A WOMAN accused of stealing from Walmart called out one location’s employees after proving she was in the right.
After the initial confrontation, the woman started filming and got a manager to admit the mistake on camera.
The nearly 10-minute-long clip taken in a self-checkout area was uploaded to the TikTok account @shestime2.
“Walmart shenanigans,” the text over the video says. “If I was this lady I would file charges.”
The filmer used to work at Walmart herself, so she was able to walk the employees through exactly what went went wrong.
In the clip, she explains 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 was leaving.
This first employee, who never appeared in the clip, “made a scene,” the shopper said.
“How do you think that made me feel as a customer?” she asked.
The filmer pointed out that employees monitoring the self-checkout area have “handheld” devices which allow them to see what was scanned at a given register.
She added that there are also many video cameras which would have captured footage proving her innocence.
Around the time the clip started, a police officer also arrived on the scene.
“Now I feel threatened,” the filmer said.
“I was just told someone was yelling in here,” the officer said.
At the end of the clip, the store’s most senior manager arrived at the register.
“Make it make sense,” the shopper told her.
After hearing both sides of the story, the manager validated the filmer’s concerns.
“It sounds like it’s a training issue,” she said.
The manager added that the first employee could have approached the situation in a way that would have made the shopper feel less uncomfortable.
In the comment section, TikTok users were just as upset at the woman filming.
“They’ve done that to me twice,” one commenter said. “I just ask if they want to finish scanning for me.”
Another said this happens “way too often” at Walmart.
But there was one commenter on the employees’ side.
“It’s private property and you don’t have a right!” they said. “Shopkeepers privilege.”
Walmart did not immediately respond to the U.S. Sun’s request for comment.