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I walked into a grocery store & security asked to see my bag

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I walked into a grocery store & security asked to see my bag it's a small coach back pack style! I refused I went in & did my grocery shopping! I happened to get in line where the manager was @ the register I made a complaint about security. His reply was he's doing his job. As I finished paying security approached me again. I asked the manager if I looked like a thief his reply was, "I cant answer that." Security again asked to search my bag & I refused! I have never felt so humiliated stereotyped & harassed by someone! Can I file a complaint
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** *****

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Why do you feel your were stereotyped?

What was the reason the security wanted to check your bag at the entry point to the store?

What store was this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am Hispanic
Not sure why he wanted to check my bag. Maybe to make sure I wasn't going to steal I honestly don't know!
It was a grocery store Valu Mart
I felt harassed by him
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your follow up.

What was the race / ethnicity was this security guard?

Was this security guard checking bags of other customers / consumers?

Did you report this issue to the store general manager and/or corporate headquarters for the store?

Did you suffer any financial damages as a result of this incident?