A heroic grandma has won the internet’s heart after a video surfaced of her trying to shop an alleged shoplifter at a Walmart in Campbell River in British Columbia, Canada.
The 73-year-old Elaine Gallaway was at a Walmart when she confronted and stopped a shoplifter as he pushed a grocery cart filled with unpaid items towards the exit. She informed a Walmart employee about the man and was assured that the security would be alerted to the situation.
In the video, a man is seen leaving a Walmart with a shopping cart full of goods and a bike when another individual, presumingly the one filming, asked if he was “going to pay for that.”
“Yeah,” the alleged thief replied while still pushing his cart towards the exit, trying to leave in a hurry. What he didn’t expect, however, was for a brave elderly woman to take matters into her own hands.
After using her own shopping cart to block his path, the woman yelled “excuse me” and tried to pull off his balaclava and reveal his face.
Once she successfully pulled it off, the man kept trying to get away and found himself in a tug-of-war as the grandma pulled on his cart.
“F**k off, a**hole!” she exclaimed with the confrontation escalating and eventually even successfully stopping him from taking the goods with him. “You jack up the price for everybody else, cause of you a**holes!”
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The shoplifter is eventually seen bailing on a bike, leaving the cart behind, and fleeing with his backpack, reportedly full of roast beef.
Gallaway added that she would stop a shoplifter again if she had to, but said she doesn’t recommend it, acknowledging that the man could have been armed. She said that in this situation, the shoplifter had one hand on the shopping cart and the other on his bicycle, making it difficult for him to quickly access any weapons.
Regardless, potential thieves may want to think twice with this grandma ready to throwdown and roll back her sleeves if things get confrontational at Walmart.