When I was 18, a couple of my friends said they were hungry. So at 5am we walked over to the Safeway store and I proceeded to pick up things that you could buy lots of for five dollars. Like top raman noodles. At one point, a store employee accused my black friend of having once taken something from the store. He left. Next as we were picking up the noodles, he accused my other friend, a mexican of having taken something. I told the store employee he was wrong for accusing my other friend without having any evidence to prove his case in point. The mexican next to me emptied his pockets to demonstrate that he did not have what the employee was accusing him of taking. In the contents of his pocket was a closed pocket knife. So the store employee stormed off. I finished my shopping and as we approached the register, there were police with their guns drawn and they ordered us to the ground. They kicked us and man handled us and took us out to their cars. About an hour later, they let us go and apologized for the incident. I complained my wrist was injured. They offered to take me to the hospital. Apparently the store employee had lied about what had happened when he called the police. Still the police told us we could never return to the store. The other day I was trying to purchase my hand basket contents at the deli at safeway. The cashier insisted I take one item, a phone card to the main register. I complained that the lines were long. Still he insisted. When I got to the main register, there was another employee waiting and leering at me as if I had done something wrong. I paid for the card and left. I think there is something seriously wrong with Safeway and how it trains its employees to deal with "suspected" shoplifters. Apparently, based on my experience and the video this opinion is referencing, I would say Safeway has failed to train its employees how to tell the difference between their ass and a hole in the ground.
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