Friday, December 13, 2013

Oh wait -- UPDATE: Walmart - big greedy company

The UPDATE is below this post:
Here's a story where a guy gets humiliated by a big, greedy company ... Walmart. It's all so sad.

Here's a pic of the poor, helpless, fellow.

An Arizona man and possibly Walmart’s biggest fan found out that taking the company’s ad-matching promises a bit too far can get you banned from every store for the rest of your life.

Joe Cantrell, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., said he was handcuffed, humiliated and banned from every Walmart in the world following a dispute about Christmas ornament ad-matching at the store that he visits at least twice every day, KNXV-TV reports.

Yes, it's ALL because that greedy Walmart was going to go broke if it didn't match this moron's advertisement for cheap "decoraish." After all, who cares about Walmart, right?

But then, later in the story, we get the REAL reason he got banned.

However, last week, Cantrell had local police called on him after complaining to store management that an employee had refused an ad-match for Christmas ornaments.

“When I left, he turned around and called the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and said he felt intimidated and threatened. I was upset but never once did I ever say anything – no contact, nothing,’” Cantrell told KNXV.

When he returned to the store four days later, three deputies reportedly cuffed him, gave him a court summons, and a notice of restriction that bans him from every Walmart on earth, for life.

Yep, that sounds about right.  This employee is prolly calling the cops ten or twelve times a day because he feels threatened.  And then Walmart bans them for life ... oh yes, I can see this happening ALL THE TIME, can't you?

OR ... OR ... this is the first time the employee has EVER called the cops on someone for intimidation.  What do YOU think is more likely? Looks like none of the honest and forthright jourrrrnalists cared enough to find out.

Gee, I wonder why the oh-so-honest jourrrrnalist presented the story as if the "ad-matching" got him banned.  Yes, quite the mystery.

Anyway, more here from the fair and objective CBS news:

UPDATE: on 12/13/13
According to the Sheriff's Office, Cantrell's arrest came three days later, when he went back to the Walmart.

"Cantrell was detained by deputies and then cited and released for one count of Disorderly Conduct and one count of Threatening and Intimidating," according to the press release. "Earlier this week, the Pinal County Courts issued an injunction against harassment ordering Cantrell to have no further contact with one of the employees involved in this incident; otherwise he shall face arrest and further prosecution." More here:

The best part is where the "jourrrrnalist" aka "news reporter" gave you all the information he wanted you to have in the original "Man banned for aggressive coupon matching."

Wasn't that nice of him ... to help you do your thinking?  Yes, you appreciate it, don't you?

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