Discount store customer who was accused of shoplifting and strip searched brought action for false imprisonment and assault and battery against store’s owners. The Circuit Court, Dade County , James C. Henderson, J., entered judgment on jury verdict for store, and customer appealed. The District Court of Appeal, Nesbitt, J., held that: (1) store had failed to present evidence establishing affirmative defenses of probable cause and consent, and those defenses should not have been submitted to jury, and (2) store could not be held vicariously liable in punitive damages on retrial.

Reversed and remanded.

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