Arrested For Theft At A Supermarket? A Defense That You Were Going To Pay For The Item May Be Possible
If you're shopping at the local supermarket when you're hungry, you might be tempted to open up something in your cart and snack on it to relieve your hunger. However, if a supermarket security guard were to observe you doing so, he or she may believe that you're simply stealing food. The guard may call the police, who may decide to charge you with theft. This could be a giant misunderstanding, as your intention may have been to pay for the item before you leave — perhaps by simply having the cashier scan the empty wrapper.