Update by user Mar 29, 2013
I wanted to update this and tell anyone interested what I found out. The tapes were looked at and as I already told them, I stole NOTHING.
I didn't get any apology and the store manager I spoke to told me that it was both our faults this incident happened. Apparently she did stop me because I smelled the shampoo bottles. Ridiculous, since I always do this at that same store. Nothing became of the statement I wrote; I figured nothing was going to be done.
I won't be going back there again.
Recently, I've been to both Walgreens and Winn-Dixie in the past 2 weeks and I openly smelled their shampoos to see if anyone would come up to me. No one did.
You know why? Because people do it all the time and it's not really "suspicious" behavior anywhere else.
Original review posted by user Mar 10, 2013
Tonight I went to our local Walmart to pick up a few items and was accused of stealing. I went into the store and headed toward the beauty department because I needed shampoo and got side tracked by the nail polish displays. I picked up 2 bottles then decided I didn't want to spend the extra money. So I just set them back down and headed toward the shampoo aisle. I was looking at a few different shampoos and smelling them when a lady walked up to me and asked me "Did you put something in your pocket?". By this time I'm thinking is she really asking me this. I said "No, why are you asking" and she said "I saw you put something in your pocket".
I emptied my coat pockets and my jean pockets and when she was satisfied she then asked "Are you planing on buying that?" to which I answered "Not anymore" then proceeded to walk out. She followed me all the way to the door and I got in my car and left.
When I got back home Walmart was called and apparently the same lady answered the phone and is a manager there. She said she did not accuse me of anything and that I was rude with her. Let's be real here, she didn't come right out and ask if I was stealing; but don't you think it's implied when you ask a customer if they just put something in their pocket?
To make a long story short, the video will be pulled and now I have to make a statement about all of this. When they pull that video I hope she feels like a ***, because in my 26 years of existence I have never stolen and never have been accused of anything of the sort. I haven't even gotten a traffic ticket.
I don't understand why the *** this happened. I wasn't even in the store for more then 10 minutes.
Was this a misunderstanding? Am I overreacting? Would you feel the same as I do?
One things for certain, this particular Walmart has lost my business for good.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Manager.