It has everything with demonstrating how the Media jump on a story and go with a "fairy tale" in the beginning to get the attention of people.
Its about the absolute lack of journalistic integrity.
Be honest: this video doesn't show anything. Just how crappy is security footage there in that convenience store? I can't see the clerk. I can't see the register. Leaning forward just a little and in fact his entire face is concealed. You can't see anything he's doing. Nothing is evident.
Further - regardless of whether he paid or not, just what was the clerk doing, then, by confronting him at the door? Why did he, just moments later, get in the clerk's face in an aggressive manner? If he didn't steal anything then why did the clerk say he did?
I think you're trying to show this to 'prove he was a great guy' but there's nothing here to see - I know just as much now as I did before watching it: absolutely nothing.
It would take a leap of faith greater than stepping from the Lion's Mouth for me to watch that and conclude diddly squat.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I see no means of payment being tendered. I see a person reaching behind the counter and coming away with something. From the extended video, I see a rather diminutive clerk coming around the counter and engaging the gentle giant. I see the gentle giant assaulting the clerk.
I have been in a few stores in my life, and I have never had a clerk get between me and the door. But then I always pay.