A Walmart employee in Dallas reportedly refused to print Stephanie Wehner and her husband-to-be Mitch Strobl engagement photos that featured weapons.
One image showed Strobl slinging a 12-gauge Ruger Red Label over-and-under shotgun over this shoulder. When the couple went to retrieve their 13 photos, they only got 12 back – and a note that read “MINUS ONE 5×7. NO WEAPONS,” reports the Daily Mail.
When they asked when employees explained to the couple that she felt the photo promoted “gang violence,” something that is against “store policy,” and said the were sorry, but she wouldn’t process it.
Wehner says the photo “depicts our love for each other, and I wanted to be able to display those at the reception,” reports WFAA. The couple is set to get married this weekend.
The soon to be husband says he is shocked that they are being associated with gang members and that guns are simply a part of their lives, particularly since he creates manuals about hunter safety and outdoor recreation for a living.
Walmart issued a statement in which it blamed the new employee for mishandling the situation.
“We had a new associate who was misinformed. Her actions are not consistent with our policy,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said Walmart is not against printing photos of its customers holding firearms.
Sources: Daily Mail, WFAA