On Friday, January 17, David Leavitt stopped at the Target in Swansea to buy an electronic toothbrush. He found one from Oral B called the Pro 5000 that just happened to be marked on clearance for one cent. Since it was mistakenly displayed with the wrong price, the store manager named Tori could not sell the toothbrush to Leavitt.

Leavitt then tweeted about the incident and called the police.

“I did not call 911. I called the business number for the police and told them it was not an emergency and they could take their time and explained the situation. The police verified @target displayed the price the toothbrush for $0.01 The store manager Tori refused to sell me the toothbrush for displayed price. The police said I need to sue them and that they are making me a verified report take to court.” – David Leavitt via Twitter

What makes this story even stranger is the tweet that Leavitt sent after things went viral:

“I have not been able to afford to go to a dentist in over three years. So yes, I wanted a good toothbrush and was thrilled to see such an amazing prize on an @OralB but @target refused to honor it and now I have to take them to court.” - David Leavitt via Twitter

This poor girl is just trying to do her job and get through the day just like the rest of us. This Leavitt guy couldn’t understand that and took it to the next level. He thought that everyone would take his side, and it ended up backfiring on him so hard. Does this sound familiar, SouthCoast?

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The Oral-B 5000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush retails for $89.99 at Target.com. Did this guy seriously think that the item would really be on sale for a penny?

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The public is rallying behind Tori and rightfully so. She does not deserve to be treated like this, especially since Leavitt expected her to pay the price for what was most likely someone else’s mistake.

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