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Are there any differences in how Best Buy and Apple handle crime? What prompted my inquiry was this

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In the meanwhile, I kept staring at the scene, wondering whether it was staged or possibly a comedy performance.

This video was posted on Twitter. This video depicted three energetic young men bursting inside a Best Buy. There were attempts to remove certain phones from a showcase.

It wasn’t going as planned. Those security ropes are capable of withstanding a lot of pressure.

Best Buy security guards lined up in the aisles like an NFL defence, blocking the shoplifters from getting out of the store.

There were no tackles made or penalties called, and the video cut off before it could be seen by the audience.

Millions, on the other hand, were awestruck and awestruck.

Of course, I had been one. My first instinct was to ask Best Buy whether company policy permitted or perhaps encouraged workers to block and possibly attack one other, so I did so immediately.

One of Apple’s policies is to let them take what they can, and not to meddle in the process in any way. If you’re in a hurry, you can always find uniformed security at Apple Stores.

I waited for a response from Best Buy. I was very certain it would come to fruition. Its customer service has always been excellent to me. However, there was no response. Is it possible that the corporation was caught off guard? Is this a rerun of the incident? Was there a way to gain some information?

That was an obvious thing for me to do. My first question to a Best Buy employee was if he’d had any extra NFL-style training as part of his shop induction after showing him the video — he hadn’t yet seen it.

You must realise that my question was meant to be taken seriously. Violence might easily break out in these kinds of shoplifting incidents.

Freddy, a Best Buy employee, viewed the video twice.

Finally, he said the words: “Not at all. That isn’t permitted.”

It’s been made clear that engaging shoplifters is a no-no. That’s what I was trying to figure out.

Correct, Freddy corrected himself. “I don’t even want to think about it. Exactly what is the goal of all this?”

Employees who try to apprehend a shoplifter risk being fired by their employers. As an example, four Home Depot workers were dismissed after going after a shoplifter because they felt they were doing the business a favour by doing so.

As Freddy stated, it’s not like he owns the stuff, but rather a huge conglomerate does. However, he paused to think about something.

“I wonder what the legal consequences would be if I tried to stop a shoplifter,” he remarked. He wondered what would happen if he tackled and harmed a shoplifter. It’s not clear if he would be accountable. Would the thief take legal action? (This is the United States of America.) They, of course, would.

There are no uniformed security guards posted outside of any Best Buy shops that I’ve seen, although the corporation does use them in other areas.

Corie Barry, the CEO of Best Buy, regards stealing as a major issue. On CNBC in November, she said: “When we speak about the reasons for the high rate of job turnover, this… plays into my worries for our workers because… number one is simply human safety.”

She referred to San Francisco and California as a whole, especially.

I don’t know what happened to the Best Buy NFL-style defenders at this time. Even if it was, it’s difficult to believe it was the result of random behaviour. It’s simpler to believe that they had at least a little bit of preparation for this.

Also, I’m curious about the shoplifters’ fates. The phones they snatched from their bodies are immediately rendered unusable.