Walmart customer says he was ‘held hostage’ by worker after paying for his items

Walmart customer says he was ‘held hostage’ by worker after paying for his items

Walmart customer says he was ‘held hostage’ by worker after paying for his items

Posted: 2023-01-11T11:06:51

Updated: 2023-01-11T11:06:59

A Walmart customer has gone viral on TikTok after being detained by a Walmart employee after he paid for all of his items.

TikToker Travis Lee Ragan recorded himself telling a Walmart host to get out of his way and not push his cart against him, claiming it was an assault.

In the video, which has amassed 28.4 million views, Travis attempted to leave the store but the employee blocked his way until the customer said, “Go get your manager.”

The greeter told Travis to “go get him,” to which the TikToker replied that he wasn’t going to because it’s the worker stopping him from going out.

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“Now you’re holding me hostage against my will,” Travis told the worker, who then yelled at another employee, “Can you go get the manager? »

He then shrugged at the TikToker, saying, “We can stay here all day.” Travis told the worker he “can’t stop him” or “hold [him] against his will” because “it’s illegal.

Travis then began to push his cart into the store, and the employee began to walk alongside his cart to the exit. The customer invited the Walmart greeter to follow him to his car, but the greeter continued to prevent him from leaving the store.

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Travis attempted to back out of the store while repeating that the worker’s actions were illegal. He then told the employee that he was looking forward to “posting it online,” to which reception said, “Post it.”

A manager then approached them both. Travis gave his receipt to the manager and told him that the store employees couldn’t physically stop him from leaving the store. “He can’t do this legally, it’s against the law,” he told the manager, who fired the host.

After checking Travis’ receipt and seeing that all items had been paid for, the manager returned the bill to Travis and then followed the customer to his car.

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In the comments, TikTok users sided with the customer, with many saying it is illegal to block the exit of any business.

According to Aisle of Shame, it’s illegal for store hosts to stop you, and customers are allowed to walk past them if they do. The outlet says, “You can skip the greeting and continue if you want. If the greeter stops you or forces you to show the receipt, they may violate your rights.

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