Woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart awarded $2.1 million by jury

An Alabama woman who says she was falsely arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart and then threatened by the company after her case was dismissed has been awarded $2.1 million in damages.

Nurse said in a lawsuit that she was stopped in November 2016 when trying to leave a Walmart with groceries she said she already paid for, according to AL.com. She said she used self-checkout but the scanning device froze. Workers didn't accept her explanation and she was arrested for shoplifting.

So if you go to cash out and the self service checkout doesn't work you get to keep what you tried to scan?

You see the item list populate as you scan items. If an item isn't scanning don't you usually ask an attendant to help? Or do you just put it into your bag if it doesn't scan?