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11-year-old boy detained after going shopping for toys without adult supervision

By Mason White 1:08 PM May 1, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A young boy in Canada, was detained by security guards after being seen shopping for toys without the supervision of an adult.

Now, the boy’s father of Calgary, said that he wants an apology after staff of the Lego store called security to detain his 11-year-old son.

Doug Dunlop that his son Tadhg, an avid collector of Lego, visited the store with $200 of his own money. When staff learned Tadhg was 11 years old, they called security and he was asked to wait until his father arrived.

The manager said that the store policy requires children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult while shopping. Dunlop claims that Tadhg had bought items in the store many times before.

A spokesperson for Lego said that the company worries for the safety of children, and the store manager was following the protocol.

The Lego store agreed to put a sign in the window, indicating their policy about children under 12 years old.