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Posted: December 17, 2014

Man fakes heart attack as friend steals toys from Walmart, deputies say

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            Man fakes heart attack as friend steals toys from Walmart, deputies say
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LAKE WALES, Fla. —

A man faked a heart attack so his friend could steal toys from a Florida Walmart, deputies said Wednesday.

According to a Polk County Sherrif's arrest report, Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27, both of Lake Wales, filled a shopping cart at the Walmart with expensive toys, including a motorized power wheel Barbie car, a Leap Frog tablet and a Barbie Glam vacation house, with a total value of $369. 

The two men are seen on surveillance video walking through the store together. Video shows Dupree lying down on the ground, clutching his chest near the entrance of the store.

As concerned citizens check on Dupree, Scott is seen walking out of the store with the cart full of toys, deputies said.

Once Scott leaves the store, Dupree stands up and walks out, deputies said.

The pair left in a silver SUV, authorities said. 

The two were later found and arrested on charges of charged grand theft.