Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wal-Mart Crime report August 2015

Walmart never seems to go a month without several shooting incidents including police shootings and usually SWAT stand-offs of some kind and this month is no exception. There were at least five or six gun related incidents including at least one SWAT stand-off and a manhunt that lasted at four hours. One of them started with petty theft and another ended in a suicide in a nearby business after the shoplifter fled Walmart.

They also had the usual number of bomb scares, which never seem to stop, and at least two arson's on their property, including one that was done by a transient that set propane tanks on fire and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. There are a lot of problems with transients around the country and Walmart attracts their share of them; however there is little or no discussion the the traditional media about how much this problem is increasing due to exporting of jobs and suppression of wages led by Walmart.

To find that discussion you have to sort through alternative media outlets which do a much better job, once you sort it out.

There was a knife fight between Walmart employees and one of their husbands; and another stab victim was dropped off at a separate Walmart. Another Walmart employee stole enough money left behind in a car to buy another car for himself.

A customer that went to Walmart for an oil change had to replace it when the technician got the gas stuck and wrecked it. The insurance company left her stranded for a while and it wasn't until the case received an enormous amount of media attention that they realized they had to pay for it or the whole world would know how they treat their customers. Actually this isn't the first time this has happened or something similar, there have been numerous incidents like including one about twenty years ago when their employee stole a truck and looted it. They refused to take responsibility until it received national attention and they threatened their victim with retaliation before he went to the press.

Another Walmart gave their customer a fake hundred dollar bill; and one of their customers that went to the customer complaint department started receiving harassing texts that included threats to see her after the individual gets off work. Apparently the disgruntled employees occasionally take things out on disgruntled customers.

Another one of their employees may be taking a higher ground and is running for Philadelphia Mayor; although it remains to be seen whether he will face retaliation for it since he doesn't seem to be pursuing the Walmart agenda.

They also had an incident where someone found Marijuana and turned it in to the lost and found.

My best guess is that the owner didn't come back to claim it.

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 twitter or check the Wal-Mart Wall; they have helped compile some of this information. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in August 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.

Jury: Kiester not guilty of groping girl in Flagstaff Ariz. Walmart 08/01/2015

Bomb threat evacuates Plymouth NH WalMart 08/02/2015

Breastfeeding mom says she was berated by Montreal Walmart employee 08/02/2015

Fatal police shooting in Ohio Wal-Mart under review 1 year later 08/02/2015

Woman charged with theft from NY Walmart 08/02/2015

63-Year-Old Walmart Employee Makes His Case For Philadelphia Pa. Mayor 08/0/2015

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Monday marks the deadline for Independent Candidates to file for this November’s General Election in Philadelphia. Among those stepping forward is a new entrant in the mayor’s race, representing the local Socialist party.

Members of the Socialist Party showed up at the city’s Board of Elections with their mayoral candidate, Osborne Hart, a 63-year-old overnight stock worker at a Walmart.

“Our campaign is a voice for working people, here in Philadelphia, the United States and for that matter, around the world,” Hart said.

Hart lives in Germantown and plans a vigorous campaign, despite the city’s overwhelming Democratic party majority. He was quick to weigh in on the Democratic candidate for mayor, Jim Kenney.

“He represents the interests of big business here in Philadelphia,” Hart said of Kenney. Complete article

Man Wanted For Ga. Walmart Child Molestation Incident Identified 08/03/2015

Bees swarm and sting construction crew outside Riverside Ca. Walmart 08/03/2015

Residents appeal WV Walmart decision 08/03/2015

Woman, 90, had purse snatched outside North Fort Myers Fla. Walmart 08/03/2015

Aurora Colorado Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat 08/03/2015

Man uses 15 fake 50s at St. Johns Fla. Wal-Mart 08/03/2015

Walmart, Amazon halt sales of toy guns in New York that look real 08/04/2015

Roseville Mich. Walmart evacuated after 2 packages found in bomb scare and unrelated incident with disgruntled former Walmart employee 08/04/2015

Rally planned on anniversary of Ohio Walmart shooting 08/04/2015

Wake Forest Police release photos of suspects in NC Wal-Mart theft 08/04/2015

A third person connected to a Bristow Okla. Walmart heist is behind bars 08/04/2015

Erwin man charged after exposing himself in a Tenn. Walmart parking lot 08/04/2015

Police investigating after 3 televisions taken from SC Wal-Mart 08/05/2015

Women accused of stealing $14K in iPhones from Titusville Fla. Walmart 08/05/2015

Sex offender lists Roseburg Oregon Walmart lot as home 08/05/2015

Surveillance video released of attempted armed robbery at Wisc. Walmart 08/05/2015

Beavercreek Ohio Walmart closes during two Crawford rallies 08/05/2015

I-Team Has Walmart, CVS And Target Looking For Answers 08/05/2015

Chandler police trying to identify Ariz. Wal-Mart robbery suspects 08/05/2015

Police searching for man who stuck phone under woman's dress at Belle Isle Okla. Walmart 08/06/2015

Trucker killed in accident at Paragould Ark. Walmart 08/06/2015

Police shut down meth trafficking in NC Walmart parking lot 08/06/2015

NH1 News Investigates Breast-Feeding Battle: Wal-Mart apologizes after refusing to print NH woman's photos 08/05/2015

A Tornado Has Swept Through a Wal-Mart in Alabama 08/07/2015

Police looking for man who swiped customer's $100 from Pa. Walmart self-checkout 08/07/2015

9 taken to hospital after Raleigh Walmart hazmat scare 08/07/2015

Seven hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning after evacuation of Avalon Park Fla. Walmart 08/0/2015

Construction was happening at Fla. Wal-Mart where 13 got sick 08/10/2015

Argument Leads to Woman Pulling Out Gun at Pine Bluff Ark. Walmart 08/08/2015

Wal-Mart contracts allow polygamous concrete companies to expand 08/0/2015

Phaze and Jack Daniel’s may have poured concrete on more than 80 Wal-Marts and Sam’s Clubs.

The Ford F-350 Super Duty rumbled down the two-lane road as it reached Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. It was 7:30 a.m. and the driver, Marvin Steed, was asleep.

Steed later told police he woke as the truck crashed and came to a stop in the middle of a fountain next to the campus' welcome center.

Neither Steed, his passenger nor anyone at the college was hurt.

According to the police report, Steed said he was working for Phaze Concrete — a construction company based in Hildale, Utah, home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

A Salt Lake Tribune investigation has found Phaze is a major financier of the FLDS Church. Former employees have said large portions of their pay were sent to the sect and that Phaze used underage employees, some of whom drove heavy machinery. Complete article

Gainesville woman faces attempted murder for Fla. Wal-Mart lot crash 08/10/2015

An alcohol-fueled argument Sunday afternoon at the east-side Wal-Mart culminated with a vehicle crash, an extrication, a woman facing attempted murder and a man recovering from a severed foot.

Sunday about 3:45 p.m., Jessica McLaurin Bulla, 47, and live-in boyfriend Richard Samuel Knight, 51, were embroiled in a heated screaming match in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 1800 NE 12th Ave. when she reportedly used her white Toyota Highlander to ram another vehicle that he was trying to enter.

Later, the Gainesville Police Department found Bulla about 2 1/2 miles away sitting in the passenger seat of the sport utility vehicle, where they said she was trying to stab herself with a pen. Complete article

Milwaukee man charged in Brown Deer Wisc. Walmart robbery 08/10/2015

Woman struck by vehicle outside Havelock NC Wal-Mart 08/10/2015

Train trestle behind Sherwood Oregon Wal-Mart burning, businesses evacuated 08/10/2015

Part of church could become part of Tx. Walmart 08/10/2015

Tracy Morgan Crash Blamed on Truck Driver Fatigue, NTSB Says 08/11/2015

Conn. Wal-Mart Employee Stabbed During Fight With Coworker, Husband 08/11/2015

A Wal-Mart employee was stabbed in the chest during a fight with a coworker and her husband while at the Hamden store Tuesday, according to police.

Police said the victim, a 27-year-old New Haven resident, got into an argument with the married couple while inside the store early Tuesday morning.

The coworker and her husband attacked the victim as he was leaving the store, stabbing him in the chest, according to police. Complete article

Two People, one armed with a knife Charged in Fort Dodge Iowa Walmart Robbery 08/11/2015

Woman uses SUV in Colorado Walmart parking lot assault 08/11/2015

Waterville police charge alleged Wal-Mart shoplifter, find items stolen from Augusta Me. store 08/11/2015

Police: Man punched, kicked woman in Pa. Wal-Mart parking lot 08/11/2015

Former ND Walmart employees accused of theft 08/12/2015

Body found near Walmart in west Nashville Tenn. 08/12/2015

Woman says she received harassing texts after argument with Ga. Walmart customer service 08/12/2015

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A woman said she received harassing text messages after calling customer service at the Wrightsboro Road Walmart.

She said after complaining to an employee about being on hold, she received a string of threatening messages.

She's worked in customer service for years and admits she was critical of the employee, but never expected what was going to happen next.

"That second text message, to me, was a threat," the customer said. "I started getting text messages basically telling me she clocks out at 10 o'clock at night." Complete article

Over $14,500 worth of iPhones stolen from Virginia Beach Walmart 08/12/2015

Arrest made in Dumfries Virginia Walmart sex assault 08/12/2015

65 year old Woman arrested in Sand Springs Okla. Walmart theft 08/12/2015

3 Found With $15,000 in Counterfeit Cash at Waterford Conn. Wal-Mart: Cops 08/12/2015

NC Walmart gives customer fake money 08/12/2015

HILLSBOROUGH, NC (WTVD) -- When someone hands you money, how do you know if it's real or counterfeit, especially when you get it from a business?

Billie Ann Andrews went to the Hillsborough Walmart to get diapers and wipes for her grandchild. At the checkout, she paid with her debit card and asked for $100 cash back.

"He gave it to me as a $100 bill, "Billie Ann said. "I almost had him change it because I needed the twenties, but he had closed the door so I thought, never mind."

Billie Ann said she never thought anything about the $100 bill until she tried to use it.

"I went to Efland supermarket that night to buy some things," she said. "They ran the little pen on it, and it came up counterfeit." Complete article

Bank at Killian Road SC Walmart Robbed 08/12/2015

Wal-Mart Truck Overturns, Falls Into River: New York Police 08/12/2015

Police: Man shoots self after Ind. Wal-Mart shoplifting 08/13/2015

BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — A man shot himself Thursday after police chased him following a shoplifting incident at the Beech Grove Wal-Mart, police officials confirm.

Police were chasing the man in the area of Emerson Avenue and Eleanor Street around 11 a.m.

The incident began with two people, identified as Gillace Samples and Johnny Maxey, accused of shoplifting from the Wal-Mart in Beech Grove. They were taken to the Wal-Mart office and one person ran. Police were called and officers realized the suspect was armed.

Police say Samples ran into the Egg Roll #1 restaurant. The owner tried to kick him out while a waitress went outside to get police. Officers went inside the restaurant and man the shot himself in the head while in the bathroom. Complete article

Beech Grove Ind. mayor declares Wal-Mart public nuisance 08/14/2015 The latest news from the store came yesterday when police say an off-duty deputy was working security at the Wal-Mart when he approached two men who were suspected of shoplifting. One man pulled out a gun and ran.

Niagara Falls woman in a wheelchair charged with NY Walmart shoplifting escapade 08/13/2015

Man Tried to Touch Women in Manassas Va. Walmart, Police Say 08/13/2015

Okla. Walmart employee accused of stealing money, buying car with it 08/13/2015

A local Walmart employee has bonded out of jail after police said he stole thousands of dollars from a customer.

Police said that Christopher Bricault allegedly took the stolen money and bought a car on his lunch break.

Bricault worked in the auto service department at the Walmart near 111th and Memorial.

A Walmart customer left $5,000 in cash sitting in his car’s center console when he took it to the store for a repair. When he came back to pick up the car, half the money was gone. Complete article

Man attacked at Rotterdam NY Walmart 08/13/2015

Police: Shots fired in Cedar City Utah Wal-Mart parking lot 08/13/2015

Woman spots her own stolen car outside Walmart in Colorado Springs 08/14/2015 Suspect taken into custody after attempting to pull a handgun out of his waistband.

Tenn. Walmart employee catches man touching himself in sock aisle 08/14/2015

Midlothian Woman Says Tx. Wal-Mart Wrecked Her SUV During Oil Change 08/14/2015

It’s a routine ritual for every car owner – getting the oil changed. But one Midlothian grandma’s oil change was anything but routine.

When Roberta Slayton took her car to Midlothan’s Wal-Mart Supercenter this week, she was told the oil change would take about 30 minutes.

"So I went into Wal-Mart,” said Slayton. “I was going to do some browsing and snacking, and I didn't get probably halfway in and they paged me. I thought. ‘OK, this is kind of weird.’”

When she got back to the bay, she saw her SUV smashed against the wall of Wal-Mart’s auto center. ....

But she said Wal-Mart rewarded her compassion by insisting that she pay to have her SUV towed.

"Their deal was 'get a hold of your insurance have somebody come tow it away,'” Slayton recalled. “And I said, ’I didn't do anything wrong. Why should I have to do that?’”

But a manager insisted she bear the expense of having her vehicle towed. And that’s not all. She said a representative from Claims Management, Inc., the casualty claims administrator for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., told her that the investigation of the incident would take two weeks and the company would not pay for a rental for Slayton. Complete article

Wal-Mart Offers Woman $3,200 After Totaling Her Car 08/28/2015

.... Roberta Slayton, of Midlothian, said the retail chain's insurer is offering $3,200, the estimated value of her 1998 Ford Expedition, plus fees for a rental car. But Slayton said she can't replace the vehicle for that amount. ....

And she said the amount the insurer offered also doesn't account for the money she's lost while she's been without a vehicle. Slayton owns a small floral company in Midlothian called Flowers by Roberta. She uses her SUV for deliveries.

Wal-Mart, North Texas Woman Settle Over Wrecked SUV 08/31/2015

There have been numerous incidents like this over the years, one of the most famous ones happened twenty years ago and was reported by Mike Ryoko Truck Stolen, Stripped, But Still Gets Owner Runaround. 12/13/1995 The article said an angry Walmart employee "warned me that I could be held liable for anything bad I said against Wal-Mart." He got the run around even worse than she did and this has proven to be a pattern. Only after it is reported they make amends then the media stops reporting on it and doesn't compile a list of similar incidents.

Gentilly La. Walmart reopens after gunman walks into store, SWAT team called in 08/15/2015

NEW ORLEANS —Several people were evacuated Saturday morning after a person with a gun walked into a Walmart in Gentilly, police said.

New Orleans police were notified of the armed robbery around 6 a.m. at the store in the 4300 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

Officials said an individual with a handgun walked into the store and several people inside ran out. Police made their way to the store and helped evacuate the people who were still inside, the New Orleans Police Department said.

Shortly afterward, the SWAT team arrived and began searching the store for the suspect, who was not found. No one was injured and no shots were fired. Complete article

Police Looking for Man Who Brought Gun to New Orleans Wal-Mart 08/16/2015

Woman loses track of purse after falling in NY Super Walmart 08/16/2015

Deputies: Poinciana Fla. Walmart robbed at gunpoint 08/16/2015

Walmart cuts outlook as profit drops, misses estimates 08/18/2015

Wal-Mart's 2Q Earnings Report a Mixed Bag 08/17/2015 It also reported a 15.1 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

Whether it’s theft or inventory management, Wal-Mart’s struggling with ‘shrinkage’ 08/18/2015

One of the biggest problems Wal-Mart Stores itself identified in its latest profit warning was what it calls “shrinkage.”

Greg Foran, president and CEO for Wal-Mart U.S. said on the earnings call that “accelerating pressures in shrink” were one of three major factors that contributed to the company’s underperformance. The others were an overall decline in gross margin, and in particular, lower than expected pharmacy reimbursements. But its goal to reduce overall inventory balances may be contributing to its problem of “disappearing” inventory.

Despite media reports beginning in 2013 of store “out-of-stock” situations, the company’s stated goal has been to grow inventory less than sales. That goal has now been accomplished. Total inventory grew 2.2% in the second quarter, which is slower than the 4.8% sales growth that unit reported, and comparable-store inventories fell by 2.4% compared to the 1.5% sales growth. Complete article

Wal-Mart losses may be funny accounting, not sticky fingers 08/20/2015

Police search for man accused of robbing two people at Wal-Mart 08/17/2015

Transformer explosion temporarily closes St. Augustine Fla. Walmart 08/18/2015

Jackson Miss. Police Dept. : Woman shoots boyfriends vehicle at Walmart 08/18/2015

Police: Couple left kids in hot car outside Oswego County NY Wal-Mart 08/18/2015

Man accused of inappropriately touching child in North Augusta SC Walmart 08/19/2015

Onslow County Sheriff's Office identifies NC Walmart break-in suspect 08/18/2015

Man reportedly steals from Tx. Wal-Mart, is found hiding in cooler 08/18/2015

Suspect robs bank inside Thomasville NC Walmart 08/18/2015

Iowa Man Arrested For Drugs In Walmart Parking Lot 08/17/2015

Marijuana turned in to Murfreesboro Walmart lost and found 08/19/2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A bag of marijuana was turned in to a Rutherford County Walmart loss prevention unit on Monday. ....

The bag of marijuana was placed into Murfreesboro Police Department property. Complete article Dozens if not thousands of people reading this story are wondering if the police that took it into their custody smoked it or sold it.

Police: Man tried to steal 30 fishing lures in his socks at Iowa Walmart 08/19/2015

Police: Man Pulls Knife While Shoplifting Colorado Walmart 08/19/2015

Columbus Ga. Walmart evacuated after meat freezer catches fire 08/19/2015

Man steals almost $1,000 in infant formula from Tampa Fla. Walmart 08/19/2015

Police: Man leaves Mich. Walmart with $412 in baby formula 08/20/2015

Newton man charged in string of NC Walmart thefts 08/20/2015

2 dead after 5 separate shootings, including one non-fatal at Wal-Mart in Indianapolis Ind. 08/20/2015

Child left behind, but not stolen merchandise, at Peoria Ill. Walmart 08/20/2015

PEORIA — Three people left a local Walmart Supercenter with stolen merchandise but without a small child one allegedly dropped while fleeing the store.

Police confirmed Thursday that a small child appeared uninjured after an evaluation in the store’s parking lot, 8915 N. Allen Road.

Peoria police public information Officer Amy Dotson said officers were called to the store at 12:44 p.m. on suspicion of retail theft. While officers were en route, employees informed dispatchers that a child had been dropped. Complete article

Impostor attempts to shame panhandler at Brunswick Me. Walmart 08/21/2015

Serial Ga. Wal-Mart shoplifter asked ex to send her drugs in birthday card while in Bibb jail 08/21/2015

Should Wal-Mart step in during disaster recovery? 08/21/2015

Three men suspected in quick change scheme at Va. Walmart 08/21/2015

Man arrested for taking 'upskirt' photos at Dalton Ga. Walmart 08/21/2015

Fla. Walmart signs off on preventing car tragedies 08/21/2015

Man Fatally Shot By State Trooper Outside North East Md. Wal-Mart 08/22/2015

NORTH EAST, Md. (WJZ)—A man shot and killed by a Maryland State trooper in Cecil County Friday night has been identified.

It happened in the Walmart parking lot in Northeast Plaza around 9:00 p.m.

Police say 30-year-old Charles Hall, of North East, was resisting arrest on an outstanding warrant when he was shot. Complete article

NY Walmart at Crossgates Common closed for power outage 08/22/2015

Lubbock Tx. police ID man, release video showing officer use 'less-lethal' force in Wal-Mart attack (VIDEO) 08/22/2015

Officers used “less-lethal” munitions Saturday morning to arrest a man accused of attacking two Wal-Mart employees in Lubbock.

The Lubbock Police Department released two in-car videos Saturday afternoon that show the man waving a baseball bat and wielding a large knife as officers try to apprehend him.

The suspect, 50-year-old Martin Salazar Hernandez, was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday afternoon after one of the “beanbag” rounds appeared to deflect off of his left arm and strike him above his left eye, said LPD Assistant Chief Greg Stevens. Complete article

Fla. Walmart cashier accused of keeping customer's phone 08/23/2015

Bear cub spotted near Parker Colorado Walmart 08/23/2015

Oklahoma and Alabama among top U.S. states where people spend the most money at Wal-Mart 08/24/2015 1.Oklahoma, South Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota and 10.Tennessee

Four men arrested after off-duty officer witnesses them steal from Tx. Wal-Mart 08/24/2015

Police use Taser on man who fled after meth deal at Storm Lake Walmart 08/24/2015

Gunman wearing a Wal-Mart vest robs Northside Fla. Wal-Mart at gunpoint, tosses some cash back before making getaway 08/24/2015 telling them to “keep it for themselves.”

Man stabbed outside North Fort Myers Fla. Walmart 08/24/2015

Police seek help in attempted purse-snatching at Owings Mills Md. Walmart 08/25/2015

Unlicensed workers discovered at Littleton NH Walmart construction site 08/25/2015

Troopers: Men Took Computers, Crossbow from Pa. Wal-Mart 08/25/2015

5 Fla. Walmart employees arrested for thefts 08/26/2015

Man used card scanner at Lake Wylie NC Walmart, sheriff’s office says 08/26/2015

Police looking for Ohio Walmart theft suspect 08/26/2015

Walmart Says It's Pulling Semi-Automatic Rifles — Due to Poor Sales 08/26/2015

Walmart shoplifting under $40 ends in Central Point standoff 08/26/2015

A shoplifting and robbery at the north Medford Walmart Wednesday afternoon led police officers to a brief standoff at an apartment complex in Central Point.

Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said police took a report around 2 p.m. of a shoplift in progress at the store. Budreau said a man, identified as Allen Shane Ledbetter, 25, and a woman were caught shoplifting by store employees. Budreau said the pair resisted attempts to detain them and knocked one store employee unconscious. Budreau said Ledbetter apparently has a martial arts background and that the struggle ultimately injured two more people.

Budreau said that although the case will end with Ledbetter and the woman facing felony assault and robbery charges, along with theft, the original items shoplifted totaled less than $40.

"It was $39 in bras, paint and some screws," he said. Complete article

Person shot near Glendale Ariz. Walmart, police say 08/26/2015

Two arrested in Okla. Walmart larceny 08/27/2015

Police: Surveillance photograph helps identify Ephrata Pa. Wal-Mart theft suspect 08/27/2015

Man Used Emergency Exit To Steal Walmart Merchandise, Tulsa Okla. Police Say 08/27/2015

12-year-old girl reports sexual assault in Manassas Va. Walmart store 08/27/2015

Aurora Girls Ran Into Ill. Walmart To Avoid Abduction: Police 08/27/2015

Man dies weeks after being injured at a Fort Worth Tx. Wal-Mart in June 08/27/2015

Wife determined to find husband's attackers in fatal Tx. Walmart beating 08/28/2015

Iowa Walmart refuses to print woman’s breastfeeding photos 08/28/2015

Police say woman found getting high on canned air at Knasas Walmart 08/28/2015

Armed Robber sought in La Mesa Ca. Walmart heist 08/28/2015

Kansas Store clerk, Walmart customer testify at sexual assault hearing 08/28/2015

Hit and run fails: Two men assault Tx. Walmart employees in robbery attempt 08/28/2015

Transient accused of setting fire to propane tanks at Yucca Valley Ca. Walmart 08/28/2015

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. - A Yucca Valley transient is suspected of setting the town's Walmart on fire overnight.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dennis Lee Chance, 56, after firefighters from as far away as the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base were called to the Walmart on the 58500 block of Highway 62 at 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Burning propane tanks spread flames to the store and employees were evacuated. Damage is estimated to be between $100,000 to $200,000, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. ....

Officers said he poured gasoline from a local gas station onto the propane tank cage, then set it ablaze. Complete article

Customers not surprised by arson at Yucca Valley Walmart 08/28/2015 "I wasn't shocked at all really, it's Walmart. Crazy things happen at Walmart all the time," said Natasha Francis who lives in Yucca Valley.

Judge finds man insane in knife attack on Ind. Wal-Mart manager 08/28/2015 Authorities say Patterson became agitated while completing a job application last November and cut the manager on the chest, arm and wrist.

Arson Suspect Arrested in Nevada Walmart Car Fire 08/28/2015

RENO, NV - One man is charged with arson in connection with a car fire Thursday morning in Reno.

Firefighters responding to a report of someone spraying lighter fluid into a car and setting it on fire found the Lincoln sedan fully engulfed in the parking lot of the Walmart at Kietzke and McCarran August 27, 2015. They had the flames out within minutes, but smoke could be seen from much of Reno. Complete article

Driver found stabbed after crashing car in Walmart parking lot in northwest Harris County Tx. 08/28/2015

Woman dumps kittens in Okla. Walmart lobby 08/28/2015

Thomasville man faces robbery charge after NC Wal-Mart incident 08/29/2015

Half-clothed man fires shots at LaGrange Ga. Wal-Mart 08/29/2015

Police: Man struck employee while stealing TV from Oneida NY Walmart 08/29/2015

Armed robbery at Piqua Ohio Walmart 08/30/2015

Suspect in custody following hours-long manhunt

PIQUA — Robert Riddle, of Piqua, is in custody following an armed robbery and manhunt that lasted for nearly four hours on Saturday.

Police were called to the parking lot at Walmart on East Ash Street just before 3 p.m. on the report of an armed robbery.

Within 30 minutes, officers working on leads in the case received information that their suspect was at a local trailer park. Police and deputies responded to Paris Court at 10220 North County Road 25-A, Trailer 18, and located Riddle. After speaking with Riddle, he was taken into custody and transported the Piqua Police Department for questioning. .....

Piqua police requested air search assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, who dispatched a helicopter from Columbus. The helicopter crew used Forward Look Infrared Radar (FLIR) to search the Walmart area and Willowbrook, as well as the area north to the Paris Court Trailer Park, where information on the robbery was leading police to believe that a suspect may be located. Complete article

Blue Bell returning to Wal-Mart store shelves 08/31/2015 It was previously removed due to a possible connection to an outbreak of listeriosis which isn't even mentioned in this article about it's return.

Walmart Joins List Of Retailers Removing All Blue Bell Ice Cream Products From Shelves 04/07/2015

Partial list of Walmart Product Recalls which doesn't include Blue Bell implying they might not notify people any more than regulation require.

Woman banned from NY Walmart who allegedly stole merchandise valued at $25 faces felony charge 08/31/2015

SC Walmart employee accused of stealing from register 08/31/2015

Forbes: Walmart's Worker Hours Cut Shows It Is Caught In A Classic Retailer Trap 08/31/2015

Woman struck in Colorado Springs Walmart crosswalk has died 08/31/2015

Convenient To Buy A Gun At Wal-Mart, But Not In Chicago 08/31/2015

Two Men Who Robbed Tx. Walmart At Gunpoint Still At Large 08/31/2015

One Year of Jail for Theft of TV from Wisc. Walmart 08/31/2015

Federalsburg woman charged with theft from Md. Walmart 08/31/2015

Cedar Falls police seek help in Iowa Wal-Mart theft probe 08/31/2015

Johnson City, NY Police: Man banned from Walmart returned to steal beer 08/31/2015

Man attempts Tour of Italy in Fla. Walmart, gets caught 08/3/2015

No explosives found by Bomb squad in suspicious package at Laguna Niguel Ca. Walmart parking lot 08/28/2015

Reports: Shoplifter loots Tenn. Walmart for $3,000-plus 08/31/2015

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