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SHALLOTE, NC (WECT) – An incident at a Dollar Tree in Shallotte involving a store employee taking down a woman accused of shoplifting was caught on camera and posted to YouTube recently, depicting the woman accusing the employee of hurting her and grabbing her breast.
The video, posted April 26, shows a male employee attempting to pin the flailing woman to the ground as she screams.
“Sir, get off!” she yells. “I have a bad back! What the [expletive] are you doing?! Sir, get off of me!”
[Click here to watch the video – WARNING: it contains profanity]
The man is eventually able to get the woman on her feet and escorts her to the front of the store.
Officials with the Shallotte Police Department say the woman, 32-year-old Christal Wunder of Supply, was subsequently cited for shoplifting. The worker was not cited.
The owner of the YouTube account the video was posted from said that his friend is the one who filmed the situation, but he still has his opinions on the footage he saw.
“I think the employee maybe overreacted and he'll probably get reprimanded, but I don't think the woman was in pain or that he hurt her,” said the owner of the account. “I think she got caught committing a crime and was panicking when she realized she was gonna get in trouble. The sad thing is she'll probably win a lawsuit and the employee will get fired, and that's certainly not how it should be."
WECT.com contacted the Dollar Tree in Shallotte, but the manager said that he was unaware of the incident and would look into it.
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