A shoplifter at an Oregon Rite Aid went off on the employee who caught and prevented her from leaving the store until police arrived last week.
‘We’re going to call the police and deal with this the right way,’ the employee says calmly.
A tug-of-war ensues, with both parties involved getting increasingly frustrated.
The incident unfolded in front of a cash register near the store’s exit.
In the nearly five-minute video by KodyXO, the woman fights with the store employee trying to recover the merchandise.
‘You know what happens to you when you insult someone?’ the woman argues. ‘You’ll go to f***ing jail.’
Shoplifting in Oregon is a serious crime, punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
Stores there can sue shoplifters in civil court to recover damages.
‘Good, good. When the police get here we’ll see,’ the employee replies, shaking his head.
The alleged shoplifter tries to provoke the employee and does not lose eye contact with him.
Yeah, you can’t shoplift and expect to walk away like it’s no big deal after getting caught. That’s not how any of this works…