View Poll Results: Do you think banks should be allowed to tell you you cannot wear a hat?
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11-24-08, 10:18 PM #1
So it begins: Banks force customers to take off hats so surveillance cameras get a clear shot of your face
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) ― All Golden One Banks in our area are enforcing a new dress code: no hats. CBS13 went to one of the branches to find out why they're forcing customers to take off their hats when they set foot inside the bank.
"Typically, they [robbers] have a hood pulled up, they have sunglasses on or they have a hat with a visor pulled down," says Teresa Halleck, President and CEO of Golden One Credit Union.
Robbers rarely leave home without their disguises, which also help the FBI come up with those creative nicknames. Remember the Straw Hat Bandit? And who could forget the pony-tail bandit?
"You do kinda feel alarmed when someone has a hood on their head and cap over their face and things of that nature," says Veronica Crenshaw, a Golden One customer.
That's why all 77 branches of Golden One Credit Union will kindly ask anyone who walks in to take-off hats and sunglasses.
"In the beginning I was upset; 'what's going on?' Now it's routine," says Ryan Martinez, a customer.
Golden One President Teresa Halleck says some customers complain, but the majority appreciate security measures that will allow surveillance cameras to capture clear pictures of facial features.
"Take it off. I have no problem with it, I haven't done anything wrong," explains one customer.
The dress policy, posted right on the door, may also cause a potential thief to think twice.
"There was somebody robbing banks in the San Francisco area, with that type of approach, and they did not come into our branch," said Halleck. "So, we believe it may have helped us avoid that particular situation."
11-24-08, 11:33 PM #2
I wouldn't mind if banks put in a "no hat" rule, personally. It's not like I'm doing anything wrong in there so I have nothing to worry about...Calm Like A Bomb...
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11-24-08, 11:40 PM #3
But you know, there is always going to be someone such as a Sikh who will raise hell because removing his turban goes against his religion.
My response to that is -- If you don't like their rules then do your business elsewhere.
It would be interesting if the bank makes an exception in this case. Most companies that have a hat / cap wearing policy do.
Will they tell women to remove their headscarves?
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11-25-08, 12:56 AM #4
Places should be able to set rules that they wish to see followed. If you dont like them, dont go there.
Just like smoking, There are more and more places that are banning smoking (ordinance level) my personal opinion is let the business decide. I dont smoke, dont care for sitting in smoke, but if I dont like it, I just wont go there.
Plus this is something that the Bank feels will help reduce a problem, cant complain with being proactive. Shit gives the customers a little more security feelings if you ask me (little less worry about the bank being robbed while they are their)Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?
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11-25-08, 01:04 AM #5
This will be bad for state troopers, since they lose their police powers as soon as they remove their hats!
11-25-08, 01:47 AM #6
well a bank is a private business. If you dont like the rules they have then go to a diff bank simple as that.
11-25-08, 04:07 AM #7
Hopefully Mr. Bank Robber will look at the sign on their door and say "Aww...damn. I can't go in here! If I take my hat off, they'll see my face!"
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11-25-08, 08:42 AM #8
Nothing wrong with that. It's private property. If you don't like it, go bank somewhere else or put your money in a mattress."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
11-25-08, 10:03 AM #9
We have the no hat or sunglass policy in our local bank. I like to wear a hat in the summertime. I simply take it off when I go in the bank. No problem. I think it is a good policy.
11-28-08, 02:42 AM #10
They have every right to set their rules on their property. Saying they shouldn't be allowed is the exact same as saying any of us shouldn't be allowed to decide what people can do in our own houses.
As stated by others, if someone doesn't like it, they have every right to remove their money and switch to a different bank.The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.
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11-28-08, 04:15 AM #11
Until the Liberals took over the world, it was common courtesy to take your hat off anytime you entered a building!For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
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