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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