Woman puts scare into Penticton Walmart customers

RCMP said a woman with mental health issues put a scare into a person at Walmart on Sunday.

RCMP said a woman with mental health issues put a scare into a person at Walmart on Sunday.

At 9:54 a.m. the manager at Walmart reported to police that a mother was walking to her vehicle when a woman grabbed her on the shoulder, shoved $5 down the mother’s shirt and said, “You are coming with me.” RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said the mother had two small children with her who became upset and the woman fled.

Later that day, RCMP received a call from a man who said his son was at Walmart when a woman approached him and said “I’m your aunt, your parents are dead.” She wanted the boy to come with her.

RCMP said no one was injured in either incident and no charges were laid. The woman who approached the people is known to police and has mental health issues so the community crisis team became involved. She is now banned from the store.