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Guy gets locked in bank entrance for having loaded mag

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Nemesis., May 24, 2012.

  1. Nemesis.

    Nemesis.

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    He had a sidearm but decided to leave it in the car. He still had a loaded magazine on his belt which set off the alarm and metal detector. The doors locked, locking him in the foyer.

    An employee demanded he lift up his shirt and turn around. The employee saw the mag and refused to unlock the doors. Several police officers arrived, searched him, and that was that.

    Here's the thread:

    http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/320601935/m/9340096982


    I'm not sure what I'd do other than change banks.

    BTW, it was in Indiana where signs carry no weight.
     
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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    He may not be prosecuted under the laws, but an establishment can easily prohibit weapons on their premises and if you don't leave, that's trespassing.

    He can either change the banks, or abide by their policies.
     

  3. Calico Jack

    Calico Jack NO QUARTER

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    He didn't have a weapon on his person.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If a bank were to determine that a loaded mag is part of a weapon then...like I said, abide by their policies or take his money elsewhere. I know what I would do.
     
  5. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    If their system were to lock me into the foyer/vestibule/whatever, rather than only lock the inner door (allowing me to leave but refusing me entry), I'd sue for unlawful imprisonment.
     
  6. FL Airedale

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    I agree that private businesses have the right to deny you entry if they don't want you carrying a firearm. I don't believe they have the right to imprison you.

    If my bank prohibits firearms, I'll change banks. It should take me about 48 hours to get everything transfered. I could do it in 24 if I was in a rush.
     
  7. fnfalman

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    Sounds like the dude need to lawyer up and sue the bank for emotional distress and humiliation.
     
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    a) The guy attempted to abide by their policy. He put his weapon in his vehicle. The police apparently determined that he did not have a weapon, and the bank apparently accepted that. Thus, the bank is not determining that he had a weapon.
    b) You can't leave if they've locked you in.
     
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  9. Happypuppy

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    Hmm... He was illegally retained against his will in my non attorney opinion. There have been many successful lawsuits about businesses doing it in shoplifting suspected cases. Unless it is in City or State code, he may IMO have a grievance


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  10. SPIN2010

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    I am thinking he just made a little money from bank one and two thirds for that little diddy ... we will see. :dunno:
     
  11. G36's Rule

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    Sounds like something that will only be settled by litigation and more laws. Unfortunately.

    If the signs truly carry no weight then the law is settled, and the bank will pay for their stupidity.
     
  12. pesticidal

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    I wonder if I'd get locked in if I was carrying 3 pounds of change.
     
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    The more I think about this the more idiotic it sounds. What if they trap some silly schmuck in there that is claustrophobic?

    :rofl:
     
  14. countrygun

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    If just the magazine tripped the device, then how do all those "Glock 7s" I hear liberals raging about, go undetected?

    They must have some kind of cloaking mechanism to hide the magazine in them.
     
  15. oldman11

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    You're right on. That rhetoric from the liberals is just squawk talk about something they know nothing about. That is what all the anti-gun laws are based on; unfounded rhetoric and just flat out lies.
     
  16. dherloc

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    I carry at BoA all the time. Must not have these devices there. Never noticed a sign either...but I suppose you have to be looking for one to ignore it.
     
  17. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Citizens arrest! Citizens arrest! Lol
     
  18. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    unfortunately most people are so thoroughly trained, they'll just shrug their shoulders and say "their bank, their rules"
     
  19. norm357

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    In GA, that is called kidnapping. He should have called the cops.
     
  20. Geko45

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    But banks don't have the authority to foreceably detain someone that isn't breaking any laws. If they had asked him to leave and opened the door behind him that would be one thing, but locking someone in the foyer exposes them to all kinds of liability.

    I swear, people don't even seem to enage their brain anymore.