posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 07:01 PM
I don't have all of the information, and am assuming that he was drunk, as that is what you guys are saying. I know Wal-Mart's policy regarding
shoplifters, and what they are supposed to do, as well as not do, but I have no idea what their policies are for something like this. Regardless, a
taser should be used for protection only in a case like this, assuming this wasn't a cop.
The guy was not attacking the security guard, and didn't touch him until the security guy tried to grab him. He wasn't attempting to leave the scene,
so the better course of action would have been to wait for the police to arrive. I mean I heard sirens so they would have been there within minutes.
Even if it were allowed, it still wasn't the smart course of action.
I don't know if they asked him to leave the store, or if he left on his own, so I will reserve judgment until I read up a bit more. I will say that
regardless of what happened, judging by the video I expect there to be a lawsuit. I would almost count on it, that is if he attempts to find a lawyer.
Someone will take his case. Whether he would win or not is a different story. Take it to a jury and this might just be the smartest time he ever got
drunk and disorderly. Haha.
I am just saying that he shouldn't have been tased, and the lady shouldn't have to have been tackled. That was excessive force. Some, not all,
security guards think they are cops, and that is the sad truth. They do not know the law, since many cops don't know the law, so they should act with
as little force as is necessary if they want to avoid a potential lawsuit. Judging by the company's past actions he may even lose his job, depending
on their policies. Remember the guy who was fired for tackling a shoplifter? Ring a bell?
edit on 8/16/11 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason