A 44-year-old Arkansas woman is now behind bars after Walmart employees found her trying on tampons and sanitary pads in the feminine care aisle. Cheryl Woolery, a Springdale, Arkansas resident, was led out of the store in handcuffs after her resisting arrest turned into a bloody mess. Eyewitnesses say Woolery entered the Walmart store on Monday and approached the customer service desk for a return. Woolery complained that the Tampax ‘Lites’ were causing her to “leak” and the cardboard applicator was just too “rough” for her “woowoo” and she wanted to exchange them for something else.
“I was stocking the deodorants which is right next to the isle where the feminine hygiene products are kept,” said Rena Rice, an employee at Walmart. “When I walked past the aisle this crazy out of her mind lady was in, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I mean really, there were five used bloody tampons on the ground that she had already tried on! I caught her trying to stick a sanitary pad on her underwear. That’s when I radioed for security.”
When security confronted the woman, she turned around to leave. “When I asked her what she was doing, she turned around to take off,” head security officer Randy McWilliams said. “That’s when I grabbed her arm and pulled her towards me but I slipped on one of the bloody tampons and we both hit the ground. That was probably the most disgusting thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Police arrived on scene within minutes and took Woolery into custody. According to authorities, Woolery explained she was not going to spend another dime on a product that won’t work for her. She said she should be able to “try on tampons just like you try on clothes in the dressing room, to make sure they fit.”
Walmart released a statement saying “It is against our policy to allow customers to try on tampons in the aisles, bathrooms, or dressing rooms. Anyone attempting to will be arrested and never allowed back into our stores.” Woolery was booked on charges of shoplifting, indecent exposure, and resisting arrest. She is being held on a $500 bond.