MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have released surveillance video from an alleged attack at a Memphis Kroger store, and it tells a bit of a different story than the one the alleged victim told WREG Monday.
Megan Wilson says a man in line behind her attacked her because her transaction was taking too long.
But as the video shows, that’s not the whole story.
The newly-released video from MPD shows the alleged attack at the Poplar Plaza Kroger Friday night that Wilson told WREG began when she accidentally spilled her drink on the man behind her.
“When I turned to walk away, my hand hit the little thing and it spilled on him,” she said. “And I said, ‘Oh my bad,’ and I turned and went to go grab my cart and he grabbed me by the back of the head and smashed my face into the cart.”
But that’s not exactly what the video shows.
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Wilson appears to purposely throw her drink on the man, before he lunges at her.
But what happens next is still unclear because the video WREG was given doesn’t show that angle.
“Everything kind of went black for a minute and when I came to, I was on the ground,” Wilson said. “So I stumbled to get up and the floor was slippery because obviously when he hit me, my drink went everywhere.”
Wilson – who you might call an extreme couponer – admits it took about 20 minutes for her to check out.
“He started shouting ‘Come on, there’s other people out here. Nobody has time for this,” she said. “I do carry a binder with a filing system in it. And then I usually also have a duffle bag or a large purse-type bag that I carry full inserts and things like that in.”
She says the man began harassing her before the attack because he was sick of waiting.
Police say Wilson had a small scratch on her forehead and refused medical treatment, but she told us she has a possible cracked rib, a hip strain, bruises and a knot on her head.
Now, she wants Kroger to step up and take action.
“I want them to be aware and I want them to help keep their customers safe and I want this man to pay for what he did,” she said. “You know, justice.”
WREG reached out to Wilson Wednesday for comment after the surveillance video was released, but haven’t heard back.
Police are still looking for the man in that video.
They say he took off in a blue Ford F-150.
If you know who he is, call police at 636-3214.