Caught on camera: Man fakes heart attack so friend can steal Barbie car

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Burglars fake heart attack
Deputies say a man faked a heart attack to create a diversion while his friend walked out of a Lake Wales Walmart with stolen goods

LAKE WALES, FL -- Surveillance video shows a man faking a heart attack while his friend casually walks out of a Florida Walmart with stolen goods.

Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27, were arrested Tuesday on grand theft charges.

The Polk County, Florida Sheriff's office says the two men walked through the store together. Deputies say Scott then filled a shopping cart with a motorized power wheel Barbie car, Leap Frog tablet and a Barbie Glam vacation house.

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Video surveillance shows Dupree make his way to the exit where he then faked a heart attack, clutching his chest and falling to the floor. As concerned citizens checked on him, Scott is seen walking out of the store with the cart filled with stolen goods.

Once Dupree was in the clear, Scott makes a full recovery.

"Miracles occur around Christmas," Sheriff Grady Judd told CNN. "His heart was all better and he strolled out. "

The pair left in a silver SUV, but it didn't take long for deputies to catch up with them. The men have long arrest records, and Scott had recently been released from prison after serving 10 years for armed robbery. Both men now face new charges.

"We wish them a merry Christmas from our county jail," Judd said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.