Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wal-Mart Crime report May 2015

It is beginning to seem like too much to hope for to have only two or three gun related incidents in a month but, for the first three weeks of this month that appeared to be what was happening. Then there were at least three on memorial day weekend and another one a few days later.

As usual most of them were only reported briefly and in the local news; but one of them in North Dakota received more attention, although even that one didn't get into the biggest newspapers or onto the national news, that I saw. This one is one that two powerful establishments prefer not to draw attention to, since it was another murder suicide by an active serviceman. The military has a lot more of these than they care to admit, and when they do happen they routinely try to blame the person involved without trying to figure out if their training might be contributing to it or if they should have more treatment for PTSD.

Walmart is being sued for one of their past shootings by a customer that was shot by a Walmart worker who was emotionally unstable; this isn't the first time they've had problems with emotionally unstable people, but in most cases when they shoot someone it seems to be other Walmart workers, including one that was recently sentenced to about thirty years in Wisconsin and many more. Other incidents were they've had problems with Walmart workers include one where someone was sentenced to three years for setting a fire and an assistant manager that was arrested for taking photos of children in the bathroom. They've always ahd lots of reports of sexual crimes an occasionally the person arrested works there.

They rarely if ever even consider the possibility that some of the people striking out might be doing so in retaliation for oppressive working conditions, although at times in the past they have come right out and said that was what they've been doing. Nor do they consider the possibility that when they fire workers that stand up for their rights they might be getting rid of people that are less likely to get involved in these activities. On top of that a couple of their armed robbers this month were pretending to be a Walmart employees.

Another video has surfaced about how they try to indoctrinate their workers and demonize unions. This is one of many reports including those in books like "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich and "In Sam We Trust" by Bob Ortega that indicate that Walmart is trying to develop a cult following among their workers if they can get away with it and they've hired union busters and almost certainly consulted, either directly or indirectly with psychologists to understand how to manipulate workers.

This doesn't benefit customers.

There are more stories about sales dropping; this has been going on for quite a while but it is becoming increasingly harder for them to hide it. They've been able to fool the public for a long time but reporting on their activities is slowly but steadily catching up even if it is mostly on alternative media outlets. A planning board member resigned because of the secrecy in approving Walmart. This isn't the first time something like this has happened but reports like this are routinely and quickly forgotten by traditional media. There is no way that Walmart could ever dominate the market while so many customers and workers are so angry with them if they didn't have an overwhelming amount of political support for one reason or another.

there ahve been several videos this month including one taken by someone who says that "You don't think, going to Walmart, you're going to run into anything like that," presumably because she relies on traditional media for news and they don't try to let the public know about Walmart's high crime problem; a woman was run over by a BMW which kept on going; a devise was found in their dressing room, which they say isn't a camera even though their associate told the customer it was to catch people stealing; they're urging suppliers to treat animals well, this ahs been reported widely but only a handful of the reports inform the public that it isn't required or that it is in response to public relations studies that tell them they need to convince the public they're socially responsible even if they're not.

Tracy Morgan said the company "stepped up to the plate in a tremendous way."

He gets hit by one of their truck and thanks them. This only happened after a confidential settlement; so if this is part of the settlement he can't tell us.

When non-celebrities sue Walmrt for one reason or another they have a history of fighting them tooth and nail; and it gets much less publicity.

It is hard to imagine that there wouldn't be some people speculating about the possibility that they only "stepped up to the plate" becaause of all the attention that a celebrity might bring.

Strange things happen at Wal-Mart!

In 2006 Wake Up Wal-Mart did a study, "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Wal-Mart which showed that it increased when Wal-Marts opened up and that crime was higher at Wal-Mart than at other retailers. Since then Wal-Mart Shootings began compiling a list of gun related incidents at Wal-Mart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Wal-Mart might be contributing to higher crime rates or at least a slowing of the decline in crime. The study found that. “on average, communities with Walmarts had 17 more property crimes and two more violent crimes per 10,000 people than those communities without Walmarts.” I reviewed this more in Wal-Mart’s crime problem, Rolling Back Safety more than prices? where I explained that although this study is helpful they could have done better with additional data that is available and I reviewed some of that. I also added my own review about why I think that Wal-Mart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Wal-Mart high crime rate continues un-investigaterd and have provided additional information under the author tag Walmart Crime Watch.

Stacy Mitchell has also compiled a list of other studies about Wal-Mart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Wal-Mart has done as little as they seem to get away with, often relying on rhetoric that isn't backed up with action, when it comes to addressing any of their critics concerns, including crime. For regular updates about events at Walmart through the month see Walmart Watch on twitteror check the Wal-Mart Wall; they have helped compile some of this information. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in May 2015. According to the "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Wal-Mart, and presumably, the ones most likely to make the news on the internet nationwide. This isn't statistically representative, as the 2006 or the "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" study or some of the studies cited by Stacy Mitchell; but it does provide some additional information that may help recognize how many problems there are at Wal-Mart.

Kingsport Tenn. Police Department: Officers search for man who took tents, sleeping bags from Walmart 05/01/2015

Two hurt in explosion, fire at Ontario Walmart Logistics 05/01/2015

Thieves drive off with man’s service dog from Albuquerque NM Walmart 05/01/2015

Conway Ark. woman suing Walmart after shooting 05/01/2015

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway woman is suing Walmart after an employee shot her last year.

Lori Martin is suing the company for negligence after she was shot six times at the store in February 2014.

19-year old Myron Terrell shot Martin in the checkout line and ran away. Terrell worked at Walmart and told police he felt threatened by Martin. Complete article

Walmart on Gull Road in Comstock Township, Mich. evacuated Friday as police searched for suspect who fired shots nearby 05/02/2015

Two victims report sexual exposure incidents at two SC Walmart stores 05/03/2015

Coventry RI Police search for 5 suspects who used fake money at Walmart 05/03/2015

Man threatened with knife in Walmart parking lot, Bayonne NJ cops say 05/04/2015

Armed Robber Hits Broken Arrow Okla. Walmart Money Center 05/04/2015

Grovetown Man Arrested After Officials Say He Groped A 13 year-old Girl In Ga. Walmart 05/04/2015

Six tiny kittens found tied in trash bag near South Carolina Walmart 05/04/2015

Armed grandfather recalls being tackled at Fla. Walmart 05/04/2015

Walmart Poses A Sustainability Challenge 05/04/2015

Man runs into neighborhood after robbing Okla. Walmart at gunpoint 05/04/2015

Improper photography discovered at Tx. Walmart and another store 05/04/2015

Garland Tx. police: Suspects were 'there to shoot people' 05/04/2015 A 1,000-foot radius around the Walmart nearby was initially shut down and multiple businesses in the area were evacuated. The perimeter has since been lifted.

Nevada Walmart refused to make ‘gay’ prom cake for viral couple 05/05/2015

Four charged in unusual theft from Minn. Walmart 05/05/2015

Bomb threat evacuates Salem Road Covington Ga. Walmart 05/06/2015 In other news, a woman allegedly threatened to beat a man with a baseball bat who had leaned on her car while it was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

Man Exposed Himself to Girls in Kaufman Tx. Wal-Mart: Police 05/06/2015

In-store security prevents thefts at NC Walmart 05/06/2015

COPS: Husky Thief Stole 4 TVs, 3 Car Stereos From Pa. Wal-Mart 05/06/2015

Video shows animal cruelty at Colorado Walmart pork supplier 05/06/2015

Man accused of stealing from Wal-Mart cash registers at multiple Ga. stores 05/06/2015

Cloned credit cards used at Bradenton Fla. Walmart 05/06/2015

Man Wanted in Stolen Credit Card Case from a WV Walmart Store 05/06/2015

2 fugitive sex offenders arrested thanks to alert late-night Utah Wal-Mart shopper 05/06/2015

Man arrested after trying to steal $500 worth of perfume from Ark. Wal-Mart 05/06/2015

Woman holding toddler robbed at knifepoint outside Fla. Walmart 05/07/2015

2 women accused of stealing from Lawrenceburg Tenn. Walmart 05/07/2015

Suspect caught on camera stealing from Pa. Walmart 05/07/2015

Nebraska man accused of stealing lawn mower from Wal-Mart, driving it 10 miles away 05/07/2015

Flowood Miss. Walmart reopens after bomb threat 05/07/2015

Union Springs NY man admits unlawfully using friend's debit card at Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven; denied claims accusing him of taking a swing at detectives. 05/08/2015

Officers cleared in standoff, shooting at Salem Oregon Walmart 05/08/2015

Alleged alcohol bandit struck by SUV after running from Tx. Walmart 05/08/2015

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada 05/08/2015

Scam of the Week: Bogus Walmart and Target gift cards 05/08/2015

Police want help to ID fraud suspects at Biloxi, Gulfport Miss. Wal-Marts 05/09/2015

Wal-Mart Bottled Water Comes From Sacramento Ca. Municipal Supply 05/09/2015

Old graves may be moved from site of proposed NC Walmart at Legion and Elk roads 05/09/2015

Tenn. Drive-in movie theater hopes Walmart will be good neighbor 05/10/2015

Hadley Mass. police accuse 2 of stealing $1,500 in fishing poles, life jackets, clothing from Walmart 05/10/2015

Battle continues over planned Walmart in DeBary Fla. 05/11/2015

Fight Breaks Out At Omaha Nebraska Wal-Mart 05/11/2015

New video shows how thieves stole vehicle from a NM Walmart parking lot 05/11/2015

Woman arrested after allegedly using hatchet to smash Walmart TVs in Juneau Alaska 05/10/2015

Mother Arrested After Leaving Child, 4, Alone in Newington Conn. Walmart: Police 05/11/2015

Man Allegedly Fights Employees, Officers After Peeping Over Women’s Restroom Stall At Pa. Walmart 05/11/2015

Deputies: Woman in BMW runs over Wal-Mart shopper, drives off 05/11/2015

A 27-year-old Orlando woman was arrested Monday after deputies say she ran over a man's leg with her BMW because he didn't move out of her way in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Noelia Mendez faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Investigators say the incident happened at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Vineland Road near Kissimmee.

The victim, whose name was not released, said he and a friend were walking in a lane in the Wal-Mart parking lot when he heard a car horn honking behind him.

He turned just in time to see Mendez's luxury car nearly hit his friend, deputies say. Complete article

Unresponsive baby driven to Wal-Mart in Maple Grove, Minn. 05/12/2015

Sheboygan Wisc. Wal-Mart theft leads to high-speed chase 05/12/2015

Report: Man arrested at SC Walmart with 3 quarts of oil stuffed down his pants 05/12/2015

Wal-Mart criticized for sourcing bottled water in drought-hit California 05/12/2015

Police: Man shot video up woman’s skirt at Denver NC Walmart 05/12/2015

Exclusive: Wal-Mart improves lobbying disclosure after shareholder push 05/13/2015

Nevada July 2013 Wal-Mart stabbing: Road rage or self-defense? 05/13/2015

Police: Iowa City man stole $3,000 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart 05/13/2015

Man charged after throwing knife at deputy inside CNY Walmart 05/13/2015

Attempted kidnapping in Ca. Walmart parking lot 05/13/2015

Heroin seized after trespass complaint at Rome NY Wal-Mart 05/13/2015

Man Shot in Front of His Wife and Child in Ill. Walmart Parking Lot: Prosecutors 05/14/2015

Roof fire won't delay Murchison Road NC Walmart 05/14/2015

Grandma Fights Off Would-Be Kidnapper In Ca. Walmart Parking Lot 05/14/2015

Okla. Walmart employee dies after being run over in parking lot; Suspect charged with 2nd degree murder 05/15/2015

Jury: Nevada Wal-Mart stabber committed no crimes 05/15/2015

Three arrested, accused of stealing over $1000 in goods from Denver NC Walmart 05/15/2015

Palmetto Fla. Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat 05/15/2015

Car damaged by cart at Walmart in Wilkes-Barre Township Pa. 05/15/2015

Walmart addresses closure of Brandon Fla. store 05/15/2015 which hardly anyone will believe

Police searching for man who tried to shoplift a bicycle at Pa. Wal-Mart 05/16/2015

Bad news expected for Walmart, other retailers 05/18/2015

Tx. Walmart robber sentenced to 12 years 05/15/2015

Walmart In Springfield Tenn. Evacuated After Bomb Threat 05/17/2015

Motley Fool: Walmart Is Falling Apart Before Our Eyes 05/17/2015

For most of the past five decades, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) has been the retailer competitors feared most and as a result it made for a phenomenal investment for its shareholders. But Wal-Mart has begun to lose its cache with consumers and major holes are starting to form in its business.

Interestingly, Wal-Mart has hidden its financial problems from the headlines because challenges are different around the world, masking themselves in the overall picture. But when you dig between the headlines you can see a company in serious trouble and could be the latest in a long line of leading retailers to go from boom to bust in the blink of an eye.

U.S. shoppers are abandoning Wal-Mart

The most alarming statistic at home in the U.S. comes from falling same-store sales. This measures how sales are growing location by location and any healthy retailer is looking to grow same-store sales at or faster than consumer spending grows because that shows increased market share locally. Overall sales can be increased by increasing store count, but if same-store sales are falling then the return on each store will drop, something well see in a minute. Complete article

Deputies: Man charged after shooting himself in the shorts in SC Walmart 05/18/2015

Police: Man Throws Vacuum Cleaner At Ga. Walmart Employee 05/18/2015

Man caught in sexual act at Ohio Walmart 05/18/2015

Is It Time For Companies To Pay For Not Paying Enough? The "Walmart Tax" Gains Momentum 05/18/2015

Man Accused Of Groping Women At Fla. Walmart 05/18/2015

Swanville woman gets 15 days in jail for stealing clothes from Me. Wal-Mart 05/18/2015

Brockton teen accused of dealing heroin in Abington Ma. Walmart parking lot 05/18/2015

Wal-Mart same-store sales miss estimates as shoppers cut spending 05/19/2015

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) reported lower-than-expected quarterly U.S. same-store sales growth, saying its customers were using their tax refunds and savings at the pump to pay down debt rather than spend on discretionary items.

Shares of the world's largest retailer were down 2.2 percent at $78.15 in premarket trading on Tuesday. ....

The company reported a 1.1 percent rise in same-store sales in the United States in the first quarter ended April 30, missing the consensus of an increase of 1.5 percent, according to analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix.

Net profit attributable to Wal-Mart fell to $3.34 billion, or $1.03 per share, in the first quarter, from $3.59 billion, or $1.11 per share, a year earlier.

Total revenue fell slightly to $114.83 billion from $114.96 billion. Complete article

Juvenile accused of exposing himself, touching women at Schillinger Road Mobile Alabama Wal-Mart 05/18/2015

Police: Man drags woman in Port Orange Fla. Wal-Mart purse snatching 05/19/2015

This is the real reason Walmart is struggling 05/19/2015

Man accused of shooting video up woman's skirt at east Louisville Ky. Walmart 05/19/2015

Busted! Man admitted taking 'upskirt' photos of minor at Delray Beach Fla. Walmart: Cops 05/19/2015

Man accused of exposing himself in parking lot of Shores Fla. Wal-Mart 05/19/2015

Kingsport Tenn. Police Department search for Walmart theft suspects 05/19/2015

Fruitland Park Fla. police investigate robbery of woman in Wal-Mart parking lot 05/19/2015

Video: What every new Wal-Mart employee hears about why unions are terrible

Associate orientations include more than just instructions on stocking shelves.

The fact that Wal-Mart opposes unions isn't news. The company has a long history of fighting them, to the point of closing stores after employees organize. Training documents that surfaced last year showed how managers are instructed to talk to their teams about why unions are so undesirable.

But it's fascinating to see exactly how the company communicates the message to its employees, which is why this video posted by Gawker is worth a watch (the original video has been removed by the user, but here's another version).

Wal-Mart confirms that the video was a part of its new associate orientation in 2009, and that it still uses similar videos today. "Essentially, we know third party groups reach out to our associates and can sometimes provide inaccurate information so we think it’s important to provide our associates accurate information about their rights and opportunities," says spokesman Brian Nick.

The video contains fairly standard union-deterrence messages: Unions are really just declining businesses that want part of your paycheck to stay alive; that it's better for employees to speak for themselves rather than have a union rep speak for them; that Wal-Mart rewards individuals for their merits, rather than because they're a union favorite. And really, the video says, a union just can't make everything better.

"Let’s face it," says the friendly lady making the pitch. "All jobs have their ups and downs, and unions can’t change that." Complete article

Two dirty, hungry children found running through Walmart parking lot on their own 05/19/2015

FEDERAL WAY — Two kids were found dirty and alone, running around a local Walmart parking lot. The mother and daughter who found them say they called police when they got the feeling something wasn’t right.

Maybe it was mother’s intuition. But Linda Duncan-Delgado knew there was a problem when she and her daughter pulled into the Federal Way Walmart on Mother’s Day.

“I said this doesn’t look right, something is amiss here.”

They saw a toddler covered in dirt, running through the parking lot. Duncan-Delgado worried he might head toward a busy street. Complete article

Thomasville NC police identify suspect in robbery at Wal-Mart store 05/20/2015

2 wanted for using stolen credit card at Lebanon Tenn. Walmart 05/20/2015

Woman saved after collapsing at Evergreen Colorado Walmart 05/20/2015

Alleged thief's crime spree ends at Sapulpa Okla. Walmart 05/20/2015

Walmart: device in Ashland store dressing room not a camera 05/21/2015

ASHLAND, VA (WWBT) - A viewer calls 12 On Your Side concerned about a possible invasion of privacy at a local Walmart. She found peculiar electronic devices with blinking red lights in the dressing rooms at the Ashland Walmart along Hill Carter Parkway.

"I asked the worker what it was," said Jacqui. "She said that it was a camera. Her response was 'you all are being filmed because we have too many shoplifters here.'"

Cell phone video captured police stopping by to ask questions of their own.

"What the customer saw in the fitting room was a motion sensor," said Walmart representative Betsy Harden. "To be clear, there is no camera in our fitting room. We will look into this further, as it appears there was a miscommunication."

You might be surprised to know, here in Virginia, there are some circumstances where it is not against the law to record you in a place where you might expect a little privacy. Complete article

Man pulls knife during theft from Newport News Va. Walmart 05/21/2015

Rincon Ga. Police: five incidents including four shoplifting one where Woman inhales compressed air at Walmart 05/21/2015

Ex-Ohio Walmart worker gets 3 years for fire 05/21/2015

TIFFIN — A former employee of a Walmart Supercenter was sentenced to three years in prison for setting fire to the store last year.

Jarrod Pfeiffer, 22, of Tiffin was sentenced Wednesday by Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley. He had been convicted in March of two counts of aggravated arson.

Pfeiffer started a fire Sept. 5 in the store on State Rt. 18. The store was closed for several days. Complete article

Homeless Man arrested, accused of making false bomb threat at Texarkana grocery store 05/21/2015

NEW at 11 a.m.: Colorado man admits to stealing $9,000 worth of televisions from Cheyenne Walmart, Sam's Club 05/22/2015

Swansboro NC board member resigns over Walmart discussions 05/22/2015

SWANSBORO | A Swansboro planning board member has resigned over concerns about what he says is a lack of openness by town officials during discussions of plans for a newly approved Walmart store in town.

“I can no longer continue to volunteer my time and talent to a Board of Commissioners that values secrecy over transparency and places so little value on the advice of its planning board,” Frank Tursi wrote in his May 14 letter of resignation. Complete article

Wal-Mart urging supplies to improve treatment of animals, but not requiring it 05/22/2015

Wal-Mart, the largest food retailer in the US, is asking its thousands of suppliers to improve the treatment of farm animals and asking them to stop using antibiotics, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Experts say Wal-Mart is the first major retail company to take the step to reduce antibiotic use in animals. But the retailer has not put a timetable in place for suppliers and is not requiring that they follow these guidelines. ....

The company reported that its own research showed that 77 per cent of shoppers said this step would increase their trust and 66 per cent said it would increase their likelihood of shopping at a retailer that improves treatment of animals. Complete article

Man fires gun at door in failed burglary attempt at Marrero La. Walmart 05/23/2015

Broken Arrow Okla. Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat 05/23/2015

Palm Beach Fla. Sheriffs Office: Suspects pretending to be WalMart workers arrested in armed robbery 05/24/2015

Two men pretending to be WalMart employees robbed two people in the WalMart Supercenter parking lot in West Palm Beach early Sunday, police report.

The two victims were having car trouble in the parking lot at around 2 a.m. when two males in a Suzuki SUV parked next to them, pretending to be associates gathering shopping carts, according to police. Calvin McDonald, 48, exited the passenger seat and approached the victims with a gun, police say.

The driver, later identified by police as Kenneth Ford, 49, waited as McDonald robbed the victims of $30 and returned to the car. They then fled the scene, according to police. Complete article

Boy picking out prize for riding without training wheels gets bike stolen at Walmart 05/24/2015

Fire in Cabot Ark. Walmart causes building evacuation 05/24/2015

Family Accused Of Shoplifting At Pa. Walmart Together, Children Involved 05/25/2015

Man arrested in attempted purse robbery at Madison Tenn. Walmart 05/24/2015

Sheriff: Woman High On Meth Destroys Merchandise At Corbin Ky. Walmart 05/25/2015

Video Captures Purse Theft In Portsmouth NH Walmart Parking Lot; Teen Arrested 05/25/2015

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS) — Surveillance video captured a brazen theft in a Walmart parking lot in New Hampshire on Friday afternoon, and a 16-year-old has been arrested in the incident.

The thief in a baseball cap and sunglasses can be seen waiting outside the entrance to the Portsmouth store when he spots an elderly woman leaving with her shopping cart.

He follows her to her car and can be seen swiping her purse from her carriage while she’s loading items into her trunk.

Police say he then returned to the store and used items from her purse to make a purchase. The thief later threw the woman’s purse away on the side of the road, where a passerby found it and turned it into police. Complete article

Theft thwarted by employee at North Huntingdon Pa. Wal-Mart 05/25/2015

Shareholder Group Says Ernst & Young Knew About Wal-Mart Mexico Bribery Allegations 05/25/2015

Tonight: Monday's Most Wanted stole $17K in electronics from Tenn. Wal-Mart 05/25/2015

De Soto police looking for person of interest in Missouri Walmart stealing 05/25/2015

Man charged after fleeing from security, knocking down 83-year-old in East Syracuse NY Walmart 05/25/2015

Police identify airman as suspect in fatal ND Wal-Mart shooting, motive unkown 05/26/2015

Police have identified a 21-year-old airman as the gunman in a deadly shooting Tuesday at the Wal-Mart in south Grand Forks, but are still unsure what prompted his actions.

Marcell Travon Willis, originally from Springfield, Tenn., fatally shot one Wal-Mart employee and injured another before turning the gun on himself early Tuesday.

He was on active duty at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Base officials declined to release any information on Willis -- including his rank and how long he had been stationed at the base -- saying a news release will be available Wednesday. Complete article

2 dead, including shooter, after gunshots at Grand Forks ND Walmart 05/26/2015

Police in Grand Forks Search for Motive in Deadly ND Wal-Mart Shooting 05/27/2015

Police: 2 people in gunman's car before fatal ND Wal-Mart shooting 05/27/2015

Family of Willis shocked by ND Wal-Mart shooting 05/28/2015

Police aren't confident about finding motive for Grand Forks ND Wal-Mart shooting 05/29/2015

2 people who rode with ND Wal-Mart gunman unaware of plan, police say 05/27/2015 Zimmel did not reveal what ties the passengers had to Willis. He said authorities were treating them as witnesses, not suspects.

Disabled veteran fights attempted purse snatcher at Madison Tenn. Walmart 05/26/2015

Kingsville man charged with armed robbery of Fallston Md. Walmart's Subway 05/26/2015

A Kingsville man was charged Tuesday morning with allegedly robbing the Subway store inside Walmart in Fallston, police said.

Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were called around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of Fallston Boulevard for a report of an armed robbery, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

As the store was opening for the day, the deputies were told, a man later identified as Daniel Vincent Jackson, 21, entered the eatery in front of Walmart and allegedly forced an employee to the back of the store.Jackson allegedly displayed a small handgun and demanded access to the safe, according to the release.

The victim complied and Jackson allegedly took an undisclosed amount of money and then ran out of the store toward the Fallston Commons neighborhood, according to the release. Complete article

Prosecutors say driver won't be charged in fatal Oregon Walmart accident 05/26/2015

Walmart Assistant Manager Arrested, Accused of Snapping Photos of Children in Store Bathroom Stalls at Malvern Arkansas Walmart 05/26/2015

MALVERN, AR - The assistant manager at Walmart's Malvern location has been arrested for video voyeurism and child pornography after a boy alleges the man took images of him on a cell phone while in the bathroom of the store.

Tabitha Parker visits the Malvern Walmart perhaps a few times a month, often with her daughter's in tow.

"I'm appalled, actually appalled someone would do that," Parker said. "We've experienced something similar with people shooting video of my daughter on a cell phone without her permission."

An even scarier scenario unfolded on Sunday, according to police. A 9-year-old boy's mother said her son and a friend left the toy aisle to use the bathroom. One of the boys noticed a man slipping a cell phone under the stall to take photos of the boy inside. Complete article

High-speed chase follows attempted NY Walmart theft 05/27/2015

Man arrested on charges of robbing Utah Walmart, threatening employee 05/27/2015

Suspected Oregon Walmart flasher: Do you know this man? 05/27/2015

Reno Nevada pedestrian struck in crash near Walmart 05/27/2015

Tracy Morgan, Walmart reach confidential settlement over NJ vehicle accident 05/27/2015

Man shot, wounded in fight in Nevada Wal-Mart parking lot 05/28/2015

An argument outside an east valley Wal-Mart led to a shooting in the wee hours Thursday, according to Las Vegas police.

At 12:56 a.m., Metro was called to the 5100 block of Boulder Highway, spokesman Larry Hadfield said. Two men were arguing in the Wal-Mart parking lot when one of them walked away and got in a white SUV.

Figuring the argument was over, police said, the second man turned around and started walking away.

But a third man exited the SUV from the passenger’s side, Hadfield said, ran at the man walking away and shot him in the back. Complete article

PBSO: Man tries to steal cart full of merchandise from Fla. Wal-Mart, throws syringe at employees 05/28/2015

Cops: Two arrested after robbing, and attempted carjacking, threatening to kill woman parked at Fla. Wal-Mart 05/28/2015

Police Release Surveillance Photos in Hopes of Finding Nevada Walmart Thief 05/28/2015

Thieves take $1,600 in liquor from Fla. Walmart 05/28/2015

Accused shoplifter head-butts Wal-Mart employee in Ukiah Ca. 05/2/2015

KPD officers thanked for helping 91-year-old theft victim at Tenn. Walmart 05/28/2015

San Antonio Tx. police seek person of interest after elderly man knocked out in Wal-Mart parking lot 05/29/2015

Shopper captures Walmart takedown on camera 05/29/2015

SALEM, Ore. - Kristel Washington lwalked to the Walmart across the street from her house when she needed some arts and crafts supplies early Thursday morning.

Once inside, she said a man pulled out a knife and started threatening customers. Police arrived and arrested the man, later identified as Montrez Bellfield, before anyone was hurt.

"You don't think, going to Walmart, you're going to run into anything like that," Washington said. Complete article

Most candidates endorsed by anti-Wal-Mart group don't win Pa. primary 05/29/2015

Couple arrested after attempted Fla. Walmart carjacking 05/29/2015

Theft estimated value of $800 from Ill. Walmart brings six-year sentence 05/29/2015

Suspect Involved in 2014 Conway Ark. Walmart Shooting Found Unfit to Stand Trial 05/30/2015

Cops Nab Rowlett Tx. Wal-Mart Kidnapper After Car Crash 05/30/2015

Cop Shop: Macon Ga. Wal-Mart theft suspect claims she couldn’t afford prom tux for son 05/30/2015

Man overdoses on heroin in Ga. Walmart parking lot, police forced to break into car 05/2/2015

Tearful Tracy Morgan thanks Walmart after accident 05/30/2015 Tracy Morgan said the company "stepped up to the plate in a tremendous way."

California Walmart Workers Go on Hunger Strike After Stores Closed in ‘Retaliation’ for Organizing 05/29/2015

Mississippi couple calls woman a n****r in Walmart parking lot 05/31/2015

Rockwood Tenn. PD seeks help ID'ing Walmart thief 05/2/2015

VIDEO: Thieves walk through front door o NY Walmart with pool, airbeds 05/29/2015

Woman arrested for shoplifting medication and other merchandise at Ga. Walmart 05/31/2015

Why Target is reviving faster than Walmart 05/20/2015

Officers subdue man with knives at Thomaston Me. Walmart 05/31/2015

Walmart halts illegal sale of lawn fertilizer, pays New York state $98,000 fine 05/28/2015

Kid Rock To Perform At Walmart AMP 05/26/2015

Police: Walmart shoplifter assaulted worker at Rock Hill SC store 05/31/2015

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