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    Default Charged with Theft After Leaving the Store

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Maryland. Say somebody goes to a store, they buy something then leave. A couple hours later, the police knock on their door saying the store has contacted them saying you stole things. They say they have video footage of you stealing but you know you didn't conceal anything on camera. What evidence could they have and what will happen?

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    They say they have video footage of you stealing
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    What evidence could they have
    Would you have a question that you do not already have the answer to?

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    and what will happen?
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    Default Re: Charged with Theft After Leaving the Store

    You missed one of the cameras. And you thought you were so smart. Crime does not pay. Now you have to pay.

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    They say they have video footage of you stealing but you know you didn't conceal anything on camera.
    That implies you did steal. When I was working loss prevention, I had cameras you'd never know were cameras. Had perps stare directly at them and never realize it.

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    Default Re: Charged with Theft After Leaving the Store

    This will get interesting if you concealed the stuff in the bathroom...

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    This will get interesting if you concealed the stuff in the bathroom...
    if they concealed it in the bathroom, wouldn’t it still be in the bathroom?

    and why does everybody call it a bathroom when there are no facilities to bathe in the typical non-residential restroom (and sometimes referred to as a lavatory although even that is considered an improper term in some groups)?

    a bathroom has a bath (or shower) in it

    a toilet is, obviously, a fixture within most bathrooms but is also used to reference a room where one would find a toilet and, generally, a sink but no bathtub or shower.

    a lavatory (lav a tor ee in American English; lav a tree in British English) is often used to refer to the room where one would find a toilet but lending confusion to the situation, it also is synonymous to sink, which is the fixture where one would wash their hands after using the toilet (at least hopefully they would)


    so why do we call a bathroom a bathroom when you can’t bathe there?

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    so why do we call a bathroom a bathroom when you can’t bathe there?
    Haha. You sir, have never worked retail. Give a homeless person a sink or toilet and they can come out clean. Your employees will hate you when you send them in after you clean up!

    When I worked retail , there was a manager in another who gets an A for effort, she installed surveillance cameras in the bathroom to catch thieves. She unfortunately got a $0 for a paycheck because she failed to think of the bigger picture.

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    Default Re: Charged with Theft After Leaving the Store

    A lot of places have signs "Restroom". Never considered resting in that sorta locale.

    Free time and semantics this morning J? Elimination Station. Void-n-Move Room. Water Closet. All rendered moot in an urgent situation by "Where's the shitter?"

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    A lot of places have signs "Restroom". Never considered resting in that sorta locale.

    Free time and semantics this morning J? Elimination Station. Void-n-Move Room. Water Closet. All rendered moot in an urgent situation by "Where's the shitter?"
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    Default Re: Charged with Theft After Leaving the Store

    The store doesn't have anybody on camera concealing items, that i know for a fact because it didn't happen

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