Walmart Thieves Steal Barbie Car, Using Fake Heart Attack as a Diversion
Two men walked into a Lake Wales, Fla. Walmart store last week and loaded up a cart with hundreds of dollars worth of toys, then one of them took off with the goods while the otherfaked a heart attack to create a diversion. They would have gotten away with the heist, too, if the store had been miraculously devoid of security cameras.
KHOU reports that Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27, have been charged with grand theft for stealing $369.94 in merchandise, including a Barbie Power Wheels car, a Barbie vacation house, and a Leap Frog tablet. Security footage released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows Dupree on the floor clutching his chest while Scott rolls the cart out of the store without being stopped.
They apparently thought their plan had worked, but police later used the video to identify Dupree, who was on probation for theft, and Scott, who previously served a 10-year sentence for armed robbery. They’re both currently in the Polk County Jail.