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Baffled Target shopper ‘forced to go commando’ after finding underwear locked away
Featured Image Credit: Youtube/Mardom0

Baffled Target shopper ‘forced to go commando’ after finding underwear locked away

The Target shopper was ‘forced to go commando’ after underwear in his local store was locked away.

A Target shopper claims he was 'forced to go commando' after finding underwear locked behind a glass security door in-store.

Typically, you'd think expensive items like tech would be behind such doors in the likes of Target, though less pricey items seem to have made their way behind a security loophole in recent times.

This is evident thanks to TikToker @Mardom0, who went in to purchase some briefs only to find them behind a security glass door in his local Target store.

"How f**ked up as a society are we now that even the underwear is behind a glass box," the content creator said.

"Like, I’m just trying to get a pair of briefs or boxer briefs. Can’t even do that these days without having someone press a button for you. Well, sign off.

"Guess I’m gonna go commando now," he concluded the video.

Seeing underwear locked away at Target should hardly come as a surprise, as the chain has locked away the likes of deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste in recent months.

The shopper claims he was 'forced to go commando'.

This has left some shoppers getting frustrated when they want to fill their baskets and trolleys with such basic items.

The company is locking up more items heading into 2024 as they help to mitigate shoplifting.

A city audit published in July collected data on shoplifting in 2022, where it was found Targets at Pike Place, Northgate, and Westwood Village were among the top ten stores that Seattle Police responded to shoplifting calls last year.

Local shoppers told KIRO 7 the new security measures turned what should be a quick errand into game of trying to find a Target employee to assist with the security door.

“It doesn’t make me feel super safe either thinking all these things are locked up like why, what is the reason? It doesn’t make it a fun, happy shopping experience,” Sydney Burgmann told KIRO 7.

The underwear was locked away behind security doors.

A Target spokesperson told the outlet: "Theft and organized retail crime are urgent issues that are increasingly impacting the team and guests at Target and other retailers. The problem affects all of us, limiting product availability, creating a less convenient shopping experience, and putting our team and guests in harm’s way.

"Our multi-layered approach to combatting theft includes in-store technology, training for store leaders and security team members, and partnerships with law enforcement agencies as well as retail trade associations.

"On a limited basis, we employ theft-deterrent merchandising strategies, such as locking cases, for categories that are prone to theft. We are also working with legislators and industry partners to advocate for public policy solutions to combat theft and organized retail crime."

UNILAD has reached out to Target for further comment.

Topics: Shopping, US News