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The sheriff of California’s Sacramento County accused Target leaders of preventing deputies from thwarting shoplifting incidents despite the store requesting help to stymie rampant retail crime.
“We don’t tell big retail how to do their jobs, they shouldn’t tell us how to do ours,” Sheriff Jim Cooper posted in a lengthy X post Thursday.
Cooper said Target, one of the largest retailers in the U.S., reached out to his office multiple times requesting assistance with shoplifters, who the sheriff said were frequently “known transients.”
The sheriff’s office and Target worked to conduct an operation at the store to nab shoplifters, but the plan apparently crumbled after Target leaders made a list of rules for where and how deputies and detectives could arrest the suspects.
Here’s the proper response from the Sheriff’s office:
Seriously, Target shouldn’t be telling these people how to do their jobs – not if they ever want any resolution to this rampant theft. Let the officers arrest people in the store. Let them be perp-walked past all the other customers in handcuffs, pour encourager les autres. There’s no reason to just let this kind of thing happen:
“Our deputies watched a lady on camera bring in her own shopping bags, go down the body wash isle [sic], and grab a bunch of Native body washes. Then she went to customer service and return them! Target chose to do nothing and simply let it happen,” he wrote.
And that’s why it keeps happening. Because they allow it, and because they are afraid of the skull-shattering RHEEEEE from California lefties should they make any effort to stop these awful losses from theft.
Target has gone completely nuts. They deserve whatever happens.