What does it take to get banned from Walmart for life? Apparently not much if you live in Arizona.
Noted “family man” and retired pro wrestler Joe Cantrell was allegedly banned for no reason other than price matching, which the store encourages. One fateful day, however, Cantrell was informed by a San Tan Valley Walmart employee that price matching was not allowed.
What happened next is a matter of speculation. A Walmart employee says he felt “intimidated and threatened,” according to reports.
Cantrell was also “handcuffed, humiliated and embarrassed in front of everybody at Walmart,” he told ABC15
. He denies intimidating anyone, but is still facing charges of intimidation and disorderly conduct.
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Here’s Walmart’s statement on the case:
We make every effort to make sure our customers have a good experience in our stores. As in previous situations, we attempted to work with this customer. However, in this situation, the associate felt unsafe and so we contacted local law enforcement. We are continuing to cooperate with law enforcement on their investigation.
The whole situation is especially emotional for Cantrell because, as he describes to the news station, he makes an average of two trips to Walmart per day. Now he’ll have to go somewhere else.