Tensions Running High, Black Friday Arrest Caught On Camera At Florida Walmart
28 year old Samantha Chavez was arrested at a Florida Walmart after allegedly trying to bypass long checkout lines. When confronted by police and told to get back in line, Chavez refused and began screaming and throwing the items she was carrying to the floor. According to Chavez, she was looking for her sister-in-law when she was stopped by police.
“I came back and the lines kind of moved and I couldn’t find her. Her cellphone wasn’t working, the battery had died. This cop’s in front of me and he’s like ‘no you can’t go, you need to go the other way,’” said Chavez. “I’m like ‘I’m just looking for my sister’ and he’s like ‘no you have to go that way’ I’m like ‘but she’s here, I need to find her.’”
The officers told her she needed to follow the flow of checkout lines. Chavez looked at the officer said “OK” and then again attempted to physically walk past the officer redirecting her. Chavez was told several more times to get in line but police said she refused and began screaming causing a larger scene and disturbing other customers.