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Bad day for Penticton retail customer

Penticton RCMP were called to Penticton Canadian Tire last week after a customer became unruly when she couldn't return some lights without her receipt.
October 05, 2016 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - A customer of a Penticton big box retailer will no doubt remember to hang on to her sales receipt following an incident last week.

Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police were called to Canadian Tire around noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, following reports of a disturbance at the store.

A woman became disgruntled after trying to return some lights without a receipt, assaulted an employee and stole two plants before driving away, causing employees to dodge her vehicle in the parking lot as she drove away. No employees were hurt.

The woman turned herself in to police at the Oliver RCMP detachment, he says. She appeared to be suffering mental distress and was unable to explain her actions.

Wrigglesworth says she was taken to hospital for assessment. Canadian Tire didn't press charges and the plants were returned.

— This story was updated at 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 to correct the date of the incident to Wednesday, Sept. 28. Thanks to reader Darcy Hubner.


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