Woman Sprays Lysol In Cashier's Eyes After Being Told About Item Limit
Leicester, MA – Police are looking for an outraged Walmart shopper who sprayed Lysol disinfectant in the cashier’s eyes when she was informed there was a limit on how many cans she could buy.
Police said the incident occurred on March 27 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Soojian Drive, MassLive reported.
“She then completed her purchase and left in what is believed to have been an Uber,” the Leicester Police Department said in a statement.
Police said paramedics responded to the scene to treat the cashier who had been assaulted, MassLive reported.
Shortly thereafter, authorities released a picture of the suspect that was captured from the Walmart store security camera video.
Anyone with information about the suspect or her whereabouts has been asked to call Leicester Police Officer Matthew Soojian at (508) 892-7010 ext. 2066 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, MassLive reported.
Walmart and other stores began placing limits on the number of some “essential” products that customers could buy at one time after the initial spread of the pandemic in the United States caused shoppers to swamp stores and begin stockpiling.
Shoppers have been taking out their coronavirus frustrations on store employees all over the country, but cashiers may have taken the brunt of it.
A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday after he intentionally coughed on the cashier at Harbor Freight Tools in Orange City, Florida, FOX News reported.
The cashier told police that 49-year-old Christopher Canfora had come to her register and complained about the social distancing measures that the store had implemented as per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, such as tape on the floor to mark where shoppers should stand in line.
She said he coughed on her intentionally and told her “this is all getting out of hand,” FOX News reported.
"She said Canfora then explained that he does the same to people wearing masks when he sees them, and he was planning on going to another store and doing it some more," the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police arrested Canfora at his home in DeBary at about 3 p.m. on April 7, FOX News reported.
He told Volusia County sheriff’s deputies that “he didn’t expect anyone to understand his sense of humor and he couldn’t remember exactly what he said at Harbor Freight.”
And he said that he didn’t have coronavirus, FOX News reported.
Canfora was charged with aggravated assault and booked into Volusia County Branch Jail.
He was ordered held on a $5,000 bond, FOX News reported.