I imagine they wouldn’t have much choice if a store full of people all wanted out. Who would be criminally liable and criminally liable for what? All that aside, cheesefest is full of crap. There’s not a store manager on the planet is going to go and tell ~50 (50 my arse!) old folk to sod off out into the rain. The store would be in the local and national press by that evening and the manager would be out of a job at worst or moved to another store at best. now if walt there had said it was a couple of young ‘uns loitering about at the front doors that would have been more believable but fantasists to tend to reach for the extremes!