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12/17/2014 02:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Genard Dupree Fakes Heart Attack So Tarus Scott Can Steal Toys: Cops

Two men in Florida may have earned themselves a spot on Santa's naughty list after one of them allegedly faked a heart attack so the other one could steal a Barbie car and other toys.

Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27, were arrested Tuesday after a surveillance camera in a Walmart in Lake Wales, Florida, captured the whole stunt on tape, WESH-TV reports.

The video shows the suspects walking through the store together. Suddenly, Dupree lays down on the ground near the entrance as he clutches his chest and pretends to have a heart attack.

When other shoppers saw Dupree on the ground, they tried to help him while Scott allegedly helped himself to $369 worth of toys, including a motorized power wheel Barbie car, a Leap Frog tablet, and a Barbie Glam vacation house, WFLA reports.

Once Scott was out of the store, Dupree got up, brushed himself off and walked out as well. Both men were seen getting into a silver sport utility vehicle, according to ClickOrlando.com.

Police picked up the suspects a short time later and charged them each with grand theft.

Deputies told the station both Scott and Dupree have extensive criminal backgrounds and Scott was recently released after serving 10 years in state prison.

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