Walmart Neighborhood Market - Helping the Disabled
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- Early in October 2012 a new store opened on Marconi ave. here in Sacramento Ca. I normally shop across the street. I was on my power chair and checking out the inside of the store and what it had to offer, I rolled toward the exit and turned around an my powerchair broke a wheel off. All I could do was sit until a store employee came by and I asked if she would hand me the wheel on the floor so no one would trip over it, she did then immediately walked away, as I looked around at the the checkout counters to wave someone over and get some help but they just looked at me and ignored me.
I managed to get my powerchair closer to the door and had to phone friends to come get me out of the store. At this time I was out front thanks to a friend that rode her bicycle to the store. Once I was outside I noticed two employees come out walk to the opposite end of the sidewalk in front of the store, it was obvious I was being watched by what appeared to be a manager and an employee. They were smoking and stared at me until my friend came in a van and got me home. I know my powerchair failure is not Walmarts fault but I do not think I will be shopping at Walmart anymore if a disabled person is treated in this way and will suggest to others they shop else where, thank you... W. J.Miller