Coblyn v. Kennedy’s, Inc.
359 Mass. 319, 268 N.E.2d 860 (1971)
- Plaintiff shopped at defendant’s store
- Defendant’s employee stopped plaintiff thing that plaintiff has shoplifted and told him to go see the manager.
- Plaintiff really old and suffered embarrassment and physical pain
Issue: Were there reasonable grounds for the detention?
- Test is an objective one and not subjective
- Even though the employee thought that plaintiff shoplifted, but his belief was not reasonable