My daughter is a hair stylist and was renting a booth in a salon. The owner of this salon is renting the premises for her business. The salon owner wanted my daughter to take over or sublease the salon from her and take ownership of the business. My daughter investigated the status of the business and decided to decline buying it. 3 hours after telling the owner that her offer was declined, my daughter was "fired" by the owner. The owner wanted my daughter to leave immediately but my daughter had a customer in her chair with half a hair cut. My daughter had paid her rent for her booth and believed that she had a right to continue to use the booth. The owner insisted that she leave but my daughter was equally adamant that she was not going to abandon the $2000 worth of supplies and equipment she had on the premises. The owner gave her permission to remove her property. Meanwhile our daughter had called us (her dad and mom) to come to the salon to help her remove her things. We arrived at the salon and were not prevented to come in, the owner ignored us. The next thing we know the police arrive and tell us that we are trespassing and we will be arrested is we didn't leave; Although the owner had given us permission to help our daughter out. The owner also gave permission for our daughter to copy her client information from the book/s used for appointments. Her client base is her livelihood (she has a 3 yr old son to support). The police said that they could not remain while our daughter concluded her business at the salon. They were forcing her to abandon her clients and property. They told her that she could come back at another time. We knew that the owner would destroy records and steal the supplies if given the opportunity. We chucked her property into the trunk of our car and she copied as many appointments as she could. She had no interest in anyone else's information. The owner claimed that our daughter was stealing everyone's clients. The police were becoming more and more hostile although we were leaving as quickly as possible. We were being bullied. I can't believe that we were without rights on the premises of a business open to the public and where my daughter paid rent to do business. I am very angry about how we were treated and want to know what the law is on this matter.
July 03, 2013
steven b: ...
I was called by my brother.He was on vacation out of state he asked me to go and check on his land that his girlfriend said there was a cow carcass on his land for me to check and see I did and there was .My brother and the owner of the cows don't get along they have had words in the past.i asked the officer to please go and ask him to get his cow and bury it the officer told me that he wasn't in the cow bisusnes for me to call someone to take it off at my expense .I told him I didn't know who to call except yhe owner I tried to get his number through 411 and phone book I didn't find it so I rode to his home knocked on door got no answer so I proceeded to leave when his son assalted me and my female passenger they charged him with 6 counts of assault ,he prevented me from leaveing I never had seen the man until that night I have never spoken with the man or any other member of his family with him preventing me to leave how could she and I be charged with 2nd degree trespassing I have researched NC law and it states I have to be warned not to go back and I didn't see any signs as it was 7:00pm and dark on 2/22 2014.the officer on the scene told me that he couldn't charge me with that due to the fact I was there on biss.2 days lateri had a warrant served on me .I was released on my on accord