Q: My wife and I are trying to determine if a gas station employee did anything illegal.
I came in with a jacket on and went to the candy section. I walked down a couple aisles looking at ingredients of various products. The clerk then tells me that my jacket is suspicious and that I should take it off if I want to stay in the store. I comply and continue looking. The clerk then tells me that he is going outside and that no one is allowed in the store. I grab my jacket and before I leave he asks me if I took anything. Being annoyed, I start to empty my pockets, but the clerk waves me off and walks away. Then I leave the store.
On its face, it appears to be an unpleasant encounter brought about by suspicion, and not a courteous manner in which to treat a store visitor. It could be the type of experience one would want to forget about, but if you believe that a violation of your rights took place, you could set up a consult with an attorney in Texas to discuss the matter in further detail. Good luck
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