New thing I learned today: when you walk out of Best Buy, the people that ask to see your bag can ask, but you don't have to show them.
In a video posted to Tik Tok, it appears a Best Buy worker grabs a shopper by his backpack, assuming his was shoplifting.
Now, that Best Buy worker got fired.
A man walks through the exit. The Best Buy worker grabs the backpack of the alleged shoplifter, and a “tug-of-war” of sorts ensues over the bag. “Got fired for stopping this guy, he called corporate said I didn’t social distance lol. Not even mad. #enjoy #whoshiring,” the TikToker captioned the clip.
The company reportedly has an asset protection team to “maintain a safe and secure environment,” but it’s not clear whether the company requires this level of confrontation. Several commenters, including some who claimed to be employed or formerly employed by Best Buy, mentioned that loss prevention policies typically do not allow employees to physically engage suspected shoplifters.
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