In the grand scheme of things, there are probably a few gripes with Wal-Mart more legitimate than their moral objection (or, as it all turned out, lack thereof) to purple ribbon. Like when your ten year old daughter is approached by a helpful Wal-Mart greeter with a bright yellow happy face button on his lapel who then proceeds to vigorously masturbate in front of her, right in the middle of the electronics aisle.
Or so Maria Hollins is claiming. And, of course, suing! The incident occurred in a North Carolina Wal-Mart about six years ago when thrice-convicted sex offender and then Wal-Mart employee Bobby Devon Randall approached Hollins’ daughter and began groping himself in front of her. When a customer came by the aisle, he fled, but then returned to do it again.
What makes this story really priceless is this masterstroke of customer service from the store manager: “After her daughter told her what happened, Hollins returned to the superstore the next day to speak to a manager and was offered a $25 gift certificate as a token of concern, according to the complaint filed in Richland County.”
Despite video tape evidence, Wal-Mart seems to think they have a good case, as they’re not settling. Perhaps they think they can hold out and get Hollins to accept two $25 gift certificates in exchange for the desecration of her daughter’s innocence!