A WOMAN accused of stealing from Walmart called employees at a location after proving she was right.
After the initial confrontation, the woman began filming and got a manager to admit the mistake on camera.
The nearly 10-minute clip, shot in a self-checkout area, was uploaded to the @shestime2 TikTok account.
“Walmart shenanigans,” reads the caption above the video. “If I were that woman, I would file a complaint.”
The filmmaker used to work at Walmart herself, so she was able to explain to the staff exactly what went wrong.
In the clip, she explains that she paid for four identical packages of yarn by scanning one of the units four times.
But an employee monitoring the self-checkout area thought she only scanned one package, so she stopped the shopper as she left.
That first employee, who never appeared in the clip, “made a scene,” the buyer said.
“How do you think I felt as a customer?” she asked.
The filmmaker pointed out that employees monitoring the self-checkout area have “handheld” devices that allow them to see what has been scanned at a particular lane.
She added that there were also many video cameras that had taken footage proving her innocence.
A police officer also arrived at the scene around the beginning of the clip.
“Now I feel threatened,” said the filmmaker.
“I was just told someone was screaming here,” the officer said.
At the end of the clip, the store’s senior manager came to the checkout.
“Make sense,” the shopper told her.
After hearing both sides of the story, the manager confirmed the filmmaker’s concerns.
“It sounds like a training issue,” she said.
The manager added that the first employee could have handled the situation in a way that would have made the buyer less uncomfortable.
In the comments column, TikTok users also expressed anger at the woman’s filming.
“They did this to me twice,” said one commenter. “I’m just asking if you want to finish scanning for me.”
Another said this happens “far too often” at Walmart.
But there was a commenter on the staff side.
“It’s private property and you have no right!” Said. “Shopkeeper Privilege.”
Walmart did not immediately respond to the US Sun’s request for comment.
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