A man down south of Corpus Christi, TX will not be facing any charges after his dealings with a self-checkout machine.

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Scanning a handful of items on my own at the grocery store is one thing. Being forced to scan a buggy full is another thing. I believe that if there is a single issue that could unite every side of all the aisles, it's abolishing forced self-checkout.

By requiring folks to do it these stores realize that they are opening their business up to theft and other opportunities like this, but it's a calculated risk. And it's not a big leap to think that if it was a real person checking out customers this would never happened.

I mean we've all been there, you get in a hurry and it's easy to forget to grab your change.

According to KRVG a Brownsville man "is not facing any charges after surveillance cameras showed him pocketing nearly $100 in change that was left behind at a Walmart self-checkout machine."

And while this man won't be facing charges, because the victim decided against pressing them, the BPD reminds us that this action is a crime and that there is no such thing as "finders keepers."

If this happened to me I'd have taken it to customer service, but I believe this guy. When he returned the money he told the police that he didn't think he was doing anything wrong.


Just another rule and law to keep in mind as we are required more and more to check ourselves out at stores across Texas.

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