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You guys aren't gonna believe what I did today!!!

It was pooring outside..... We were on our way home from church. We were gonna go to lunch, but I wanted to stop at Walmart to get some stuff for my dog first. As I got to my car, with my parents in the car waiting, I hear a comotion behind me at the door that I just exited. I spun around to see what happened, and this huge bald guy (Walmart manager) comes running out, almost nocking over his fellow employee. He was chasing a shoplifter. So I dropped my bags and took off running after the guy. The manager was already out of breath 10 feet from the door. He yells to me, "go catch him" or "go get him" or somethin to that affect. At this point, I was already haulin ass. So I chase the guy accross the entire parking lot, up over a small hill and then across four lanes of traffic, and then finally through a Super America. I yell at the guy "where are you going?" "You're caught!" He then spins around to see me standing 2 feet away from him. He was obviously exhausted. I grabbed him by the arm, pointed to a curb, and told him to sit down. He did as I told him. Then, a few minutes later, the manager and one of his miniuns show up, and say that the cops are on the way and to come back to the store. He completely ignored them. So I yelled at him, "you heard what he said, GET UP!" So I then escorted him back across the traffic and parking lot. When we finally got there, I said "OK, by guys!" and left for lunch. Later I found out that my mom saw me take off running, and called the police. Then the Security manager came up and spoke with my mom and the police. They were really impressed at how fast I was. So we called them after lunch, and spoke to the security person again. Needless to say, I pretty much have a job now as Walmart security. It's better than nuthin. This is a b-day I'll likely remember!
 

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Thats cool, I remember when I was working at Wal-Mart just out of high school and we chased a women who had shoplifted. One of the Asst. managers tackled her from behind, then it took about four or five of us to carry her back in the store, she would not walk on her own free will and she weighted about 300 lbs.
 

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drexelsteve said:
thats a great way to get stabbed in the face with a screw driver:thumbup
I agree :banghead
It's very easy to get hurt, get sued, or injur some one in that line of work.

I worked as a bouncer back in the day, one of my Fire Academy buds stoped a guy at the door trying to take a drink outside.
Well long story short.
We stoped him
He got body slamed
But landed with a broken off shot glass in his back

We both quit the next day. It's jsut too easy to get over your head. Even if you have the right training, it's hard with no suport or legal backup.
 

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Good first impression and congrats on the new job...Now a word of advice! I did ,what your going to find out they call Loss Prevention now instead of security, and you never (I can't stress this enough) EVER, chase someone into traffic like that. I'm sure they'll tell you this if you get hired, but if the person your chasing gets injured they can not only sue Walmart, but you personally. You see it every day (and yes I know it suck, but it's fact) that some crook phucks up during his crime and sues the victim! Anyway enough negetivity on your bright spot just wanted to give you a heads up, cause we had that happen at one of our other stores..perp (who was a teenager) ran out into traffic and was killed, family sued, bad scene all around! Good luck with the new job, like Dave said, it is fun. Just always keep in the back of your mind could I be sued for this....:beer
 

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Good first impression and congrats on the new job...Now a word of advice! I did ,what your going to find out they call Loss Prevention now instead of security, and you never (I can't stress this enough) EVER, chase someone into traffic like that. I'm sure they'll tell you this if you get hired, but if the person your chasing gets injured they can not only sue Walmart, but you personally. You see it every day (and yes I know it suck, but it's fact) that some crook phucks up during his crime and sues the victim! Anyway enough negetivity on your bright spot just wanted to give you a heads up, cause we had that happen at one of our other stores..perp (who was a teenager) ran out into traffic and was killed, family sued, bad scene all around! Good luck with the new job, like Dave said, it is fun. Just always keep in the back of your mind could I be sued for this....:beer
P.S. If you do get this job and need any help with a situation, just PM me and I'll give you my number I can help you especially catch the internal theft cases (employees stealing) which to me was funner than catching shop lifters...I loved escorting someone out to the sherriffs car in cuffs in front of all the other employees with the unspoken message of "don't phuck up in my store cause I'll nail your ass no matter how smart you think you are!":toothless

BTW Happy b-day!:beer
 

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I completely agree with you guys, but currently I'm a civilian, so technically anything goes. However, I did this stuff in the Navy for 6 years, and know all about the use of force and all the bullshit that comes with it. One time we had a drunken sailor come across the quaterdeck and steal the quaterdeck watch's 9mm. I wasn't on duty, but heard the comtion and came running. A few of us took him down and then placed him in flex cuffs until shore patrol and base police could show up. He ended up with a fractured arm. The base police wanted to press charges on myself and one other person for excesive force, but since the guy was a friend of ours he requested that the charges be dropped. Long story short, he got booted for bein a few beers short of a six pack, and nothin else was said. Thanks for the advise however, and trust me when I say that I heed those words. Just as long as nobody knows what my car looks like, I'm happy. I priced a paint job this week, and they want 1800 dollars. The last thing I need is someone keying my car.
 

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I never had an issue with the car keying thing, but like you I did kinda worry about it in the back of my mind(I'm not exactly descrete in an all black Bronco on 38's). Trust me...the crimminals know more about you than you know about them....
Like I said though, if ya ever need any help, I'm a PM away!!:beer
 

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Thanks Blaze, preciate it!:beer
 

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That's great man, congrats. Nothing really to add here that hasn't already been said. So, Happy Birthday and enjoy the new job!:thumbup
 

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thanks for being a good citizen. maybe you should look into law enforcement, if that really interests you.:beer
 
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