Don’t worry. We haven’t moved to the quiet backwoods of Alaska.
A Walmart employee in the northwestern New Jersey town of Linden has resigned after allegedly driving away with a former co-worker’s car and leaving her stuck in the rain.
Police said the 25-year-old woman who worked in the store’s produce department was heading home from work around 4:15 p.m. Friday, when she realized that a young woman had left her car.
“To know that somebody left their car, yet they didn’t care for it, it’s really sad and it makes you sad,” Linden Police Capt. Christopher Verniero told The Jersey Journal.
The 25-year-old shopper said she felt she was in a crisis of conscience when she realized that the woman who had come into the store to buy groceries — and hadn’t paid — had left her car at the parking lot.
Verniero said that after she realized her co-worker was nowhere to be found, the woman drove out of the parking lot.
The young woman was left stuck in the rain near the parking lot, Verniero said.
The 25-year-old employee pulled her car over to help her friend and left the car on the side of the road, Verniero said.
“We got the message that she did, in fact, leave the car. We got the message she made the right decision because she resigned today,” he said.
As for the young woman who was left stranded — Verniero said that “in a sense, we’re very fortunate that she didn’t come into our store and steal a shirt.”
In May, a Kentucky Walmart shopper set off a statewide search when she drove away with a car she didn’t own, even after being asked to return it.
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