A MAN was accused of shoplifting after staff saw a suspicious bulge in his jeans — but it turned out to be his 10in todger.
Window fitter Steve Whitehurst, 47, showed security his member after a female manager raised the alarm.
Steve Whitehurst, 47, says he was out shopping with girlfriend Mandy Shenton, 46, at Scotts Menswear when he was stopped by the store manager who asked about his bulge[/caption]
Steve had been buying £400-worth of stuff at the store in Stoke-on-Trent[/caption]
He had been buying £400-worth of stuff at Scotts Menswear, with girlfriend Mandy Shenton, 46, and her 18-month-old grandson.
But things came to a head at the till when the store manager asked about his bulge.
Steve, who claims he often has to roll up his manhood, said: “I had very tight jeans on that day and there was a bulge, yes, but that’s not illegal. I can’t help the way I’m made.
“The manager started arguing with me. She wouldn’t let it go. I just kept telling her that it was my penis.
“Eventually I dropped my trousers in front of everyone and just stood there in my boxer shorts and said, ‘See, I’ve got nothing to hide’.
‘WHAT’S THAT BULGE?’
“But that didn’t satisfy her. She kept saying, ‘What’s that bulge?’”
He said he then went to a cubicle with a male security guard at his local store in Stoke-on-Trent.
Steve recalled: “I dropped my boxers. He shook his head and ran out and spoke with the manager. I heard her say, ‘Please tell me he’s got something down there,’ and the guy said, ‘No’.”
He called last Sunday’s outing the “craziest experience of my life” and has complained to the company, owned by JD Sports.
Mandy said: “It was so humiliating. What they did to Steve was disgusting.”
Staff claimed the manager who accused Steve of shoplifting was “on holiday”.
Steve says he dropped his trousers in the store to prove he hadn’t stolen anything and then dropped his boxers in front of a security guard in a cubicle[/caption]
But sources stressed they never asked Steve to expose himself and accused him of becoming “aggressive”.
One witness said: “Staff had good grounds to suspect him.
“He was picking up and dropping a lot of items.
“They found a missing electronic tag in a jacket he tried on and then spotted a big bulge in his pants.
“When they cornered him he became very abusive.
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“He then dropped his trousers, but the bulge was much smaller than staff remembered it. No one ever asked him to go to a cubicle to reveal himself — he did that of his own volition.”
JD Sports said: “The customer in question was exhibiting suspicious behaviour and, when the store manager confronted the customer, he became abusive.
“At no point did any colleague ask the customer to remove any clothing.”
Mandy said: ‘It was so humiliating. What they did to Steve was disgusting’[/caption]
Steve called last Sunday’s outing the ‘craziest experience of my life’[/caption]
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