Monday, May 1, 2017

Wal-Mart Crime report April 2017

Walmart shootings continue to happen at much faster rates than just a couple years ago with at least eleven this month and at least five deaths, related to these shootings, alone not counting at least half a dozen other people that died at Walmart for other reasons. Three of these deaths were murder suicides, although one of the murders didn’t take place at Walmart and wasn’t counted. There were also several more injuries as a result of the shootings. A couple of the shootings were accidental, but these didn’t hit anyone. Last months count of shooting also rose from eight to nine, since there was one that happened on the thirty first but wasn’t in national news for a few days after that.

Delayed or missed reports of events are not uncommon, even when they’re major ones; this may mean that additional reports might not be included in this listing. In some cases even major events like shootings or potential shootings could easily be missed. There were two reports of court settlements for past events including one that was for a major panic that didn’t include a shooting but wasn’t listed last November. Another was also for a major gang related shooting that didn’t get reported last June. This one was reported about five or six days after, when they caught the suspect; but the initial report, if there was one didn’t show up in the searches. In most cases, if there are additional shootings that don’t get counted they’re most likely to be suicides or accidental shootings, which usually draw much less attention.

One of the shootings from 2012 where a manager was injured was allegedly a result of his own involvement in a conspiracy to rob the store; and another old shooting in Beavercreek Ohio cost the city $400,000 it was only the second police shooting they had in recent history and the other one involved the same officer.

There were eight other gun related incidents, mostly robberies or attempted robberies, one of which had a man that was also armed with a machete. One of them was a Walmart worker who was angry about a card game and made numerous threats to shoot up the store before they arrested him and found a gun that could have been used to carry out the threat. Walmart also settled an old lawsuit about selling ammo that was used in a murder from 2015. The terms of that settlement are as usual confidential so that no one can ever know whether or not justice is remotely fair when it comes to civil trials.

It’s not news that Walmart’s self-checkout aisles have been causing an enormous amount of problems including theft; however this time when a group of people found that it was giving out twenty dollar bills when it was only supposed to give out fives they went through the register over and over again until they got over a thousand dollars in change more than they should have. The state of Florida is using tax payer money to search for them and hold them accountable. This seems to be standard operating procedure; when there was a problem with the Electronic Benefits Transfer cards three years ago some of the recipients of them couldn’t get anything but others had their limits removed and when they took advantage of it instead of holding the people that made the mistakes accountable, they charged the people that took advantage of it.

When Walmart executives take advantages of rigged rules for their own profit they’re never held accountable but when it benefits customers or workers it appears to be the opposite.

One customer in Arizona found a note from a Chinese worker or “prisoner” who wanted to inform them about outrageous conditions. This was translated by several Chinese people who came up with almost identical translations. This, as usual raised concerns among customers and civil rights activists but business people and politicians, as usual don’t intend to do anything to investigate.

There were at least six different kidnappings attempted kidnappings or carjackings in six different states last month including one of an employee and four of children most of which failed but one of them was by someone pretending to be a Walmart security guard. There were also at least six attacks with knives, hatchets tomahawks or machetes including at least two that resulted in stabbings.

At least five people were found dead in there cars and one more died after running from police and falling off a cliff. The deaths in cars are usually not considered suspicious since poor people have to die somewhere. If human rights activists knew more about how many bodies showed up at Walmart they might want to understand the causes and prevent them; however business people that donate to campaigns don’t want to slow down business if it reduces profits by figuring these things out.

What happens if they find out that the epidemic fraud their business practices involve are contributing to these deaths or other crime problems?

Someone might want to fix it and it might not be good for profits so why keep track?

There were also at least four accidents high speed chases or purse snatchers that hit a customer retrieving it at least one resulting in a death, which means at least twelve people died at Walmart last month. This doesn’t count the vast majority of minor accidents which rarely make much if any news.

There were also at least four fire incidents, at least two of which were arson and one of those involved three separate fires that were successfully set while the arsonist escaped with stolen merchandise, at least temporarily as a result of the distraction. That’s unusual they almost always catch them faster when they try this trick that never seems to work, not that thieves and arsonists figure this out.

There were at least ten major assaults or brawls including one where a suspect slammed an employee from behind when he attempted to stop his girlfriend from shoplifting; and another major brawl that went viral on the internet, again.

Is there ever a month that goes by without a Walmart brawl on the internet?

Certainly not November or December but even the rest of the year they’re pretty common.

Walmart is always being sued. Some of the money customers give them is routinely used for their legal defense fund which gives them much better treatment than the rest of us in the courts. This month their lawsuits include cans that allegedly weren’t stored properly falling and hitting a boy and a professor that had his job title on his fishing license listed as cleaning toilets.

Why the hell does Walmart handle fishing licenses? Isn’t that the governments responsibility? Corporations seem to be taking over the government and treating it like a fully owned subsidiary and they have ‘Some of the best digital-forensics labs” now. Most of this is either done in secrecy or it is reported only at low levels where few people pay attention, which accomplishes the same thing.

Walmart was exposed for selling Tuna that was endangering Dolphins again. Boycotting Walmart is becoming increasingly less effective since the government gave them a big enough advantage to dominate the market except for the shares they divided among the other oligarchies that behave almost as bad, at least 95% of the public spent at least a little money at Walmart last year.

When you find a Syringe near the baby food the management will always tell you it’s still safe so don’t worry.

A rhino iguana and Dozens of slithery snakes showed up at Walmart last month for some reason and they got another public relations disaster when they fired an 88-year-old greater for not stopping a wild turkey from the store. He said they never gave him a manual that told him what to do when Turkeys go shopping; but it worked out OK another store hired him.

Remember when we used to expect to look forward to retirement?

Do people that buy there salads anywhere else but Walmart find decomposing bats in them? Twice?

Did you ever find heroin that might have been left behind by someone on the run in the pants pockets you bought at Walmart?

Ever get so drunk you set your underwear on fire then pull a knife out when the employers try to put it out?

Me neither, at least not that I’ll admit.

Stabbings aren’t limited to Walmart though several people were stabbed in an apartment complex as well.

I mention this because the person that allegedly did this was on LSD and they found him walking through Walmart naked.

Strange things happen at Wal-Mart!

Maybe next month will be the first time there are no shootings or other strange things at Walmart.

Any bets?

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. One of the responses they’ve come up with is what they call "Restorative Justice" which gives first time shoplifters a chance to avoid being arrested or any criminal record if they take an on line course which costs $400 up front or $500 in payments, plus perhaps reparations. This has been part of the privatization process and often denies suspects of the due process or access to a lawyer, perhaps even intimidating and extorting from some people that might not even be guilty. Walmart seems to be trying to find a way to turn crime into a profit making situation instead of looking for the most effective ways to reduce it. Making Change at Walmart is asking If you or someone you know has gone through @Walmart's "Restorative Justice" program for first-time suspected shoplifters, send us a DM. 03/30/2017 to ensure that it isn’t doing more harm than good. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in April 2017. 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.

Man arrested for setting fires at Henry Co. Wal-Mart 04/02/2017

Woman assaulted, robbed in Walmart parking lot 04/01/2017

FLORENCE — Florence police are investigating an assault and robbery in the Walmart parking lot that sent the 19-year-old victim to the hospital. The incident occurred about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot.

Police said the woman was assaulted and knocked unconscious in the parking lot, while her husband, Joshua Robison, was already inside the discount store. She remembers someone tugging at her purse before being knocked out.

“She's a very young girl. She's horrifically traumatized by this,” the victim’s mother-in-law Leah Schmiade said. Complete article

Man's Arkansas Walmart shopping trip ends in arrest 04/01/2017

Las Vegas Nevada police looking for 3 who tried to rob Wal-Mart 04/03/2017

Las Vegas police need help finding three men who attempted to rob an east valley business last month.

Just before midnight on March 20, three men entered the Wal-Mart at 201 N. Nellis Blvd., police said. The men walked around the store and tried to walk out without paying for merchandise. When security approached the men, one drew a gun and they escaped, police said.

The three men were last seen in a red sedan, leaving the scene.

This is the same Wal-Mart where Jerad and Amanda Miller fled after killing two Metropolitan police officers — Igor Soldo, 31, and Alyn Beck, 41 — at a nearby CiCi’s Pizza on June 8, 2014. After killing a store customer Joseph Wilcox, the couple were in a gunbattle with police inside the store. Jerad Miller was killed by police inside the store and Amanda Miller committed suicide. Complete article

Woman carjacked outside Westbury NY Walmart, police say 04/03/2017

An 85-year-old woman was carjacked at knifepoint in a Walmart parking lot in Westbury and driven to a bank to withdraw cash, police said.

The male robber approached the woman and demanded money at 1:30 p.m. Sunday as she was getting into her vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart at 1220 Old Country Road, Nassau County police said.

The robber forced the victim into the passenger seat and drove to a Chase Bank branch in Elmont, where he made her give him her bank card and personal identification number, and he withrdrew an undisclosed amount of money, police said. Complete article

Woman injured in Kearney Nebraska's Walmart parking lot crash lot dies 04/03/2017

30 car batteries stolen from Tarboro NC Walmart 04/02/2017

Salem Ill. Police Arrest Two People Who Spent Six Hours in Walmart Store 04/01/2017

Apple Valley Ca. Walmart Closed Due to Fire 04/02/2017

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( The Apple Valley Walmart will remain closed all day due to a small fire inside the store.

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, just before 8:00 a.m. firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded to the Walmart located at 20251 Highway 18 reference a fire inside the business.

According to Battalion Chief Buddy Peratt, units arrived and found a clothing rack that had been on fire. “The fire was extinguished by Walmart employees prior to our arrival,” stated Peratt.

Firefighters removed the scorched clothing racks from inside the store.

A couple of Walmart employees are greeting disappointed customers and advising them to return back tomorrow as the store will be closed all day.

The fire caused smoke damage to several nearby clothing racks. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Investigators remain at the scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation for possible arson. Complete article

Deputies Make Arrest In Walmart Fire Incident in Apple Valley (VIDEO) 04/11/2017

Sebastian Fla. Walmart Update On Bomb Threat 04/01/2017

SEBASTIAN, Florida – Last night, the Sebastian Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the Walmart store.

As previously reported by Sebastian Daily, who provided live coverage by one of the witnesses, the incident was described as a hostile situation as police evacuated the store.

Walmart employees were sent to the Medical Center and customers were asked to leave their shopping carts and vacate the property.

Commander John Blackledge, a spokesman for the Sebastian Police Department, tells us that a string of events took place prior to the store’s evacuation.

“Best we understand is that the call was made to Vero (PD or Walmart; don’t know which). We were informed that the call came from the relative of an employee, who stated he was going to blow up Walmart where he or she worked,” Blackledge told Sebastian Daily.

“The determination was made that it was the Sebastian Walmart. The Sebastian Walmart Manager made the decision to evacuate,” Blackledge added.

Soon after, whoever made the determination about the “employee” working at the Sebastian store was apparently mistaken, and they found out the employee worked at the Port St. Lucie Walmart. Complete article

2 charged after elderly woman robbed at knifepoint in Ky. Walmart parking lot in February 04/01/2017

Man with gun, machete caught stealing at Fla. Walmart 04/03/2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police nabbed a man toting a machete, a gun, and dozens of rounds of ammunition at Walmart.

It happened early Monday at the Walmart at Six Mile Cypress and Colonial Boulevard.

Employees watched Phillip Joseph shoplift throughout the store, then try to leave.

Customers are concerned someone could carry so much ammunition throughout the store undetected.

"It's a little scary because I'd like to know what his motive was to have that much ammunition," said Donna Bruckler. Complete article

Ga. Walmart employee shot by alleged shoplifter, suspect wanted 04/03/2017

REDAN, Ga. -- Police in DeKalb County have released a surveillance photo of the suspect wanted in the shooting of a Walmart loss prevention employee.

The shooting happened on at the Walmart on Farmington Road in DeKalb County south of the Redan community on Friday. A spokesperson for the DeKalb County Police Department said the employee was shot while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter. The employee was shot in the foot.

Details on the suspect are still limited but police said that he is a black male in his late 20's or early 30's. The getaway vehicle is described only as a burgundy sedan. Complete article

Mississippi Walmart evacuated after smoke pours from AC unit 04/03/2017

Tums, socks among items stolen by woman from Warwick RI Walmart 04/03/2017

Man pleads not guilty to shooting in Iowa Wal-Mart parking lot 04/03/2017

Law enforcement tracks down suspect in thefts at Fla. Wal-Mart and Goodwill store 04/03/2017

Police: Suspect wanted after attacking two women in Arkansas Walmart parking lots 04/03/2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — Police are searching for a man they say attacked two elderly women in two different Walmart parking lots within hours.

The first incident happened on Saturday evening in Forrest City.

According to authorities, the victim was loading groceries into her car when the suspect approached her armed with a butcher knife. He took her purse then got into a car and fled.

Fourteen hours later, a man matching the first suspect’s description attacked an 87-year-old woman in Blytheville. He knocked her to the ground, stole her purse then fled the scene. Complete article

Cops searching near Waveland Mississippi Wal-Mart after child abduction report 04/03/2017

WAVELAND After responding to a report of a possible child abduction near the Waveland Wal-Mart, authorities believe a witness may have seen a man grabbing a child and walking through the woods to a nearby apartment complex.

Hancock County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Don Bass said they received a third-party report of a girl being abducted from the store about 7:30 p.m.

Waveland Police Chief David Allen said a woman flagged down a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy and told him she saw a man take a girl by her hair into the woods from the parking lot. The witness told authorities the girl appeared to be about 7 years old.

No one has come forward to report their child missing, Allen said.

As authorities searched the woods Monday night, Bass said a Waveland police officer saw a man and approached him. The man, who did not have a child with him, saw the police officer and ran. A chase ensued, but the man got away, Bass said. By 10 p.m., the man was still at-large. Complete article

Search suspended after reported child abduction 04/03/2017

Suspect accused of using stolen debit card at Colorado Walmart 04/03/2017

Syringe found near baby food at Florence Alabama Walmart was not used; no drugs detected 04/0/2017

Denise Payne Richey and her daughter Miriah Brink were at Walmart on Cloverdale Road Sunday night looking at the selection of baby food.

Brink is a new mom, and Richey was in town visiting. The mother and daughter said they were shocked when they looked between baby food containers to find a syringe and bag.

"It took us off guard, because it's not something you expect to see," said Miriah Brink. Brink said her mother stayed by the needle while she went to find a security guard. Brink and her mother said after getting a workers attention they removed the needle and bag.

Walmart's corporate office released this statement saying, “We want to thank the customer who made this discovery and brought the matter to our attention. We immediately removed the object and checked and cleared the surrounding area. With the help of local law enforcement and our pharmacy team, it was determined the device appeared to be an unused insulin syringe.” Complete article

CSI: Walmart: Some of the best digital-forensics labs don't belong to the police—they're run by banks, tech companies, and retailers. 04/03/2017

A highly secured digital-forensics laboratory sits tucked inside an enormous complex of low, boxy buildings in Bentonville, Arkansas. To get in, analysts have to scan their hands and enter a unique password. Inside, they comb through video-surveillance records and spirit data out of devices that have seen better days, like a hard drive that had been crushed with a hammer and dropped from a third-story window.

Despite the sensitive nature of their jobs, these investigators aren’t high-level FBI agents or foreign spies. They’re Walmart employees.

Walmart is one of six companies in the United States that run digital-forensics laboratories accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. American Express has an accredited lab; Target has two of them.

Those companies—and many others that operate labs without formal accreditation—have built up digital-forensics capabilities once limited to law enforcement. They have the tools and the know-how to investigate corporate theft and online fraud, or track a data breach to its source. That might involve extracting information from a locked, encrypted smartphone, or a damaged computer hard drive. Or it could entail analyzing network activity to figure out which employee, for example, is siphoning off sensitive data to sell on the black market. Complete article

Police: two women already banned from NC Walmart caught shoplifting 04/04/2017

Mad over card game, employee threatens to shoot up Kansas Wal-Mart, police say 04/04/2017

A Kansas man was arrested Saturday after allegedly threatening to shoot up a Wal-Mart in Salina because of a dispute with some of his store co-workers.

Kevin J. Struble of Abilene was arrested and booked into the Saline County Jail on Saturday following two separate threats he made to shoot people in the store in less than a week, according to a Salina Police Department report.

Capt. Paul Forrester said that Struble – a third-shift employee at the store at 2900 S. 9th St. in Salina – first became upset and threatened to “shoot everyone in the store” over a “Magic: The Gathering” card game during the early-morning hours of March 27.

Struble, 24, and some other employees were playing the game while on break, Forrester said. During his shift on Wednesday, Forrester said, Struble again became upset and threatened to shoot up the store a second time.

While investigating a non-related shoplifting incident at the store on Wednesday, police were made aware of Struble’s alleged threats, Forrester said. On Saturday, officers were waiting for Struble when he arrived for work and later found a loaded Hi-Point handgun in his vehicle. Complete article

Man accused of hit and run in NM Walmart parking lot 04/04/2017

FARMINGTON — A Fruitland man has been accused of allegedly striking a woman with his truck at a Walmart store and driving away from the scene without stopping.

Leonard Palmer, 30, is facing two third-degree felony and eight petty misdemeanor charges for allegedly hitting a 49-year-old woman on the south side of the Walmart at 1400 W. Main St., according to the criminal complaint.

Steve Murphy, Palmer's attorney, declined to comment on the case, stating he had not received any evidence from the San Juan County District Attorney's Office.

Officers for the Farmington Police Department were dispatched to the Walmart at 10:48 p.m. on March 25 in response to a report of a woman struck by a dark-colored Chevrolet pickup truck, according to the statement of probable cause.

The woman was found with abrasions on the left side of her face and a "large amount of blood" coming out of her left ear, according to court documents. She was also diagnosed with rib fractures and abrasions to her left leg after she was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center, according to the statement. Complete article

Credit card taken from Chatham County high school used at NC Walmart, deputies say 04/04/2017

Police: Man dressed as woman steals steaks from NC Walmart 04/04/2017

Video: Trio wanted for allegedly stealing from Tx. Wal-Mart 04/04/2017

Walmart Opens New Training Academy in Bangor Me. 04/04/2017

Investigators: Suspects stole credit cards from vehicles, used them at Va. Walmart 04/04/2017

Authorities: Man arrested after attempting to shoplift with knife at Ohio Walmart 04/04/2017

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — One man is in jail after authorities say he took a knife into the St. Clairsville Walmart while attempting to shoplift.

Frank Savarese, 33, is facing charges of aggravated robbery, theft and possession of drugs.

Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas says Savarese tried to steal items from the store and was spotted by Walmart’s loss prevention team. During a scuffle with security, his knife dropped on the floor.

“You can see by the charges that we're taking this very seriously,” Lucas said. “When any type of weapon is involved, you’re going to get charged with it. " Complete article

Walmart Exposed for Selling Dolphin-Deadly Tuna in Costa Rica 04/04/2017

Retail giant is sourcing its Suli brand tuna from Mexican fishing fleets that harass and kill marine mammals, says nonprofit

Investigations by the nonprofit International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) have revealed that, in its Costa Rican locations, Walmart has been selling its own brand of canned tuna that has been caught using fishing methods that harass and kill dolphins. These practices make Walmart’s tuna brand — called Suli — dolphin-deadly, though Suli tuna cans carry a misleading seal claiming that the tuna is dolphin safe.

For reasons that remain unclear, in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, tuna and dolphins often swim and congregate together. (This is unique to the region: Tuna and dolphins don’t frequently congregate elsewhere.) Because dolphins are easier to spot from the surface of the water than tuna, tuna fishermen in the region often target dolphins, chasing entire pods into their enormous purse seine nets so that both tuna and dolphin are caught together. This practice is dolphin-deadly: Many dolphins drown or die of stress during the capture process, including young calves who become separated from their mothers during high-speed chases. In some cases, fishermen get into the water and wrangle the dolphins out of the nets, but these individuals are still traumatized, may be injured and bleeding, and are vulnerable to any predators that may be lingering about. Complete article

2 men steal TVs from Kosciusko Mississippi Walmart; Reward offered for info on suspects 04/04/2017

West Monroe Louisiana Police search for Walmart theft suspects 04/04/2017

Man charged with using fake credit cards at Pa. Wal-Mart 04/05/2017

Butler County Ohio Walmart becomes training academy for 25 stores 04/05/2017

Woman's body found in car in Colorado Walmart parking lot 04/05/2017

Longmont Police confirm that the body of a missing Fort Collins woman was found in a car parked outside of a Walmart off Highway 66.

Police say there is no apparent danger to the public.

Officers first found the woman at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. An employee said she noticed the 1990s Honda in the parking lot of the Walmart at around noon on Monday. When it was still there on Tuesday night, she called police. Complete article

Middletown Md. Police Have Found A Body Near The Walmart 04/04/2017

Hammer-wielding robbers reportedly steal iPhones from Broken Arrow Okla. Walmart 04/05/2017

Broken Arrow police say they're looking for two men who robbed a Walmart Supercenter overnight.

They say the men used a hammer to shatter the electronic display counter and stole 11 iPhones.

They say when employees tried to stop them, the men brandished the hammer and told them to stay back.

Police say they ran out through the tire center, where a car was waiting. They're not sure if there was a getaway driver.

They say the retail value of the iPhones is around $4,000 on top of cost to fix counter. Complete article

Amherst County Sheriff’s Office searching for group suspected of stealing from Va. Wal-Marts 04/05/2017

Man charged with manslaughter after shooting suspected diaper-thief outside Fla. Wal-Mart in February 04/05/2017

Two people arrested for stealing nearly $3,000 in merchandise from Hayden Idaho Walmart 04/06/2017

Hamburg Police want to identify NY Walmart shoppers 04/06/2017

Amherst Co. Sheriff's Office investigating quick-change scheme at Madison Heights Va. Walmart 04/05/2017

Florida man arrested in Walmart credit card fraud in Cumberland County Pa. 04/05/2017

Police seek help in identifying suspect seen stealing from Richland Wash. Walmart 04/05/2017

Undercover detective says truck driver arranged to meet 'teen' for sex at Randolph Co. Ind. Walmart 04/06/2017

Hanging out at Fla. Walmart? A rhino iguana 04/06/2017

A rhino iguana was spotted and captured by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One unit on April 6, 2017. Courtesy: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venome One unit.

Big, with coarse-looking skin and a face that repels smiles, he worried Walmart shoppers while he walked around the premises Thursday afternoon. Authorities were called.

When they arrived around 2:30 p.m., he was hanging out near the shopping carts. Lieutenant Lisa Wood took him into custody. Thus did Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Venom One save consumers at Liberty City’s Walmart, 3200 NW 79th St., from a rhino iguana.

Reptiles Magazine calls the rhino iguana “one of the world’s most magnificent iguanas” and says it’s found on Hispaniola, the island split between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Complete article

Walmart donates bicycle lights to Carlisle Pa. Police 04/06/2017

Plattsburgh NY Walmart evacuated following suspected natural gas leak 04/07/2017

Christian concert to be held at Tx. Walmart this weekend 04/07/2017

Del Rio Christian Alliance Reaching Teens will be producing its first in a series of outdoor concert events for 2017 this Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8 at Walmart. Christian rap recording artist “Harmini” from Dallas, Texas will be featured along with Del Rio’s own favorite Christian rock band “Living Water Sound” and other special guests scheduled.

The event will be held on the patio at the northwest main entrance. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will end around 10:30 p.m. Complete article

Wal-Mart settles victims' lawsuit over ammo in 2015 Pa. shootings 04/06/2017

The families of three people gunned down in random shootings in July 2015 in Allentown and Easton have settled their claims that Wal-Mart negligently sold ammunition to a drunken accomplice in the killings, court records show.

Filings in Philadelphia County Court, where the victims' families sued Wal-Mart, show the parties reached a tentative agreement last week. Wal-Mart filed papers Wednesday asking Judge John M. Younge to seal the settlement under terms of a confidentiality clause in the agreement. Complete article

Me. Walmart Theft Suspect Leads Police on High Speed Chase 04/06/2017

A high speed chase on the interstate yesterday afternoon ended in a crash involving a man police say stole from Walmart earlier in the day.

Walmart employees say it wasn’t the first time they watched Buddy Burton, 36, of Augusta stealing merchandise.

He’s accused of stealing about $3000 worth of goods from the store over the past week.

Police say after Burton left the store yesterday he drove south on the interstate, driving erratically and at times at speeds over 100 miles per hour. Complete article

Do you know these people? Pa. Walmart theft suspects sought 04/0/2017

Sting operation thwarts illegal sale in Alabama Walmart parking lot 04/06/2017

Armed suspect on the run after robbery at Walmart in Chester Va. 04/07/2017

CHESTER, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police are on the lookout for a man they say robbed the Walmart Money Center near Iron Bridge Road.

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. Friday at the Iron Bridge Plaza. Police say the suspect entered the store, handed a note to the clerk and pulled out a gun. The suspect left with cash.

No one was injured during the robbery. Complete article

Wal-Mart sued after soup cans hit NJ boy on head 04/07/2017

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman is suing Wal-Mart, claiming improperly stacked soup cans fell and seriously injured her 8-year-old son.

According to the suit filed in Bergen County, Shakiba Kirby says she was shopping with her son in the Teterboro store in May 2016 when the cans hit the boy, opened a cut on the bridge of his nose and nearly knocked him out.

Attorney David Silverstein tells ( ) the boy was released from a hospital with stiches. Complete article

Ponchatoula man run over, dies after accident outside Covington La. Walmart 04/07/2017

COVINGTON, La. — A 67-year-old Ponchatoula man was killed Thursday when he was run over by his friend in an accident outside a Walmart, officials said.

Donald Wilburn Leavelle died of his injuries Thursday evening after the accident outside the Walmart Grocery in Covington.

Covington police said the accident was reported around 4 p.m. when Leavelle arrived at the store with his friend, who was driving a dually truck. Leavelle was recently released from a hospital and his friend dropped him off at the front of the store so he didn't have to walk far, investigators said. Complete article

Suspect robs SC Walmart with knife and hatchet, deputies say 04/07/2017

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC Deputies are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at a Walmart where a knife and a hatchet were involved.

A suspect walked into Walmart, 321 Killian Road, March 26 and attempted to steal a shopping cart full of items valued at about $1,200, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

An employee confronted the suspect about the items, and the suspect reportedly presented a knife and a hatchet.

The suspect then fled the store with the stolen items, the release stated. Complete article

Counterfeit cash used to buy chainsaws from Hilton Head Island SC Walmart 04/07/2017

3 separate retail thefts in 1 day reported at East Lampeter Twp. Pa. Walmart 04/07/2017

91-year-old Walmart employee fixing to retire from town of Ulster NY store 04/07/2017

Woman accused of NY Wal-Mart shoplifting 04/07/2017

Shooting at North Augusta SC Walmart parking lot 04/07/2017

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- North Augusta Department of Public Safety dispatchers confirm there was a shooting in the Walmart parking lot on Knox Avenue.

Dispatchers say they are no injuries reported as this time and investigators are on scene now.

According to Lt. Tim Thornton, with North Augusta Public Safety, a suspect fired shots at a car, but no one was hit. Complete article

Police arrest man accused of attempted robbery of Bastrop mother and infants at La. Walmart 04/07/2017

We now know who deputies believe tried to rob a young mother at gunpoint at a Bastrop Walmart.

38-year-old Jesse Casillas was arrested Thursday night and charged with attempted first degree robbery.

He's being held at the Morehouse Parish Detention Center. Complete article

Four people indicted in connection to Tyler Tx. Wal-Mart robbery 04/07/2017

Boyfriend Arrested For Assault After Made-Up Ky. Walmart Attack 04/07/2017 Not reported previously either this month or last.

Billings Montana man killed in crash with delivery truck near Heights Wal-Mart 04/07/2017

Muncie man sentenced in Ind. Walmart meth lab case 04/07/2017

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Mechanicsville Va. Walmart 04/09/2017

Walmart employee carjacked in Claremont NH parking lot Friday night 04/08/2017

CLAREMONT — Police are investigated a carjacking that took place outside of Walmart on Friday night.

Claremont police officers responded to Walmart at 11 p.m. Friday for a report of an assault and theft of a motor vehicle, said Police Chief Mark Chase Saturday.

The victim, police learned, was an employee who was assaulted while getting into his vehicle after work. The male carjacker forced the victim to surrender the keys, got in the vehicle and drove away.

The thief is described as a white man with short dark hair and a goatee. Police said he was reportedly wearing a dark colored sweatshirt. Complete article

Alleged Wal-Mart carjacker arrested in Vt. 04/10/2017

Recall issued after dead bat found in salad sold at Fla. Wal-Mart 04/09/2017

(WFLA) – A recall has been issued for a prepackaged salad mix after a dead bat was found inside a bag sold at Walmart.

Fresh Express announced a precautionary recall of its 5 oz. Organic Marketside Spring Mix.

The mix was marketed in a clear container with production code G089B19 and the best-if-used-by date of APR 14, 2017 located on the front label, and UPC code 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the package.

The dead animal was discovered in a package purchased in Florida. Complete article

2 people find dead bat in salad sold in Southeast U.S. Wal-Marts 04/10/2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bat was tested for rabies but because it was in deteriorated condition, rabies could not be definitively ruled out.

The CDC said the risk of rabies transmission is low but recommended that the two people eating the salad start getting rabies treatment. The CDC says both report being in good health so far.

Man Kills Himself at Alabama Walmart After Murdering Girlfriend 04/10/2017

Mobile, AL (WKRG) Mobile Police say a man shot himself in the parking lot of a Mobile Walmart.

Police say Danny Cobb Jr. murdered his girlfriend and dumped her body along I-10 Sunday morning. Alicia Trotter’s body was found earlier this morning. MPD says Danny Cobb then led them on a chase that ended with his car in a retention ditch at the Walmart in Tillman’s Corner. Police say, after a gunfight with officers, Cobb shot and killed himself. Mobile’s Police Chief said this started as a domestic dispute at Lafayette Square Apartments in Mobile early this morning. The Police Chief said Cobb kidnapped Trotter.

“He ends up shooting her and she dies, he dumps her body on the side of the road near McDonald Road in Mobile County,” said Chief Lawrence Battiste. The chief addressing the media on a Sunday morning is a rarity and helps illustrate the seriousness of this incident. Lawrence Battiste is calling this a tragic crime. Complete article

1 injured, others evacuated when fire erupts in Moreno Valley Walmart 04/08/2017

At least one person was injured and people were evacuated on Saturday, April 8, when a fire broke out at a Moreno Valley Walmart store, fire officials said.

The fire was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the the Walmart in the 12700 block of Moreno Beach Drive, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire news release. Complete article

15-year-old female accused of lighting fire at Alliston Ontario Canada Walmart 04/08/2017

TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH - On Friday, April 7, 2017, at approximately 11:48 pm, members of the Nottawasaga Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were called to the scene of a fire involving the Walmart on Dunham Drive in Alliston, Town of New Tecumseth.

On the arrival of New Tecumseth Fire, members located the fire in the central area of the large commercial structure and extinguished it. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshall attended as well as members from the OPP Forensic Identification Unit. The business will remain closed to the public for an undetermined amount of time.

Employees of the Walmart were able to identify the suspect who started the fire, leading to the arrest of a 15-year-old female at the scene. Police have charged the youth with Arson. Complete article

Official: Pair accused of stealing TVs from York County Va. Walmart 04/10/2017 The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying two people accused of stealing TVs from the Tabb Walmart, an official said.

Police arrest suspected South Lubbock Tx. Walmart shoplifter after brief chase 04/08/2017

Police searching for man accused of credit card fraud at NH Walmart 04/09/2017

Cops: Man attacked officer with tomahawk, machete at Ga. Wal-Mart 04/10/2017

A man accused of attacking an officer with a tomahawk and machete inside a Rome Wal-Mart remained in jail Monday.

Police got a call Sunday about a shoplifter inside the store on the 2500 block of Redmond Circle, the Rome News-Tribune reported. Rome police approached the suspect, Steve Allen Reece, 39, of Aragon, but he ran.

One of the officers tackled Reece into a battery stand, the paper reported. Reece then pulled a tomahawk and machete out of his pants and allegedly attacked the officer.

Police were able to get the weapons from Reece.

He and the officer were taken to Floyd Medical Center with minor injuries. Complete article

Two bikes stolen from kids at Ariz. Walmart 04/10/2017

Waukesha Wisc. County Sheriff's Department Recovers 1,300 Cloned Walmart Cards 04/0/2017

Blotter: Two arrested for shoplifting at ND Walmart 04/10/2017

Suspect Wanted for Stealing Televisions from Wal-Mart: Police 04/10/2017

Police want to question man about NY Walmart theft 04/11/2017

Woman’s wallet reportedly stolen from her purse during shopping trip at Fla. Wal-Mart 04/11/2017

Mother, daughter struck in Lancaster SC Walmart parking lot 04/11/2017

Shot fired inside Tx. Walmart in The Woodlands as accidental shooting 04/11/2017

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accidental shooting inside a Walmart in The Woodlands.

A single shot was fired in the store at 3040 College Park sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. No one was hurt. Police say the bullet hit a light fixture.

Customers described hearing the gunshot.

"I don't know if it hit the ground or not, but it slipped and it banged and it went off. It was a good, loud noise," James McGowan said. Complete article

Man wanted in connection with thefts at La Vergne Tenn. Walmart 04/12/2017

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Suspects Involved in Retail Theft at Pa. Walmart 04/11/2017

Drunk Man Confronts Former MMA Fighter Outside a Walmart, With Unexpected Result 04/11/2017

Couple arrested for Ind. Walmart theft and drug paraphernalia 04/11/2017

Mother Speaks Out Following Attempted Kidnapping at La. Walmart 04/10/2017

Ruston,La.-- - What started out as a grocery shopping trip at the Super Walmart in Ruston, turned into a wake-up call for a family of five.

"I haven't gone to town since this incident and I probably never will," the victim's mother, who chose to remain anonymous told KTVE/KARD News.

She said her 4-year-old daughter was nearly abducted in the grocery section of the store April 5.

"I was on the one end with two of our sons, he was on the other end with our daughter," the mother said, recalling moments before the incident.

The little girl was nearly nabbed, just steps away from her father. Complete article

Conviction overturned, Piqua man facing new charge in connection to attempted Ohio Walmart 5015 carjacking 04/11/2017

Suspect steals televisions twice from Walmart in York County Va. 04/11/2017

EBRSO: Women wanted for stealing money from College Drive La. Walmart 04/10/2017

Ex-firefighter gets no jail time following sex act in Troy Ohio Walmart lot in Nov. 201604/12/2017

Four honored for extinguishing intentionally set fire at Pooler Ga. Wal-Mart 04/12/2017 Four people were honored Wednesday for their heroic actions in extinguishing a fire that closed the Pooler Wal-Mart for several days last month and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Nearly Every American Spent Money at Wal-Mart Last Year 04/12/2017

When it comes to where Americans like to shop, one thing is immediately clear: They're after value.

According to new data from the NPD Group's Checkout Tracking Service, the largest percentage of Americans spent money at Walmart, McDonald's, and Target last year.

Some 95 percent of U.S. consumers shopped at one of Walmart's 4,700 stores or on its website in 2016, according to NPD. It was followed by McDonald's at 89 percent and Target at 84 percent. That means more than 5 in 6 U.S. shoppers made a purchase at those chains.

Among retailers, Dollar Tree recorded the biggest gains from 2015. It opened nearly 600 stores under that name last year. Chick-fil-A, which is also in expansion mode, was the biggest gainer among restaurants. Complete article

88-year-old Wisc. Walmart greeter fired after wild turkey wanders into store 04/13/2017

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The 88-year-old Walmart greeter who was working the doors the day a wild turkey wound up inside the store says he was shocked to learn a few days later that he'd been fired because of the incident.

Attention shoppers: There's a turkey in Aisle 3

Bob Tallinger said he was told that he should have alerted a manager when he first encountered the bird. "It starts and it goes back around and then it walks out," Tallinger, of Waukesha, said of the March 27 incident. A Humane Animal Welfare Society official was called in and ultimately was able to capture the bird by luring it into a net.

In his eight years as a greeter at the store, Tallinger said he'd never seen anything like it.

His wife, Janet Tallinger, said her husband's termination is unfair.

"He was hired to be a greeter and that's what he did. He never saw a book of rules that said if a wild turkey comes in here you better run and get management," she said. "Granted he's gotten older and granted he's lost a little memory but nevertheless that hasn't prevented him from being an excellent greeter." Complete article

88 year-old Walmart greeter fired after wild turkey enters store (YouTube video) 04/12/2017

Octogenarian fired from Walmart after turkey incident lands new gig 04/14/2017

Man arrested for string of grand larcenies at Walmarts across NY state 04/13/2017

Man wanted for firing two shots at Bend Oregon Wal-Mart, tried to steal electronics 04/13/2017

BEND, Ore. — Bend Police are looking for a man wanted for firing two shots at Oregon Wal-Mart Supercenter Thursday morning.

Police were called to the store around 4 a.m. after someone fired two shots in the electronics section and then fled through an emergency exit. No one was injured, and police say the suspect likely wasn't aiming to target anyone.

Wal-Mart and several other neighboring businesses were placed on lockout while police searched for the suspect. Complete article

Montana State University professor sues Wal-Mart over fishing license that says he cleans toilets 04/1/2017

A Montana State University professor is suing the world’s largest retailer for libel after, he says, an employee at the Bozeman store listed the occupation on the professor’s fishing license as a toilet cleaner.

Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit Thursday in Gallatin County District Court. He is being represented by Jim Taylor, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana. ....

The suit claims the move was done to expose Kalonde to “hatred, contempt, ridicule or obloquy.”

On Feb. 24, 2016, Kalonde renewed his fishing license at Wal-Mart. He said he told the employee that he worked for MSU, but “clean toilets” was left as Kalonde’s occupation on his license.

Kalonde said that later during a lunch break at the university, he showed his teaching assistant his license while some of his other students were around. The teaching assistant saw Kalonde’s listed occupation and asked if he had changed jobs.

Kalonde says he was “very shocked and embarrassed” by the incident. Complete article

Ten years ago, he set off a bomb in an NC Walmart. Here’s how they caught him. 04/13/2017

Ga. Walmart shopper charged with forgery after handing cashier $1,500 in counterfeit bills for purchase 04/13/2017

Man suspected of pricetag-switching at Fla. Wal-Mart tracked down at nearby Arby’s in The Villages 04/13/2017

Man accused of shooting Ga. Walmart guard last month was banned from different store location 04/13/2017 The shooting, the second in five months at the Fairington Road store, left the worker with a foot injury. He had to have surgery but was recovering well a few days later, according to WSB-TV.

Suspicious package found at Crowley La. Walmart 04/13/2017 Chief Broussard says the State Police Bomb Squad is en route to the scene and police are reviewing surveillance footage that is believed to show a subject leaving the package on the property.

VIDEO: Couple steals a pool from Fla. Walmart in brazen theft caught on camera 04/13/2017

Mother, daughter escape attempted kidnapping in Ca. Walmart parking lot 04/13/2017

(The name on this article was changed from “Walmart” to “Mall” within a day after it was posted; this is an increasingly common practice for some reason. It seems to be more common since the increase in reporting about Walmart crime problems last year implying the possibility that the media might be downplaying crime problems or making it harder to find in searches.)

EL CAJON, Calif. - Police are looking for a man who may have tried kidnapping a mom and her young daughter at parking lot in Parkway Plaza, authorities announced Wednesday.

El Cajon police received a report of the attempted kidnapping Tuesday around noon. The mother and her 3-year-old daughter were walking away from their car parked at the Parkway Plaza parking lot adjacent to Walmart at 605 Fletcher Parkway when the man approached them, police said.

A man described as 6-feet-tall, weighing 220 pounds and has receding dirty, blonde hair. He was wearing a green shirt that was covering a "pot belly," tan shorts and black flip-flops, police said. Complete article

12 charged ring that ripped off NC Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, deputies say; SWAT team went to a home 04/13/2017

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Six men and six women have been charged in connection to a price-tag swapping ring at Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes stores, deputies said.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office detectives and a SWAT team used a search warrant on Friday to go into a home on Green Hills Farm Drive in the Mills River area.

Detectives seized several pieces of evidence, as well drug paraphernalia, from the home.

James Pierce and Amy Pierce, both 45, who live at the Green Hills Farm Drive, were arrested during the search. The Sheriff’s Office and SWAT conducted a roundup of the other suspects in the case. Complete article

Sidney man allegedly uses heroin in Piqua Ohio Walmart bathroom 04/12/2017

Suspects sought in theft at Carencro La. Walmart 04/12/2017

Small Fire Closes Concord NH Walmart 04/12/2017

Police seek to ID suspect in retail theft at Pa. Wal-Mart 04/12/2017

Police investigate GECU, Wal-Mart robberies 04/10/2017

Man, woman accused of robbing man at gunpoint, spending $600 at NC Walmart 04/14/2017

Wal-Mart said to be in advanced talks to buy Bonobos men’s fashion retailer 04/14/2017

Former Laurel Md. Wal-Mart manager charged with staging $400,000 store robbery in which he was shot in 2012 04/14/2017

A former Wal-Mart assistant manager was indicted on federal charges that he took part in the staged robbery of $400,000 from his Laurel store in 2012, a plot that included having him shot in the arm.

The indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore alleges that Ansar Ali Younis was part of a group that planned the early-morning robbery on Nov. 14, 2012, of a Wal-Mart in the 3500 block of Russet Green East.

As part of the plan, co-conspirator Mohammed Altashy obtained a Plymouth Voyager and at around 4:15 a.m. drove to the store and looked for Younis, who was acting as the night manager, and loudly announced a robbery, the indictment alleges. Complete article

Ohio Walmart customer’s concealed handgun discharges a round 04/14/2017

SIDNEY -- A 27-year-old man has been charged with a misdemeanor after a handgun he had on him at the Sidney Walmart discharged a round.

Kevin Wilson was a customer in the store, 2400 W. Michigan St., when his semiautomatic weapon discharged, sending a slug into the floor, Sidney police Sgt. Sean Martin said.

No one was hit.

Wilson presented his concealed carry permit and police confiscated his weapon, Martin said. Police were dispatched to the store about 5:30 p.m., he said. Complete article

City officials: Bomb threat to Tenn. Walmart was prank call 04/15/2017

Thanks to Social Media Couple Identified In Fla. Walmart Theft 04/14/2017

State College police investigating theft at Benner Pike Pa. Wal-Mart 04/14/2017

Elderly woman robbed outside N. Fort Myers Fla. Wal-Mart 04/15/2017

Fla. Walmart theft suspect surrenders via Facebook 04/16/2017

Bloody Brawl Caught on Camera at Hesperia Ca. Wal-Mart 04/16/2017

A bloody fight that broke out inside a Wal-Mart in Hesperia, California, was caught on camera Saturday night.

The fight at the 13401 Main Street store left a man unconscious and prompted a hazmat cleanup, Victor Valley News reported.

The brawl began in the women's clothing section over a disagreement between customers that turned violent, the newspaper reported.

When authorities arrived, a man involved in the fight was found in a pool of blood, prompting the cleanup.

An 11-year-old was hit during the fight, the newspaper reported.

Video of the fight obtained by NBC4 shows two women engaging in the fight before two men join in. Complete article >

Bloody brawl between Walmart customers caught on camera 04/17/2017

'The employees were just watching:' Brawl at California Wal-Mart captured on video 04/17/2017

Police identify body found in Brewer Me. woods by Wal-Mart 04/20/2017

Woman in Dallas Tx. arrested after luring boys to Wal-Mart store 04/16/2017

Rutland man flees Vermont Wal-Mart with Stolen Register 04/16/2017

Man in RV in standoff with police in Ga. Walmart parking lot after shooting 04/16/2017

CALHOUN, Ga. - Police are currently in a standoff with a man held up in his RV in a Walmart store parking lot.

It is happening at the Walmart on W. Belmont Drive in Calhoun.

Investigators said the man was shooting his gun off around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and then went into his RV and refused to come out. Complete article

West Side Ohio Wal-Mart Reopens After "Suspicious Bag" Investigation No bomb Found 04/1/2017

Walmart in Denham Springs La. forced to close by flood water, reopens 04/15/2017

Man accused of assaulting woman at NC Wal-Mart 04/16/2017

Belmont Police charged a Charlotte man with assaulting a woman in front of a minor, according to arrest warrants.

Robert Joseph Whitehead, 30, is accused of assaulting Crystal Fisher.

The court documents allege Whitehead threw Fisher out of the car and threatened her with a 4-inch pocketknife. This was done in the presence of a 10-year-old, earning Whitehead a misdemeanor charge of assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present.

Additionally, Whitehead stands accused of kidnapping Fisher by restraining her and removing the victim from one place to another. This resulted in a felony charge of second-degree kidnapping. Complete article

Man robbed at gunpoint in NY Walmart parking lot 04/14/2017

TOWN OF WALLKILL - Town police are investigating an armed robbery reported Thursday night in the parking lot of the Walmart on Route 211.

Wallkill police said the victim, a 34-year-old man, reported that he was walking across the lot at about 8:10 p.m., when he was accosted by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The assailants forcibly took property, then left on foot, heading in the direction of Taco Bell. Complete article

Man under influence of LSD stabs 3, walks naked through Ga. Walmart 04/17/2017

Early Saturday morning, Athens-Clarke County Police officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Meadow Lane in response to an aggravated assault call.

When they arrived, officers found three victims -- two male victims with stab wounds -- one to the face, a second with a wound to the back. The third victim was a female with a puncture wound in her lower right abdomen area.

Investigators said 21-year-old Adam Scott Presley was under the influence and began attacking the victims with a knife, and had fled before officers arrived.

While officers were still investigating the Meadow Lane location, they received an indecent exposure call from a Walmart store on Lexington Road in Athens.

When officers arrived at the Walmart, they found a nude white male inside the store. Officers said it appeared the suspect was under the influence, and had blood on him. They were able to identify him as Presley. Complete article

Man allegedly puts heroin in pants at Ohio Walmart 04/1/2017

CAMBRIDGE -- A man incarcerated in the Guernsey County Jail showed his concern for others Thursday when he led Cambridge police officers to suspected heroin he had stashed inside a pair of pants at a Wal-Mart on Southgate Parkway where he had been arrested earlier this month.

City resident Joseph E. Galbreath, 27, is facing one count each of obstructing official business and resisting arrest when he goes to trial on April 24 in the Cambridge Municipal Court.

But that didn't stop him from leading officers to the suspected heroin after first alerting his mother about the hidden drug.

According to Cambridge police reports, a Wal-Mart manager called the officer at approximately 5:33 p.m. Thursday to request a police K-9 check the men's clothing department for possible narcotics left there when Galbreath was arrested on April 7 following a brief foot pursuit inside the store. Complete article

Woman arrested in Yakima drug bust at Walmart parking lot 04/1/2017

City spends $430K to defend officers in Wal-Mart shooting 04/18/2017

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — An Ohio city has spent over $430,000 defending two officers in connection with the fatal police shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf.

The Dayton Daily News reports the cost to the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek includes about $210,000 paid to two law firms.

The city's law director says outside counsel was necessary. Crawford family attorney Michael Wright says the money could have gone toward a settlement for the family.

An officer fatally shot John Crawford III in 2014 after a 911 call about someone waving a rifle at the Wal-Mart. Police say he didn't obey commands to drop what later turned out to be an air rifle. Complete article

Police: 2 arrested with liquid meth in Ga. Walmart parking lot 04/18/2017

All-clear given at south Austin Tx. Walmart after bomb threat 04/19/2017

Police converge at Rockaway NJ Walmart on report of gun 04/18/2017

Rockaway Township Police Department issued a call to surrounding departments to be on the lookout after a man walked up to a cashier at Walmart on Enterprise Drive on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and showed a gun.

Police were not willing to discuss the description of the suspect and would not confirm details of the incident saying it may hinder the investigation. Complete article

Lubbock Man Arrested, Accused of Pointing Gun at Tx. Wal-Mart Employee 04/18/2017

LUBBOCK, TX - A police report said someone pointed a gun at a Walmart employee in the parking lot of the 114th Street location of Walmart Sunday night. Police found Joel Ellis Herrera, 50, of Lubbock and arrested him for aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm and a previous arrest warrant for forgery.

Police were called for the report of a man beating a woman.

A police report said the woman screamed, “Help, help! Call 911!” Complete article

Ware man wanted by police arrested at Mass. Walmart 04/19/2017

Customer blames WV Walmart for injuries 04/18/2017

Men rob Ky. Walmart employee at gunpoint 04/18/2017

Lee Co. officials search for thieves involved in Ga. Walmart car break-in 04/18/2017

Accomac man guilty in Md. Wal-Mart TV thefts 04/18/2017

Ohio Walmart security video shows man getting punched 04/17/2017

AUSTINTOWN — A surveillance video shows a man at the Walmart at 6001 Mahoning Ave. punching another man several times in the face on Friday, according to a report.

The victim had visible injuries when officers arrived at the scene. He told police he did not know the suspect or why he assaulted him.

Both the victim and his girlfriend told police the suspect said, "leave my daughter alone" as he was punching the victim. They said they did not know what he meant by that. Complete article

Police: Bandit fails in bid to rob Suisun City Ca. Walmart 04/18/2017

Bedford Man Arrested After Body Slamming Male In Ind. Walmart Parking Lot 04/18/2017

(BEDFORD) - A Bedford man was arrested Saturday at Walmart after he allegedly injured another man during a fight in the parking lot.

Police arrested 22-year-old Landon Cooper of Bedford on a felony charge of battery causing serious bodily injury.

According to Lawrence County Chief Deputy Aaron Shoults, an on duty officer was driving near the front entrance of the store when he saw a group of people and one male lying on the ground. Complete article

Police searching for man who allegedly used counterfeit checks at La. Walmart 04/18/2017

Lancaster man had cart loaded with merchandise stolen from Pa. Wal-Mart 04/17/2017

La Vergne police search for 3 in 2 separate Tenn. Walmart cases 04/19/2017

Man sets underwear on fire while passed out in Spanaway Wash. Walmart bathroom 04/19/2017

A drunken man with a lit cigarette passed out on the toilet in a Spanaway Walmart bathroom and caught his underwear on fire Monday, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

Firefighters were dispatched to the store at 20307 Mountain Highway E. about 6:30 p.m. after fire alarms went off, Central Pierce spokesman Brian Levings said Wednesday.

They went to the store and found the bathroom filled with smoke.

As the man sat on the toilet, drawers down, he fell asleep, and ash from his cigarette fell between his legs and ignited his underwear, Levings said.

The man slept through all this, Levings added.

“One of our guys actually used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out his pants while they were on him,” Levings said.

That roused the man, who pulled a knife on the firefighters, Levings said. Complete article

Vigilant Mich. Walmart customer thwarts attempted purse-snatchers 04/19/2017

BANGOR TWP, MI -- Some would-be Walmart purse snatchers didn't quite make off with their loot, thanks to the intervention of a vigilant customer.

About 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Bay County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Walmart at 3921 E. Wilder Road in Bangor Township for an attempted larceny complaint. A 42-year-old woman had been shopping with her purse in her cart when she was approached by a young man, said Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham.

The man engaged her in small talk, then grabbed her purse, Cunningham said. The man and a male friend took off running, pursued by the woman and some fellow customers.

The two men jumped into a beige Toyota sedan parked in the store's lot. The woman caught up to the car and tried opening a door, but was unable to, Cunningham said.

A male customer driving a minivan saw the commotion and pulled in front of the Toyota. He then exited his minivan, yanked open one of the Toyota's door, and grabbed the purse, Cunningham said.

The Toyota's driver put the car in reverse and struck the woman and another parked vehicle, then took off, the sheriff said. The woman suffered a slight laceration on her hand and did not require medical attention. Complete article

Two charged for shoplifting at Westminster Md. Walmart 04/1/2017

Family arrested for theft, fraud after allegedly removing price tags from Tx. Walmart merchandise 04/20/2017

Investigators looking for suspect who allegedly stole TV from Ga. Walmart 04/19/2017

Oxford Woman Accused of Shoplifting at Walmart: Naugatuck Conn. Police 04/19/2017

Police: Man runs out of Vermont Wal-Mart carrying cash box 04/20/2017

Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Others Over Illegal Opioids 04/20/2017

Walmart, Walgreens and CVS Health are among the targets of a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Cherokee Nation accusing companies of flooding Indian Country with prescription opioids in order to boost their bottom lines.

“Today in the Cherokee Nation, as elsewhere in the country, prescription opioids are more deadly than heroin,” reads the lawsuit, filed in the District Court of the Cherokee Nation against six companies that also include McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen. “Defendants created conditions in which vast amounts of opioids have flowed freely from manufacturers to abusers and drug dealers.” Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation—which is made up of 14 counties in Northeast Oklahaoma—say the lawsuit is the first of its kind.

The suit charges that the six companies have long had the ability to reduce the death toll and financial impact of the opioid epidemic in the Cherokee Nation—adding up to hundreds of deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars—but they instead chose to pursue profits. Complete article

Fight at Laurinburg NC Walmart ends with stabbing 04/20/2017

Laurinburg, N.C. (WPDE) — Two men got into a fight Wednesday evening at the Walmart in Laurinburg and one of them pulled out a knife and cut the other, according to Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams.

Police said a 28-year-old man said he was stabbed four times and now has 30 staples around his under arm and back area.

The man said he wasn't arguing with the person who stabbed him.

He said their girlfriends were fighting and when he went around to see what was going on, that's when the man stabbed him with the knife. Complete article

Man Stabs Teen At St. Cloud Minn. Walmart 04/20/2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in St. Cloud say a man stabbed a 17-year-old girl who he didn’t know at a St. Cloud Walmart Thursday evening.

According to a release from the St. Cloud Police Department, officers arrived at the Walmart on 2nd Street South at around 7:30 p.m. There, they found the young girl with a stab wound in her arm. She said she didn’t know the man who stabbed her, or why he did it.

Security at the store was able to subdue the suspect, 29-year-old Christain Anthony Robert De Beche, after he discarded the knife used in the assault. Complete article

Teen arrested for attempting to steal merchandise from Arkansas Walmart 04/20/2017

Three suspects steal TVs from Hendersonville Tenn. Walmart, flee 04/20/2017

Missing man’s body found in Walmart parking lot, coroner says 04/20/2017 He said, “At this time, after consulting with law enforcement,it appears this death was not caused by another human and was caused by the decedent. That is only a preliminary thought as I have more testing to perform and an exam to perform on the body.”

Crews battle fire in Pueblo Colorado near Walmart 04/19/2017

Largo Fla. Walmart evacuated after reports of chemical smell inside store 04/21/2017

Suspect in fatal Ashland Va. Walmart shooting in February released on bond 04/21/2017

Fake security guard attempts to lure women and children into car at Ill. Wal-Mart 04/21/2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND) - A warning from Springfield Police after a man attempts to lure females into his vehicle. Police tell WAND News on Wednesday, April 19th a man was at the Wal-Mart on LeJune Drive attempting to lure several females into the parking lot along with their children. Witnesses tell police the man said he was Wal-Mart security and stated there was a child predator in the area. Complete article

Thieves steal car by towing it from Tenn. Walmart parking lot 04/21/2017

Villager thrilled to have golf cart back from suspected thief who had been living in woods near Fla. Wal-Mart 04/21/2017

3 arrested for shoplifting at Iowa Walmart 04/21/2017

Police search for suspects in Ky. Walmart theft case 04/22/2017

Buffalo man gets probation, fine for theft at Amherst NY Walmart 04/21/2017

One arrested, one still wanted in Whiteville NC Walmart theft 04/21/2017

Ca. Walmart thefts solved, arrest made 04/1/2017

Help ID woman in keyed van incident at SC Seneca Walmart 04/21/2017

Two Oxnard teens accused of attacking Ca. Walmart employee 04/20/2017

Two Glynn Co. Ga. Walmart shoppers arrested with weed plant in car 04/21/2017

Blotter: Police investigate NC Walmart parking lot assault 04/21/2017

SALISBURY — Salisbury police detectives continue to investigate a violent assault that occurred Monday night in the Walmart parking lot. Police officials responded to 323 S. Arlington St. where, according to a witness, a 39-year-old man was defending two women.

Police were called at 11:59 p.m. When an officer arrived, he found Andray Charleston on a stretcher and being placed in an ambulance. Charleston was bleeding from his face.

The witness, who was a friend of Charleston, told police that when she came out of the store, she saw a large Hispanic man beating up her friend. Complete article

Second man in Walmart robbery in St. Charles Missouri gets 10 years in prison 04/22/2017

Bomb threat prompts temporary closure at Ohio Walmart 04/22/2017

2 bodies found in running car in Walmart parking lot near Legends in Kansas City, Kansas 04/23/2017

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Two bodies have been found in a running car in a Walmart parking lot near Legends.

The store is at 109th and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas.

One individual is a white man and the other is a white woman.

It is unknown what exactly caused their deaths. However, Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted, "Carbon monoxide levels were high in the car, no official ruling yet." Complete article

Police ID 2 bodies found in SUV in Wal-Mart parking lot 04/27/2017

Person of interest in Wal-Mart robbery in North Fort Myers Fla. sought 04/23/2017

Police: Suspect accused of stealing multiple drones from Pa. WalMart 04/23/2017

Police: Man stole ‘cart full’ of items from Pa. Walmart 04/23/2017

Two men found with gunshots in Tenn. Walmart parking lot 04/2/2017

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Early Sunday morning, Clarksville Police responded to multiple 911 calls related to a shooting in the Walmart originating at parking lot on Whitfield Rd.

According to a press release bail bond agents believed a man with warrants on file was inside of a Nissan in the parking lot. During the attempt to serve the warrants, shots were fired and the vehicle fled from the scene, almost hitting two men.

Police said the bail bond agents entered separate vehicles and chased the Nissan onto Ft Campbell Blvd. The Nissan stopped around the 2400 block of Ft Campbell Blvd and it was discovered that two men in the Nissan had sustained gunshot wounds.

One man was transported by ambulance from the scene with life threatening injuries. The other was treated and released. Complete article

One victim dead following shooting involving bail bondsmen 04/24/2017

Shoplifter pulls knife on store manager at Schillinger Alabama Walmart 04/23/2017

NY Walmart larceny suspects found with $500 worth of stolen meat, other items 04/21/2017

Kentucky State Police ask for help identifying suspects in Hanson Walmart robbery 04/22/2017

Thief Stole 40-Inch TV From NY Walmart: Cops 04/24/2017

State police: Dunlo couple stole electronics from Somerset Pa. Walmart 04/24/2017

Man wanted for shoplifting lawn mower from Madison Mississippi Walmart 04/24/2017

Dozens of slithery surprises found in Arkansas Walmart parking lot 04/24/2017

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Grocery baskets and cars were not the only things found outside of the Paragould Walmart, 2802 West Kingshighway, after someone left possibly 40 snakes in the parking lot.

According to Detective Jack Hailey with the Paragould Police Department, they received the call about the snakes Sunday night.

“At first, they were saying the snakes were copperheads and water moccasins,” said Hailey. “But, after we got one of our officers who is apparently some sort of snake whisperer, we learned that they were non-venomous garden snakes.”

Hailey said it appeared that someone had captured the snakes and just dumped them in a pile. Complete article

Ind. Walmart greeter gets broken hip after confronting shoplifter 04/24/2017

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. — A 75-year-old Walmart greeter has a broken hip after a confrontation with a shoplifter, WDRB reported.

It happened when Patricia Wilson, a greeter at the store, confronted a man was trying to leave the store with merchandise he didn’t pay for.

“He has a cart full, I mean, large merchandise underneath some bathroom tissue,” Wilson told WDRB. “So, I went over to him and asked for his receipt.” Complete article

Two alleged Walmart shoplifters charged in Hanover Township NJ 04/24/2017

Girls cited for shoplifting makeup, clothes at Colorado Walmart 04/23/2017

Man charged with burglary of Ind. Walmart 04/24/2017

Arrested After Being Disorderly at Delaware Walmart 04/23/2017

"Don't do it, bro", Anthony Burgess, arrested in NY Walmart parking lot 04/24/2017

Man gets prison in $300K credit-card scheme at Mich. Sam's Club, Walmart 04/25/2017

Alleged Ga. Wal-Mart shoplifter pulled knife on cop, Cobb police say 04/25/2017

Police arrested an alleged Wal-Mart shoplifter Tuesday after officials said he pulled a knife on an officer before leading them on a chase in Cobb County that ended at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

Marietta police were making two arrests for shoplifting about 11:30 a.m. at the Wal-Mart on Cobb Parkway when one of the suspects, Robert Killingsworth, allegedly pulled a knife and threatened the cop, Officer Chuck McPhilamy confirmed.

“The officer drew his firearm … and (the suspect) fled on foot to a pickup truck in the parking lot,” McPhilamy said.

Officers chased the 29-year-old Killingsworth to the exit ramp for South Cobb Drive, where the he lost control and crashed. Complete article

Sierra Vista Ariz. woman finds note from 'Chinese prisoner' in Walmart purse 04/25/2017

TUCSON - A Sierra Vista woman says a note from a ‘Chinese prisoner’ ended up inside a purse at her local Walmart.

Laura Wallace’s mother-in-law purchased a purse from the store using a gift card she’d given her. She later found a tiny folded up note inside a zipper compartment.

The note was written in Chinese. Wallace had it translated.

“It actually stated that the person who wrote that was a prisoner in China,” she said. “Basically what their situation was and how they work long hours, 14 hours a day. And they don't have a lot to eat.”

To be sure, the note was translated by two more Chinese-speaking people. All came up with a similar translation.

“I'm very sure that that's exactly what the note says,” said Wallace.

Similar letters have been traced back to stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and K-Mart over the years. In one case, the writer was tracked down in China. Complete article

Man steals from Hood River Oregon Walmart, runs from police, dies in fall off cliff, sergeant says 04/25/2017

A man suspected of stealing from a Walmart store fell to his death after running from police Sunday in Hood River, a sergeant said.

Edwin Charge Jr., 20, ran through traffic on Interstate 84 and through a residential area before falling off a cliff, said Sgt. Don Cheli of the Hood River Police Department. Two other suspects were jailed, he said.

Cheli said police were never in a foot chase with Charge — a Goldendale, Washington, resident — and that officers didn't chase him off the cliff. The fall was accidental, Cheli said.

Police initially responded to the Walmart to investigate a theft, he said, and eventually arrested the other two suspects. Complete article

Police: Person sets 3 fires in Ga. Walmart, escapes with cart of stolen goods 04/25/2017

EAST POINT, GA (CBS46) - Someone set three fires inside a Walmart in East Point before escaping with a cart full of stolen goods.

A spokesperson with East Point police says the incident occurred at the Walmart in the 800 block of Cleveland Avenue.

The store was shut down as a result of the fire and theft.

Police say they believe one person was responsible for the fires and theft, but did not provide any information on the individual. Authorities did say, however, that they're getting surveillance video from the incident. Complete article

Suspect, bystander wounded in officer-involved shooting at SC Walmart 04/26/2017

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An alleged gunman and a bystander at a gas station were both wounded during an officer-involved shooting incident at the Walmart on Bush River Road on Wednesday afternoon.

According to CPD Chief Skip Holbrook, officers were called to the scene shortly before noon after reports of an armed man acting erratically inside the store.

The gunman, Holbrook said, exited the store and police followed him to a nearby Murphy Express gas station. His name has not yet been released by police.

Holbrook said the man then appeared to confront a citizen who was filling their car with gas. Holbrook said the man then shot the citizen. After that, Holbrook said, the man then opened fire on the two CPD officers on scene. The officers returned fire, striking the him at least once, Holbrook said. Complete article

SLED: Body, dash camera video exists of Walmart shooting 04/28/2017

Woman accused of telling Pa. Walmart a bomb would go off at noon 04/26/2017

Video camera at Walmart helps police ID robbery suspect 04/26/2017

Police blotter: Escapee caught, man arrested for assaulting girlfriend at Montana Walmart 04/26/2017

Brown County Sheriff's Office searching for suspects who stole credit card numbers to buy Wisc. Walmart gift cards 04/26/2017

Two die in murder-suicide in NM Walmart parking lot, police say 04/25/2017

GALLUP, N.M. — Two people were found dead Tuesday in a car in a Walmart parking lot in Gallup, New Mexico.

Gallup police Capt. Marinda Spencer said the two people and a dog were shot to death. Police said initial investigation indicates that it was a murder-suicide. There is no gunman on the loose, they said.

The store is still operating and police are continuing to investigate. Complete article

Victims identified in New Mexico Wal-Mart double shooting 04/28/2017

Sarasota man found dead inside car at Walmart on Cattlemen Road Sarasota Fla. 04/26/2017

SARASOTA Co., Fla. (WWSB) -- Update: Police have released the name of the deceased victim. They have identified the man as Timothy Bradley of 300 Herons Run Dr. in Sarasota. His next of kin have been notified. ....

The preliminary investigation indicates the death may be drug-related but the investigation is ongoing. Complete article

Police: Two women used counterfeit $100 bills at Bedford Va. Walmart 04/25/2017

A shoplifting call at Mililani Hawaii Walmart turns into auto theft case 04/27/2017

Police seek man wanted for shoplifting from Conway SC Walmart 04/27/2017

2 arrested outside Milpitas Ca. Walmart on suspicion of auto theft 04/26/2017

Report: TV shoplifters return to Austintown Walmart for second helping 04/26/2017

No foul play suspected after man, 31, found dead in vehicle at Ga. Walmart 04/27/2017

Omaha Nebraska police investigate viral Facebook post about attempted abduction at local Walmart 04/27/2017 OPD said there is no evidence to substantiate the claims, and there is no risk to the public

Video shows shoplifting suspect punching Walmart worker in Laurel County Ky. 04/27/2017

A shoplifter threw punches when stopped by an employee at a Walmart near Corbin, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

A man and a woman were seen by the store’s loss prevention team taking a flashlight, makeup and fingernail clippers about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. An employee with the loss prevention team confronted the couple.

While the employee was talking to the woman, the man punched the worker in the head from behind, according to the sheriff’s office. The man continued to hit the loss prevention worker and took back the shoplifted items before running off with the woman. Complete article

Arrests Made In Walmart Robbery/Assault 04/28/2017

Crime: Man shows gun at NC Wal-Mart during theft 04/27/2017

Man allegedly stole $250+ worth of merchandise from Ware Mass. Walmart 04/28/2017

Shoppers turn Walmart self-checkout into personal slot machine 04/28/2017

WINTER HAVEN, Florida (KTRK) -- Police in Florida are looking for a group of people who used a Walmart self-checkout as their own personal slot machine.

Last week, at least eight people who appeared to know each other allegedly took advantage of an employee's error to take more than $1,100 in $20 bills from the store.

At around 12:34 a.m. Saturday, the group went to check out at the Walmart in Winter Haven.

Police said a bald man with a large tattoo on his right shoulder scanned and paid cash for two items, but soon found himself better off when the machine spit out a $20 bill instead of the $5 and change he was owed back.

While most people might have alerted a store employee, police said the man told his friends or family members, including three children, about his discovery.

You can probably guess what happened next.

According to investigators, the group spent more than 20 minutes bilking Walmart out of their $20 bills from the machine, ringing up one small item each in order to receive change that should have included a $5 bill. Complete article

Bakersfield Ca. police looking for man who allegedly threatened Walmart worker 04/27/2017

WalMart La. shoplifter caught on camera stealing security cameras, electronics 04/27/2017

Brandon Fla. Walmart rolls back hours and calls to local law enforcement 04/28/2017 The move was motivated by a study of customer shopping patterns, analyzing which hours and locations saw the most traffic, said Ragan Dickens, Walmart's national media relations director. Now, employees at stores like the Brandon supercenter will spend the hours between midnight and 6 a.m. restocking shelves, cleaning aisles and making other enhancements to "improve customers' experience," Dickens said.

Police arrest 3 for IdahoWalmart burglary 04/28/2017

How DFW businesses get their products on Wal-Mart shelves 04/28/2017

Opelika Ga. police trying to ID suspects who used counterfeit checks at Walmart 04/2/2017

Tennessee man accused of killing ex-wife’s new husband at Walmart 04/28/2017

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) – One person is dead and another is in police custody after a shooting in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Clinton.

The shooting was reported around 1:15 p.m. at Walmart, 150 Tanner Lane, in Clinton. A 911 caller said a person was “down” in front of the lawn and garden entrance. The caller said a man had been shot and another man, who was believed to be the shooter, was still in the parking lot.

Officers were on the scene within three minutes and discovered the victim, identified as Marshall Pinsley, 23, of Blaine, was dead. The man identified as the shooter, Robert K. Myers, 32, of Briceville, was taken into custody for questioning. Police say Pinsly was married to Myers’s ex-wife. Complete article

Suspect in Clinton Walmart deadly shooting released 04/29/2017

Family of deadly Walmart shooting victim speak out 04/30/2017

Police searching for Good Samaritans who helped officer who was attacked at Portsmouth Va. Wal-Mart 04/28/2017

Did you help pull a man Thursday night off a Portsmouth police officer?

If yes, the department wants to say thank you.

According to a news release, a Portsmouth police officer working security at the Wal-Mart on Frederick Boulevard spotted a suspect in a series of burglaries at closed businesses. The officer started to speak with the man shortly after 8 p.m., and after a second officer arrived, informed him he was under arrest.

As the officers tried to take the man into custody, he began to struggle and fell on top of one of the officers. The man, later identified as 32-year-old Clinton Pickens, started to punch the officer in the face.

Two civilians stepped in and helped take the man into custody. Complete article

Man found dead in car at Ga. Walmart 04/28/2017

LAGRANGE, Ga. -- The cause of death of a man who was found dead in a car at a LaGrange Walmart remains a mystery.

According to LaGrange Police Sgt. Robert Kirby, a 31-year-old man was found seated in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart on Lafayette Parkway around 4:20 p.m. on Thursday.

The man was identified as Tracy Moore, of Blaine, Wash. Authorities said that there was no evidence to suggest a suicide, but that foul play is also not suspected. Complete article

Bradford woman sentenced for Pa. Walmart standoff 04/28/2017

SMETHPORT — A Bradford woman who caused the evacuation of Walmart in November when she entered the store with a gun under the belief that she was being followed was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court.

Debra S. Faucher, 58, will serve 18 months of probation. Additionally, in lieu of incarceration, she will have to report five days a week for six weeks from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at an assigned community service site.

President Judge John Pavlock explained that he felt house arrest — which the plea agreement called for — was not a strong enough sentence for the fear of the victims in the incident, but that she would not be able to continue her mental health treatment in jail.

Faucher entered a guilty plea April 6 to one count of recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Faucher pleaded guilty to allegations that on Nov. 16, she entered the stock area of Walmart in Foster Brook while holding a gun. During the incident, she accidentally touched a woman with the gun, putting people at the scene in fear.

Court records filed at the time of her arrest indicated she was suffering from mental health issues that day, and she came into the store asking for staff to call 911 because she believed she was being followed. Complete article

Judge: Nampa Idaho Walmart June 29, 2016 parking lot shooter can't take back plea 04/28/2017

Police investigating shooting at Cocoa Fla. Wal-Mart 04/29/2017

Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the parking lot of a Cocoa Wal-Mart early Saturday morning, police said.

Cocoa police said officers received multiple calls about a shooting outside of a Wal-Mart shopping center near Clearlake Road and State Road 524.

Once officers arrived, they found three victims who had not been struck, police said. Officers said evidence at the scene indicates that there was a shooting victim, but the unidentified person had fled the scene before police arrived. Complete article

Kansas City, Kansas Police investigating after suspicious device call forces evacuation of Legends Walmart 04/30/2017 No Bomb found threat included false claim implicating man in a van at store.

Women claim disabled man was assaulted at nail salon in NM Walmart 04/30/2017

Alleged shoplifter arrested accused of repeatedly targeting Albuquerque NM Walmart 04/30/2017

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