Why do people think they can get away with stealing? We have signs EVERYWHERE that say you are on camera and you will be prosecuted if caught.
We had a teenager come in yesterday on his way to school. We proceed to see him on camera set his bookbag down on the ground and stuff it full of drinks. Unfortunately we didn't know this until after he had left.
So we called the cops, and they came to take a report. We had the kid on camera doing this, but the bad part was that he walked to school, so we didn't have any kind of a license plate or anything to catch him.
Except that he was wearing a distinguishable plaid hoodie.
So, since we didn't have anything else to do, we walked over to the school around the time he was getting out.
After awhile we seem him walking with his girlfriend, so we call the cops that we talked to and walked over to the kid.
After being confronted, he denied everything at first and his girlfriend's mom started sticking up for him saying he's not going to talk to anyone until the police arrive. Fine.
Once the police showed up, he admitted that he had been thirsty that morning and didn't have any money to buy anything.
Thirsty? Thirsty would be stealing ONE drink. Of water. Not shoving six or seven Gatorade's in your backpack so you can share them with all your friends.
Apparently he should stay in school if he couldn't read our hundreds of signs in the store about being watched on camera.