I ran into Walgreens to pick up a pack of batteries. While I was there I started grabbing a few more household items I realized I needed.
My hands became full with items and I started dropping things so I went and got a cart. I paid for my $85 worth of merchandise and exited the store. As soon as I left, a manager stopped me in the parking lot and asked to look in my purse. Confused, I opened it up and there was the pack of batteries I had originally went to Walgreens to purchase!
I explained it must have been a mistake, why would I buy $85 worth of items and steal $6 batteries? I am a 30 year old precessional with no criminal record whatsoever. I needed the batteries and wanted to pay for them - I felt bad and embarassed that they thought I was stealing. However, instead of letting me pay for my mistake as a loyal customer of Walgreens, they took me into the back room photocopied my license called the police and told me I was never allowed to enter a Walgreens store again.
I was absolutely furious and absolutely mortified. Why was I being treated like a criminal when I had done nothing wrong? Is this how Walgreens sees and treats their loyal customers? Regardless, months went by and I moved out of state.
Today I get a letter in the mail telling me that Walmart wants $500 in damages for the "incident " - wtf???
I will never shop at another Walgreens again, they are money hungry and accusatory. I will countersue them and take them to court if I have to but this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever been a part of.