Listen to Dori Monson weekdays on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Dori Monson

Video: Man accuses woman of shoplifting at Walmart

Taken from Thursday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

Question for you: If you're at the store and you see someone you think is shoplifting, what do you do about it?

I'd probably inform somebody at the store, go talk to a manger, point out the person and be done with it.

Not so for this guy who filmed his confrontation with a woman he accused of shoplifting. The man has not been identified but this happened at a Walmart store reportedly in Washington state.

The man sees a woman who he believes is shoplifting and instead of talking to the store manager, he pulls out his cell phone, starts recording video, and confronts the woman.

But a lot of people are blasting the guy for how he handled it.

"You might want to think about your decision right now," the man is heard saying in the video. "I don't work for the store so I don't have to follow Walmart's policy for shoplifting. I'll hold you down until you take everything out of your purse."

He tells the woman to take everything out of her purse before he does something about it and follows her around as she tries to leave, all the while videotaping the exchange. The woman eventually exits the store, leaving the man with a social security card she gave him after he demanded her ID.

Is the guy a jerk? Is he over the line, or is he stepping up and doing what people should do?

Taken from Thursday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.