Bikini-clad customer takes issue with Walmart

Bikini-clad customer takes issue with Walmart

EUGENE, Ore. - Sandy McMillin and her sister Karla Vogt went to Walmart on Sunday to buy sour cream, chips and coffee creamer.    

The temperature that day hit 90 degrees, so McMillin (at right) threw on a turquoise bikini and a pair of shorts.

She said five minutes into her shopping trip while in the clothing aisle, a store employee told her to put on a shirt or leave, saying the swimsuit violated health codes.

"I was horrified," McMillin told KVAL News. "I am embarrassed."

"We just walked in, straight over to the clothing," Vogt said. "It's wrong. If you don't like the way someone looks, don't look at them."

McMillin said employees then escorted her and her sister out of the store.

"I hadn't done anything obnoxious or outlandish," McMillin said.

To be fair, KVAL News contacted Walmart to get their side of the story.

Walmart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told KVAL News that McMillin has it all wrong.

Hardie said customers complained and McMillin verbally abused people in the store. But Hardie said McMillin was was never escorted outside.

"We can understand her frustration. It was not our intent to offend the customer, and we have apologized to her," Hardie said. "We have also reinforced with our associates our expectations of how to handle these matters."

McMillin said that is not good enough and that she will never shop at Walmart again.