can security detain you out of shop?

Update:

can you challenge the security guard, who is threatening to detain you

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  • 4 months ago

    Your question is posted under 'Travel' but it seems to refer to a security guard in a shop. The situations are quite different.

  • 5 months ago

    Okay... they can detain you if they have an articulable belief that you are a threat to airline travel or is in conduction of criminal conduct.

    Matthew has the right idea. Let them call law enforcement and you can argue your case if you feel you were wrongly detained.

    Source(s): Work part-time as a TSA officer.
  • 5 months ago

    They can try to detain you peaceably. You're supposed to wait until the police arrive. If you don't then they will try and charge you with another offense resisting a merchant.

  • 5 months ago

    You could, but why?  He's only doing his job - usually to keep you and others safe.

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