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Fired Walmart employee tantrum caught on camera in Southwest Florida

Posted at 11:15 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 07:06:37-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A terminated Walmart employee was caught on camera causing a scene and a mess at a Walmart in Fort Myers late Tuesday night.

Cell phone video shows the employee cursing and yelling as she walked through the store on Six Mile Cypress and Colonial Boulevard, followed by other employees trying to keep her contained until police officers arrived.

“I saw 2 liters busted all over the floor, there was bread loaves being thrown, the employee was punching holes in signs, throwing things all over the floor,” said Austin Sawyer, who witnessed the incident and caught it on video.

“I’ve never seen an employee freak out that way,” Sawyer said.

The incident now has customers wondering why Walmart didn't do more to quell the chaos.

“They should had better security so they could just get her and talk to her and try to calm her down instead of following her around,” said one customer.

When Fort Myers-based WFTX reached out to the retail giant about the incident, a Walmart spokesperson stated, “We are aware of the situation but cannot discuss specific personnel matters.”

“It took me by surprise cause its such a big organization and they didn't do anything at all to prevent it,” said Sawyer.

It’s unclear who the woman is and if she will be facing any charges.