Skip to comments.Papers Please: Arrested At Circuit City (Donations welcome, the ACLU will get most of it)
Posted on 09/03/2007 3:19:20 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
Today was an eventful day. I drove to Cleveland, reunited with my fathers side of the family and got arrested. More on that arrested part to come.
For the labor day weekend my father decided to host a small family reunion. My sister flew in from California and I drove in from Pittsburgh to visit my father, his wife and my little brother and sister. Shortly after arriving we packed the whole family into my fathers Buick and headed off to the grocery store to buy some ingredients to make monkeybread. (Its my little sisters birthday today and that was her cute/bizare birthday request.)
Next to the grocery store was a Circuit City. (The Brooklyn, Ohio Circuit City to be exact.) Having forgotten that it was my sisters birthday I decided to run in and buy her a last minute gift. I settled on Disneys Cars game for the Nintendo Wii. I also needed to purchase a Power Squid surge protector which I paid for separately with my business credit card. As I headed towards the exit doors I passed a gentleman whose name I would later learn is Santura. As I began to walk towards the doors Santura said, Sir, I need to examine your receipt. I responded by continuing to walk past him while saying, No thank you.
As I walked through the double doors I heard Santura yelling for his manager behind me. My father and the family had the Buick pulled up waiting for me outside the doors to Circuit City. I opened the door and got into the back seat while Santura and his manager, whose name I have since learned is Joe Atha, came running up to the vehicle.
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I'm going to keep a close eye on this case.
Being practically a card carrying ACLU member I’m sure you will.
You don’t know the number of times I have been enraged at having my receipt checked. I will be watching this as well.
To each is own.
You cannot leave Fry’s without a bag check either.
I don’t care if the law is a little fault, this dude is an ass and deserves what he gets.
The guy is a real jerk. What’s the big deal about letting them see you’re not stealing some high priced gadget? How does that infringe on his “rights?”
Perhaps the store has had a rash of shoplifting and they are taking proactive measures to ensure they aren’t getting ripped off? Can you blame them?
I’m with the store on this one. Call it another example of our declining society... the store has the right to protect itself from loss.
I think I’m hearing the faint echo of a recently slapped-down troll, but I’m not sure...
Why would that guy called the ACLU in the first place?
OK, I’ll bite. Just what in hell is wrong with them checking your receipt and/or looking in your bag?
.........and please, no yada, yada, yada, answers.
“”You cannot leave Frys without a bag check either.””
I have never let Fry’s check my bags, I don’t go that way, and have never run into a problem.
Or Hardys’ either..
Too bad he has chosen to get into bed with the ACLU on this and to donate any excess donations to them.
GOL DANG IT!!! MY DADDY FOUGHT THE GOLDANG RED JAPANESE SO I WOULDN’T HAVE TO SHOW MY BAG WHEN I LEAVE THE STORE!! THIS IS LIKE SOVIET GERMANY ALL OVER AGAIN!!!`
I found the detail on Ohios stop and identify law. I encourage you to read it in its entirety, but I will spell out the important part:
2921.29 (C) Nothing in this section requires a person to answer any questions beyond that persons name, address, or date of birth. Nothing in this section authorizes a law enforcement officer to arrest a person for not providing any information beyond that persons name, address, or date of birth or for refusing to describe the offense observed.
I remember reading something similar about a year ago.
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