I went to safeway to return items ( I had receipts) and to shop. My items were in my tote.
I normally return first but my funds were limited and I wanted to find sales first. I noticed immediately two guys following me through the store (as soon as I entered). I shopped while watching them watch me (very badly I may ad). I decided some items I didn't want and put them on a shelf (not on the aisle I got them from).
I got in line to pay and the older guy that was following me got in line behind me. He said to me "put it back". I at first thought he was talking to someone else. He was looking at me and said it again.
I said "what?, put what back?". He said" I know you have hair products in your purse". I said "No I don't". I then turned showed him where I had placed the items on the shelf (the items I had earlier decided I didn't want).He said he was calling the police.
I said "call the police". Then I walked away to try to get service on my phone ( In Safeway my cellphone service doesn't always work, I guess its the structure of the building). He grabbed my purse dumbed it out and voila...NO HAIR PRODUCTS! He took my items that I was returning even though I had receipts!
I went outside and called the police.
I believe I was targeted as soon as I walked into the store because I am black. I noticed the two white males following me as soon as I entered the store.