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Friday
Nov252011

Safeway Security Guard Fired After Interrogating 4-Year-Old Girl

ABC News(EVERETT, Wash.) -- Safeway has fired the security guard who interrogated a 4-year-old girl for alleged shoplifting after he saw her eat from a bag of apricots and put the bag back on the shelf.

The girl’s father apparently hadn’t noticed what his daughter had done and was taken aback when he was stopped by security on his way out of the Everett, Wash., store.

The guard then interrogated Savannah Harp, 4.

The girl’s mother, Alissa Jones, said the guard proceeded to tell Harp’s father that the tot was banned from the store and that it would be pressing charges.

“He told them, ‘Your daughter stole and she’s banned from the store, and we’re pressing charges. And she needs to sign this form saying she understands she can’t come into any Safeways,’” Jones said, according to ABC News Seattle affiliate KOMO 4 News.

Savannah, who can’t read or write yet, was forced to scribble on the piece of paper.

“It’s pretty troubling. It’s not like she even knows what she was doing,” Jones said.

Safeway officials expressed outrage over the guard’s treatment of the little girl and issued a formal apology to her family. The division president offered to take the little girl around the bakery to show her that the store was not a scary place.

“In this case, neither our policy nor commonsense seems to have been followed,” Safeway said in a statement.

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Friday
Nov252011

Safeway Guard Bans 4-Year-Old from Store Over Alleged Shoplifting

ABC News(EVERETT, Wash.) -- A security guard in Everett, Wash., is in trouble for the way he interrogated a 4-year-old alleged shoplifter.

Savannah Harp, 4, was put through the ringer in the break room of a Safeway grocery store after a guard contracted by the store saw her open a bag of dried apricots, eat a couple and put the bag back on the shelf.

Harp’s father didn’t notice her sticky fingers and was taken aback when security stopped him on his way out of the store.

The girl’s mother, Alissa Jones, said the guard proceeded to tell Harp’s father that the tot is banned from the store and that they would be pressing charges.

“She needs to sign this form saying she understands she can’t come into any Safeways,” Jones said the guard told him.

Savannah, who can’t read or write, was forced to scribble on the piece of paper.

“It’s pretty troubling. It’s not like she even knows what she was doing,” Jones said.

Safeway said it was outraged by the treatment of Savannah and the division president offered to take the little girl around the bakery to show her that the store is not a scary place.

“In this case, neither our policy nor common sense seems to have been followed,” Safeway said in a statement.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Feb072011

Pharmacy Mistakenly Gives Morning-After Pill to Pregnant Woman

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT UPTON, Colo.) -- A pregnant woman might lose her unborn child because of a pharmacy mistake.  A Safeway pharmacy mistakenly gave Maureen Silva the chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, that is also used to terminate early-stage pregnancies.  The drug was meant for a 59-year-old woman with the same last name as Silva and a similar first name.

Silva, who is six weeks pregnant with her first child, could miscarry, carry the child to full term with severe birth defects or she could have a happy, healthy baby.

After an apology from Safeway, Silva said that "sorry" is not going to cut it.

"My baby could have deformities. There's a lot that goes with it," Silva told ABC News.  "I'm going to have to deal with this for a long time."

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