A gay couple is claiming they were made to leave a mall in Sacramento, California, after a security guard saw them holding hands and kissing.
Over the weekend, Daniel Chesmore, 21, and boyfriend Jose Guzman, 24, were strolling through the Westfield Galleria in Roseville when a guard allegedly told them, “If you continue to kiss, you will be asked to leave the mall. Period.”
The men recording the conversation, in which the unnamed mall guard told them, “I counted you guys kissing 25 times. I told you before, we contact any couple…about this.”
Chesmore told Fox 40, “I kissed him on the cheek. That’s how my boyfriend and I show affection.”
Westfield’s manager told the news station that anyone who violates the Galleria’s code of conduct would be asked to leave, but there’s nothing in the code about public displays of affection.
We’re not fans of PDA, but we’re more concerned with why a security guard is following a couple and counting how many times they kiss, rather than—oh, we don’t know—watching for shoplifters and pickpockets?