Times are tough, so when you spend your hard earned money on something, you want to make sure you get your money’s worth. If that something is a piece of equipment that’s supposed to help you make more money, then you’re definitely going to want some value for your dollar. So, if you spend your money on something that turns out to be faulty, it’s natural to be upset. This is how I imagine 37-year-old Jarad S. Carr must have felt when he tried to return a printer to the Walmart in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin. An enterprising individual, Carr purchased the machine to assist him in printing his counterfeit US currency, only to find that it wasn’t working properly.
So upset was Carr that he hurried back to the Walmart with the device to have the matter rectified. Carr was so upset, in fact, that in his haste, he forgot his receipt and when the Walmart staff turned out to be less than cooperative because of this one little infraction, Carr frustration understandably grew. Of course, it probably didn’t help Carr’s cause that he also forgot the paper tray and installation CD. I can only imagine how upset he must have been. I mean, he even left in a piece of paper in the printer with some of the hundred dollar bills he was forging. He must have been really inconvenienced by the whole thing to be so forgetful.
Things soon escalated, however, as the Lake Hallie Walmart staff refused to overlook these indiscretions committed by Carr and said they would not take back the printer and give him a refund, even after he, trying to be accommodating, said he would be satisfied if he got even half of what he spent on it back.
I know what you’re thinking, but before you judge the staff at Walmart for not being more understanding of Carr’s plight, you should take his own behavior into consideration. At this point, Carr had lost whatever patience he had left and became more than a little aggressive with Walmart personnel. He argued, he raised his voice, he even crumpled up the paper with the counterfeit bills that one staffer gave back to him after they took out of the printer. Then told them they should throw it away. I know what it is to be upset, but it’s a whole other thing to be just plain rude.
Anyway, when Carr refused to leave the establishment, employees were forced to call in the police. Carr remained, even after the police showed up, but soon changed his mind and decided to admit defeat when the officers tried to place him under arrest. At this point it was too late, though and Carr was taken into custody.
Ever just really have a bad day?
Lake Hallie Police found about $300 more of the counterfeit bills in Carr’s possession, which they say are pretty good – good enough to fool someone in a poorly lit room, anyway – but not the best they’ve seen. And, as luck would have it, the police were already looking to have a talk with Carr about his two outstanding warrants for armed robbery and burglary in St. Croix County. As a result of all this, Carr now faces charges for attempted theft by fraud, forgery and resisting arrest.
And all this happened because he forgot his receipt.