Would yu report a shoplifter you actually saw taking something?

@lacieice (2065)
United States
July 20, 2010 12:50pm CST
I was in the drug store yesterday waiting for my prescription. There was a woman sitting beside my husband, waiting also. She got up, walked over to a dispaly rack, and picked up an inexpensive camera. She put it on the seat beside her, on top of a plastic bag she had. Next thing I knew, the camera disappeared into the bag. When she got up to get her meds, I told my huband what she had done, and he replied, "it's none of our business". I didn't want to fight with him, but later, in the car, I told him it is our business, because I end up paying for that camera with higher prices to cover the store's loss. I wanted to report her. Would you?
3 responses
@prudent (314)
• India
20 Jul 10
I din't understand what made you pay for that camera, since you din't pick it up?!!
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I didn't say I paid for it. I had nothing to do with it. Please read again.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I said we all pay for shoplifted items by higher store prices.
@prudent (314)
• India
20 Jul 10
You meant, we common people have to compensate for all these unfair activities, right? Yeah, it then becomes our general duty to take proper action. As a quick step, you could bring this to the notice of storekeeper.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
for me no, besides she will get caught also due to surveillance camera around the store and its the guard responsibility. what matter is i am doing the right thing. besides if she was able to scape for that moment then there will be a tendency that she will do it again and again till she get caught and put them to jail nor pay all those. besides shoplifter normally pays X10 of the original price. so if the price of the item she got is 100 dollars then she will pay it for a thousand once caught.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
21 Jul 10
You're right...she will get caught. From the way she was acting, she has done it many times. Thanks for your response
• Canada
20 Jul 10
I would only tell if I actually worked for the company or if the store was one where I shop regularly. There are better things in life to worry about.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Yes, there are, but all of us pay for something like this.