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An 11 year old girl is shoplifting. You, as a Cincinnati city police officer, respond and confront her. She runs away. What do you do? I don't want to know what the cop SHOULD HAVE done. I want to know what YOU would do. Females please answer for female cop . Males please answer for male cop,

Note: Ohio law says anyone between ages 7 and 70 can be legally tasered if resisting arrest.
Created: August 9, 2018
Totals: 4 votes, 14 comments
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Give chase and tackle her.
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Shoot her.
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Taser her.
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Let her run & catch her later.
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Put your hands on her.
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Depends if she's white or black.
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Voted: Let her run & catch her later.
2 months ago
I would let her run and hope to catch her later.
Voted: Let her run & catch her later.
2 months ago
I would watch for her again and hope to catch her later for a good talking to.
2 months ago
Let her run. Tasering cruel and excessive for something as petty as shoplifting
reply to: Let her run. Tasering cruel and excessive for something as petty as shoplifting
2 months ago
I agree and at 11 years old? taser could kill, heck taser can kill a full grown man let alone an 11 year old girl.
2 months ago
I can't answer for a cop. When I have noticed someone shoplifting for sure in places I've worked...I have confronted them most always. Once I even ran after a person, when I saw them steal a book from the front displayed hardcovers books. He handed it back to me, after a brief verbal exchange.
Voted: Let her run & catch her later.
2 months ago
I would like to think I'd try and catch her and give her a good talking-to, but she would probably outrun me. If it was my store, I'd watch to see if she comes back and if she did, I would ask her to leave the store and if she refused, I'd call 911.
reply to: I would like to think I'd try and catch her and give her a good talking-to, but she would probably outrun me. If it was my store, I'd watch to see if she comes back and if she did, I would ask her to leave the store and if sh
2 months ago
so as a police officer you would call 9/11? lol
reply to: so as a police officer you would call 9/11? lol
Voted: Let her run & catch her later.
2 months ago
Let me clarify. The first sentence is what I would do as a police officer.

The second sentence is what I would do if I were the store owner.

I guess that wasn't apparent to you since I didn't separate the two sentences.

Hope you get it this time.
2 months ago
probably run after and give a stern talking too, if that turns out it won;t do anything, bring her to her parents and give parents and child a stern warning
2 months ago
I think it depends on so many other factors.

What was she stealing, a pocketful of diamonds or a lip gloss?
Does she have any friends around that could be more easily detained which could lead to her?
Does the store have cameras that might identify her?
Is the store crowded and possibly injure others by barging through? What about property?
Do you have reason to believe she is armed? Might sound silly, but it could be life or death.
Is she running out onto a crowded freeway or is this a shopping mall?
Daytime or nighttime?

So many issues come into play, I think, and it just highlights how difficult a job cops have. I dont think I can answer without knowing these things.
reply to: I think it depends on so many other factors. What was she stealing, a pocketful of diamonds or a lip gloss? Does she have any friends around that could be more easily detained which could lead to her? Does the store have c
Voted: Let her run & catch her later.
2 months ago
Stealing is stealing. By the time you make up your mind, she could run to New Zealand..
reply to: Stealing is stealing. By the time you make up your mind, she could run to New Zealand..
2 months ago
But, as an example, if she just dropped a chapstick in her purse and the store is packed and she (as a small wirey eleven year old and likely easier to navigate between other patrons than I can at 6'5 280lbs) runs through a crowd of old elderly people and across a busy freeway, at night, in the rain.. nothing good can come of me giving chase.

If she just stole a Rolex and is in the back of the store with no way out except past me.... then I taze her. LOL JOKING. But no, in that situation I would do whatever "the book" says to do as far as taking into custody. I dont think tazing would ever come into play between me and an eleven year old girl. It wouldnt be necessary. She would need to be one big, powerful 11 year old.
reply to: But, as an example, if she just dropped a chapstick in her purse and the store is packed and she (as a small wirey eleven year old and likely easier to navigate between other patrons than I can at 6'5 280lbs) runs through a c
2 months ago
I couldn't imagine a taser gun ever coming into play in a shoplifting scenario. I've thought about this off and on since this thread was posted and I, like you, thought to myself, okay, would I be more inclined to taze someone depending on what it is they stole?

Chap-Stik vs. a Rolex?

Tazing an eleven-year old could kill them. As a law enforcement officer, I would not want that on my conscience for the rest of my life.
reply to: Stealing is stealing. By the time you make up your mind, she could run to New Zealand..
2 months ago