May 20, 2011 @ 8:15pm
AS I WAS TRYING TO LEAVE THE RESTAURANT PARKING LOT, I WAS BLOCKED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AND A WHITE VAN, WHICH WAS OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THE STAFF HAD BLOCKED EVERYONE FROM GOING THAT DIRECTION. SO I WENT THE OTHER WAY AND A SUV LEXUS WAS LEFT IN THE PARKING AREA. WHEN I TOLD THE SECURITY AND THEN THE MANAGER THEY KEPT TELLING ME I SHOULD OF TOLD THE NON-SPEAKING ENGLISH VALETS! LUDICROUS, AND I KEPT POINTING OUT THEY THEY SHOULD BE WATCHING ESPECIALLY THE WHITE VAN. NOW BECAUSE OF THEIR ATTITUDES-I TOLD THEM THEY ARE COMMITTING-"FALSE IMPRISONMENT. ONE OF THE SECURITY GUYS THREATENED ME AND SAID, "I'LL TAKE OFF MY SHIRT AND WE WILL GO OVER THERE AND SETTLE THIS!" THEN THE MANAGER TOLD ME THAT I BETTER BE CAREFUL OR I WILL GET HURT! BESIDES IT IS A FIRE HAZZARD!
Any person who intentionally restricts another person's freedom of movement without their consent and without legal justification may be liable for false imprisonment, including police officers, security guards, store owners, medical professionals, employers, and other individuals. Moreover, false imprisonment may occur in a number of settings, such as in a room, on the streets, or even in a moving vehicle.
False imprisonment is both a crime and a civil wrong. A person claiming civil false imprisonment typically seeks to be freed and may recover damages for the interference with his or right to move freely. Civil damages may take the form of compensatory damages (for any injuries sustained), nominal damages (a small sum to acknowledge the harm that was done), and/or punitive damages (to punish the wrongdoer).