Police: Florida woman throws tantrum after she was caught stealing at Walmart

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Police in Florida are looking for a woman who had a tantrum in a Walmart after she was caught trying to walk out with items she hadn’t paid for.

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The Winter Haven Police Department posted surveillance video on Facebook of the incident inside the Walmart on Feb. 2. Police said the woman filled up a cart with toys, groceries and fake flowers, before going to self-checkout, not paying and then trying to walk out the doors.

Pitching a hissy fit and throwing things at people because you got caught trying to steal? Tsk Tsk The woman in the video and images went to Walmart (355 Cypress Gardens Blvd) on Feb. 2, 2022 around 1 p.m. She fills the cart up with various items to include silk flowers, toys and some groceries. She then proceeds to the self check-out and scans the items. She lingers for quite a while even leaving the full buggy and walking to look at other items in kiosks next to neighboring registers. (We cut the video to spare you of the more than 15 minutes it took her to make her move). She then walks away with the full cart ultimately being stopped at the doors. She is escorted back where she proceeds to argue - a lot. Getting louder and louder, then claiming, "Get the manager Kim. I have an employee discount and I get my groceries for free." New flash - there is no manager named Kim at the store. She ends up taking a Barbie doll out of the cart and walks away saying she'll pay for it. But when one of the associates asks her to come back to use the initial register, she comes back all right. Throws the box at the associate hitting her in the face causing a small laceration on her lip. Although it's difficult to see here, witnesses said the woman had green hands and hair, apparently from a recent hair dye treatment. If you recognize this suspect, please contact the Winter Haven Police Dept. at 863-662-0392. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers: * Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477) * From your cell phone, dial **TIPS * Or visit the website and click on "Submit A Tip," * Or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet. You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

Posted by Winter Haven Police Department on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Once the woman was stopped, police said she began to argue. She claimed, “Get the manager Kim. I have an employee discount and I get my groceries for free,” WTVT reported. Police said there is no manager named Kim at the store.

Video then shows the woman grab a doll out of her cart and walk away. But when an employee asked her to return to pay for the doll, the woman threw the box at the employee, hitting the employee and cutting her lip, WFLA reported.

Police said the woman was described as having green hands and hair, likely from a recent hair dye treatment.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call police.