A 12-year-old woman is banned from a North Fulton County Walmart over a sucker.
Channel 2 Client Investigator Justin Grey realized the shop referred to as the police as a result of she ate the sweet earlier than she paid for it.
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Now, her father is warning different dad and mom.
“It was a Dum Dum… the type the Walmart greeters often give out to youngsters that come within the retailer,” stated Jamie Hurley, the woman’s father.
He stated that’s the kind of lollipop that led to his daughter receiving a prison trespass warning. Milton Police gave it to her on March 3.
“I’m not allowed to enter the land or premise of Walmart ever,” stated Hurley studying from the warning.
The daddy stated his daughter opened a bag of suckers, took one out and ate it with out paying whereas alone within the retailer whereas he picked up her youthful sister.
Hurley stated when he returned, he supplied to pay for the sweet. However a police report Channel 2 Motion Information obtained says “Walmart declined the cash and likewise declined to press fees for theft.”
“They usually ended up giving her a quotation of trespass and advised her that if she ever got here again that she would really be arrested,” stated Hurley.
He stated that is the primary time his daughter ever acquired into bother like this.
“We went via, clearly, what was flawed about stealing,” stated Hurley.
However he feels the punishment doesn’t match the crime.
“I simply thought it was fully unfair that they’re dealing with this with, with a 12-year-old child consuming a bit of sweet,” stated Hurley.
He stated he emailed Walmart and acquired a reply that stated, “I’ve forwarded this to the suitable administration group for the Alpharetta, GA retailer for help.”
When he didn’t hear again, he returned to the shop.
“And I really went in yesterday to speak, and so they simply refused. They stated it’s an ongoing investigation,” stated Hurley.
Channel 2 Motion Information contacted Walmart. A spokesperson despatched us this assertion:
“Mr. Hurley was trespassed from our retailer after turning into verbally abusive towards associates and disrupting enterprise. Mr. Hurley signed the discover. There was no intent to trespass Mr. Hurley’s daughter, and we are going to work with police to right the matter.”
However that doesn’t match up with the quotation. The woman’s title and signature are on the ticket.
Hurley has this recommendation for different dad and mom, “Watch your youngsters in Walmart.”
Channel 2 Motion Information checked with Milton Police to see if the officer had any discretion on this scenario.
They advised us the division should challenge a prison trespass warning on the request of a personal enterprise or house owner.
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