Legal Advice (more like question)

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    Legal Advice (more like question)

    The other day I was in a store using this free internet kiosk thingy (I go there quite often to use it). As I was leaving (I was already out the door) this guy aproaches me and is like "My name is xxxxx with store security, what did you do with the xxxxx" so I tell him I put them back and he asks me to come back in the store and him and like 5 guys fscking question and search me (finding nothing)!!! Im just wondering, could I have legally told him to .......... off (not let him search me), and would the case be the same if I was still in the store when he stopped me.

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    AFAIK, they can only approach you once you leave the store, but I wouldn't have told him to .......... off anyways.
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    Take a breath and tell the story so it makes some sense.

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    So, you were trying to steal extra-hardcore porn?

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    Thats all there is to the story, I was thining about buying some garden seeds but decided not to so I just threw them in some box in the store. When I led them to where I thought I put them they werent there.

    Im wondering if I could have legally just walked away.

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    Huh? Make sense much?

    Anyway, there's only one state where cursing is a punishable offense (AFAIK), so tell people to fsck off all you want.

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    sorry if Im not making much sense, Im just pretty mad about that.

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    If you're referring to MI, it isn't anymore...that got overturned last year.
    Away.

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    Well, in UK if that happened to me-I would be suing for assault.

    Only the police are allowed to search a citizen. Did they search you or did you empty your pockets and drop your trousers etc? If they touched you even ONCE-you have them by the balls. (in a manner of speaking)

    Blimey in USA you sue for anything dont you.....

    You can have them for wrongful arrest-as you have to be arrested by store security to be brought back inside (they wont tell you that though) -they do have the power of citizens arrest, but they MUST be willing to accept the consequences if they made a mistake (like in your case)

    You also have a charge of being detained against your will-I gather they would not let you go until they were happy?

    Dont take crap like this from anyone-exercise your rights!
    Such is life.

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    Oh damn-I forgot----

    You asked if this happened in the store would it have been different.......

    Yes indeed-you cannot legally have stolen anything until you leave the store..you may be eccentric and (for example) decide to not use a basket as they are too heavy....

    ...instead you may be carrying around in your pocket!

    Sounds daft, but is true.
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    First of all, I'm assuming you're in the U.S. If so, even a police officer wouldn't have the right to search you unless you consent to it, he has a warrant, or you are under arrest. So, if a police officer ever asks to search something, say no! Always remember that you have the right to refuse a search. You could've told that guy that you didn't want to be searched, and then, he couldn't have searched you.
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    yeah he could be a pervert like someone we know!

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