Waiting shoppers get free groceries after cash registers crash at North Carolina supermarket

Shoppers at a Harris Teeter supermarket in North Carolina's capital city have gotten a very big break on their bills.

WRAL in Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/1En8IhS) the cash registers at the chain's Cameron Village store crashed on Friday. The station quoted a store manager as saying his team tried for 15 minutes to reboot the system at the checkout lines.

When their efforts failed, the manager decided the shoppers had waited long enough and allowed them to get their orders free of charge. Anyone already standing in line was allowed to leave without paying. It's not known how many shoppers enjoyed the windfall.

Harris Teeter spokeswoman Danna Jones said she had no details on what caused the outage.


Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com