt Checker To The Ground, Won't Be Charged

Police Officer Shoves Walmart Receipt Checker To The Ground, Won't Be Charged

Apparently even more annoyed with receipt checking than we are, a Tennessee police officer shoved a 71-year-old Walmart employee to the ground after the employee tried to check his receipt, then pushed a customer through a glass door. That’s a bit much.

Consumerist's Receipt-Checking Coverage Referenced In Delightful Comic

Consumerist's Receipt-Checking Coverage Referenced In Delightful Comic

As part of our unrelenting curiosity about all manner of things consumer and shopper, we’ve posted a number of reader stories about how they were illegally detained by stores and local police for refusing to stop and show their receipt. It’s finally paid off, we’ve been immortalized in a Married To The Sea comic.