Woman smashes hundreds of bottles of alcohol in Aldi causing thousands of pounds of damage while staff look on
- Rampage took place in branch, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday
- Footage shows the woman picking up bottles one by one
- She is seen surrounded by glass and huge puddles of wine, beer and spirits
A woman has been arrested after smashing hundreds of bottles of alcohol in an Aldi store, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
She went on the rampage in the budget supermarket branch, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday afternoon.
Footage captured at the store shows the woman picking up bottles one by one and slamming them to the ground.
She is seen surrounded by shattered glass and huge puddles of wine, beer and spirits as she continues – with staff too scared to stop her.
A woman has been arrested after smashing thousands of pounds worth of alcohol in an Aldi store in Stevenage, Hertfordshire
A clip shot from a different angle shows the woman after she has mostly cleared the middle shelves of alcohol.
She is seen reaching for bottles of spirits on the top shelf before smashing them as well.
Police arrived at the store at 2:30pm and arrested her on the spot.
Separate footage shows an officer holding her and carefully leading her across the pile of broken glass she has created.
Footage captured by staff at the store shows the woman picking up bottles one by one and slamming them to the ground
The unnamed woman is being treated in hospital for cuts to her hands.
One person commenting on the video said: ‘I can’t believe all the staff stood around watching!’
Another fumed: ‘Why on earth was she allowed to cause so much damage before she was stopped?’
Separate footage shows an officer holding her and carefully leading her across the pile of broken glass she has created
A third wrote: ‘What’s the world coming to when nobody in the shop can stop a young woman from demolishing the whole store.’
However, a fourth person had sympathy for the woman.
They wrote: ‘The poor girl is probably not well, or desperate for help, she’s not done anything violent and Aldi can afford it.’
An Aldi spokesman said they were unable to comment while the police investigation is ongoing.
A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire police said: ‘Police were called at around 2.30pm on Wednesday 25 November to report an incident at the Aldi supermarket in Fairlands Way, Stevenage.
‘It was reported that several bottles of alcohol had been thrown onto the floor and smashed.
‘Officers attended and a woman was arrested. She was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to her hands and is now in police custody.’
The unnamed woman is being treated in hospital for cuts to her hands