The security footage showed shoppers were not aware that there were no staff in the supermarket, Mr Miller said.
"They weren't in for a free-for-all. They were doing their normal shopping and then got to the checkout. Half of them paid and the other half thought, `this is a good deal' and walked out."
The first customer arrived with a young child, spent 20 minutes selecting groceries, scanned them, paid, and walked out, Mr Miller said. "I still think she probably doesn't know we weren't there. It is the funniest thing. You just have to laugh your head off when you watch."
I'm very glad Mr Miller has a sense of humour and is not going to pursue customers who walked with their goods, but when I read of him laughing his head off at the woman who paid for her groceries using the scanner, I wonder why he thought it so very funny. I suspect he laughed so hard because he thought her an idiot for doing so.