MPD: Woman upset over self-checkout hits Woodman’s manager with VCR

A Madison woman faces a disorderly conduct charge after swinging a VCR at and hitting a Woodman’s manager over frustrations involving the self-checkout lanes, Madison police said.

Madison police responded to 3817 Milwaukee St. around 7:45 p.m. on June 27 for reports of a disturbance that started inside Woodman’s and moved to the parking lot, according to a release.

Cheryl A. Elkinton, 56, was reportedly screaming at people and making threats.

The disturbance started inside Woodman’s when Elkinton reportedly became agitated at the self-checkout lane, police said. When employees went to help her, she became belligerent and started yelling.

Elkinton continued to scream and swung a VCR at a manager, according to the release. When the VCR hit the manager, he told Elkinto she had to leave the store.

Elkinton got on a bus before police arrived, but they were able to stop it near Fordem Avenue, and eventually cite her with disorderly conduct, officials said.

Police said it is unclear why Elkinton had a VCR with her at a grocery store.