"Society is so broken in California..."
From K A L E O (@CryptoKaleo)'s Twitter account, posted Wednesday:
Society is so broken in California that employees are basically trained to help assist tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise being stolen right in front of them (notice them holding customers back) as everyone else just stands around and watches.
How did we get here? pic.twitter.com/DBbWQJV3sk
— K A L E O (@CryptoKaleo) November 30, 2022
My take: Everybody in the long comment thread (4,757 responses and counting) who has ever worked retail offered some variation on this response...
They're holding customers back so they don't potentially get hurt. Companies like this train too avoid loss of life or lawsuits from injuries. Also - each one of those phones is accounted for and rendered useless.