Tonight I’m going to a large electronics store. It’s going to be my first time there- and I’ve heard that a) they check purchases against your receipt when you leave and b) it’s illegal for them to do that (illegal detainment, or some such).
Since I’m itching for some good old fashioned moral righteousness, I’d like to just say “no, thanks” when they try to search me- and keep walking. I’m not a thief- but they are seemingly accusing me of being one by checking my purchases.
Can they legally stop me from leaving the store, just to check my purchases, just 'cause?
What can they do to me if I don’t stop? Call the cops? I somehow doubt I’d get in trouble for not letting them search me- especially if, when the cop shows up, I’ve got a receipt for everything.
What legalistic arguments can I use to deny them their searches? I don’t really want to look like more of an idiot than I am…
Any advice, oh Dopers?