What is most perplexing about this account is why the thrift store is using theft prevention tags in the first place. The entire contents of the store has been donated to charity, and I am very grateful for the part that is extended to me. You have to leave all bags at the counter upon entering the store, they have no dressing rooms, and employees roam the aisles stocking and sorting the displays. The only thing left to institute is a strip search. How much could they possibly be losing to require this kind of security? Admittedly I do not understand the mind of a thief and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but if people have been reduced to stealing from a thrift store maybe they need our charity as much as the AmVets.
"...Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with food that is my portion, That I not be full and deny You and say, 'Who is the Lord?' Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God." ~Proverbs 30:8-9