Out here in CA, at the Walmarts that I'm familiar with, they have a really strange policy regarding LP. They will not prosecute for thefts under certain amounts or for most of the store's items.
An off duty city PD guy was at Walmart last week when a guy ran out of the store pushing a cart past the greeters with a 32" LCD tv. LP was chasing him and yelling to call the cops, it was a robbery, blah blah blah. Well the off duty city PD guy starts chasing after the suspect but LP gets to him first as he was much closer. LP pushes the guy down and takes the shopping cart and tv back to the store at a fast jog. The suspect gets up and runs away. The PD guy asked the LP guy if he was going to bother catching the suspect. LP guy said that they just wanted the TV back and that they wouldn't prosecute, so there was no point in chasing or restraining him beyond that point.
The off duty PD guy scratches his head and tells PD units arriving on scene for a robbery in progress call about what had just occurred. Everybody shakes there in bewilderment and frustration and leaves.
That was one day in the life of a Walmart LP guy as it was related to me. BTW, this off duty PD guy worked LP for several large stores prior to law enforcement.
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