So picture this…
You’re walking through a department store, thinking of which color socks to buy, when someone comes up, points at your crotch, and says you’re shoplifting.
What would you do?
Steve Whitehurst, 47, and his wife, Mandy, (as well as their 18-month-old grandson) were filling their basket with over $400 worth of product in a store on Stoke-on-Trent when the manager came up and accused them of stuffing his pants with stolen merchandise.
You see, that day Steve had worn his tight jean and there was a clear bulge going on. But when he tried to explain that it was just his dick, no one believed him. They also wouldn’t let him go and threatened to call the cops.
The store claimed at that point he became “aggressive” – which to me just means corporate talk for “the customer was pissed” (and understandably so).
One witness said, “Staff had good grounds to suspect him. He was picking up and dropping a lot of items.”
Yeah, it’s called shopping.
The security guard took him to a cubical and demanded to know what was in there. But by then, Steve had had enough. He dropped his pants (with boxers still on) and said, “See, I’ve got nothing to hide.”
The man went out where Steve could hear the manager saying, “Please tell me he’s got something down there,’ and the guy said, ‘No’.”
The family went ahead and complained to the parent company. The workers involved insisted they didn’t make him drop his pants. However, what did they expect when “my dick” wasn’t a good enough answer and they threatened to call the authorities?
Later they wife said, ‘It was so humiliating. What they did to Steve was disgusting.”
So far, the company hasn’t issued an apology, but the family was let go and they shared their story with The Sun.
What would you have done if this had happened to you?