I'm an Indian student doing my Phd in USA. My experience shopping in Target (Hawley Lane Mall) was appalling.
On July 20th, I was shopping for some essentials and had some time before the next bus departed.
After quickly gathering a gallon of milk and other stuff from all corners of the shop I headed to the Mens apparel section.
As I did not want to lug around the basket, I kept it next to me on the floor while selecting some jeans.
Apparently the dimwit monitoring the security cam thought I was a threat and had some staff sent to my location.
There, this lady/staff was checking me out from a distance while I'm shopping (I was the only one in the Mens section at that time and could clearly hear
the speaker phone blaring about an emergency security alert in the men's section).
No one approached me or asked if it was my basket. (It should have been
pretty clear as I was the only one standing there).
Then while I was in the fitting room trying on my clothes - the staff decided to reshelf all my stuff including my coffee roll from Dunkin Donuts which was
in the basket. On my return I was astonished to see my shopping basket missing. Upon enquiry the same lady/staff informed me that all the stuff had been
reshelfed and that I would have to go get them again. As I was pressed for time I had to redo my shopping and also found my coffee roll had been opened and
pawed by the same dimwits who work in Target.
All they had to do was to be a little courteous and ask me if it was my shopping basket or atleast inform me to take it with me.
I guess this sort of things are to be expected when you hire low IQ morons for $10/hour pay.
To conclude - I'm never going to shop in that store again and would advise other shoppers to avoid such a bad experience.
(Maybe things would have been different if I was a white...)
Monetary Loss: $40.