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Arizona Man 'Banned' From All Wal-Marts Following Four Month Ad Matching Binge (VIDEO)

Dec 10, 2013 03:57 PM EST | By Justin Stock
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Wal-Mart and other retailers are serving customers doing home improvement at the beginning of the spring season.(Photo : Reuters)

An Arizona man is not allowed in Wal-Mart anymore after an employee at a San Tan Valley, Ariz. told him he could not ad match ABC television station affiliate 10 News Tuesday.

Joe Cantrell, a former professional wrestler eight years removed from the sport because of injuries, was told last week, four months after he started to compare prices and get the best possible deal, that he could not keep taking advantage of the promotion.

Cantrell came back to the retailer four days later for ornaments for the Cantrell family Christmas tree, and was placed in handcuffs. 10 News reported. He was also given a court summons, and told not to return to any Wal-Mart.

"I was handcuffed, humiliated and embarrassed in front of everybody at Wal-Mart," Cantrell told 10 News.

Cantrell was not arrested, but faces charges of threatening, intimidation, and disorderly conduct.

Cantrell visited the Wal-Mart twice a day, once in the morning with his grandmother, and in the evening.

 "I just love Wal-Mart and that's why I go," Cantrell told 10 News. "Sorry I get a little emotional about this, because I'm disabled. When I left, he turned around and called the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and said he felt intimidated and threatened. I was upset, but never once did I say anything to the gentleman. I felt shamed. I felt like I was the bad guy. And I know I'm not a bad guy. They saw a grown man cry like a baby. Probably because I knew I would be able to go home to my family and finish that Christmas tree."

Cantrell has been known to sift through papers ads, before heading to the retailer to see how much of a discount he can get. The company pairs the cheapest promoted price on similar items.

Wal-Mart has 11,000 locations throughout the world according to information on the retailer's website.

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