Asked in Consumer Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi

Q: Can I do anything if I was wrongfully accused of stealing in a store? No law was involved, but I was humiliated.

I entered into the store I shop at on a regular basis on October 21 at 2:30pm . I walked into the store and went straight to the aisle to get a Drone I had seen the past week that I was going to purchase. A lady, who appeared to be an employee told me I need to leave the store. She said she had me on video on 2 different occasions trying to steal. I told her it wasn't me. She told me to leave then or she was gonna call law. I told her I wanted to talk with the manager. She said she was the manager. I left and called the District Manager and was told he would call me within 48 hours. I waited and he never called. I called back and was told that the case ticket was closed and he would not be calling me back. The lady I spoke with said it stated that the District Manager agreed with the manager about my behavior and my abusive language and that's that. What can I do? I was humiliated and falsely accused in public of stealing and told not to come back to store. This is wrong.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys who handle such cases, but keep in mind that such matters would not be likely to be handled on a contingency basis. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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