11:46 AM EST, November 23, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A woman was arrested at a Wal-Mart in Florida Thursday night after police say she repeatedly refused an off-duty officer's request to go to the back of the checkout line.
The incident, which happened at the Wal-Mart in Almonte Springs, near Orlando, was captured on video.
The video shows an officer pinning Samantha Chavez, 28, on the floor and handcuffing her near a long line of shoppers.
She was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. She was released on $550 bail around 4:30 a.m. Friday.
Altamonte Springs police Sgt. Paul Machovina said two officers, hired by Wal-Mart for crowd control, were trying to keep checkout lines orderly.
A store employee had reported that some shoppers were complaining about people trying to cut in line, according to a police news release.
"Ms. Chavez came up to the officer and tried to walk past him," Machovina said.
He asked her to go to the back of the line, but she persisted, trying six or seven times to walk past him, Machovina said.
When she tried again to sneak past him, the officer took her arm, Machovina said.
"She started screaming, throwing her stuff down," Machovina said. The officer and another who had joined him then arrested her.