Mums fury at ASDA ban after row over walking out with supermarkets baskets

A furious mum has been banned from Asda after getting into an explosive argument over shopping baskets with a security guard.

Natalie Taylor, 38, was shopping last Thursday when she was told they had ran out of bags and only had freezer bags which sold for £1.79 each.

The Hull resident refused to pay £10.74 on her bill with the pricey bags and decided to pack her shopping in two baskets and left, Hull Live reports.

Natalie, a mum from Hessle Road, said: "I would have needed six bags and I wasn't paying that so I thought I'd take the two baskets and bring them back.

"This is one of the most deprived parts of Hull, I'm not paying £1.79 each for a bag."

She put the baskets into her car boot and claims she was planning to return "two minutes later" with them emptied, due to the fact she lived 'just round the corner' from the supermarket.

But a security guard followed her out to the car park and confronted her, she claims.

Natalie, who said she's been shopping there for twenty years at around four times a week, said: "I heard this security guard shouting 'you can't take them baskets' and I said I only lived round the corner.

"He was being rude and I was being rude, and it escalated. I was swearing but I'm a Hessle Roader," she said.

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"He went to grab the baskets and I tapped him on the hand and said 'don't touch my stuff' as I'd paid for the shopping and they were my belongings.

"He was going on about his manager, so I said go and get him then, instead of him sending his lapdog."

He got the baskets and said "do you know what, don't bother coming back, you're banned, you can shop over there", pointing at Lidl.

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Natalie said: "I told him 'don't tell me where to do my shopping'.

Adding: "I'm not a thief, I haven't taken anything in my life. What do I want to take shopping baskets for?

"I've got OCD, there's nothing in my house that doesn't belong there. Does he think I'm going to put them in my lounge as an ornament?"

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Natalie said she is one of their most loyal customers, having shopped there since the store opened.

She added: "I'm going back. I'm not trekking to the nearest Asda at Mount Pleasant."

A spokesman for Asda said: "Banning a customer is always a last resort however we do not tolerate any abuse towards our colleagues.

"We understand that it was frustrating that our Hessle Road store ran out of carrier bags temporarily, which is why we offered customers the use of cardboard boxes usually used for our deliveries to carry their shopping home.’’

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