People who uses strollers as a way to steal out of stores messes it up for everyone else. During Christmas season my mom and I were out shopping with the baby and of course I had my stroller. I tried going into Areopostale but was stopped at the door and was told no strollers were allowed. Then yesterday I needed to go to the grocery store. I don't have a car so I walked to the one closest to my house and when I got up there I was stopped by a big ass sign that says no strollers allowed. I was beyond frustrated that I just walked up to that damn store for nothing.
Yes, that's the only place ever been too that didn't allow but it's because of he space issue not stealing. It never bothered me. Although, I would get a little paranoid about someone walking off with my stroller.
The only place we've been that didn't allow strollers was the rainforest cafe in grapevine Texas. They allowed ours those because I wasn't about to take up three seats with medical equipment lol.
Its not just because people steal, they take up a lot of space in the stores. I bring a bike lock and chain up the stroller outside. Usually when I go out though to malls or grocery shopping, I wear a baby pack, so I don't need to hassle with a stroller and don't have to worry about things like that.
That's so annoying. Especially when the exit is on the opposite side of the building and you have to walk all the way back around to get the stroller. Oh and if you ever go to Old Town, Bertucci's on King St doesn't allow strollers.
That hasn't happened to us yet. But there are so many signs at the DC zoo that has that signs for indoor stuff... Which is so stupid. Why would I want to leave all my stuff in the artillery to look at animals.
I have never run into this problem at a mall, but I was asked to leave my stroller outside of an antiques store once. The owner was afraid of the stroller bumping into a table and knocking stuff over. The only reason it didn't bother me was, because it was a small store with limited space and it was easier to just carry my child through the store than to try to manuver the stroller around all the tables inside the store.
I have also been to stores at outlet malls where the managers make you check your bags at the front of the store before you can shop. The reason was to cut down on theft.