As this tweeted video clearly shows, a bold and brazen shoplifter simply walked into a Madison, Wisconsin Walgreens, grabbed what he wanted, and strolled right back out the door. The disgusted security guard wasn’t allowed to do anything except wish the criminal a Merry Christmas. Store employees were specifically ordered not to stop any thieves.
A man strolls out of a Walgreens in Madison, WI with stolen merchandise.
You can hear the employees saying that they were told they aren’t allowed to do anything to stop this pic.twitter.com/7k6eYI5Tuq
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) January 3, 2022
Liberal shoplifter paradise
One incident after another, which used to be considered “bizarre,” proves that liberals have created a shoplifter paradise. Congress finally started to notice that a “wave” of anarchy has swept over the nation.
On November 2, Ben Dugan, the head of CVS Health’s anti-theft division, informed the Senate Judiciary Committee that “people are stealing up to $200 million per year in goods from CVS and reselling the items using online marketplaces such as Amazon.”
While Dugan “implored lawmakers to crack down,” California went and made it practically legal.
As the Hoover Institution reports, “state law holds that stealing merchandise worth $950 or less is just a misdemeanor, which means that law enforcement probably won’t bother to investigate, and if they do, prosecutors will let it go.” That’s music to the ears of every professional shoplifter.
There are now “organized” shoplifter gangs, “stealing items from Walgreens, CVS, Home Depot, and other stores.”
One good thing has come out of the shocking video coverage of high-dollar smash and grab robberies, “the shock video they need to push a narrative, with the media’s help, about an epidemic of shoplifting that is threatening businesses — and eroding social order — coast to coast.”
Organized retail theft rings
The experts say that the “organized retail theft rings” might be shocking but they’re also only the tip of a huge iceberg.
There “is little evidence to support the idea that they’re driving an unprecedented wave of shoplifting.” It’s the small independent shoplifter doing the most damage.
Safeway is another of the multiple companies which have been complaining about the shoplifter surge.
Back in 2020, they backed a California ballot initiative “that would have locked up people who shoplift for longer periods of time.” Others say, shoot them on sight. That would quickly solve the problem.
Another thing that nobody wants to talk about is that a shoplifter could be dangerous as well as costly. Store employees don’t do anything about it because they “don’t want to take the risk.” One Rite Aid employee “was murdered recently after trying to stop two thieves.”
It’s only a matter of time before retailers turn to private security forces and individuals start forming vigilance committees. If the state won’t provide law and order, the citizens will.