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Wal-Mart UberFan Banned For Good Reasons, Actually

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Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Joe Cantrell, an Arizona man who liked to frequent his local Wal-Mart twice per day—that is, until he was recently banned from the store. As Cantrell tells it, he just "loves Wal-Mart," especially the company's price-matching guarantee. He was at the store recently, trying to get the lowest price possible on some item, when he got into trouble with store staff and was evicted, then banned from every Wal-Mart on the planet for life.

It seemed like a harsh sentence at the time, especially for someone who proclaims his love of the retailer so openly. However, as Consumerist points out, there's more to the story. Cantrell was actually banned because he threatened to beat up store staff when they wouldn't price-match out-of-date coupons. According to the police report, the exact wording he used was, "I'm going to mess this mother f_ _ _ker up," adding that he'd be waiting in the parking lot to "do [the cashier] in" and "beat his ass." Ah, the spirit of Christmas.
· Arizona Price-Matcher Was Banned From Walmart For Allegedly Threatening To Beat Up Employees [Consumerist]
· Wal-Mart's Biggest Fan Banned for Life [Racked]