Swansea Target worker becomes viral sensation after journalist blasts her on social media



Photo courtesy of David Leavitt/Target Tori GoFundMe

The story may not have started well, but it is certainly ending well for a local woman.

David Leavitt, who is a journalist with over 211,000 followers on Twitter and has been known to ruffle some feathers, decided to take to the platform Friday to express his displeasure after a recent visit to a Target.

Workers at the Target in Swansea have confirmed to Fall River Reporter that the incident took place at the Swansea Target.

After the incident, Leavitt stated that he was unhappy that the on duty Target manager, Tori Perrotti, now known as Target Tori, would not give him an electric toothbrush for one penny due to an advertisement that he felt reflected that price.

Leavitt stated that he called the police concerning the matter and that the police stated they would testify in his favor when he sued Target for the incident.

Needless to say, Leavitt’s actions caused outrage on social media across the country. So much so that a GoFundMe page was created for Target Tori to have an expenses paid vacation due to the exposure created by Leavitt. The page set a goal of $5,000. As of this writing, it has topped over $28,000.

GoFundMe organizer Carpe Donktum contacted Tori to connect her to the account. Perrotti expressed her thanks to her supporters.

Leavitt’s response to the backlash: “I’m giving away vacations. Who’s next?”

It is not known if Leavitt plans to continue his pursuit of a lawsuit.


  1. Rob

    January 19, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    What a little rodent weasel millenial puke he is

  2. DSP

    January 19, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    What a pathetic excuse for a human being, not worthy of the title of grown “man.”

  3. Micky Morty

    January 19, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Whats with all the go fund me pages enough already!

  4. Pat

    January 19, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    What’s kinda funny is Target may fire her. I work at Target and it is company policy to honor price points regardless of the situation. Hope it doesn’t happen to her though

  5. Chris

    January 20, 2020 at 7:40 am

    30k because someone was mean to a retail worker? GTFO. The most asinine and ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of.

    So what can I get from people for being forced to live with an abusive narcissist for the past 8 years?

    • Thomas Hynes III

      January 20, 2020 at 10:45 am

      A DIVORCE!

  6. cathy

    January 20, 2020 at 8:17 am

    the tag clearly states DISPLAY!
    He could not process that?

    • Michael

      January 20, 2020 at 9:57 am

      I agree with you Cathy. The Swansea cop that showed up must be an idiot as well.

      • Tom McDonald

        January 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

        You are the idiot for calling a Swansea Police Officer an idiot. If you have an emergency you would be very glad that he responded to help you. He is not the Judge or Jury. He just stated his opinion. It is obvious that the label presents that this product is available for $.01. Though I don’t like stupid law suits there is a definite showing of poor judgement on the part of Target to display this advertisement for a tooth brush.

      • Kathleen Madaras

        January 20, 2020 at 11:21 pm

        He said the cop said that we don’t know that’s true, he could be lying.

  7. SocialCrustaceCrusader

    January 20, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I am a liberal snowflake and I have started to melt. Will someone please start a go-fund me.

  8. Matt

    January 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

    The label indicates the DISPLAY model is available for 1 cent.

  9. Shaun

    January 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    One could argue the display that holds the toothbrush is 1 cent …as the sticker is on the holder itself …id have taken the toothbrush out and handed the display to him and said 2 cents please as theres tax

  10. Kim H.

    January 22, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    The law also states, in the event of “GROSS ERROR” if the price is more than half of the scan price it is considered gross error and does not apply.
    Know your M.G.L.s that would have stopped it right there.
    P.s. the law is actually for ” grocery ” items only, not retail items.
    As much as I love free stuff,even I wouldn’t have attempted that one.

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