LAKE WALES, Fla. – Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Walmart store so his friend could steal toys.
The men -- 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree -- were arrested Tuesday on grand theft charges.
The Polk County Sheriff's office says the men filled a shopping cart with a motorized power wheel Barbie car, Leap Frog tablet and a Barbie Glam vacation house. They walked through the store together.
Video surveillance shows Dupree on the floor near the store entrance, clutching his chest. As concerned citizens checked on him, Scott walked out of the store with the cart. Once Scott was outside, Dupree got up and walked out.
They left in a silver SUV, but deputies caught up with them.
The Ledger reported that the men are accused of taking about $369 of merchandise. The report said both men have prior arrests. Scott served a 10-year prison sentence at the Everglades Correctional Institution for armed robbery. Dupree reportedly has 24 prior arrests and is on probation for theft.
It's not known whether they have attorneys.