jeans (l) pacsun logo (c) hand opening jeans to reveal several security tags (r) with caption 'when i managed a pacsun and my coworker found these left in the dressing room like this'

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‘How do u even get them off’: PacSun manager shows stash of security tags seemingly removed by shoplifters in viral TikTok

'Found these left in the dressing room like this.'


Kathleen Wong


Posted on Feb 9, 2022   Updated on Feb 14, 2022, 2:23 pm CST

In a viral video, a TikTiker shares that when she was a PacSun manager, another employee found a pair of jeans in the dressing room with multiple security tags hidden in the crotch.

The TikTok was posted by user @ktkdie on Feb. 1. The implication of the security tags is that they were removed by shoplifters who stole the items.

“When I managed a PacSun and my coworker found these left in the dressing room like this,” the text overlay reads.

As of Tuesday, the TikTok had over 733,400 views.

In the comments section, @ktkdie shares more negative experiences as the store manager. “One time when I worked there a grown man took a shit in the dressing room and jogged out of the store I had to clean it bc I was the only one there,” she wrote.

Other people who say they were store managers sympathized and also told their own horror stories in the retail business.

“When I worked at AE we once found a bunch of censors in a fitting room in a used baby diaper,” one commenter wrote.

“I found 42 tags in a trench coat’s pockets when I worked at Zara on Boxing Day,” another TikToker wrote.

Others were shocked that security tags could be removed by customers. “How do u even get them off,” one commenter wrote.

“My question is how,” another TikToker wanted to know.

“They’re ink tags that make the alarm go off & they’re supposed to explode when tampered with,” @ktkdie explained in the comments. “The store has a tag gun to remove them at checkout.”

Some TikTokers aimed to explain how to remove the tags. Some suggested a strong magnet or a tag gun purchased online will do the trick.

According to the Los Angeles Times, about 35.7% of the brick-and-mortar retail sales shrink of $49.6 billion comes from shoplifting or organized retail crime.

The Daily Dot has reached out to @ktkdie via TikTok comment and PacSun via email.

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*First Published: Feb 9, 2022, 6:44 am CST