Yesterday we spoke at length with Ritta over the phone. According to her statement these are the
WALMART EMPLOYEES WHO DIDN’T HELP:
1 Cart pusher
CUSTOMERS WHO DIDN’T HELP
2 An older couple, one a man whose arm she grabbed at but he jerked away.
6 People walking up a nearby aisle
7 (aprox) People watching as Ritta smashed her hand against the car window.
50 (aprox) Customers in line as Ritta raised her voice to a scream, “Please, Please help me. My Baby’s trapped inside my car.”
Ritta reports that she spoke with the store manager who says that in all previous infant lockin situations, the fire department was called immediately. The manager provided no explanation as why that didn’t happen this time.
Ritta’s not looking to sue anyone and mainly blames herself for what happened. Now she always carries her keys in her pocket and never rolls the windows all the way up. The family is also looking into getting a magnetic key box for under the fender.
We understand some people’s incredulity about this story and will be making some corroboration calls. However, a question still nags.
Is this a story about 5 Walmart employees not lifting a finger or 65 townspeople?