Staten Island, NY asked in Securities Law for New York

Q: In New Jersey, can a security guard from a major Amusement Park Six Flags question a minor in a room with just them two?

My son was caught taking a hat from six flags over the summer. Yes he was wrong. They revoked him pass for a year. I’m fine with that. I’m not fine that he was questioned alone at first before they brought his older brother in and another security officer. A few months later we received a fine amount of $150.00. Both of my sons told us that this was never told to them. I called and spoke to someone at loss prevention and asked if we can see the tape of the questioning. We were first told they have to look, then were told can’t find the tape, then there was no tape. No we are told the tape was erased. I find it very unprofessional that this is how they conduct these situations. I asked for a number at corporate office which they couldn’t provide me. They did find the document that my son signed. I requested him to send me a copy. He says a fine can be anywhere from .0 - $150. I asked who determines the dollar amount. He couldn’t provide me an answer. I just want to know if this is scam.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. A possible reason your post remains open for two weeks might be that it may have gone unnoticed under Securities Law, which is more about transactions dealing with financial assets like stocks and bonds. At this point, you could seek the opinion of a criminal defense attorney in a private consultation in analyzing what happened here in terms of your son's rights. It's a safe bet they would recommend you no longer make posts on public forums involving the matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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