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.