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Viral video shows Missouri man failing to scan full shopping cart at Walmart, but he says he's “not a thief” and it's all part of his job

A Missouri man who gained notoriety after a video was posted online showing him failing to scan the items in his shopping cart at Walmart has denied being a thief.

In the video, Bill Astle is seen standing in front of a self-checkout machine, casually taking various products from his shopping cart and putting them into bags without scanning them.

The woman who took the Mother's Day photos says in disbelief: “This man literally steals everything.”

“He doesn't scan shit,” the woman says as Astle continues to bag items from his cart without scanning them.

A Missouri man who gained notoriety for a video in which he fails to scan the items in his shopping cart at Walmart has denied being a thief. In the video, Bill Astle is seen standing in front of a self-checkout lane and casually taking various products from his cart and putting them in bags without scanning them.

Astle, who works for Spark, Walmart's delivery service, said he was just doing his job and was innocent

Astle, who works for Spark, Walmart's delivery service, said he was just doing his job and was innocent

She was surprised at how indifferent the alleged thief was and joked: “So open. Look at the screen, nothing is ringing.”

Astle, who works for Spark, Walmart's delivery service, said he was just doing his job and was innocent.

He even has receipts from the date in question to support his claim.

“I am not a thief. On the Internet I am portrayed as a thief,” he complained to FirstAlert4.

Astle explained that as a Walmart employee, he was able to scan the products with his phone when picking them up.

“Everything is done over the phone,” he said, “so when we go to the checkout, we don't scan a single item.”

When a Spark shopper comes to the checkout, they are expected to scan their phone into the self-checkout machine and then bag the items, Astle said.

By scanning the products on your mobile phone, you no longer have to scan them at the checkout.

Astle explained that as a Walmart employee, he can scan products with his phone when picking them up.

Astle explained that as a Walmart employee, he can scan products with his phone when picking them up.

The woman who took the Mother's Day photos says in disbelief:

The woman who took the Mother's Day photos says in disbelief: “This man literally steals everything.”

The Spark employee has performed the routine countless times, and yet last month he was filmed performing the same task without his knowledge.

The video took the internet by storm and was quickly shared on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and X.com, with many viewers denouncing Astle's actions in the comments and calling him a thief.

The video has been viewed 15.6 million times on X.com alone and is captioned: “Man fails to scan a single item at Walmart self-checkout.”

One astonished user remarked: “This guy is so obvious about it!”

Astle was overwhelmed by the attention and viral fame. Speaking about the video, he expressed disbelief at the number of people who saw it.

The video took the internet by storm and was quickly shared on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and X.com, with many viewers denouncing Astle's actions in the comments and calling him a thief.

The video took the internet by storm and was quickly shared on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and X.com, with many viewers denouncing Astle's actions in the comments and calling him a thief.

“Millions and millions of views,” he said, shocked.

People even recognized Astle in person and harassed him while he was trying to do his Spark shopping.

“Customers said to me, 'Hey, didn't I see you on the Internet? Haven't you stolen things?'”

Then the Walmart employee finds himself in the awkward position of having to defend himself against strangers.

Right after the person finished filming Astle, he said he completed his Spark order and purchased an item with his own money - flowers for his wife for Mother's Day

Right after the person finished filming Astle, he said he completed his Spark order and purchased an item with his own money – flowers for his wife for Mother's Day

Astle is now on a mission to clear his name and get his life back to normal. He said he is trying to

Astle is now on a mission to clear his name and get his life back to normal. He said he is trying to “find a way to [the videos] pulled down'

“I have to explain to people what I do.”

Astle is now on a mission to clear his name and get his life back to normal. He said he is trying to “find a way to [the videos] pulled down.'

Right after the person finished filming Astle, she said she completed her Spark order and purchased an item with her own money – flowers for her wife for Mother's Day.

“If they had left the video running for another thirty seconds, they would have seen me arriving with the Spark delivery, scanning two dozen roses and paying with my debit card.”