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Elderly Woman Allegedly Beaten by Walmart Employee While Bystanders Looked On

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A 70-year-old Wisconsin woman says all she wanted was to get through the Walmart checkout lines a little faster.

Instead, she says, she took a beating while no one helped her.

Jazareia Velasquez, 17, has been charged with aggravated battery to an elderly person and disorderly conduct in the incident last week, according to WDJT-TV in Milwaukee.

“Would you ever in a million years expect some young Walmart employee to beat up a 70-year-old?” P.K. Shader asked in an interview with WITI-TV.

“And why anyone would do that? I don’t know. And why no one helped is even more, especially in a Walmart store,” Shader told WDJT.

During a visit to the store, Shader asked a store employee if something could be done to speed up the checkout lines.

“The young woman I dealt with started yelling at me, asking if I wanted to work there, if I needed a job there,” she told WITI.

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