Thief Knocked Out on Surveillance Video

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 26, 2011

Here is a good example of using video surveillance in a retail store. Recently, a North Carolina TV station ran a report on a thief knocked out on surveillance video. The thief enters a gold store demanding money but the clerk knocks him out instead.  What we find particularly valuable is the surveillance video's ability to eliminate liability claims.

Let's start by breaking down the tape. The thief enters through the front door captured on the entrance camera:

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*** ***** ******* *** ***** ** ***** *** *** **** the *****. ** *** ***** **** **, *** ***** ******* him ** *** **** *** ****** *** ***:

*******, ***** ******* *** *** ******, *** ***** ***** *** thief ***** ** *** *** *****:

*******, ***** ** *** ******* ** *** ***** **** * severe ****:

*********, **** ************ ***** ***** ***** *** *****. *******, ** think *** ******* *** **** ****** ******* ** *** ***** is **** ** ********** *** ********** ** *** ***** **** he *** ** ******** ********* ****** ******** ** *** *****. Without *** *****, *** ***** ***** ***** **** ** *** simply * ******** *** *** **** ********** ** ** *** of ******* ********. **** *** *****, **** ****** *** ************* and *********** ** ******.

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