I was caught shoplifting in boots today with my partner.
He had no involvement in it at all.
He was just with me.
As we left, the street ranger came after us and told us the security of Boots would like to talk to us.
We went back with him, thought there's no point in trying to fight it and admitted to what I did, and gave him the goods I had taken.
I've never stolen before.
It was a one off.
I am on lots of medication for a long term disability, and have (mental health) BPD, which makes me impulsive, and silly sometimes.
I told the security guard this, but he didn't respond.
He was really lovely, not intimidating at all, and handled it really discretely.
However, we were held in the room, which had a code to get into, and I asked to go to the toilet and was told no, and that I could go after.
I was crying & shaking, and on the verge of having a panic attack (from feeling claustrophobic)
he took our details, and "distinguishing features" (my tattoo on my leg) and then asked me to sign something to confirm I / we wouldn't return to the store.
Now, he's said we will receive a fine each, from RLP, and threatened that if this wasn't paid, it would escalate further to the police.
I asked him when we would receive this letter by, and he said he had no idea.
now I'm just sat anxiously waiting.
has anyone got any advice?
I'm also signed off sick, so have next to no income, and my partner is supporting me.
I'm awaiting disability allowance, but haven't heard from them yet.
I was wondering if my mental health could be mentioned at all to them?
I don't know what to do.
Please help in anyway possible!
is it right my boyfriend will receive a separate fine just because he was stood with me?
Thanks so much.
Oh I'm 21, and he's 22 by the way x
Oh and i also signed to say I acknowledged I was banned from the store
(I don't know how long for or if they actually recognise me?)