Earlier, The Statesman.com had this little tid-bit up for perusal.
This raised the hackles of GTL. Reaction from Gun Toting Liberal:
A Wal-Mart employee was arrested Monday after he took cell phone pictures of a shopper’s bottom, Round Rock police said.
The shopper said she heard a camera click behind her as she walked through the store at 4700 East Palm Valley Blvd. When she turned around, she saw 23-year-old Baldemar Vela acting as if he were talking on the phone, according to an arrest affidavit. …”
Oh, so it’s A-Okay for the Wal-Mart loss prevention team to zero in on the private areas of their customers all day long as they shop, but if one of the “stock guys” do the same with their cellphone camera, it’s a freaking FELONY?Having worked closely several years ago with Wal-Mart LP guys all over the country, I can say that they don't "zero in on the private areas of their customers all day long". One of the reasons is, a lot of the LP 'guys' are girls. But the LP crew is usually motivated by a higher purpose: promotions through busting shoplifters: money trumps voyeurism, in most cases.
Frankly, I have to wonder where the line is drawn — a Wally-World shopper with a nice “bottom” is rummaging through the aisles of China’s NUMBER ONE CUSTOMER and an employee drills down for a “close-up” and the employee goes to prison, while the same thing happens in the loss prevention room, courtesy of OTHER employees, and there’s “no harm, no foul”? How does this make any damned sense?
But it's a good premise.
Back to Front Page.