Amber Stephenson, one of the women caught on video in a brawl inside a Walmart that has since gone viral, says that the fight began when she heard the other woman shouting a racial slur at an employee.
“(The woman) was sitting there yelling at an employee at Walmart, and she was telling her that she was a (expletive) and that she was going to get out of the chair and whoop her (expletive),” Stephenson said, appearing on a local radio show to tell her side of the story.
But of course, the bigger issue being circulated along with the video was Stephenson’s 6-year-old son, who joined in on the fight with his mother.
“My son takes martial arts classes,” Stephenson said. “He’s been going to the gym for several years with his father. I mean, he’s been in the gym for a long time. He got a little crazy. I don’t have to worry about him ever being bullied.”
Although neither of the women were arrested, they have both been banned from Walmart.
“This type of behavior inside one of our stores is completely unacceptable and we are notifying the individuals involved that they are no longer welcome on Walmart property,” the retailer said in a statement.
“Once we were aware of this situation, a member of our management immediately called the police and we are continuing to work with them on this matter.”