"We gotta control this guy 'cause he's a sizable guy. and it looks like he's probably on something".
Mr Chauvin, who is white, was seen on the video kneeling on the neck of Mr Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, for more than nine minutes.
Prosecutors and defense attorney Eric Nelson also listed Hall as a potential witness in the trial of Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, reports said.
A court in the USA state of Minnesota proceeds Thursday with the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged in the death of George Floyd last year that sparked widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism last year.
Floyd was "just kind of shaking his head and putting his hands in the air, like, 'Why is this happening to me?'" Martin said. When he told his manager about the bill, the manager instructed him to go out to Floyd's vehicle and try to get him to come back into the store twice.
Hall's decision came at the end of the third day in Chauvin's trial, which saw the jurors shown previously-unseen footage of Chauvin with his hands around Floyd's neck, trying to wrestle him into a patrol vehicle.
Hall, like Floyd, is a Houston native and the two men connected with each other in Minneapolis through a pastor.
Although the county medical examiner ruled Floyd's death a homicide resulting from the police restraint, fentanyl and methamphetamine was found in Floyd's blood at autopsy and Chauvin's lawyers argue the death was really a drug overdose. Floyd can be heard in the footage saying he's "claustrophobic" and struggling to breathe.
"I feel helpless", McMillan said to describe the way he felt while watching the arrest.
Prosecutors asked McMillian why he felt the need to speak to Chauvin.
Mr McMillian also confronted Mr Chauvin after the incident. "I don't have a mama either".
Christopher Martin testified that he knowingly accepted a fake $20 bill from Floyd for the cigarettes even though the money would be subtracted from his paycheck in accordance with store policy.
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Prosecutors played police bodycam video of Mr Floyd pleading that he is "claustrophobic" and calling for his mother as the officers attempted to place him in the auto.
Chauvin faces second and third-degree murder charges, as well as one charge of second-degree manslaughter.
Police body camera videos show Hall sitting in the auto with Floyd as another occupant, Shawanda Hill, sat in the back seat.
"I don't have a mama either", McMillan said before court officials made a decision to take a break questioning him.
A number of witnesses have expressed survivor's guilt about what they did and didn't do leading up to Floyd's death.
"I just didn't want to have to show it (the video) to anyone", he said.
Martin said he saw Floyd as he went "motionless, limp" under Chauvin's knee.
Earlier, the judge temporarily halted the proceedings after a 61-year-old witness broke down in sobs as he recounted his memory of Floyd's arrest.
Video showed George Floyd crying and begging officers to "please don't shoot me" as they first approached him in a auto. He told the court that Floyd seemed "high" during the encounter, and he recalled the events that led to the police being called to the store and Floyd's subsequent death after Chauvin knelt on his neck while placing him under arrest. He considered letting Cup Foods just dock it from his wages, but ended up telling his manager and a few minutes later police were arresting Floyd on suspicion of passing a counterfeit.
But Mr Floyd and a passenger in his SUV twice refused to go back into the store to resolve the issue, and the manager had a co-worker call police, Mr Martin testified.
FLORIDO: It is, and that's a theme that emerged in the testimony of most of today's witnesses; this feeling that they should have done more as they watched Floyd's life slip away under Chauvin's knee.