Police: Man faked heart attack for theft diversion

Genard Dupree and Tarus Scott are facing grand theft charges.

By Ben Hooper
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LAKE WALES, Fla., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said security camera footage shows a man faking a heart attack in a Walmart so his alleged accomplice could steal a Barbie car.

Investigators said the footage shows Genard Dupree, 27, and Tarus Scott, 30, entering the Walmart in Lake Wales together Tuesday and loading up a cart with items including a motorized Power Wheels Barbie car, a Barbie vacation home playset and a Leap Frog tablet.


Police said Dupree can be seen faking a heart attack near the exit to distract workers and fellow customers while Scott pushed the cart full of merchandise out of the store without paying.

The stolen merchandise was valued at a total of $369.

The men met back up in the parking lot and left in a car together, police said.

Dupree and Scott were identified from the footage and arrested on grand theft charges.

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