Yet another reason to hate Walmart
The demented lady's family are suing the police dept., and the cops involved have been duly publicly named and shamed.
So who has not been named? The Walmart "associates" who--read or skip to the bottom of the article--refused to accept payment for about 15 bucks worth of what I will out of courtesy call merchandise, rather than junk, and called the police. There is doubtless some sort of petty backstory here. Someone's grandma or neighbor or honored elder was disrespected so those particular employees jumped at the chance to stick it to someone else. I don't care about that. What I do care about is that Walmart has evidently decided it is big enough that it can allow its' staff to be assholes.
Me, I happen to be in my 70s, not (yet) diagnosed with any sort of mental condition although known to be a weirdo, and I do tend to become disoriented in huge stores. Something about the lighting, chemical smells, crowds and endless rows that all look alike I find confusing, not to mention the fact that live human cashiers are kept hidden behind a maze of counters. I did have to go to a Walmart, for a garden product which, for the first time I can remember, is available no where else, so I asked my daughter to take me. I made a point of waving my receipt at the employees who were pretending to take their break outside. I can asshole pretty good myself when I want to.