An elderly woman says a Walmart employee “went crazy” and attacked her following a dispute over checkout lines.
P. K. Shader said she had gone to customer service while shopping inside the store in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, last week to ask if another checkout lane could be opened due to long lines.
“The young woman I dealt with started yelling at me, asking if I wanted to work there; if I needed a job there,” the 70-year-old told FOX6 News.
Shader said the store manager “didn’t say a word” when she complained about the employee, identified by authorities as 17-year-old Jazareia Velasquez.
“Lo and behold, she’s walking right towards me and I snap a picture–and she went crazy,” Shader added. “Would you ever in a million years expect some young Walmart employee to beat up a 70-year-old?”
She said several employees witnessed the assault, but only one stepped in. Shader said she had to call 911 herself because no one else did.
Officers responded to the store, located at 3049 South Oakes Road, at around 7 p.m. on July 7 after receiving a report that an elderly woman had been punched in the head and face by a Walmart employee, the Mount Pleasant Police Department said in a news release at the weekend.
The victim had been punched numerous times but did not require immediate medical attention, Sgt. Jason Vaccaro said in the release.
But Shader, who was left with severe bruising around her eyes, told FOX6 News that the attack has had an enormous impact on her life.
“You don’t realize how this, after a while, starts to affect how you live,” she said.
According to the station, Walmart has suspended Velasquez. Shader and her attorney, Carl Ricciardi, have called for the company to fire her.
“They have to take seriously their duty to work with their employees so this never happens again,” he said.
Police said that although Velasquez, of Racine, is 17, she can be charged as an adult in Wisconsin. She is charged with aggravated battery to an elderly person and disorderly conduct and was transported to the Racine County Jail.
Police said the Racine County District Attorney’s Office is now handling the matter.
The district attorney’s office, Shader and Walmart have been contacted for additional comment.
Velasquez, needs a little karma and a little reap what you sow visitation by someone of her same size and weight and let it be a more even match. Then lets see how brave this punk tit sucking moron is after she isnt attacking a 70 + year old defenseless woman. The puke needs a lesson in HUMANITY
How the women Sue’s Walmart and the girl get jail time maybe they will think twice before assaulting the elderly
She should sue Walmart and press charges on the young girl
I agree sue Wal-Mart and the employee I am disabled and have trouble at Wal-Mart in Harrisburg pa so far I have let it slide but no more as they are getting out of hand and their security is a joke they don’t do anything but strut around or go in circles in the parking lot or park in a corner an sleep uhh
Totally Agree, SUE WALMART, YOU DESERVE TO BE COMPENSATED FOR WHAT THAT 17 YEAR OLD PIECE OF SHIT DID TO A 70 YEAR OLD WOMAN AND SHE NEEDS TO BE FIRED AND GIVEN AT LEAST A YEAR IN JAIL OR PRISON AND HAVE HER ASS GET THE SHIT BEAT OUT OF HER AND SEE HOW SHE LIKES BEING BEAT UP, SHE WILL CRY MOMMY, MOMMY GET ME OUT OF HERE IM GETTING BEAT UP EVERYDAY IN JAIL. SUE THAT GIRLS PARENTS TOO.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Sue WalMart and put the little itch’s butt in jail. No pity.