WASHINGTON, DC—A Walmart employee at a Seattle Walmart has been purifying Pokemon merchandise at the store, a source close to the situation told Breitbart News.
The employee at the center of the incident, identified as Brian R. Hennard, was not able to give us the name of the Pokemon store in question, but we can confirm that it is not the store that is purifying items in the video.
Hernard was not identified by name, but his actions suggest that he is the one who is purging items from the shelves of the store.
The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18.
Harnard’s video was posted on Facebook and quickly went viral, garnering more than 20,000 views in less than a day.
In it, Hernards face is covered with a pink mask, and he is seen sitting at a table with the screen showing a selection of Pokemon merchandise.
Harts face is also covered with an orange mask, with a light blue ball on top of his head.
The ball is placed next to the Pokemon logo.
The video also shows Hernands wife standing beside him, wearing a purple mask and holding a red lightbulb.
Harenard is seen taking a swig of the drink, then moving to the center aisle of the Walmart to start checking out a few Pokemon merchandise items.
He starts searching through the shelves, eventually leaving the Pokemon merchandise area and heading towards the exit.
The company spokesperson did not return Breitbart News’ request for comment.
In a video of the event posted on the company’s Facebook page, Harnards wife can be heard saying, “I’m so sorry, I’ve got to get home.
I got to go get my husband, and then I got some more items to check out.”
The company employee then takes out his phone and begins to scan the items.
After about two minutes, Hennards phone starts to ring.
He pulls it out and begins reading a phone number on the screen.
“You can just call me when you get back,” he says.
A second phone call follows.
A short time later, Hens wife and Harnands wife can also be heard asking, “Where are you going?”
Harns wife says, “We’re going to be here until we get home, Brian.
I’m really sorry.
I was just doing my job.”
Harners wife then asks, “Is this a prank?
I don’t understand.”
After a short time, Harens wife answers, “Yeah, I was going to get a Pokemon.”
Hernds wife continues, “Brian, can you help me get this to the manager?
I’m going to call the manager and ask him if he can get it to the store manager.
That way he can take a look and figure out if there is a problem.”
The employee then pulls out his mobile phone and texts a manager who answers, saying, that he was not sure what to do.
Hrens wife then responds, “Oh, thank you so much.
I think it was an accident.”
The manager replies, “Yes, it was.
It was a mistake.
Please just take a few pictures.”
Haren’s wife then says, with tears in her eyes, “Thank you Brian.”
The video ends with the employee stating, “Ok, well I’m sorry, but I need to get back to work.
Thank you for letting me do this.
It’s been fun.”
Henns wife and wife can then be heard laughing at the video, while Harnds wife can hear laughing in the background.
Horen’s wife also responds, as Harnings wife walks away.
I don-I’m just going to hang up,” she says before the phone rings again.
Hornds wife then texts her husband, “What do you think?”
Horens wife replies, “”I hope he’s alright.””
It’s an absolute miracle that nobody else is hurt.
I just want to thank you for everything you’re doing for the world. “
If there was ever a time that you could’ve done something that would’ve saved someone else’s life, it’s this.
I just want to thank you for everything you’re doing for the world.
I really do.”
A spokesperson for Walmart told Breitbart that Harn was working at the company to help customers in need, and that the company is aware of the situation.
Walmart has yet to respond to Breitbart News requests for comment on the incident.
Hibernation Pokemon in a Walmart Vacation Box article At first, Hiberns wife was unsure if the incident was a prank.
“I don’t know, it sounds like a prank,” she said.
She was even more unsure about the video’s content.
“How do you feel about it?
You don’t want to be a victim.”