Coles shopper and security guard filmed in a tug-of-war over groceries

Confronting moment a female Coles shopper pulls a weapon on a store security guard after a tug-of-war over alleged unpaid groceries in a trolley

  • A Coles shopper has been accused of stealing groceries at a Melbourne store 
  • She was filmed in a tug-of-war with the security guard at Coles Derrimut Village
  • The woman appeared to threaten the security guard before fleeing the store 

By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:40, 17 May 2021 | Updated: 08:34, 17 May 2021

A Coles shopper has appeared to threaten a security guard with a weapon after she allegedly stole a trolley-load of groceries.

The woman was filmed locked in an argument with a security guard at Coles Derrimut Village, in Melbourne‘s west, over the contents of her trolley.

The footage, which was shared to Facebook on Monday, showed the woman and another man try to leave the self-serve section of the grocery store.

A Coles shopper has appeared to threaten a security guard with a weapon after she allegedly stole a trolley-load of groceries

But the security guard, who was dressed in blue, grabbed the four-wheeled metal trolley in protest. 

She resisted and tried to pull the trolley to freedom while shouting: ‘Let go of the trolley.’  

‘Seriously stop it.’

A man dressed in black observed the tug-of-war while other Coles employees petered out from the grocery store to see what was going on. 

The woman eventually pulled a black object out of her pocket and ran around the trolley, towards the security guard.

He retracted and the pair fled the supermarket.

The woman was filmed locked in an argument with a security guard at Coles Derrimut Village, in Melbourne’s west, over the contents of her trolley

The woman eventually pulled a black object out of her pocket and ran around the trolley, towards the security guard.  He retracted and the pair fled the supermarket

‘Derrimut Coles at its finest,’ the woman who shared the video wrote to Facebook.

‘Security and staff said she hadn’t paid for something in her trolley, they play an awkward tug-of-war for a bit. 

‘Until she threatens to stab him and then pulls out what appears to possibly be a knife in a sheath and that’s when security finally let go.’

The video garnered numerous comments from Facebook users debating what had occurred.

‘That poor security guard doing his job,’ one person wrote.

‘She could have just proven she didn’t steal anything if she was so innocent,’ another commented.

A third said: ‘Why did the security guard keep pursuing it though?

Coles don’t care about a few items being stolen that much honestly.’ 

A Coles spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that: ‘We were concerned to see this vision and are investigating with the team at the store’.

The video comes after the Covid pandemic led to countless physical fights at supermarkets across Australia.

A man dressed in black observed the tug-of-war while other Coles employees petered out from the grocery store to see what was going on 

Shoppers found themselves in a struggle over toilet paper as panic buying left the shelves bare. 

Major supermarkets Coles and Woolworths were also forced to introduce a limit on toilet paper packets.  

Meriam and Treiza Bebawy, 23 and 61, were found guilty of affray charges in July last year over a wild brawl at a south-west Sydney Woolworths at the height of panic-buying in 2020.

The family tried to argue they were acting in self-defence after fellow shopper Tracy Hickson snatched a pack from their loaded-up trolley that manic March morning. 

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