I'm curious what authority does store security, employees/managers etc. have to detain you if say some over zealous store employee mistakes you for shoplifting or whatever? is this the same for mall cops, rent-a-cops, contracted security etc. ? Lets say your out shopping anywhere retail and some over-zealous employee or store security person mistakes you for shoplifting or whatever and stops you from leaving? Can they do that? Can they use physical force? and what else can they lawfully do, search you? Just curious. p.s. I almost posted this in the general discussion but I’m mainly curious how this applies to an un-armed person but am also curious how this applies to a legally armed person.