The principle is to keep people from getting hurt. That is why they have these rules.
You own a company, you get to make the. Too often employees think they know better than the owners. They do not.
This has nothing to do with employee vs employer concept. You’re still not getting it. I don’t work for Wal-Mart and probably never will. Something things are fundamentally right and some are fundamentally wrong. Crime is not being sufficiently punished in this country to deter it. Morality is not taught nor encouraged. This is far bigger than getting fired by Wal-Mart for chasing down a thief. Consequences. Those who can’t see it, never see it coming.