You can walk inside a Walmart dressed in nothing but some underwear and Cheeto dust-covered nipples. But the minute you try to steal some produce? You better watch the f—k out.
Tyrone Carnegay is talking to the media after filing a lawsuit against Walmart, the manager on duty and the police officer involved in the incident that happened back in late 2014.
It all started when a Walmart manager told the off-duty cop that Carnegay had stolen a tomato from the store. As you can see in the video, the officer confronted Carnegay as he was leaving the store.
And apparently the officer really had a thing against tomato thieves, because he just started beating the sh-t out of the poor guy.
“He’s giving me a verbal command. As he’s grabbing me, he’s beating me at the same time. ‘Get on ground.’ Beating me at the same time.” Carnegay explained to Channel 2’S Craig Lucie. He also claims the officer never told him why he was being questioned.
Oh, and he never asked to see a receipt, which Carnegay had inside his pocket.
But even after the officer found the receipt, Carnegay was still treated like a criminal. He was handcuffed to a hospital bed as he received treatment for a broken leg and severed artery. He then spent three days in jail before the charges were dropped.
His attorney Craig Jones wants some answers…
“Somebody could have come up to him and said, ‘Excuse me sir, do you have (a) receipt for that tomato?’ and he would’ve shown him the receipt. The officer went into Robocop mode and beat the crap out of him.”
A little over a year after the incident and Carnegay walks with a limp and has a titanium rod in his leg. If this case goes to trial, it could take up to three years before a decision is made.