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Koepnick v. Sears Roebuck & Co.
Citation:762 P.2d 609 (Ct. App. Az. 1988)
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One day, the plaintiff was shopping at the defendant’s store. Later on, the plaintiff was stopped by store security guards upon the suspicion that the plaintiff had shoplifted a wrench. Police were later called to the scene. To determine whether a wrench was stolen, police and one of the security guards searched the plaintiff’s truck that was still located in the mall parking lot. No stolen items were found. The plaintiff was detained for approximately forty-five minutes. However, the search of the vehicle was only two minutes.
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