You know the gates that Wal-Mart and other retailers have at the door that make alarms when certain things go through them? This story pertains to those.
So a man walks through one of these gates, and the alarm goes off. We ask to see his receipt. He refuses, saying that it’s illegal to ask him for it. We explain why, and he continues to refuse. Looking at his receipt is an invasion of privacy. Curse words come from his mouth. Manager is called. Guy goes on his way, eventually.
I wasn’t part of this altercation, but a cow-orker was, and I later got to deal with him when he came to customer service to return something, where he brought up the issue with me. My counterpoint is that we have probable cause to look at his receipt, although I hadn’t thought of that at the time.
Anyway, I ask you guys: Can we look at the receipt?