Bikini clad woman ejected from Wal-Mart store www.privateofficer.com
Eugene ORE July 30 2011 A trip to Walmart was no day at the beach for one shopper.
Sandi McMillin and her sister, Karla Vogt, headed to a Walmart in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday — where the temperature was pushing 90 degrees.
To fight the heat, McMillin dressed down, choosing to head to the store in a pair of red shorts and a turquoise bikini top.
Minutes into the trip, McMillin says a Walmart employee instructed her to either put a shirt on or leave the store, citing a possible health code violation.
“I was horrified,” she told KVAL News. “I am embarrassed. I hadn’t done anything obnoxious or outlandish.”
McMillin says she was then escorted outside the store.
Walmart spokesperson Ashley Hardie told KVAL that McMillin was actually not forced to leave, but that other customers had complained about the bikini-clad shopper.
“We can understand her frustration,” Hardie said. “It was not our intent to offend the customer and we have apologized to her.
“We have also reinforced with our associates our expectations of how to handle these matters.”
McMillin, who bought the turquoise swimsuit at Walmart last year, said she will never shop at the store again.