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4-year-old Punished by a Security Guard for Eating Apricots at Safeway

4-year-old Punished by a Security Guard for Eating Apricots at Safeway

Do you shop at Safeway with your kids? You'd best keep an eagle eye on them while you walk the aisles: a Seattle family is in shock over the way the chain treated their 4-year-old daughter. Unbeknownst to her dad, the little girl opened a bag of dried apricots, ate a few, and then returned the bag to the shelf. When a security guard noticed her sticky fingers, he gathered evidence of her crime and then removed her and her dad to a break room, where he made the tot "sign" an affidavit acknowledging that she was banned from Safeway.

In light of the chain's recent fumbling of a similar incident (a Safeway in Hawaii initiated criminal proceedings against a pregnant mom who forgot to pay for two sandwiches she ate while shopping, and as a result CPS took away her toddler), the chain was faster to react to this incident. They called the mom to apologize and fired the security guard.

Read the whole story (Seattle Pi)

Do you ever let your kids eat unpaid food in the supermarket?

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