Walmart Demands Woman Put a Shirt On

51-year-old Sandy McMillin was only wearing a bikini top
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2011 10:34 AM CDT
Updated Jul 31, 2011 2:32 PM CDT
A screenshot from KVAL's report.   (KVAL News)

(Newser) – We’re just gonna present this one without comment: An Oregon woman is consulting her lawyer and alerting the media after being told to cover up while shopping at her local Walmart. Sandy McMillin, a bald, tattooed, disabled, 51-year-old ex-motorcycle racer, was looking through the clothing department wearing only a string bikini and a pair of “hot pants” shorts when a Walmart employee told her to put a shirt on or leave, she tells the Register-Guard. Ironically, she had bought the bikini at the same Walmart.

McMillin and her sister say the employee told them her current state of semi-dress violated state food handler regulations, to which a baffled McMillin replied, “I’m not selling food.” Walmart now says she was asked to cover up because other customers complained. But McMillin thinks she knows the real reason: “Because I’m disabled,” she says. (McMillin walks with a cane thanks to various motorcycle injuries.) Plus “I’m not a skinny, mini miss thing, and I have that middle-age spread.” For video, check out KVAL News.

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