- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a central Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.

The men - 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree - were arrested Tuesday on grand theft charges.

The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the men filled a shopping cart a motorized power wheel Barbie car, Leap Frog tablet and a Barbie Glam vacation house. They walked through the store together.

Video surveillance shows Dupree lay on the floor near the store entrance, clutching his chest. As concerned citizens checked on him, Scott walked out of the store with the cart. Once Scott was outside Dupree got up and walked out. They left in a silver SUV, but deputies caught up with them.

It’s not known whether they have attorneys.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide