Almost the SAAAAAAAAAMMMMEEEE thing happened to me. But all i spent was 50 dollars on some bins in an indian store.
I bought my bins the lady said make sure you show your reciept on the way out. "sure no problem"
Guy 1 asks for my reciept I show him, then ask can I leave it here so I can drive up. I don't want to walk 4 blocks with big bins. Guy 2 Comes up asks whats going on, I explain agian. Then he DEMANDS to see my reciept. tells me no wrong reciept walks to the casheir and points me out.
At that point I'm pissed, why would I even think I could steal 50 inch bins, I tell them I want to return, I don't want it. Next thing you know he shoves it back at me crying sorry. I say no.
After 30 mins the manager comes out, tells me I'll give it to you this time but every store you go to will ask for a reciept. I said "yea but they don't walk back and double check twice, I know when someone is being racist"
Sorry for the long story but after that I realy watch where I spend my money, If I get followed I turn and say I feel uncomfortable I'll take my (however much money) and go next door BYE! This is really a problem and we need to do something about it. It feels like we are the only race this happens to.