A Victoria’s Magic formula keep in the Carriage Crossing shopping mall in Collierville, Tenn., has issued an apology and offered a $100 gift card to a client who was handcuffed and accused of shoplifting on Monday, immediately after making an attempt to return an item to have a stability tag eliminated. As an alternative of only getting the tag taken off, Jovita Jones Cage experienced the cops known as on her by the store’s manager and she says she was racially profiled.
“She received the receipts out and was equipped to uncover the ideal a person and eliminate the sensor. I explained to her she could preserve the bag there, due to the fact I was likely to go procuring close to the store,” Cage explained, in an interview with WREG.
As Cage ongoing searching, she recognized a Collierville police officer enter the retail store. The officer approached her, and questioned the retail outlet manager if she was the a single they called about. It was then the officer handcuffed Cage, and told her she was below arrest for shoplifting.
Cage contends that she was treated harshly since she’s black, and was in tears even right after the cop recognized she wasn’t shoplifting. Even though Cage did nothing at all incorrect, the cop escorted her out of the retailer and informed her she was banned.
Victoria’s Mystery issued a assertion about the incident and says the keep manager was fired:
“We are sincerely sorry for the encounter Ms. Jones Cage had in our keep. Bottom line, we designed a mistake, and we do not tolerate this behavior. Our head of shops has been seeking to arrive at Ms. Jones Cage to personally apologize for her expertise. Victoria’s Magic formula is adamant that all customers be handled with dignity and regard. We have investigated the make a difference, and the affiliate involved is no extended employed with our brand. In addition, we are meeting with each and every associate in the retailer to reinforce our values and guidelines. We are dedicated to providing an great procuring practical experience to each consumer, every single time … we have perform to do – and we are devoted to this mission.”
Cage suggests she’s consulted with her neighborhood chapter of the NAACP and requirements the enterprise to do additional than just situation a assertion.