Local woman says Target employees refused to call police after hit-and-run in their parking lot

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A local woman claims Target employees refused to call police after a hit-and-run in their parking lot.

67-year-old Betty Wilhite says she was walking through the parking lot of the Super Target near Memorial Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, when a driver backed into her and drove away.

"They could have left me for dead," Wilhite said.

As if the bumps and bruises weren't enough, Wilhite says a Target employee, who helped her up, refused to call the police.

"He says there nothing we can do, we can’t call the police or anything." Wilhite said.

Wilhite said the employee told her he couldn't call because it's a "private parking lot, they don’t investigate private parking lots"

The woman says she left her cell phone at home, and could not call the police herself.

The store's manager says they were justified in not calling the police.

"It's not store policy for Target to call on behalf of guests for accidents that happen to them in the parking lot," a manager at the Super Target told KFOR.

Wilhite says she was blindsided not once, but twice that day.

"You know if people go in there and take stuff, I'm sure the police show up. I mean this is a human life you know, and it could have been blown like that," she said.

When we contacted Target's corporate office, they told us they are investigating the incident.

 

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