A man was blamed for shoplifting after a staff saw a suspicious lump in his pants. Be that as it may, it turned out the lump was his immense male part.
Window fitter Steve Whitehurst, 47, had been buying things at Scotts Menswear in Stoke-on-Trent, accompanied by his girlfriend Mandy Shenton, 46, and her 18-month-old grandson, when he was accused of shoplifting.
A female manager at the store saw the bulge in his tight jeans and raised the alarm, forcing Steve to pull down his trousers to show that it’s just his 10-inch penis and not stolen goods.
Steve, who claims he often has to roll up his manhood due to the size, 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’.
“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 so they could check him properly.
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’.”
Steve called the experience the “craziest experience of my life” and has complained to the company, owned by JD Sports.
His girlfriend Mandy said: “It was so humiliating. What they did to Steve was disgusting.”
But sources say no one 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. 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.”