Woman Triggers Alarm in Store, Employees Shocked by the Reason
Melissa’s Love for Target
Melissa loved going to Target to enjoy the wide variety of products and avail the many benefits. She would leisurely stroll through the aisles until it was time to leave. In fact, she did this about two to three times a week.
However, one day something unexpected happened while she was in the store. They had just installed a new security system to protect against theft, so one couldn’t simply leave without paying. This happened quite frequently.
Frequent False Alarms
Sometimes the alarm would go off, and Target employees would have to deactivate it. Occasionally, it would happen when Melissa left the store, but she was never accused of stealing anything. The old system never triggered an alarm for her.
Melissa was initially surprised when it first happened, but she didn’t dwell on it. As security personnel repeatedly searched her bags, Melissa felt embarrassed. She had always been a loyal customer, so why were they checking her?
A Familiar Face
One day, while doing her shopping rounds in the same store, Melissa noticed a security guard who seemed to be off duty. He typically worked mornings at this store, and she recognized him because she saw him several days every week.
When he noticed Melissa’s bags being searched again, he approached her and offered his assistance. He explained to the team that he not only worked part-time as a security guard but was also a police officer.
Having witnessed Melissa’s bags being searched multiple times already, he now asked for permission to search her pants. Melissa felt humiliated and angry. Why would someone assume she had stolen something?