A MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT OF PURE HARASSMENT TOWARD A CUSTOMER IN THE HUNT VALLEY, MARYLAND STORE, COMMITTED BY THREE UNPROFESSIONAL, IMMATURE, AND ABUSIVE MANAGERS:
On Thursday, November 4, at 2:45 p.m., Wegmans Store Managers: Patrick & Rob, approached a single woman who was working on her laptop, sitting in the 2nd floor cafe, in a corner, at a two-top table, with one chair. She was sitting alone. She was not breaking any rules, nor any laws.
I strongly believe that these three little boy managers, who behaved like young children, are so un-wegman-like, and that because she was sitting alone, and is *** that this is the only reason they singled her out and harassed her, threw her out of the store, told her not to return, and threatened her with arrest for "vagrancy, solicitation and trespassing." They went out of their way to humiliate her in front of a group of witnesses, and I still do not know, nor do I understand, why this was allowed to take place, at this day and age, in Wegman's, in America. IT TURNED MY STOMACH AND I HOPE SHE SUES YOU ALL FOR THIS MOST HORRIFIC INCIDENT.
I myself witnessed this event; I was in the store, sitting not to far away, at a round table with two other ladies, and we still can't believe it. We were on the phone last night discussing it. OUTRAGEOUS!
My friends can't believe it, and I know that this young woman who was the victim of this unprovoked attack by these little boy managers, can not believe it.
These three managers were acting like Nazi's, descending on her, as if she was a criminal AND SHE WAS NOT. It was totally disgusting and I witnessed the entire scene, and I still don't believe what happened to an innocent and most likely no-longer-loyal customer.
This young woman was sitting in the corner, upstairs in the cafe, alone, tapping away on her computer. I know her. I have spoken to her. I am there myself several days, for several hours a week, tapping away on my own laptop. No matter how your managers try to spin this story, the truth is that they did not ask anyone else to leave, to not return, and to threaten arrest for trespassing. When I find this woman, I will advise her to go ahead and be taken to jail for trespassing, as this will be the news of the day. Your store is clearly not doing the business it had when it first opened. Sales are down. Do you want this negative publicity? I think that some picketer outside of your store would not be what The Daniel Wegman would want. I know of the Wegman and I think that I need to make a call to Rochester, to let them know what is going on at Hunt Valley. I met Robert Wegman a few years ago, and I have trust in the family's judgment. Elizabeth.Ridgely.firstname.lastname@example.org