Compensation for being handcuffed at a Canadian Tire store

A Canadian Tire outlet in Montreal has been ordered to pay $7,000 to a customer who was illegally detained.

Abdellah Banane had gone to the store to return some bike tires he'd purchased for his daughter. The customer service desk refused to take them back because the packaging was damaged.

In frustration, Banane threw the tires on the floor and tried to stalk out but was grabbed by the store owner and security guards.

He says he was subjected to insults about his ethnicity and was handcuffed to a chair in a dark room until police released him half an hour later.

After hearing both sides of the story, police declined to pursue any charges.

A judge has now ruled that Banane's rights were violated.

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  1. mary scullion posted on 07/17/2014 11:21 AM
    I am happy this man won against Canadian Tire. The Canadian Tire in Chateauguay had a POLICY to check all of your bags (from different stores) as well as knap sacks . They wanted to look in my Jean Coutu paper bag (Pharmacy bag) that was atapled shut . When i refused they called the manager who also insisted. I held the bag up showed them it was impossible to have stoled something and then staple the bag(very small bag) but nope I left my purchase and walked out . Canadian tire has a hundred camra's on there ceiling if they dont see anything on them then why be checking 8o yr olds fanny packs and wheelchair baskets..so insulting
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