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tannybogus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-14-08 10:22 AM
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Target Has 79-Year-Old Taken In For Mental Evaluation After She Demanded Cash Refund
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Christina Brown said she wanted her $30 back. The cops said she must be crazy.

That's how a 79-year-old New Hope woman ended up having her head examined when she asked the SuperTarget in Plymouth to refund the $30 she had paid for shirts that did not fit. When store workers offered her a gift certificate in return for the shirts, but would not give her cash, Christina Brown stood for her rights.

When the manager said he was going to call the cops, Christina beat him to the punch: Taking a cellphone from her purse, she dialed 9-1-1 and called police, asking them to come and help her. Officers responded and later filled out a report, but no charges were filed.

The police report also says she asked to be arrested, but she denies that, saying, "I'd have to be crazy to ask for that."

"They can put you in jail for this," she says a cop told her. "Well, I've got nothing else to do today," she replied. "Besides, I may meet a better class of people in jail."

The store wouldn't budge. Christina wouldn't bend. A stretcher was brought in.

Christina was strapped to it, and taken by ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center. Her physical and mental health was supposed to be evaluated.

I have read this story twice, and I am still at a loss as to why she was taken for a mental evaluation. Either there is something missing in the story
or someone at Target is batshit crazy. They should have been taken in. I worked retail for a loooooooooooong time, and there were plenty of customers
that I wanted hauled off for a checkup. I can't imagine what she would have done to deserve this. I really want to know what it was, if anything.

I do know that if I had a customer treated like this, my corporate office probably would have sent me to join her. The cops had to have made that call???
Or do they now let store managers determine levels of sanity. Unless she was a clear danger to herself, I would had to have had permission from the CEO
of my company and God to have her taken for a mental evaluation.

:shrug: :shrug: :shrug: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

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