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Faron Cardinal, Lloyd Giroux Pepper Spray: Walmart Greeter Attacked, Two Alberta Men Charged

04/03/2013 04:19 EDT | Updated 06/03/2013 05:12 EDT
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BOWLING GREEN, OH - MAY 17: A Wal-Mart greeter waits to welcome new customers to the new 2,000 square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter store May 17, 2006 in Bowling Green, Ohio. The new store, one of three new supercenters opening today in Ohio, employs 340 people with 60 percent of those working full-time. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)
SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. - A 74-year-old woman working as a Walmart greeter got more than she bargained for when she tried to stop a thief at an Edmonton-area store.

RCMP in Spruce Grove say the woman was attacked with pepper spray when she asked a man to show her a receipt for his purchases.

The greeter was at the front entrance when she heard the door alarm go off.

Police say two males were leaving the store with a vehicle battery and a speaker.

The greeter asked them for proof of purchase and one of the men swore at her and hit her with the spray.

Shoppers who noticed what was going on got the licence plate number of the fleeing thieves and RCMP located the vehicle and arrested two males.

Thirty-two-year-old Faron Cardinal of Calling Lake, Alta., faces two weapons charges as well as theft under $5000.

Lloyd Giroux, 24, of Fort Smith, N.W.T., is also charged with theft.

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