First encounter with LEO while carrying today - not very pleasant...
Could have been worse though, but yeah.. this is not cool..
I was shopping at a clothing store known for cheap prices.
NEVER AGAIN will I attempt to shop there after this.....
I ask the woman at the counter to use the dressing room so I can look at the tag of my pants that I am wearing, so I can find out exactly which size I need to get for the shorts that I want to buy.
as I'm in the dressing room, I take off my belt & lay my holstered weapon down on the bench, then I spin around and try to check the tag size in the mirror.
After figuring out what size my current pants were so I could get 1 size larger on the shorts, I put my belt back on, put the holster back on, etc.
As I leave the dressing room, this lady tells me "I know what you're doing in there, and the cops are on the way!"
I ask her "what am I doing? I haven't done anything wrong" - she says "We KNOW you're shoving items down your pants, we heard you take the belt off!"
I reply, "no maam, I took my belt off because I have my CWP and I needed to remove my holster - I have nothing down my pants at all."
She says "sure, whatever you say - you can tell it to the cops when they get here!"
So the cops walk in, I hand him my license and my permit. He asks if I am carrying right now, I tell him yes sir.
He secures my weapon. I then tell him he can gladly come in the dressing room with me, and I will strip down to my boxers so he can see that I have NOT shoved anything down my pants. He follows me in, but doesn't have me do that.
He had me spread my legs & he just checked like that.
So then we walk outside to finish talking after I obviously had not stolen anything. On the way out, the cop tells me - why did you bring this in here, didn't you see the sign on the door?
I tell him sir, there is no sign on the door - if there was I would have left this in my car, I never would have ever brought it inside.
We get out front and he says "oh, you're right.. there is not a sign on the door"
So anyway.. even after everything checked out, the cop places my Glock, my magazine, my spare magazine and my knife in the trunk of my car - but he kept the round that I had in the chamber..
Those are very expensive rounds.. not to mention you can't even find them anywhere right now.
That is not cool to treat a law-abiding citizen like this..
I even showed the woman my cash in my wallet and told her maam, I am here to spend money - NOT shoplift, as I was waiting on the police.
Again.. WOW is all I can say right now..
I just wanted to get some shorts with belt loops so I can carry in comfort - nothing more.
I am still pretty shook up about this.. as I told the officers, that was my first encounter with LEO's while carrying.. I had done nothing wrong at all.. This is crazy dude.