A woman shopping in Minnesota was stopped and accused of shoplifting by Walmart loss prevention as she was exiting the store. The problem; she didn’t steal anything.
Gina Lescarbeau, 45, pulled out her phone and decided to Facebook Live the exchange with the employees at the Burnsville Walmart location.
Lescarbeau is about to head to her car on July 21, when loss prevention workers Kenny Swanson-Peck and Thomas Ewalt approach her and tell her she didn’t pay for one of several items in her cart.
‘You know the lion isn’t on the receipt’ Swanson-Peck says. Then he makes the mistake of goading the now angry shopper: ‘You could record me all you want.’
The heated and expletive laden exchange continues when Swanson-Peck says he needs her to come to his office. ‘I’m going, and don’t you think I’m a fucking criminal cause I’m not,’ Lescarbeau says.
A now fuming Lescarbeau follows to the office where you can hear her on the video taking various items out of her purse to prove there’s nothing hidden.
Swanson-Peck sees there’s nothing left to contest, besides the stuffed Simba toy from the Lion King by Disney.
‘The lion isn’t on the receipt’ Swanson-Peck says. ‘I don’t see anything on there for 15 dollars.’
‘Really whats the price on it? Its seven dollars right?’
Lescarbeau points out the bright orange price tag that says the toy is seven bucks.
Then adds ‘According to your website its seven dollars.’
Swanson-Peck finally scans the bar code and realizes his error though he doesn’t back down and says ‘I don’t feel like dealing with this.’
‘You’re going to make me look f***ing criminal?!’ before adding ‘Yeah you’re face a little red you’re gonna make me look f***ing dumb.’
Lescarbeau throws some final curses his way and he says ‘Keep cursing at me’ before she gets a final jab in ‘What are you going to throw me in cussing jail?’