Monday, May 2, 2016

Wal-Mart Crime report April 2016

Who ever makes shirts for Walmart doesn't seem to have any idea What the states they're putting on them look like and even though the people that stock the shelves probably do; they put ones with a picture of Massachusetts claiming they were Maryland.

We used to talk about enormous amounts of things like this happen in the Soviet Union because all the decisions were made in a far away government office by people who didn't know what was going on. Critical thinking at the most basic level has been eliminated form the oligarchy system.

There were at least eight shooting incidents at Walmart this month including three officer involved shootings. The police killed at least two people and wounded another and two of the police were wounded by one of the people they killed. A loss prevention officer was killed by a shoplifter when he attempted to stop him in one of these incidents.

There were also a large number of assaults at knife point this month; most of them were just threats during shoplifting incidents but at least two resulted in a stabbing, and another was a threat to a customer who was forced to buy a homeless man a meal at knife-point. At least five additional deaths happened at Walmart including a shoplifter that dies in an emergency room, two accident killing a worker and an elderly woman, and the other two were suspicious for other reasons. Another elderly women was just knocked over while a shoplifter was trying to get away; and a three year old was hurt much worse but survived after being run over.

A lawsuit was filed over a previous incident where a customer who bought a tomato was beaten and accused of stealing it, by an off-duty police officer working as a loss-prevention officer. Another police officer was accused of stealing make-up from Walmart.

Walmart has been involved in their share of scandals including labor disputes again. The Supreme Court has ruled against them in a class-action suit; a man they fired for disputed reasons is getting enormous support from the community because some people think it was for friendly hugging of customers when serving them. And they had another recall of salads.

Once again Walmart ranks last among favorite grocery stores. This clearly isn't supposed to happen in the "free market economy" where the best stores are supposed to prosper because they serve their customers well and attract more. However thanks to political subsidies and other advantages from powerful corporations including the consolidated media we only have "free market economy" in name only since connection enable incompetent corporations to get large market share and take their customers for granted, which is why they have so many problems with complaints and crime.

Even though Walmart and their political and media allies do little or nothing to report on and prevent the root causes of crime, when people are caught at petty theft they face increasingly stiff penalties including one person getting 12 years for petty theft. There's no accountability for outsourcing jobs eliminating opportunities for people and depriving them of a fair wage but when they speak out of get caught at petty crimes they get the book thrown at them. Even if these steep offenses are for repeat offenders it could be reduced dramatically by creating a functioning economic system.

They had at least two car chases by police including one where they were attacked first and another where it was over a few stolen stakes but it resulted an over a hundred mile chase through two counties and throwing the stolen stakes at the cruiser.

Another crash took place when a women intentionally drove into Walmart with her car because 'God told her to do it.' She went on to say that the Rapture was coming.

It was on the day that Hillary Clinton won four out of five eastern states including Pennsylvania and Maryland enabling the media to claim, once again, that she has the nomination locked up even though many of her victories involved voter suppression and she still doesn't have the delegates she need.

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. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in April 2016. 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.

Myrtle Beach SC police: Man takes picture up woman’s skirt at Wal-Mart 04/01/2016

2 charged after shots fired at 5 females outside Tuscaloosa Walmart 04/01/2016

Two Tuscaloosa men face charges after police say they fired shots in the parking lot of the Skyland Boulevard Walmart earlier this week, apparently in retaliation for earlier gunfire.

Authorities responded to the store just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report the building had been struck by a projectile. When patrol officers arrived on the scene, they learned a black Jeep Cherokee had been involved, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Capt. Gary Hood.

Investigators found the Cherokee in the parking lot and determined it was occupied by five females, Hood said. Police interviewed those five females, and also collected 15 shell casings from the parking lot. Complete article

Police blotter: Woman flees Montana Walmart with allegedly stolen cosmetics; April Fools' arrest for public urination 04/0/2016

Professor Accuses Montana Walmart Worker of Racial Bias 04/01/2016

Cops in Beavercreek Ohio Wal-Mart shooting lawsuit want 2nd deposition delay 04/02/2016

Man gets nine years in prison for shooting Utah Wal-Mart shopper in October 2015 04/02/2016

Shooting victim found at Miami Twp. Ohio Walmart 04/03/2016

Woman catches man taking up skirt photo at Myrtle Beach SC Walmart 04/03/2016

Man arrested after report of ND Walmart robbery 04/03/2016

"There were tire tracks across her shirt": 3-year-old, mother recovering after being hit by drunk driver in Missouri Walmart parking lot 04/06/2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bumps and bruises across 3-year-old Savannah's back have her in tears. Her injuries make it difficult for her to sit up or move around, even with the help of mom, Adrienne Roe.

"As long as she's laying down, she's fine," says Roe. " But its whenever you go to move her around or change her diaper. She's got road rash along her lower back and bottom."

Savannah was hit by a truck then the truck dragged her for a couple feet in the parking lot at the Walmart neighborhood market on Mount Vernon in Springfield. Savannah's mom says it still traumatizes her. " When she first wakes up shes just screaming 'no big truck, owie, no hit me.' She knows what happened. If you ask her she knows that a truck hit her." Complete article

3-year-old, mother hit by possibly drunken driver in Missouri Walmart parking lot, police say 04/03/2016

Bomb squad detonates suspicious package at Louisiana Opelousas Walmart; candy found inside 04/03/2016

Motorcyclist killed outside Colonial Heights Va. Walmart 04/04/2016

Bronx duo arrested after using fake credit cards at NJ Walmart: police 04/04/2016

Middle River man charged with robbery after ND Walmart reported him shoplifting 04/04/2016

Supreme Court deals Walmart a blow in class-action case 04/04/2016

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Walmart in a case involving a $187 million class-action judgment against the retailer over its treatment of workers in Pennsylvania.

Walmart had argued that the formula used to determine the penalty was unfair.

The justices denied the petition Monday, meaning the lower court's ruling will stand and Walmart will have to pay the penalty. ....

The case involved 2011 and 2012 decisions by Pennsylvania state courts, including the state supreme court, that upheld the judgment in a lawsuit involving 187,000 Walmart employees who worked at the world's largest retailer between 1998-2006 and said they were denied paid rest breaks and ordered to work "off the clock." Complete article

Wal-Mart Apologizes for Selling University of Maryland Shirts With Massachusetts Design 04/04/2016

Wal-Mart said Monday it's embarrassed to "stick our head out of our shell" after the mega-store sold University of Maryland Terrapins T-shirts that showed the state of Massachusetts instead of the state of Maryland.

A customer spotted the error in a Wal-Mart store last week and posted a photo to Wal-Mart’s Twitter page. A Wal-Mart employee at the time defended the shirts by saying Maryland and Massachusetts have similar dips on the right side.

Dear @Walmart I want to inform you that you're selling UMD shirts with the state of Massachusetts on them.

— Samantha Ficco (@Samficco) March 30, 2016 Complete article

Police take shoplifting suspect with gun into custody at Lufkin Tx. Walmart 04/04/2016

Lufkin Police officers used a Taser on a shoplifting suspect three times after he pulled out a gun while being taken into custody at the Walmart store in Lufkin, according to a police department spokesperson.

The suspect, 31-year-old Matthew Haak, who was believed to be a Lufkin resident, was being charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and theft, according to Jessica Pebsworth, the police department's public information officer.

Police responded to Walmart for a report of theft and found the 6-foot-3, 350-pound Haak in the women's clothing section talking to a loss prevention employee about shoplifted items he had just "returned," the police department stated in a media release Monday night. Complete article

Oklahoma City police searching for man accused of pulling knife on Walmart security guard 04/05/2016

Volusia County Fla. man steals from Walmart, attacks police K-9, after car chase, deputies said 04/05/2016

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An accused Walmart shoplifter who threatened a loss prevention officer with a knife has been arrested, Volusia County deputies said.

Thomas Rice was taken into custody Monday after he wrecked his vehicle on the 600 block of State Road 415, deputies said.

The loss prevention officer told deputies he noticed Rice picked up several items on the shelf at the Walmart at 101 Howland Boulevard in Deltona and didn’t pay for them. When the officer confronted Rice just outside the door, he said Rice pulled a knife and warned: “Get back or I’ll stab you.”

Rice got into a vehicle and drove away.

Deputies said they spotted Rice driving on State Road 415 and when they tried to pull him over, he turned down a dirt road, deputies said. Moments later, they found the crashed car and Rice was running away.

Deputies released K-9, Axe, to run after Rice who was then bitten in the leg, said deputies. Complete article

Florida Power & Light rate hikes questioned by Wal-Mart, industrial users 04/05/2016

Walmart says hugging is not reason cashier was fired in West Plains Missouri 04/05/2016

WEST PLAINS, Mo. - Many people have posted comments on social media sites and threatened a Walmart boycott after a longtime Walmart store employee, Frank Swanson, was recently fired.

The story that Swanson's supporters are repeating is that Swanson gave hugs to customers and someone complained about an unwanted hug, prompting the firing. In an interview on Tuesday afternoon, Swanson says he was told he was fired for approving a lower price for an item that a shopper said a competitor was offering, even though the customer didn't have the other store's ad to show him.

Walmart says neither reason is true. Complete article

West Plains rallies behind fired Walmart cashier 04/09/2016 Swanson, 52, had sold a jug of iced tea for 80 cents below store price, he said, to match a competitor’s ad as part of Walmart’s price-match guarantee. The only problem was that he didn’t have the ad — the customer had mentioned it. And Swanson had made it a point to memorize competitors’ ads each week to make his customers happy.

Social media profile helps foil alleged thief at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Fla. 04/05/2016

Walmart computer thieves sought by Fort Wayne Ind. Police 04/05/2016

Police: Multiple People Sought in iPod Thefts at Iowa Wal-Mart 04/05/2016

Walmart Will Sell Completely Cage-Free Eggs by 2025 04/05/2016

Portage Wisc. panel votes to deny Walmart's liquor license request 04/05/2016

Body found in Gardendale Alabama Wal-Mart parking lot 04/05/2016

2 men found dead in 2 days outside Gardendale Alabama Walmart not victims of foul play 04/06/2016

Body Found in Parking Lot of Fruitland Md. Walmart 04/06/2016

Federal judge sides with Wal-Mart in firing suit 04/06/2016

Huge union no longer backing anti-Walmart group 04/06/2016

After years of financially backing the anti-Walmart group OURWalmart, the United Food and Commercial Workers has officially pulled the plug on the organization. In a recent financial filing with the Labor Department, the union said it was no longer subsidizing the group.

"For part of 2015, the UFCW had a subsidiary organization maintained in Washington DC named the Organization United For Respect at Walmart (OURWalmart) whose purpose as stated in the bylaws is the betterment of the conditions of the current and former associates at Walmart Stores,Inc., within the meaning of Section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code, and to make Walmart a better corporate citizen. That subsidiary relationship ended in May 2015," according to the union's fiscal year 2015 report. The document, known as an LM-2, was dated March 16.

It is not entirely clear what has become of the UFCW-run organization, which was the main vehicle for most of the various protests, marches and other events over the last several years that opposed the retailer's policies. The declaration would appear to suggest it was dissolved, but a UFCW spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. Complete article

Judge: Probable cause to prosecute 911 caller in Beavercreek Ohio Walmart shooting 04/06/2016

Woman arrested for leaving kids unattended in car outside Hot Springs Arkansas Wal-Mart 04/06/2016

Billings Montana Police apprehend Walmart shoplifter after brief chase 04/06/2016

Chilling video shows man luring girl from Florida Walmart before she was raped, killed 04/05/2016

Attempted robbery reported at A.L. Minn. Walmart 04/07/2016

Fulton Man Arrested For Larceny From NY WalMart 04/07/2016

Eastgate Ohio Walmart evacuated for bomb threat 04/07/2016

Cop Shoots Robber Who Allegedly Aimed Shotgun at Him at Pa. Walmart 04/07/2016

A Pennsylvania state trooper shot an armed robber in a Walmart in Shrewsbury Township Thursday after the suspect aimed his shotgun at the officer, police said.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the suspect went to the pharmacy, located inside the Walmart around 8 p.m, and robbed the store -- taking prescription drugs -- and attempted to leave.

A trooper, Rob Hicks, who was on-duty and in the immediate area, responded to the call, police said. Hicks confronted the suspect inside the doorway of the store and the suspect then raised his shotgun at the trooper, police said. Complete article

Wal-Mart settles lawsuit over firing of workers in Utah 04/08/2016

Police officer accused of shoplifting make-up from Wal-Mart 04/0/2016

CHECOTAH, Okla. — An on-duty Creek Nation police officer allegedly swiped $90 worth of make-up from a Wal-Mart in Checotah, Oklahoma on Wednesday, according to the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department.

Officer Margaret Bartlett was wearing her uniform while loss prevention officers watched her grab the items, deputies said. They contacted the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department, who had a deputy waiting by the door when Bartlett left the store.

In a police report, authorities said Bartlett claimed she was testing Wal-Mart's security and not actually trying to steal the items. Complete article

Quincy Ill. Police respond to subject with gun at Wal-Mart; turns out to be pellet gun 04/08/2016

Ohio Walmart bomb threat leads to robbery charges 04/08/2016

UPDATE: Grass Fire Near Jerome Idaho Wal-Mart Badly Damages Key Railroad Bridge 04/08/2016

Baton Rouge La. woman arrested, hoped someone would find, raise child she left at store while she went to have sex 04/08/2016

Car ignites after crash cuts power to Pine Island Fla. Walmart 04/08/2016

Woman shot by police officer inside Wisc. Walmart has been identified 04/09/2016

Lake Hallie (WQOW) - New details were released Saturday about the officer involved shooting that happened Friday in Lake Hallie. Saturday officers confirmed the woman died and have identified her.

25-year-old Melissa Abbott of Black River Falls was shot by police after she grabbed a hatchet at the Walmart and starting swinging it around wildly.

Authorities report that the officer asked Abbott to put it down several times, but then she lunged at the officer with the hatchet. Abbott was shot once in the leg and once in the abdomen.

As News 18 first reported on Wake Up Wisconsin, Abbott died at a local hospital just before midnight. Authorities said at the time of the shooting the Lake Hallie Police officer that was involved was the only one on the scene. Complete article

Name of officer involved in Lake Hallie Wisc. Walmart incident released 04/12/2016

Developmentally Disabled Hatchet-Wielding Woman Fatally Shot At Wis. Walmart 04/09/2016

Conn. Walmart evacuated following electrical outage shortage 04/09/2016

Police: Man knocks down elderly woman while shoplifting women's underwear at Okla. Walmart 04/09/2016

80-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday during a shoplifting incident at a Walmart in Oklahoma.

The incident happened around 3 p.m.

Tulsa police say Ladarrian William Mitchell, 26, tried to flee the store after being spotted shoplifting women's undergarments. During this time, he knocked over the unidentified elderly victim. Complete article

Ariz. Walmart robbery ends in stabbing 04/09/2016

A Phoenix Walmart shopper was approached by a man, asked to give up all his possessions, and then stabbed on the evening of March 25, according to police.

The attacker entered the Walmart on 19th Avenue and Bell Road and immediately approached a 23-year-old man. According to Phoenix police, the attacker demanded that the man give him everything he had or he would be assaulted. The man refused and was then attacked.

A friend of the victim helped fight off the attacker, who fled. Once he was gone, police said, the victim realized he had been stabbed in the stomach. His injuries were serious and required hospitalization. Complete article

Walmart in Greensboro robbed at gunpoint, three suspects apprehended 04/10/2016

Bomb Threat Shuts Down Clanton Alabama Walmart 04/11/2016

Security officer shot and killed at Ga. Walmart 04/11/2016

LILBURN, GA (CBS46) - A loss prevention officer is dead after being shot and killed while on the job at a Gwinnett County Walmart location overnight.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. at the Walmart location on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.

Jaseramie Dion Ferguson, 25, was shot while trying to apprehend a shoplifting suspect who was allegedly attempting to leave the store with three flat screen televisions. He was taken to an area hospital where he died a short time later. Complete article

Arrest made in connection to death of Ga. Walmart loss prevention officer 04/12/2016

Suspect in Ga. Walmart security guard death appears in court 04/19/2016

Labor group to give bulletproof vest to store of slain Wal-Mart worker 04/20/2016

Fulton Woman arrested for NY WalMart theft 04/11/2016 Subsequent to investigation, Samantha P. Vescio, 20, of Fulton stands accused of failing to scan several items and render payment while utilizing the self check out lane.

Fort Wayne Ind. Wal-Mart worker killed when truck backs over him 04/11/2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Police say a Fort Wayne Wal-Mart employee has died after he fell and a semitrailer backed over him.

Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Michael Joyner says the man was standing behind the semitrailer helping the driver back up when he was run over about 8 a.m. Monday.

Joyner says the man died at the scene. His name was not immediately released. Complete article

Two women arrested in separate incidents at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Fla. 04/11/2016

Recalled Reser's Salads Were Also Sold as Walmart and Safeway Brands 04/1/2016

Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has recalled certain refrigerated salad products that may contain listeria.

The company stated in a press release that one of its ingredient suppliers has notified them that the listeria monocytogenes bacteria could be present in onions that they recently purchased. The onions were used to prepare different variations of potato salad, tuna salad, egg salad and macaroni salad.

The bacteria can be especially dangerous for children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. The company hasn’t received any reports of illnesses. Complete article

Man arrested after indecent exposure incident at West Amarillo Walmart 04/11/2016

Man Headed to Prison for Exposing Himself to Woman at ND Walmart 04/11/2016

Bank robbed inside Birmingham Alabama Wal-Mart 04/11/2016

Police: Tip from citizen prevents crime at NC Walmart 04/12/2016

Deputies: Md. man robs Walmart with BB gun he stole from Walmart the day before 04/12/2016

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Officials say a man robbed a Frederick Walmart using a BB gun stolen during a previous theft.

According to charging documents obtained by the Frederick News-Post the robbery occurred April 4. Employees told deputies a white man displayed what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband to a cashier and left with about $1,700 in cash.

No one was hurt.

While searching the area, deputies found a backpack, a discarded BB gun and a trespassing notification that had been served to 25-year-old Nicholas Wayne Keyian. Complete article

Police: Kissimmee man filmed up Mount Dora Fla. Wal-Mart shoppers' skirt 04/12/2016

Buffalo man sentenced for public lewdness at NY Walmart parking lot 04/12/2016

Man arrested after stealing weed eater from Tx. Walmart 04/12/2016

Men charged with leaving 10-year-old unattended at Teterboro NJ Walmart avoid trial 04/1/2016

Former Cheyenne Wy. Walmart employee charged with stealing $97,000+ 04/12/2016

Families sue Missouri Wal-Mart, others for selling guns used in Jewish facility murders 04/12/2016

Police looking for Ohio Walmart TV thief Man put TV on head, walked out of store 04/13/2016

5-finger Disney discount, baggie of cocaine among incidents at Tx. Walmart 04/13/2016

Kingsport Tenn. Police Department: Man who exposed himself to women in Walmart parking lot identified, arrested 04/13/2016

Puerto Rico's Attempt To Hike Taxes On Walmart Backfires, Provides Feds Ammo 04/13/2016

Shoplifter stabs Simpsonville SC Walmart employee 04/13/2016

A Simpsonville Walmart employee was stabbed in the arm after police said he tried to stop a shoplifter from walking out with a Weed Eater and chainsaw.

Simpsonville police Lt. Timmie Williams said officers received a 911 call about 2:25 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a person who had been cut during a shoplifting attempt

Officers responding to the call learned that the victim was an "asset protection employee" who was attempting to stop the suspect from leaving with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise, according to Williams. Complete article

Woman’s half-naked body found after 2 days in Tx. Walmart parking lot 04/13/2016

MONT BELVIEU, Texas – Police believe they may be investigating a murder after a Walmart customer found a woman’s half-naked body inside a truck parked in the store’s lot.

The unidentified 24-year-old left the Mont Belvieu Walmart just after 1 a.m. on April 11, surveillance confirmed. She then got into a truck, owned by her boyfriend, and didn’t leave after that, according to KHOU. He had reported her missing April 10, according to police.

Because of the angle of the surveillance cameras, police weren’t able to see what was happening inside the cab of the vehicle. Complete article

Man's bizarre escape from ambulance at Fla. Walmart caught on camera 04/13/2016

WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — A reported heroin overdose victim escaped from medics while being put inside of an ambulance.

The bizarre incident happened at the Walmart store located on 45th Street Wednesday afternoon.

A CBS12 photojournalist was shooting video for an unrelated story when the bizarre incident unfolded in front of the camera.

In the video, you see medics wheeling out the suspected drug overdose victim out of the Walmart on a stretcher.

But before they could load him into the ambulance, he unbuckles himself, jumps off the stretcher and runs away, nearly knocking over the photojournalist. Complete article

Cops in Beavercreek Ohio Wal-Mart shooting suit granted 2nd deposition delay 04/14/2016

Investigation underway after man found in retention pond on Walmart property in Wentzville Missouri 04/14/2016

2 arrested after armed robbery at Nebraska Walmart Grocery 04/14/2016

Deputies: Woman groped in Walmart parking lot in Greenville SC 04/14/2016

Police Investigating Employee Thefts at North Bismarck ND Walmart 04/1/2016

Woman Wearing “World’s Best Nana Ever” Shirt Wanted In Evans Ga. Walmart Theft 04/14/2016

2 men allegedly walk out of Tx. Walmart with $300 in merchandise 04/15/2016

Police seek to ID Ohio Walmart thief who had child help 04/15/2016

Eleva man charged with theft after attacking Lake Hallie Wisc. Walmart employee 04/15/2016

2 wanted for questioning in connection with Wake Forest NC Walmart fraud 04/15/2016

Boy says man recorded him in South Carolina Walmart 04/17/2016

Police: Man getting vehicle serviced at Pa. Walmart allegedly stole laptop 04/18/2016

Walmart shoplifting suspect dies in Decatur emergency room 04/18/2016

An Alabama shoplifting suspect who was in police custody following his arrest at a Walmart store died during a two-hour wait in a hospital emergency room, police said Monday.

Decatur police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said Justin Lee Dunn, 26, died in the early morning hours at Decatur Morgan Hospital on April 10.

An officer took Dunn to the hospital from jail following his arrest at a Wal-Mart store, where workers found him vomiting in a bathroom, Crouch said. The Decatur Daily reported that the man told officers he had been inhaling compressed air, and his condition didn't improve following his arrest. Complete article

Couple robbed, kidnapped in Mooresville NC Walmart, police say 04/18/2016

Anonymous tip leads to arrest of Shell Point man at Beaufort SC WalMart 04/18/2016

Woman allegedly steals car at Augusta Me. Wal-Mart, ditches it at Hollywood Casino 04/18/2016

Police: Man arrested at Fairfax Ohio Walmart for fondling himself 04/1/2016

Affidavit: Nacogdoches man with knife forced woman to buy him meal at Tx. Walmart 04/1/2016

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a 47-year-old man Saturday in connection to allegations that he forced a young mother to buy him food and a drink from Walmart’s deli section at knife point.

James Michael Gibbs II, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge. His bail amount has been set at $50,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, NPD officers were dispatched to the Walmart store located at 4810 North Street at about 12:06 p.m. Saturday in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. When they arrived on the scene, they talked to the victim, a 19-year-old woman.

The woman told police that right after got out of her car in the Walmart parking lot and went to retrieve her baby girl, a man who as later identified as Gibbs approached her with both of his hands hidden in his shorts pockets and said “I want some money.”

After the alleged victim told Gibbs that she didn’t have any cash on her, Gibbs responded by saying, “I want some food,” the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit. Gibbs then raised his right hand and displayed a pocket knife. Complete article

Fla. Wal-Mart workers accused of theft 04/19/2016

Oswego NY Woman Charged in WalMart Theft 04/19/2016

'God told her to do it' police report says of car crashed into SC Walmart 04/19/2016

CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - A Camden woman told police "God told her to do it" after they say she crashed her car into the Walmart.

Police were called to the store at about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle into the building.

According to the incident report, the driver "was standing in the middle of the crowd and was screaming and causing a huge disturbance."

The woman told the officer "The 'rapture' was coming and that 'God told her to do it,'" the incident report reads. Complete article

Portsmouth NH police ID Walmart purse snatching suspects 04/19/2016

Man accused of selling cocaine to soldiers caught in sting at NC Walmart 04/1/2016

A drug sting in the diaper aisle of a Spring Lake Walmart last month led to the arrest of a man accused of selling cocaine to soldiers, court documents said.

Michael Kyle Cornelius, 32, of the 300 block of Red Fox Road in Spring Lake, was charged March 17 with various drug offenses, an arrest warrant said.

On March 16, agents with Fort Bragg's Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, informed the Spring Lake Police Department that Cornelius was selling cocaine to active-duty military members, court documents said.

Chris Grey, a CID spokesman, declined to comment on how many active-duty members Cornelius allegedly sold cocaine to or whether any active-duty members had been charged. Complete article

Chowan man charged with stealing generator from NC Walmart 04/19/2016

WANTED: Man accused of stealing electronics from Amarillo Tx.-area Walmarts 04/19/2016

E-Cigarette May Have Sparked Car Fire at Suburban Ill. Walmart: Fire Officials 04/19/2016

Shots fired following Ky. Wal-Mart theft, witness tells police 04/20/2016

A witness told Bowling Green police that shots were fired by an unidentified party following an April 12 purse snatching at the Wal-Mart on Morgantown Road.

A witness told police that someone allegedly shot two times toward the direction of a woman, whose purse had been taken from a shopping cart at the Wal-Mart, a police report said.

"We have not been able to find any evidence of a shooting," Officer Ronnie Ward, spokesman for the Bowling Green Police Department, said Wednesday.

The woman told police she pursued a man who got into a car with a woman. A black revolver was produced from the car and two shots were fired, according to the witness, who told police he followed the vehicle along Morgantown Road, on to Glen Lilly to the T-Mart on Adams Street, before losing sight of the vehicle near East 13th Avenue near Chestnut Street. Complete article

Police: Shoplifter Threatens Broken Arrow Okla. Walmart Employee With Knife 04/20/2016

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - Police arrested a man and woman after they say the man pulled a knife on a Broken Arrow Walmart employee late Tuesday.

Officers said they were called to the store in the 2300 block of Kenosha just before 10 p.m.

Employees told officers Robert Estrada, 36, and Tiffany Barto, 31, had left the store without paying for almost $240 in merchandise. When an employee tried to stop them, Estrada pulled a knife and threatened the employee. Complete article

Favorite grocery store: Wegman's ranked first, Walmart last 04/20/2016

(CNN) - Wegman's, a chain based in Rochester, NY, was named the favorite grocery store among thousands of surveyed shoppers.

Walmart, the largest grocer in the U.S., came in last out of the 15 grocers on the list. Complete article

Bank robbed inside Birmingham Alabama Wal-Mart 04/20/2016

1 arrested in robbery of Walmart in Butler Twp. Ohio 04/20/2016

13 News investigates - local tweets slamming WV Walmart come from questionable sources 04/20/2016 The tweets late Monday that were sent out by unnamed Huntington union member firefighters tweeted among other things, that the Walmart on Route 60 refused to pay city taxes while using city resources. We found that Walmart is not in the city limits, so it owes no city taxes. The Huntington Fire Department does respond there as a secondary source under mutual aid agreements.

Who Earns $149,000 In Walmart? 04/20/2016 Walmart has a reputation for paying very little money to its low-skill floor employees. But it pays big money to recruit and retain talent for its eCommerce division, where starting salaries can be as high as $149,000 a year, according to a recent Glassdoor survey. That places Walmart in the list

Wal-Mart shrinks board membership to 12 from 15 04/20/2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is shrinking the number of board members to 12 from 15 as it looks to bolster the board for the future.

As part of the changes, four directors, including its former CEO Mike Duke and Jim Walton, the son of the retailer's late founder Sam Walton, will not stand for re-election at the company's annual shareholders' meeting, set for June 3. But the board is adding the founder's grandson in keeping with its history of having three Walton family members as directors.

"With these retirements, we view this as a time to make our board more nimble, while maintaining its independence and further aligning on Wal-Mart's strategic priorities," said Greg Penner, chairman of the board, in a statement. .....

The other retiring board members are Aida Alvarez, who joined the board in 2006 and was a member of the audit committee. She was administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Bill Clinton's cabinet from 1997 to 2001. Also retiring from the board is Roger Corbett, who joined the board in 2006. He is the retired CEO and group managing director of Woolworths Ltd., based in Australia. Complete article

U.K. Asda Walmart evacuated after unattended bag sparks security scare 04/20/2016

Windham Conn. Walmart evacuated after bomb threat 04/21/2016

Suspicious device leads to evacuation of Wichita Kansas WalMart 04/21/2016 The Wichita Bomb Squad was called and determined there wasn't a threat.

Robber swiped charity collection box at Walmart, Zebulon NC police charge 04/21/2016 A Wake County man threatened a Walmart clerk with a knife early Thursday and stole a Children's Miracle Network collection box and a pack of cigarettes, Zebulon police charged.

Derby Conn. Walmart robber caught on camera 04/21/2016

Autopsy Ordered on Woman Found Dead in Missouri Walmart Parking Lot 04/21/2016

LEBANON, Mo. -- Authorities in Lebanon have ordered an autopsy on the body of a woman found in a parking lot in Lebanon Wednesday night.

The Lebanon Police Department says officers were called by an ambulance crew to the Walmart on S. Jefferson just before 11:00 p.m., after a woman was found dead inside a car on the lot.

The body of Jerri Harris, 54, of Lebanon was inside her sedan, with blood around her mouth, nose and ears. Officers also say there was a large pool of blood on the ground under the driver's side door, on the steering wheel and on the passenger seat where she was lying.

Investigators say surveillance video from Walmart shows Harris going into the Walmart with a man, then later coming out and going back to the car. The man was later detained for shoplifting. Surveillance video also shows Harris' car, with no one approaching or leaving it after she got back inside. Complete article

Texas man chucks stolen Walmart steak from car in high-speed police chase 04/21/2016

Police say a man stole steaks from an East Texas Wal-Mart then tossed some of the meat from his vehicle as authorities pursued him in a high-speed chase.

Police say the pursuit began around 11 a.m. Wednesday after the suspect fled the store in Longview, in Gregg and Harrison counties, about 130 miles east of Dallas.

East Mountain Patrol Sgt. Marc Nichols who was one of the officers pursuing the man tells TV station KLTV ( ) that the suspect was throwing the meat out of his vehicle. He says one steak bounced off his patrol car.

KLTV reports that the man sped across two counties, sometimes topping 100mph, before deputies apprehended him in Upshur County. Complete article

Man Pulled Knife on Arkansas Walmart Personnel During Theft, Police Say 04/21/2016

Man uses cellphone to take picture underneath a woman's skirt at Ariz. Walmart 04/21/2016

Suspected heroin traffickers busted in NC Wal-Mart parking lot 04/22/2016

Elderly woman killed in Licking County Ohio Wal-Mart parking lot crash 04/22/2016

NEWARK, Ohio – An elderly woman was killed Friday morning in a multi-car accident in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

First responders were called about 11:45 a.m. to the store on the 1300 block of 21st Street, Newark police Sgt. Clint Eskins said. A 76-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead in the lot by paramedics, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Complete article

Hayden Idaho Walmart burglary leads to multiple arrests 04/22/2016

Man caught on camera stealing jewelry from Dalton Ga. Walmart 04/22/2016

After phone threat, Airport Road NC WalMart briefly evacuated 04/22/2016

2 officers hurt, suspect killed in Chandler Ariz. Walmart shooting 04/24/2016

Two police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds following a routine call that turned deadly at a Chandler Walmart on Saturday morning.

The officers were responding to reports of a trespasser when the person at issue opened fire on them during what Chandler police described as an ambush.

Authorities identified the shooter as 24-year-old Mitchell Oakley, a convicted felon, who police say was killed when one of the officers returned fire. Complete article

Pa. State police look for suspected Walmart shoplifter 04/24/2016

Ind. Wal-Mart evacuates store twice following bomb threats 04/24/2016

Man charged with arson in fire at Armstrong County Pa. Walmart 04/26/2016

Proposed Wal-Mart in Westbrook Me. faces local opposition 04/25/2016

Walmart Must Take Responsibility for Its Canned Tuna 04/25/2016

When unsuspecting Walmart customers reach for a can of Great Value or Chicken of the Sea tuna, they don’t know that a trail of destruction has brought that can from sea to shelf.

Walmart. The largest retailer in the world. Known for its low prices, the true cost of its products often go unnoticed and harm people and the planet. Its canned tuna products are a perfect case in point. When unsuspecting Walmart customers reach for a can of Great Value or Chicken of the Sea tuna, they don’t know that a trail of destruction has brought that can from sea to shelf. These products are supplied by the world’s biggest canned tuna company, and the target of Greenpeace’s global campaign – Thai Union Group.

Thai Union continues to allow wasteful and destructive fishing practices that attract, capture, and kill other marine life including turtles and sharks – while driving some species of tuna towards extinction. Thai Union has been connected to shocking labor and human rights abuses in some of its supply chains, with too many workers exploited, abused, and even forced to work on ships for months or years at a time.

Given Walmart’s connection to Thai Union, Walmart’s current tuna sourcing policies and practices are inadequate at ensuring its customers are getting sustainable products. Of further concern, like Thai Union, Walmart has been named in scandal after scandal, and does not deny that its seafood may be connected to forced labor. Complete article

Gleeful Kansas Wal-Mart shoplifters caught on camera 04/26/2016

Bradley man accused of Me. Wal-Mart robbery 04/26/2016 also allegedly threatened loss prevention staff with a knife

Police: Man in Normandy Fla. Walmart looks up shopper's skirt, touches leg 04/25/2016

Lawsuit: Man leaving Ga. Walmart beaten by off-duty officer over tomato 04/25/2016

ATLANTA — A local man said an off-duty Atlanta police officer working security for Walmart severely beat him after he was falsely accused of stealing a tomato.

After he was handcuffed to his hospital bed with a broken leg and severed artery, Tyrone Carnegay told Channel 2’s Craig Lucie he spent three days in jail and the charges were dropped.

In security video the officer is seen confronting Carnegay as he is walking out of the store.

The officer is then seen suddenly pulling out his baton and then beating Carnegay for stealing a tomato, which he said he paid for. ......

Carnegay said after he was on the ground in handcuffs, the officer reached into his pocket found his receipt, which he said showed he paid for the tomato.

His attorney said this could have been avoided with one question.

“Somebody could have come up to him and said, ‘Excuse me sir, do you have (a) receipt for that tomato?’ and he would've shown him the receipt,” said attorney Craig Jones. “The officer went into Robocop mode and beat the crap out of him. Complete article

Activists: Atlanta Ga. Wal-Mart beating was ‘snapshot of … Rodney King’ 04/28/2016

Bomb squad investigates suspicious item in Ca. Walmart parking lot 04/25/2016

Woman shoved at Ohio Walmart by shoplifting suspect speaks out 04/25/2016

Police: Woman stole nearly $700 in Pa. Walmart merchandise 04/25/2016

Mixed verdict in alleged Gwinnett Ga. Walmart attack 04/26/2016

2 accused of faking shooting call at Athens Alabama Walmart to avoid speeding tickets 04/26/2016

NY Walmart assaulter picked up on outstanding warrant 04/26/2016

Woman reports man harassed her at Arkansas Walmart 04/27/2016

Repeat offender arrested after being caught on Fla. Wal-Mart’s video surveillance 04/27/2016

Man attempts to return unpurchased items at Tx. Walmart, jailed on five offenses 04/27/2016

Man admits to felony in Lockport NY Walmart thefts 04/27/2016

Wal-Mart Shoppers Hold An Impromptu Debate...And It's All Caught On Video 04/28/2016 VideoIt's a Presidential election year, which means that debates about the issues affecting the country is at an all-time high…even in the checkout lines at Wal-Mart. In a heated, profanity-based, but non-violent exchange, a woman in line behind a man using food stamps for his purchases goes off on how people

NC Wal-Mart larceny suspect sought by law enforcement 04/27/2016

West Texas Wal-Mart employee accused of filming young girls’ ‘intimate area’ with cellphone 04/27/2016

A Wal-Mart employee in Odessa was arrested Tuesday for allegedly videotaping and photographing two different young girls’ private parts, according to court documents.

Samuel Nabarrete, 24, was charged with invasive visual recording, a state jail felony. He is currently being held in the Ector County Jail on a $7,500 bond.

The Odessa Police Department initially responded to the incident on Jan. 31, when a woman reportedly saw Nabarrete taking photo with his cellphone of her 8-year-old daughter’s “intimate area,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Complete article

Former Texas Wal-Mart employee accused of secretly recording nearly 20 women at the store 04/29/2016

Police search for woman in Vermont Wal-Mart fraud case 04/27/2016

Police identify suspect in Ga. Walmart hijacking 04/27/2016

Nitro WV Police Investigating Walmart Breaking and Entering 04/27/2016

Ex-ND Walmart worker gets little discount on jail time 04/28/2016 A former Walmart employee was sentenced to two years of supervised probation Tuesday for stealing a woman's credit card last year and making unauthorized purchases at McDonald's and Walmart in Minot, according to court records.

Fulton Woman Charged In NY WalMart Larceny 04/28/2016

Man sought in NC Wal-Mart larceny 04/28/2016

Arlington Tx. Wal-Mart Evacuated Over 'Suspicious Activity' 04/29/2016

'Good forgeries' of $20 bills don't get past Fla. Walmart cashier 04/28/2016

Knoxville man to spend 12 years in prison for stealing DVDs from Tenn. Walmart 04/28/2016

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Because of a Knoxville man’s long criminal history, he is now facing 12 years in prison for stealing DVDs and a set of kitchen knives from a Knoxville Walmart store.

Nikia Tnaha Bowens, 40, was convicted of burglary and theft after a two day trial. Prosecutors with the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office said on December 19, 2014, Bowens was spotted by loss prevention officers at the Turkey Creek superstore trying to hide three DVDs in his pants and a set of kitchen knives in an old Walmart bag he brought with him. He was also seen stealing a customer’s tablet computer from their shopping cart.

The loss prevention officers testified because of multiple previous thefts Bowens committed at Walmart stores around Knox County, he was on the list of those no longer welcome on Walmart property. Complete article

Greenwood couple charged with using fake money at Skowhegan, Me., Mexico Wal-Marts 04/28/2016

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office: Man wounded in early shooting at Greenacres Walmart 04/29/2016

A man was found shot outside the Walmart Supercenter on Forest Hill Boulevard near Jog Road this morning, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The man was taken to the hospital following the 4 a.m. shooting. Sheriff’s officials did not release details about his condition.

Investigators say the shooter is at-large and they have not determined a motive. Complete article

Police: All-clear given after bomb threat at St. Marys Ga. Walmart 04/29/2016

11-Year-Old Arrested Following Uniontown Pa. Walmart Bomb Threat 04/29/2016 The unidentified juvenile has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, threat to use weapons of mass destruction and disorderly conduct through Fayette County Juvenile Court.

Identity of motorcycle passenger who died near Lexington SC Walmart identified 04/29/2016

Man accused of using cell phone to look up woman’s skirt at NC Wal-Mart 04/30/2016

Police: Florida man shot ex-girlfriend outside Walmart in Gwinnett Ga. 04/30/2016

Police are seeking a Florida man who is accused of shooting his former girlfriend Saturday outside a Wal-Mart in Snellville.

Darrell Costallo Hale of Gainesville, Fla., allegedly shot the victim twice in the parking lot of the store at 1905 Scenic Highway, according to the Snellville police bulletin. He is wanted for aggravated assault and may still be armed.

The suspect was last seen wearing a white hat, dark jacket, light colored shirt, dark jeans, white shoes, and carrying a dark satchel. There is no vehicle information. Complete article

Police searching for Arkansas Walmart thieves 04/30/2016

Police: South Jersey Walmart cashiers stole thousands 06/01/2016

Sheriff's Officials identify Fla. Walmart Pharmacy robbery suspect 05/02/2016

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