In the city of San Jose, customers have to pay for shopping bags or opt to walk out with merchandise in their hands. If the buzzer goes off at the exit door, how does the security guard know who to Stop
7/22 at the College Park store, downtown San Jose, Califorina
I purchased 148.00 worth of goods, including an autoshop vaccum cleaner. My bags were placed in the shopping cart along with the autoshop vaccum at the bottom.
As I approached the exit door of target along with 5 other customers(Asians, Latinos, Mexicans, Whites), the buzzer went off and I heard the security guard say "Sir" of course there were others around leaving. Hey somehow knew it was my shopping cart, being the only black man leaving with the other customers. He singled me out and asked for my receipt.
Pause here please, In San Jose, stores charge you for shopping bags or you walk out with items in your hands.
The other customers:
All had items in their hands and opted not to purchase a shopping bag.
Back to my experience: Being from Georgia, i know its procedure to always leave the store with a bag.
So how did the security guard know it was My bagged items deep down in the shopping cart.
Was this a setup?
I showed him my receipt and he stated it was the autoshop vaccum cleaner, but how could he see that at the bottom of my cart..........meanwhile, all the other customers with merchandise in their hands, are walking out the door.......we assume they paid for it.......but he stopped me....the one who had a shopping bag.
As I exited the door, another security guard was coming in from parking lot duty.
I over heard the younger security guard who had stopped me state" Hey I caught one trying to leave"
I ask caught what? I have a receipt for my goods and I can afford to purchase more if needed.
Next Steps: My attorney will be contacting Target to have all the staff at the College Park store in San Jose undergo Sensitivy and Diversity Training to understand cultures and specifically African Americans.
1. The store needs to hire more African Americans as cashiers, store managers, and district managers.
Since customers in San Jose California have an option NOT to purchase shopping bags at target................How did the Security Guard know it was me buzzing at the exit door?...................He allowed all the other customers to leave with goods and products ....without a bag in the palm of their hands......we assume they purchased......
We do not need YOUNG IMATURE SECURITY GUARDS FALSELY ACCUSING OTHERS..........THIS REMINDS US OF A SIMILIAR INCIDENT ALREADY IN THE NEWS and that has already been on CNN.
College Park, San Jose Target Store requires revamping with more diversity, including African Americans in Leadership over the district.