Video link: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSEnnHye/
This video shows a woman who allegedly shoplifted being manhandled by security guards of the shop. They are dragging her and taking away all the stuff she stole… someone is heard saying “ don’t hold her like that".
Some people on tiktok are saying that lives of Black shoplifters matter, people must stop being racist. This woman stole but she is supposed to be taken to the police not handled by the security.
Others are saying that it is right to manhandle perpetrators because it is wrong to steal, it doesn’t matter the gender.
How a person is charged in a shoplifting offense depends upon the value of the items stolen. If the value of the goods was less than $400 – it will be charged as misdemeanor petty theft, which is punishable by up to six months in jail and fines ranging from $50 to $1000.
The short answer is no, you will not go to jail for a first time shoplifting offense. Jail time is a possible penalty for many criminal offenses, but with jail overcrowding and the prevailing notion that a criminal defendant should be given a second...
As a first offense, he will likely have to attend a consumer awareness class, do community service, pay a fine, pay restitution, stay away from the store, have no further criminal violations and be on probation for one year. He will also have to pay a civil fine.
If the store took footage of you shoplifting and you are identified in the footage, you can be charged with theft any time within the statute of limitations. The store may decide that the cost of pursuing charges against you is less than the cost of losing the merchandise.
Source: Tiktok o2dtee
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