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Man banned from Walmart: A disabled shopper was banned from Walmart after price matching items for Christmas ornaments. Joe Cantrell was escorted out of the San Tan Valley, Ariz. Walmart store in handcuffs last week, IB Times reports Dec. 11.

He shared his experience on Facebook:

“This was the most embarrassing moment of my entire life I have never been handcuffed up until this point in my life I have a clean record and I take pride in that,” he wrote.

The cashier apparently didn't give Cantrell a discount on the store's price matching policy, so he complained to the manager.

The man banned from Walmart was accused by the store of "threatening" the cashier in such a way that the employee felt "unsafe." The store manager then called police.

Walmart's statement read:

"The safety of our associates and customers is our top priority, and we find threats of violence unacceptable. This customer threatened our associate with bodily harm. Out of abundance of caution, local law enforcement was contacted. Due to continuous threats of violence, the customer is no longer welcome at the store."

Cantrell wasn't arrested right away, he claimed. He returned to the store later on then was handcuffed.

“I was handcuffed, humiliated and embarrassed in front of everybody at Walmart,” Cantrell said.

Police let the man banned from Walmart go after they exited the store.

"They saw a grown man cry like a baby," Cantrell said. "Probably because I knew I would be able to go home to my family and finish that Christmas tree."

Videos have surfaced of the alleged incident and a witness who is also an employee of Walmart said Cantrell “never directly threatened anybody. They never came to him to ask him what was the real reason he was so upset. They just went off the employee’s word.”

Cantrell will not allow Walmart to "bully" him. He's disabled from multiple injuries during his years as a professional wrestler for eight years.

“I will not rest and I will not let Walmart bully me around,” Cantrell wrote. “I will not rest easily until I get justice. I should have never been handcuffed and humiliated the way I was.”

It seems that the man banned from Walmart is sincere in his story and more proof is coming out that he didn't do anything wrong. Will the large retailer reverse their decision and allow Cantrell back?



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