Bullseye loss prevention lady deserves an award for not losing her cool under extreme pressure.
This story comes from my daughter, who witnessed the entire thing as she was entering the local Bullseye store a couple of days ago.
There between the two sets of doors, was an outbound Custy with her small child riding the front rail of the cart, standing. Standing in her path was a Loss Prevention woman, arms out, saying calmly, "Please, ma'am, can you step back into the store - we need to check something out."
Custy refuses adamantly.
In fact, she starts screaming and swearing at the LP woman - "I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! @$%#$$&! GET AWAY FROM MY KID! WHY ARE YOU TOUCHING MY KID? YOU PERVERT, GET AWAY FROM MY KID!!! RAWR, RAWR RAWR!"
LP tries again and again to get the woman to turn back, never getting near either her or her child, just standing, arms out, between Custy and freedom.
Suddenly, the screaming Custy reaches into her purse, pulls out a can of Mace/pepper spray, and starts running at the LP, abandoning her cart and child. LP steps back, outside, shakes her finger at the Custy and says, "Oh no, you are NOT spraying me with that!"
Then she triggers her walkie and says, "Did you get all that on the cameras? Watch her in the parking lot, watch which car she gets into and try to get the plate - and call the cops, NOW." The Custy pushes the cart and kid out, runs to her car and burns rubber out of the lot.
As the LP walked back into the store, she muttered, just loud enough for my daughter to hear, "You fri**in' thief!"
Daughter said she barely restrained herself from giving the woman a pat on the shoulder, but did give her an approving, admiring smile. And she did later see the LP talking with the cops - hope they were able to track down the NAT!
--Bored at the Bookstore