A TIKTOKER shared how Walmart can track what customers are stealing in the self-checkout area.
The company uses handheld devices that alert employees if something seems wrong with a transaction at the checkout.
Zebra Technologies makes the devices, which were explained in detail by TikTok user @thewalmartguy69, a former Walmart employee.
The account and the video were both deleted, but not before Distractify had a chance to view them.
“POV: We know when you steal,” reads the caption above the clip.
The devices can reportedly determine if the items a customer puts in their bag have been scanned.
If the machines find someone who may be shoplifting, workers will be notified so they can address the situation.
The devices allow employees to interrupt a customer’s purchase. They can’t complete the check out until they ask a member of staff for help.
Some commenters on the first video were spooked by the technology, while others seemed confident they wouldn’t be caught trying to steal.
“I walked out of Walmart with one of those big bags of dog food because I forgot to pay for it,” said one commenter.
“It was under the cart; I didn’t see it.”
Others appeared to have no qualms about stealing from Walmart, one of the nation’s largest and most powerful retailers.
“Stealing from Walmart is a moral act,” said one commenter.
“It’s not theft!” said another.
“I pay myself for being such a good cashier. In fact, I get bonuses.”
Another TikTok user also got a close look at one of Zebra Technologies’ devices when an employee accidentally left it in his pocket.
The customer eventually returned it to Walmart after other users told him the machines cost $1,000 and that the company might try to have him arrested.
Walmart did not immediately respond to the US Sun’s request for comment.