So tonight was an all around good day at work. Until about 11:30 when this guy that has come in about 2 times previously came in. He looks like a bum and he always comes in and brings me a few blue locks, which are clear cases we use to keep retail games and new movies in so they arent eaisly stolen. Thoes thing are almost impossible to unlock without the magnet system we have up front. Well, I have been very nice to this guy both of the times he has come in asking to keep the locks.
Well he came in tonight and asked again, I told him yes, then he went to the game section and was looking for retail games to buy. He was there for quite a while, and there was only 2 other people in the store, a couple. So I finished with them, as I was trying to watch this guy b/c he was kinda creepin me out. He never stayed to look for games before. He decided "not to buy anything" and wanted to rent a game. PS2-Gun. Well he gets up to the counter and realizes that he cant find his wallet (Bullshit), so hes walking around the game section where he was looking for it. So I was following him, "helping him look" b/c he was starting to make me nervous.
Anyway, as he walked out the door with nothing but a blue lock in his hand, he beeped. And he didnt beep when he came in, I know this b/c I was up front and there was no one else walking in the store. He didnt run, he came back in when I asked him too and he made up some bullshit story about having knee surgery and how it trips up the system sometimes and how they dont even let him into walmart anymore b/c he always beeps (Again, bullshit).
So he figures it was because of that side of the door, so he walked around to the other door and said he was going to see if he beeped there. He also would only lift up one arm. I walked around him and I didnt see anything suspicious. Well after he beeped at the other door (The one he walked in and didnt beep when he first came into the store) I called my other employee up front incase of anything.
Then I started questioning him. I asked him 3 times if he had anything, he assured me he didnt. I stood infront of the door so he would have to go past me and my other employee to get out. THen I walk to the side a little bit and I see something in his shirt, I know hes got shit, and I want him to give it to me. I told him that it wasnt cool that he was stealing something from me after I was so nice to him both times he had come in. He kept pleading with me that he didnt have anything under his shirt. I was afraid to ask him to lift it incase he had some kind of a weapon of any kind. So I kept baggering him about it and Bill, my other employee said, "well if its your knee that sets it off, then put your knee infront of the door and see if it beeps." He did, and it didnt beep.
Now I was sure he had something, so I kept baggering him, saying how its not cool that he would steal from me, and he needs to give me my games back. Finally he gave in, put his other hand underneath his shirt and pulled out 3 games. 2 PS2(I cant remember which ones) and 1 Xbox(Tony Hawk's American Wasteland). Combined total of over 100 dollars in games. He appologized to me and walked out.
Yes, I should have called the cops, but then again, he had plently of chances to run out of the store, and I was afraid that he had a gun or some kind of weapon on him. We've got him on camera, and I checked the tape, so it was recording. Im going to let Corey handle it tomorrow.
Shit was fucked up. But at least I got my games back. Agh, sometimes Blockbuster is dangerous. Sad, but true.
Alright, thats all I have for this thing tonight. Until next time.