A Minneapolis man used a self checkout and claimed that his credit card was declined after being detained by security personnel at the Oak Lawn Target store.
The man, identified as Quentin L. Hudson, was recognized by a loss prevention agent at Target when he entered the store. According to the loss prevention officer’s account of the day, Hudson allegedly selected numerous personal hygiene items, consumable goods, toilet paper, and laundry detergent from the shelves of the Target store. According to the loss prevention agent, who continued to observe Hudson, he then selected the “self check out” register where he scanned the items and place those items in a bag. The goods were later valued at $157.24.
Hudson used a credit card that was declined. According to the loss prevention agent’s account, Hudson did not attempt to use another card and instead allegedly left the store without paying. The Target loss prevention agent then stopped Hudson in the lower vestibule of the store and identified herself. Hudson complied with the request to accompany her to the loss prevention office but he allegedly was “very vocal” that the whole incident was a “misunderstanding” because his credit card had been declined.
The Loss Prevention Agent claimed that she recognized Hudson because he had allegedly done the same thing two previous times and got away with the alleged thefts. Hudson, however, claimed that he left abruptly because he was in a hurry to get home.
Hudson, a 45 year old Black man, has had other issues with the law and the Oak Lawn Police Department’s check of the system revealed that Hudson had four outstanding warrants. Two warrants in Indiana and in Minnesota were not serviceable. However, a bond forfeiture warrant for retail theft was issued January 31, 2017 in the amount of $2,000 for a case in Cook County. Another warrant was for violation of probation in Minnesota for possession of burglary tools.
Hudson was arrested and give a court date in March at the Bridgeview Courthouse.