“The safety of our associates and customers is our top priority, and we find threats of violence unacceptable. This customer threatened our associate with bodily harm. Out of abundance of caution, local law enforcement was contacted. Due to continuous threats of violence, the customer is no longer welcome at the store.” Wal-Mart released the statement after banning Joe Cantrel, a professional wrestler, from their store for life, according to CNN.
Earlier this year Joe Cantrell started to ad match the prices at the register at a San Tan Valley Wal-Mart. An employee told him that it was not allowed so Joe complained to the managers, according to KTLA5.
“So when I left, the store associate turned around and called the Pinal Sheriff, saying he felt intimidated and threatened,” Cantrel said. “I was upset, but I never once did I ever say anything- no contact, nothing.”
A week later, Cantrel returned to the store, where deputies handcuffed him. He was then given a notice that he was banned from all locations for life, ccording to CNN
“I was ashamed and I felt like I was the bad guy,” Cantrel said. “I know that I’m not a bad guy.”
A was released from detainment 48 hours later, according to KTLA5.