I entered a Tom Thumb store at about 6:50 pm with my brother. He purchased a 12 pk of beer and then handed it to me with the receipt and proceeded to the bathroom. I from the same cashier purchased gas. We then together left the store and I went out to pump my gas. The same cashier then ran out and yelled at me "hey who the hell paid for the beer!" I pointed at my brother and said "he did". He continued to yell profanities at me and wanted to know if he should call the police. I pulled out the receipt and responded do you want to see my receipt and he again yells at me " I should call the police" so tell him "good do that"! Then a customer, thinking I store beer, joins in and starts threatening to kick my ass, and then a bum from the corner walks over to join in! We felt threatened!
No damages so no case.
Daniel M. Berman www.southfloridaaccidents.com This is not to be considered legal advice nor does an attorney-client relationship exist.
So you had a bad beer day. Maybe you should pick another location to buy your beer. While the employee should not have behaved in such a fashion, most attorneys would not take this case as there are no real damages to pursue other than a little humiliation and that you "felt threatened." Some other attorney may react differently, but this is my take on your situation. I would not take this on as a case.
I will evaluate your case for free. I can also refer you to an attorney to help you if I cannot help you. Joyce J. Sweinberg, Esquire 215-752-3732 www.jjsassoc.net Disclaimer: Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice. It is merely intended to provide general information to aid the poster in finding answers to the problem posed. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. In most cases, it is best to contact an attorney directly to find answers to your problems.
Without any "physical impact" during the incident, you would not have a legal claim unless you later developed a physical illness as a direct result of the negligent infliction of emotional distress. That does not seem to be the case. This sounds like a very bad incident that should not have happened. You could write to the Tom Thumb corporate headquarters and lodge a complaint against the employee who did this.
The above is general advice regarding applicable state law. It does not create an attorney-client relationship in any specific case.
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