(ReclaimTheNet) Twitter users are showing their support for a Target manager named “Tori” after reporter David Leavitt called the police and attempted to publicly shame her for refusing to sell him a toothbrush for $0.01.
Leavitt found the toothbrush in a Massachusetts Target store which appeared to have been mislabeled with a $0.01 price tag. When Tori refused to sell it to him for $0.01, he posted her name and photo to his 200,000+ Twitter followers, accused Target of violating Massachusetts Item Pricing Law, and called the police.
This @target manager Tori is not honoring the price of their items per massachusetts law pic.twitter.com/7IYMjCcutZ— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) January 17, 2020
Leavitt then threatened to take Tori and Target to court over the incident and added that “he has not been able to afford to go to a dentist in over three years.”
Shortly after Leavitt’s toothbrush-related Twitter outburst, Twitter users pointed out that Leavitt has a history of attempting to shame retail employees on Twitter over price matches.
Meme maker Carpe Donktum also set up a GoFundMe to send Tori on vacation which passed its $5,000 target in just a few hours.
Beyond being sympathetic towards Tori for having to deal with Leavitt, some Twitter users are suggesting she should sue while others are recommending that Target give her a raise and extra vacation time.