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Old 01-21-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: GA
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You did the right thing. Mall security could have called the police. If someone commits a crime, they should call...isn't that part of their job?
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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Why didn't any of you that witnessed them leaving her call the police???? I would have whipped out my cell phone as soon as they left and called! I can't imagine how horrible her home life is if she is treated that way!
That was my thought as well.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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Listen, when your put into a situation like this, it's difficult. You would like to believe that security had enough common sense to handle the situation correctly. Unfortunately, they didn't. One can only hope if it happens again, someone will respond appropriately.
Not that hard. 9-1-1 takes only three numbers.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Now you need to follow up with a written complaint to the mall manager and a letter to the editor. That will get someone's attention for sure.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You could still call. Let the police decide whether they want to pursue it and whether they can get an ID from video, if available.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My daughter is almost 11 and I wouldn't do that with her NOW, nevermind at that age. Things like that make me sick, I can only imagine how the poor child must have felt being abandoned like that.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago's burbs
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You could still call. Let the police decide whether they want to pursue it and whether they can get an ID from video, if available.
Good idea. I just called the police and told them what happened. The police officer sounded pretty disturbed by this as well. They said they are going to look into this and talk to mall security about the incident. Hopefully it will prevent this from happening again.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Good idea. I just called the police and told them what happened. The police officer sounded pretty disturbed by this as well. They said they are going to look into this and talk to mall security about the incident. Hopefully it will prevent this from happening again.
That child could have SO easily been taken away and killed. I personally would have wanted to beat some sense into someone who would do that. I wouldn't do something like that too my dog.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Good idea. I just called the police and told them what happened. The police officer sounded pretty disturbed by this as well. They said they are going to look into this and talk to mall security about the incident. Hopefully it will prevent this from happening again.
You won't regret it.

Here's something that occurred locally for me. They very likely saved the child's life. Your phone call may do the same.

MySA.com: Metro | State (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA011808.01B.toddlerabuse.292566e.html - broken link)
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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We cannot assume somebody else is going to do something. You see a wrong, you do something. And, you wait to find out if somebody has done their job properly. And, if not, you demand they do it. Mall security in most states has no more power than you. They are just people in uniforms. I spent years in police work with people failing to act based on the theory that 1) somebody might sue me for alerting the police about something 2) its not my business. It is your business. After 9-11, there is one thing we all should learn: its our business. Secondly, I have never heard of any lawsuit, frivolous or otherwise, where a person is sued when they have contacted police about another's action as long as the initial report is in good faith.
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