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How can you openly accuse someone of stealing if you have no proof - Review by anonymous r | Athletic Warehouse

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How can you openly accuse someone of stealing if you have no proof 12/26/2007

Before you accuse someone of stealing merchandise from your store, you should be 100% sure that you are accusing the right person. My daughter, and I went to Gastonia to pay a bill at an establishment next door to the Athletic Warehouse in Gastonia. As my daughter exited the car a white female standing outside of the Athletic Warehouse smoking a cigarette began watching her. My daughter proceeded to go into the store next door. While inside the store, a black male, an employee from the Athletic Warehouse began harassing my daughter stating that his manager said that she needed to come next door and pay the $31.95 for the shoes she has on that she stole out of her store on Tuesday night. Mind you, my daughter is another place of business, where other customers are, being accused of stealing shoes. My daughter thought he was joking with her. After standing outside of the establishment still conversing with the black male about the shoes, my daughter came to the car, and told me what was going on. I immediately got out of the car, and went inside the Athletic Warehouse to confront this person accusing my child of stealing. I asked her to see proof that it was my child since she was so sure, even though I knew she didn't have proof, because my daughter does not go anywhere with anyone but me, or her Grandmother, and neither of us were in Gastonia on Tuesday. I asked the manager who my daughter was with, she stated a guy and a girl, and she stole a two tone pair of brown sneakers out of the store. I asked to see the video tape since she was so sure it was my child, and she so openly accused her, she stated they don't have video surveillance , even though there is a big sign inside the store that says they have 24 video surveillance. I asked her how was she so sure it was my child, without any proof. I told her that without any proof, she better not ever accuse my child of stealing anything else. True, my daughter had been in that establishment one time, a week prior to this incident, with me and her sisters, and she did PURCHASE a pair of black and white sneakers (Reebok's), for which she still has the receipt for, but she has never ever in her life stolen anything from anybody. My daughter is employed in the retail field, and her sister, and I are also employed and have no reason to steal anything. That's what we work for, to be able to buy the things we want. I even invited Ms. Lee to call the police while we were there in the store if she was so sure it was my child, and she declined. But after I went home, I did call the police myself to see if anything could be done for her harassing my daughter. The Seargent of the Gastonia Police Dept returned my call, and clearly stated that if she couldn't prove it don't worry about it. Also he said no reports were filed on that Tuesday night about anyone stealing any shoes from the Athletic Warehouse. I am now in the process of filing a complaint with the owner of the Athletic Warehouse. I think she should be reprimanded for her actions, and also made to apologize to my child. She was lucky this time, because next time the person she accuses may not be as nice as I was, and just let her off with a verbal assault, next time it may get physical. I will never purchase anything else from Athletic Warehouse, and I have spoken with my friends, and they have agreed upon the same. more
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