When I worked at Best Buy, the Store Manager decided to make everything quick and efficient for Black Friday.
This meant taking the spider wraps (things that make them beep through the door) off of all the consoles as to get them through the tills faster and easier.
I reiterate: Black Friday, ZERO security on the most expensive electronic items in the store. I can only imagine the mass facepalm everyone reading this story is doing right now.
And yes, it went about as well as you'd expect: We sold about five consoles.... but by the end of the day, none were left in the store.
The Store manager was running in circles the next day. "OMG OMG OMG HOW CAN WE HAVE ONLY SOLD FIVE CONSOLES, TOTAL?! WE HAD PLAYSTATIONS AND XBOXES AND WIIS! There are none left in the store! They can't have just vanished! Clean up this store! Check in the back! I want this building spotless! We have to find out where they were misplaced!"
Like some dur hurp dee doo resulted in them being placed on an unexpected shelf somewhere, nice and safe and secure.
When the Store Manager started making noises that hinted at throwing the rest of the staff under the bus, let's just say that several stealthy ninja phone calls were made, with intel, to some suddenly very interested people. This was followed by some very.... displeased... people camming in to do an investigation. Within 24 hours of said phone calls. Displeasure increased exponentially at the video and AUDIO security feeds pinpointed exactly who gave the order and how many times concerned lower management was told to (in politer terms) to shut the fuck up and do what they were told.
Store Manager was booted so fast we all heard the sonic boom. We got a new Store Manager within days. To this day, our store features as Prime Example Numero Uno in cautionary tales of Loss Prevention S.N.A.F.U.s and the risks of sacrificing security for expediency.