This week’s question comes from Lionel T. from South San Francisco who writes:
“I went shopping at a major retailer in a mall with a friend of mine. We are young and he was being uncool and he took a cheap piece of jewelry for his girl and didn’t pay for it. He walked out and the alarms went off. He took off and security chased him while another one grabbed me in front of some nearby classmates. I hadn’t done anything. I told them to let me go and they told me to come with them and led me into a back room and told me to empty my pockets. I did, and I didn’t have anything stolen on me. They then told me to call my friend and get him to come back. I said no. They told me that they would call the police and tell them that I stole something.
I said I didn’t do anything and let me go. They said no and I walked to the door and a guard stepped between me and the door. After a while they called the store manager who came in. I explained that I had nothing to do with any theft and he told the guards to let me go. I feel they did me wrong. Do I have a case?”