I haven't read up on the story, but I will contribute that I was once wrongly accused of stealing a bottle of wine from a Publix supermarket. The idiot security guard (a plainclothes 350 pound sweaty guy) had eyeballed me while I unsuccessfully searched for a particular brand of wine to bring to a party. Since I didn't find it, I went to leave the store. I noticed the guy following me out into the night, so I decided to not go right outside, but to stop and really check out if he was following me.
Near the door, I stopped, pretended to read a poster, and then turned around and confronted him. He made an accusation that I had a bottle of wine under my shirt. Why he thought I had taken a bottle that he clearly could not have seen me take, I don't know -- because the fact is, the bulge he thought was a wine bottle was actually caused by my cellular phone in its holster.
I made him look rather ridiculous in front of the managers and a bunch of customers at the checkout. Before I left, he mumbled that he was sorry. I made him repeat it by loudly asking, "What?! I couldn't hear you." "SORRY."
At least I wasn't manhandled. But if I had been, he probably would've needed an emergency tracheotomy.