A couple of weeks ago my husband and I stop at the local Wal-Mart to purchase a few last minute Halloween items. My husband had to use the restroom shortly after we walked-in so he heads for the men’s room at the front of the store and I stand and wait by a candy display by the restrooms.
While I’m standing their I notice a quintessential “crack whore” walk toward the display. You know the type; unbelievably thin, ratty hair, bad teeth, looks about 20 years older than she really is…. I watch her start to peruse the candy and she sort of starts mumbling angrily about the price. Then she looks up at me as if she just realized I was standing there, grabs a bag and starts heading toward the door.
I start to just forget about the situation when I hear the unmistakable “snap” of a plastic grocery bag. I look up and see Miss Crack Whore had taken a Wal-Mart shopping bag out of her coat and was stuffing the candy inside of it while marching toward the door as if nothing was out of the ordinary. Within a few seconds she had the candy in the bag and was out the door.
I used to work for a Wal-Mart years ago, so I know Loss Prevention is a big headache. I flag down a CSM and told her what I just whitnessed. She tells me she would alert security and they would view the camera footage.
A short time later my husband emerges from the bathroom, I tell him the story, and we start our shopping.
Lo and behold we come across Miss Crack Whore again! This time she had a bag of chips in her hand and was marching toward the door. We flag down another Wal-Mart employee and explain the situation. Nearest we can figure this woman was stealing everything on her grocery list one item at a time. We never did see what (if anything) came of it. It makes me laugh though to see what people are resorting to just get a “five finger discount”.