I was attacked by a store employee, no one helped


The call to dispatch was something like this: “A 70-year-old woman was punched several times by a cashier.” What has become of this world?

An emergency call to the Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin Police Department on Wednesday, July 7 described the above just after 7 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in the city of just under 27,000.

The woman involved is PK Shader. Shader and Jazareia Velasquez, 17, accused of assaulting her, told police it all started with a verbal argument between the two. According to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS 58, Shader wanted to speak to a manager following negative communication with Velasquez. Shader said CBS 58,

The manager was there watching the interaction. She (Velasquez) left and I looked at the manager and I said do you let her talk to all your clients like that? I did not have any answer. When leaving, I thought I really wanted to know what his name was because I wanted to send it to the company.

It was then that Shader decided to take a picture of Velasquez. It didn’t go well. Shader said,

She’s gone mad. She flew and she hit me with her fist here (in the face) over and over again.

Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin Police Department

Despite his injuries, Shader did not require medical attention. However, what is almost as unsettling as a 70-year-old woman being attacked is that it happened in front of other people and Shader said no one tried to help her. Shader says that while she wouldn’t expect someone to put themselves in danger if you see something like this, please at least call the police. Amen.

Police in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, charged Velasquez with aggravated bodily harm to a senior citizen and disorderly conduct. Shader says she will file an injunction against her.

Walmart released a statement that said:

We want all of our customers to have a pleasant shopping experience in our stores. The partner involved has been suspended and we continue to assist law enforcement in the ongoing investigation.

Shader says she won’t allow what happened to impact her life. She said CBS 58, “The biggest part of it is not allowing myself to be afraid. I refuse, I refuse to be afraid.”

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