For longer than 3 years I have been a very, very regular customer at the Target store here at 939 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR. Actually, I shop at this place literally every day of the year.
Many times I am with my wife, and others, on my own. But I always come to the store to purchase items or groceries we need at home and I am also a Red discount card that I always carry with me and whatever I take from the shelves, I pay with that card, all the time and head out on my way home, and that's it. But most of the time, I have a very difficult time while shopping there because I keep getting your security guards always tail gating me in a very suspicious way, like if I am there to do any shoplifting even though most of the cashiers know me very well because they see me everyday, paying with my red card. Still, the security guards won't stop chasing me around.
Even the cops stationed there from the PPD chase me around without any reason other than my looks. I caught one of them the other day, following me all over the store and when I took the stairs to go to the 3rd. floor to get what I needed to buy that evening, I realized what he was doing, so I immediately got back on the stairs back to the second floor just to make sure I was not being followed and sure enough, he too came back down the stairs after me. I stopped myself right in front of him and very concerned asked him why he was chasing me and he said that he was not doing so, but he was, indeed in a very suspicious way.
So I requested to speak with the store manager and made a serious verbal complain against that security guard action and the manager apologized and said he would speak with him about but I don't know if that really happened because I keep being harassed and scrutinize around every time I step inside those doors.
This has to stop somehow because I know that there other people who are victimized by this unfair behavior on the part of your security guards. Well, I guess that being a hard working Hispanic family man who earns his money the right way by working at a real job all the time is not good enough for Target store's security guards then.
Product or Service Mentioned: Target Security Guard.
Reason of review: Harrasment by security guards.
Preferred solution: Someone needs to speak and educate those security guards about race profiling and discrimination based on the looks of visitors.