Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This is Interesting

Retail establishments have some odd policies. In many cases, they won't employ security people, and even if they do, the "loss prevention" people aren't allowed to actually prevent losses, and routinely get fired for violating "store policy." So this isn't surprising at all:
  • The family of an Uber driver who was hacked to death while on the job has sued Walmart, where authorities said the driver's teenage attacker stole weapons — a machete and knife — moments before the killing.

    Grant Nelson's family filed suit in Cook County court Monday against Walmart and two companies that handled security for the retailer's Skokie store. Authorities allege that 16-year-old Eliza Wasni stole the machete and the knife from a Walmart about 3 a.m. May 30, then got into Nelson's car and hacked and stabbed him to death moments into the ride.

    The wrongful death lawsuit said Walmart's security contractors were negligent because they failed to stop Wasni, question her or ask her to show a receipt as she allegedly left the store carrying the weapons.

    According to the lawsuit, two Walmart employees or contractors were standing immediately in front of the door as Wasni exited, passing within feet of them.

    Walmart said in a statement that its associates "acted properly."
"Act[ing] Properly must mean "let a shoplifter exit the store with a pair of edged weapons and make zero effort to stop her or hurt her feelings in any manner, regardless of the fact that she went outside to stab a man to death."

If someone can just walk into any location, take what they want, and walk out, then the entire economic system and social construct fails. Which is being demonstrated on a daily basis here in town we guess. It also doesn't seem to be a socially responsible corporate policy.

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58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The total was less than $2000.00.

What the flip is a Chicago Police Officer going to do?
The only difference is you will confiscate the weapons as evidence.
You still have to let the nut job go.

6/27/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would not have been worth the trouble to attempt to stop her, thus causing trouble, for such a small dollar amount of goods. A machete and knife are just tools that are not illegal to own.

6/27/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its the same as "stay fetal"...

6/27/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone has to pay and any bets a lawyer came up with this and approached the family. As in the ghetto, the POS has no money, but the City does.

6/27/2017 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is a winner here.

6/27/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The security guards did go home safe at the end of their shifts.

The Uber driver? Not so much?

6/27/2017 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil the Thrill said...

The head of Chase bank security from New York came to 1841 n Cicero branch to explain to us off duty CPD security guards that we we'd being let go in favor of unarmed guards-,we only want a description of the offender and don't want to risk a shoot out, we were told

6/27/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

Maybe they realized Kim Foxx won't bring charges on shoplifters since it's a "victimless crime." With her thought process, the Uber driver must not count as a victim.

6/27/2017 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were the items worth more than $1,000.00? Remember La Kimesha Foxx is not following State law when it comes to charging shoplifters.

Retired .38 spl +P

6/27/2017 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand their grief, but they're just looking for the deep pockets.

6/27/2017 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't reported, but they Mystery Van, with Scooby and the gang are also rumoured to be operating on the west side.

6/27/2017 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if she was caught, she can only be charged with a misdemeanor. Kimesha has practically made stealing legal.

6/27/2017 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it you don't work in 001/018.

Letting the goofs WALK out with thousands in panties and lip liner is so common it's funny.

And those are the employee...

6/27/2017 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger tat4229 said...

I was wondering how long this would take.
Hope they win.

6/27/2017 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Was this her tenth time?

6/27/2017 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So an unarmed security guard is supposed to stop a crazy chick with a machete? I hold the 2 chicks who instead of calling the police, devide to follow and videotape the crzy vhick around the store. If they would have used their phones to call the police the uber guy would still be alive.....if the family of the crazy chick got her the mental help she so obviously needed....the uber guy would still be alive. I find fault with many people but the unarmed security at walmart isnt one of them......i guess walamrt now knows how the city feels when it gets sued for having nothing to do with nothing....

6/27/2017 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Republican do the white thing

6/27/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Using this family's logic, couldn't Wal-Mart argue it was a suicide because the Uber driver got gas while he was at Wal-Mart? Makes just as much sense, which is none!

J.J.

6/27/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Around here, machetes are tools. Edged weapon is lawyer talk.

6/27/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the "alleged" theft under $1000? Foxx would have no problem wit' dat!

Sadly, Walmart workers have been fired after catching the bad guys, or girls.

http://www.walb.com/story/12534984/walmart-employee-fired-after-stopping-shoplifter

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2941781/A-step-line-Walmart-manager-s-rage-fired-stepping-10ft-store-catch-shoplifter.html

'Walmart worker fired, catching shoplifter" yields 2,140,000 results. Kinda sad!

One might hope the "no Shoplifting" sign, or "cameras in use" might mean something, if the idiots could read!

Not in Illinos, not law.

6/27/2017 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This policy is the policy of many stores now if someone take something let them go it's happening everywhere don't be surprised when you see people walking out with items that's the new trend no wonder why so many stores are closing! The owners of many stores don't want their employees to get involved because they know the lawsuit filed by the criminal will cost to store money.

6/27/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if society is to build a construct like a corporation, why would they build a coward?

6/27/2017 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rather dumb excuse ,,WalMart in Bedford Park , routinely calls Bedford Park police to arrest shoplifters .. even a shoplift of $3.70... 3 weeks ago

6/27/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When there was a Walmart in Lakeview on Broadway, just north of Addison Street, there were signs in the bathrooms that said that shoplifting is a crime and that Walmart vigorously prosecutes shoplifters. These were Walmart produced signs, not generic signs. Seems like the signs establish that Walmart will stop and prosecute shoplifters, so the statement by Walmart corporation seems like BS.

6/27/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired CPD who spent years in the security business after retirement, I can tell you there are many major stores that prohibit their security officers from any physical contact with a customer, no matter the reason. A " customer" and I use that term lightly, can just walk past security carrying a TV and security will not lay a hand on them. The stores just do not want the possibility of a lawsuit when insurance will pay for the thefts. The same thing in banks. The security guard, if there is one, is armed. The guard is prohibited from interfering in a robbery and must let the stick-up man leave the bank. I won't name the numerous stores and banks on this site. But, I am sure the thieves know exactly the stores and banks I am talking about. And, lets not fail to mention some of our biggest teaching hospitals which want a " friendly environment". The thieves know full well that they can enter these hospitals just about any time day or night and steal from a patient's room or steal hospital equipment and supplies or pickpocket the patients and family members in the elevators or enter doctor's offices and steal computers and purses. If folks knew what went on they would faint.

6/27/2017 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walmart must have heard of Kimmy's policies on retail theft. And Security seeing it was under $2000.00 just let the thief walk. Instead of suing Walmart, they should sue the States Attorney's Office and while their at it sue that little prick Dart the Fart.

6/27/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of chase bank, but perhaps they grew tired of the whiny off duties who didn't show up on time or at all. You think they give a rip about one location on Cicero avenue?

6/27/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The total was less than $2000.00.

What the flip is a Chicago Police Officer going to do?
The only difference is you will confiscate the weapons as evidence.
You still have to let the nut job go.

Most of the time that's not even done. They just note in the case report that the stolen property was returned to the owner or victim

6/27/2017 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Phil the Thrill said...
The head of Chase bank security from New York came to 1841 n Cicero branch to explain to us off duty CPD security guards that we we'd being let go in favor of unarmed guards-,we only want a description of the offender and don't want to risk a shoot out, we were told

Happens all the time especially at stores like Walmart. Let the shoplifter flee, get a license number or description and file a case report. Then let CPD do the work of locating and arresting the offender only in many cases have the victim refuse to press charges and sign a complaint

6/27/2017 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

I'm sorry about the Uber driver, but hopefully, his family loses the lawsuit.
Aside from Walmart, they're suing Allied Universal and Monterrey Security.
Enough already!
If anyone, the family should sue the suspects family.
Synonymous with ghetto lottery.

6/27/2017 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous portagePark said...

Well, the city walks into my wallet and takes all the time, while I just stand there and stare.

6/27/2017 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/27/2017 06:58:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
It wasn't reported, but they Mystery Van, with Scooby and the gang are also rumoured to be operating on the west side.

6/27/2017 07:09:00 AM

You mean the Fed's van??
Oh never mind.... different story.

6/27/2017 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone can just walk into any location, take what they want, and walk out, then the entire economic system and social construct fails.

--------------------------

I talked to sheriffs who work at Walmart's on the 'Souff side'.

Its unbelievable.. They shoplift the store blind.

I have not idea how they stay in business other that passing the loss to customers in better neighborhoods who now have to pay higher prices.

6/27/2017 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it you don't work in 001/018.

Letting the goofs WALK out with thousands in panties and lip liner is so common it's funny.

And those are the employee...

6/27/2017 07:16:00 AM

Agreed. With the amount of product that flies off the shelf at Nike Town and Victoria Secret, it's almost amazing that they can stay in business.

6/27/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st and 16 th payday

6/27/2017 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) how is this for a crazy headline what the heck is going on?

Chicago police tried to pull over off-duty officer before fatal collision


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-off-duty-officer-woman-killed-in-west-side-crash-20170627-story.html

6/27/2017 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Security personnel are in place to prevent financial loss to their parent company (in this case walmart). They are not in place to prevent what people do with products sold (or stolen) from Walmart. That would theoretically involve Walmart having to investigate each an every persons intent when they leave a store. Another thing, how in the fuck is Walmart responsible for what a crazy broad does with items she STOLE???

6/27/2017 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump and the Russians colluded with Walmart

6/27/2017 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad for the victim and the risks involved in taxi and rideshare.
But sue the store and not the Offender?
Something ain't right.

Ok, so an $8/hr employee may or may not have an eagle eye on everybody, but they are also prohibited to challenge a
measly theft patron. Checking receipts is not going to detect any items concealed and who knows, maybe she lied and said the item was hers when she came into the store. Clerks give the patron the benefit of the doubt. Retailers have limits and budgets for loss prevention. Lots of stuff walks through the doors. Many have a policy that if isn't on camera it isn't a theft and the store policy is to not stop a patron.
Individual rules may apply. If you violate store policy you lose your $8 hr job.

So, If she stole a trombone and she decided to try it out in the Uber, startling the driver and caused him to crash into an oncoming cement truck, who's at fault for the death/injury of the driver?

How do the lawyers get to blame a Retailer for the actions of a deranged maniac?
Remember how the Democrats wanted to sue gun manufacturers for all the feral thugs shooting and killing one another?
Only in Illinois...this kind of legal insanity allowed to proceed.
(No tort reform will ever come here)
May as well include the village in the suit, they allowed negligent Walmart to operate in the town and Uber too, they didn't offer a protective shield between passenger and driver, and include the knife manufacturer for not labeling the package that the instrument can cause severe injury or death.

Meanwhile the long troubled nut job and her penniless parental unit(s) are getting off easy, financially.
Unless they're contemplating action against Uber for possibly made up driver improprieties.

Something ain't right when everybody just blames the bigger bank account.

6/27/2017 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) not going to pay for this house this for the headlined all of the lying dishonest Tribune paper :

Emanuel's own watchdog says court-enforced Police Department oversight needed

John Byrne
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked City Hall watchdog has joined other critics in calling for the city to enter into a court-enforced oversight agreement to give the public confidence that Police Department reform efforts are on the up-and-up. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson delivered that point...

Looks like the mayor's favorite pet the puppy dog who got a Huge taxpayer funded contract undeserved so he could hire a bunch of his friends is now going after the police! If you're working copper please I'm begging you get psychological help as quickly as you can the person you say will be your self.

6/27/2017 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked at this wal mart after it opened. They wanted off duty p.o.s to wear their duty rigs and stand at the front door. But under no circumstances were we to confront anyone. We didn't work there long.

6/27/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to be a loss prevention Cop work a Beat Car in 018.

6/27/2017 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoplifters steal billions a year they can't stop every one. How Petty of the family to blame the Walmart for selling a legal item and some disturbed out of control teen stealing to use in a murder. But heck suing is the new thing , why not try and get free money right .

6/27/2017 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Parker Wentzel said...

Sorry folks, we own a retail business. Unless the theft is north of $1,000 it has been made abundantly clear the State's Attorney is not doing a thing about it. If this whackbag is stealing a big knife and a machete, why would a $10/ hour security geek get between her and the door? The choices for them are certainly unappealing, particularly if the corporate policy is not to engage the bad guy physically. Get fired, get sued, get killed. Lay this one at the hands of the State's Attorney for starters.











6/27/2017 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are not Security Guards, they are Security Monitors.

6/27/2017 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil the Thrill said...
The head of Chase bank security from New York came to 1841 n Cicero branch to explain to us off duty CPD security guards that we we'd being let go in favor of unarmed guards-,we only want a description of the offender and don't want to risk a shoot out, we were told

6/27/2017 01:36:00 AM

Oh well, guess you'll have to make $20/hour somewhere else.

6/27/2017 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nephew works at home depot and he told me that a shoplifter there took a bunch of tools, walked out employees went out after him,and all 3 employees were immediately terminated. They were told store policy is "do not confront shoplifters call the police" Why even bother paying for anything? Getting to the point of who gives a shit! This city county state is so full of corruption and dirty swamp water it is overflowing when you see the mayor and his cabal defiantly disobeying federal immigration laws, the thugs and criminals see this and know it starts and the top and shit flows down so they commit crimes like their mentors the democratic criminal machine! As the president removes billions in needed federal aid we will be at "junk status" by Friday which means no one will lend any money to this master of corruption satte-city-county!

6/27/2017 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil the Thrill said...
The head of Chase bank security from New York came to 1841 n Cicero branch to explain to us off duty CPD security guards that we we'd being let go in favor of unarmed guards-,we only want a description of the offender and don't want to risk a shoot out, we were told

6/27/2017 01:36:00 AM

this has been the policy of many banks for more then a few years. I worked armed bank security when I retired for a year or so and was told outright do nothing if the bank is robbed. The only action you take is to observe and call the police. No shootouts with the risk of hitting grandma. But, to tell you how stupid these bank robbers are, the Chase bank in Palos Heights has the tellers completely enclosed in bullet resistant glass. That did not stop two people from coming in and announcing a stickup only to find the bullet proof glass. They left with nothing and were soon caught.

6/27/2017 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of chase bank, but perhaps they grew tired of the whiny off duties who didn't show up on time or at all. You think they give a rip about one location on Cicero avenue?

6/27/2017 09:49:00 AM

I love the fact that this guy thinks the Chase head of security flew into Chicago just to tell him to take a walk.

L-O-MOTHERFUCKIN-L!!!!!

More like he just happen to be in the area and the branch manager thinks you are jag offs and couldn't handle getting shit canned.

6/27/2017 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago isn't even like Detroit any more. It has skipped that step entirely and proceeded directly to Somalia/Sudan.

6/27/2017 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda like being indicted because you did not interview everyone who was a witness?

Or filling out a report and actually putting down what a moron told you they observed or did not observe.

Or a supervisor approving a report because an exempt ordered him approve it.

KEEP THINK YOUR BETTER THaN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

6/27/2017 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BirdsnBlooms1 said...
I'm sorry about the Uber driver, but hopefully, his family loses the lawsuit.
Aside from Walmart, they're suing Allied Universal and Monterrey Security.
Enough already!
If anyone, the family should sue the suspects family.
Synonymous with ghetto lottery.
6/27/2017 10:04:00 AM

Where do you think the ghetto lottery came from? One hint, it aint the ghetto. They got to the sue everybody party late.

6/27/2017 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I worked at this wal mart after it opened. They wanted off duty p.o.s to wear their duty rigs and stand at the front door. But under no circumstances were we to confront anyone. We didn't work there long.
6/27/2017 01:26:00 PM

Rarely do I see a cop upset that they are not supposed to do anything but stand there. If they want to pay you to call on-duty police, what's the big deal?

6/27/2017 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the family wants to go after some deep pockets, go after Uber. It was their policy that prohibited the driver from lawfully carrying a firearm. It was their policy that sent him out defenseless in what is becoming an increasingly dangerous job.

6/28/2017 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bolder & bolder. Ya'll hear about the rented
U-Haul truck backed up to a Wal-Mart, then
filled with choice merchandise? Why make
multiple attempts? Just back up the truck and
load up. Looks just like a company operation if
you wear matching Dickies, safety vests, and use
bright red dollies with fat knobby tires. Don't forget
the safety cones!

6/28/2017 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read all these posts. Since it's now an older post, no one will probably ever see this one. But after reading all these, you got to ask, is it really this crazy in America today?
Employees fired, for doing the right thing? Criminals rewarded via lawsuits for doing the wrong thing! Crazy!
Lawsuits scaring everyone that has a nickel in the bank. Reckon it's up to people that have to pay higher and higher prices to start "educating" shoplifters. People living paycheck to paycheck that lawyers can't squeeze a million dollars out of.
I hate thieves! Seeing a few get "justice" wouldn't hurt my feelings any. "Cleanup aisle 7".

J.J.

6/28/2017 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger FOP Genius said...

The defense is easy. They were only theft monitors.

6/28/2017 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY is this 16yr olds Name and pitcher all over the news, The poor boys who shot the two little girls at school only the 18yr old was identified not the two 17yrs old Could there be a double standard

6/28/2017 12:00:00 PM  

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