If they planned on dividing it up, I don't think they would have taken it out of the back store room. Probably just a lazy employee who didn't want to do anything but take a break or go home. I've had similar experiences at Walmart during 'normal' times. Apparently 3 feet can be a long walk sometimes...
"And remember, Abraham Lincoln didn't die in vain, he died in Washington D.C." - Firesign Theatre