The appropriate way to remove a security tag from an item of clothing is to return to the store where the garment was purchased, with a receipt, and request removal by store personnel. Do-it-yourself strategies typically result in a damaged item of clothing.
From time to time, a person purchases a piece of clothing and store personnel fail to remove the security tag. When exiting the establishment, the store alarm does not sound despite the presence of the security tag on the clothing item. In the end, the customer does not discover the security tag until he or she gets home, or perhaps even later when attempting to wear the garment.