Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

U.S.

Bookstore apologizes after man claims he was ejected for being alone in children's section

Barnes & Noble has apologized after a senior citizen said staff at one of the retail giant's Arizona stores ejected him because he was on his own in the children's area.

Omar Amin claimed a store worker told him a female shopper had complained he was in the children's area in the store in Scottsdale, The Arizona Republic reported.

The 73-year-old, who was alone at the time, said he was in the store to buy books for his two grandchildren, who live in Wisconsin.

He told the newspaper, "Men alone cannot be by themselves in the children's area."

Mark Bottini, Barnes & Noble vice president and director of stores, issued a statement Monday apologizing to Amin.

"We want to apologize to Dr. Amin for a situation in which Dr. Amin was asked to leave the children's section of our Scottsdale, Arizona store," Bottini said.

"We should not have done so. It is not our policy to ask customers to leave any section of our stores without justification. We value Dr. Amin as a customer and look forward to welcoming him in any of our stores."

 

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.93% dw 4.15%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.03% dw 3.12%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.19% up 4.18%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.27% up 3.19%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.14% dw 3.19%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.30%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.49% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.51% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% -- 2.93%  
36 M Used Graph 3.46% -- 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% -- 3.22%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.38% -- 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.71% -- 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →