A new video showing a man shoplifting from a San Francisco Walgreens while a security guard watches has sparked furious debate across social media.
The video, which was posted to Twitter by Lyanne Melendez, a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco shows a man placing numerous items into a black trash bag inside the Walgreens. According to the tweet, the incident occurred at a Walgreens on Gough and Fell streets.
As the video continues, the man can be seen getting on his bike and riding through the aisle with the trash bag on his back. As he rides through the aisle, a security guard, who is also recording the incident, can be seen trying to grab the bag away from the man but he is unsuccessful.
The man can then be seen riding his bike toward the entrance of the Walgreens and eventually leaving.
According to KGO-TV, Melendez said “It’s hard for me as a journalist to say ‘I won’t be involved, I can’t get involved,’ I have to be sort of neutral, but this is also my city. I live in this city and I see this constantly. Not only Walgreens, but cars, and my garage door has been broken into twice.”
Shortly after the video was posted, numerous social media users expressed their own opinions on the incident, with many sparking debate.
Twitter user Mark Kitterman wrote in response that “The security guard got it all video and no store patron was injured in the process. Win-Win. The video will be circulated throughout the Bay Area Law enforcement. Dude is screwed. This was handled…