A man banned from Walmart for wrongful “price matching” is now trying to tell his side of the story this week. Joe Cantrell, a disabled man and frequent Walmart shopper, was handcuffed and almost arrested for allegedly "taking advantage" of the store’s price-match policy; he was charged while attempting to buy more ornaments for his Christmas tree, Gawker shares this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
The man banned from Walmart said that he shopped up to twice every single day at his local Walmart in Arizona, calling the store a favorite stopping center of his. However, he admitted that due to his disability, he would often look for the lowest prices possible, and often held Walmart accountable for its price matching policy.
This week, however, Joe Cantrell was handcuffed and charged with a criminal act of intimidation after becoming “unruly” and disorderly while in the retail giant at Sun Tan Valley after an employee wouldn’t honor their code. Cantrell began to complain to store management for not keeping their end of their policy. He was about to leave when another issue arose; an employee had apparently called the police, saying he was attempting to intimidate him.
"I was upset, but never once did I say anything to the gentleman,” Cantrall says in his defense on the “wrongful” attempted price matching.
Within the week, Cantrell was met by three separate police officers, who handcuffed him. He was told that he was permanently banned from Walmart for his entire life by an official notice, and was expected for a court summons order over the intimidation ordeal.
Cantrell was freed after he started to cry, but he is still heading to court on charges of disorderly conduct in a public locale. Do you think the man banned from Walmart was wrongfully barred from the retail giant?