A woman at Walmart in Burnsville, Minnesota, was accused of shoplifting a toy by loss prevention officers as she was leaving the store — even though she paid for all the items in her cart.
Gina Lescarbeau, 45, was heading out from the store toward the parking lot when she was stopped by two employees of the store. Kenny Swanson-Peck and Thomas Ewalt accused her of not paying for one of the items in her cart.
Lescarbeau began recording the heated exchange.
“You know the lion isn't on the receipt. You could record me all you want,” says Swanson-Peck.
The man then asks her to come with him to the office. Frustrated by the order, Lescarbeau says, “I'm going, and don't you think I'm a f***ing criminal cause I'm not.”
As she arrives at the office, she takes various things out from her bag to prove that she hasn’t stolen anything.
Swanson-Peck scans all the items and finds nothing there to hold the woman accountable except one “The Lion King” Simba toy.
“The lion isn't on the receipt. I don't see anything on there for $15,” says the man.
“Really, what’s the price on it? It's $7, right?” asks Lescarbeau.
While pointing to the price tag on the toy, she says, “According to your website, it's $7.”
Swanson-Peck still isn’t convinced at the explanation and he reaches out to the bar code and scans it. Even after realizing the error, he doesn’t back out and says, “I don't feel like dealing with this.”
“You’re going to make me look f***ing criminal?! Yeah, your face a little red, you're gonna make me look f***ing dumb,” says the woman.
In the end, she tells the employees she's never returning to the store.
Your employee, Kenny Swanson-Peck at your Burnsville, MN location, needs to be fired immediately.— Heather Grubb (@heathermgrubb) July 25, 2017
Spotlight, Banner: Reuters, Edgard Garrido