Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Walmart Crime Report August 2019
Walmart has gone wild this month. It's always been bad; and it seemed especially bad last month with their epidemic of product tampering; but after the El Paso shootings they had dozens of panics and at least eighteen separate shooting incidents, with three more deaths on top of the twenty two killed at El Paso and another two nearby where the victims showed up at Walmart parking lots. (One of these shootings wasn't reported as being at Walmart until two weeks after it happened, the police initially specified the block without saying exact location, for one reason or another.)
Initially when the El Paso shooting was taking place the mass media began reporting that it happened at the nearby mall and that the shooter had previously just left the Walmart before the shooting; at best this was incredibly incompetent reporting which is routine, and even more common during mass shootings; however it also follows a pattern of behavior of downplaying crime at Walmart. The entire shooting clearly took place either in the Walmart of in the parking lot. The police in Illinois also declined to report that a shooting previously reported took place at Walmart until information was released as a result of a freedom of information request. If this was an intentional effort to avoid reporting on another couple Walmart shootings it was incredibly bad, especially the one in El Paso.
There were also at least five bodies found on their premises and a girl that died as a result of injuries in a fire at Walmart, so the total death toll if at least thirty one, which is a record, more than double the third highest death count. The previous record high for deaths was when they found ten dead undocumented workers in a truck a few summers back and an eleventh died in the hospital, along with several more unrelated deaths for that month which must have been close to if not slightly higher than twenty.
The dead bodies are usually not considered suspicious, since poor people have to die someplace and that's increasingly turning out to be Walmart.
That's hardly worth reporting about, at least for traditional media which works for for-profit organizations.
There were also dozens more injuries as a result of the shootings, most coming from El Paso, the other injuries include a police officer, a dog, and several more people including a self inflicted accidental gunshot. One of the shooting deaths outside of El Paso was a suspect killed by a cop and another was a suicide, the third was murder. One of the accidental shootings was from a bail bondsman that was supposedly trying to arrest someone but that person was released and there's some indication that the bondsman might be subject to charges, although there were many details missing from the article so that's uncertain.
There were about two dozen or more additional gun related crimes, some including BB guns that people thought were real but most were real guns, which is probably about twice the average. these gun related crimes included the usual robberies or arguments and at least one or two stolen guns, which is typical, and it also includes a few armed people threatening to shoot up Walmart, at least two police departments in Maine And Mississippi seemed to claim they prevented more mass shootings, although the details were too vague to be conclusive, and there's no way to be sure. Several of these incidents caused panics and evacuations.
These shootings spurred additional discussion about Walmart's high crime problem, although only at the local level, as usual, and they don't report on more than a fraction of it. There was a report on national media referring to a "surge" in gun related incidents saying that there were at least four nationwide in the week after El Paso and another one on line that said there were at least eight; if it was only four as they implied that wouldn't have been an increase at all and eight would have been only moderately above average. However, there was at least a dozen or more,in that week alone, which was a modest surge, although not nearly as high as the total number of panics or hoaxes this month.
There were at least three to five dozen panics around the country, possibly more, including the son of a Florida Walmart worker that called in a threat the day afterwards, someone with a history of YouTube stunts going into a Missouri store with body armor, supposedly to find out if they would respect his right to bear arms, another in Florida that came in asking if they had a gun that could kill two hundred people supposedly to draw attention to weak gun control laws, and at least one or two white supremacists that threatened to shoot up Walmart. Some of these incidents may have involved actual firearms so the figure for gun related crimes already cited might be even higher.
They also included many minor incidents like panics over ordinary shoplifting, seeing someone with a gun, which is common in many open carry states, and even reporting people because they don't like the way they were dressed. There were also a lot of real threats or intentional hoax, including dozens that circulated on the internet about stores around the country saying that a relative that was a police officer told them that they thought there was a potential shooter, often exchanged second hand so they couldn't find the source.
There were at least half a dozen local stories about how their Walmarts are the biggest crime problems in their own areas, one in Atlanta Georgia even telling them to stop it or get out of town which an obvious bluff for political purposes so he can convince the local residents he's being tough on them. Many of these cities, especially in the South are encouraging Walmart to hire more off-duty police officers; yet, there's no discussion of potential conflicts of interests with Walmart hiring large portions of the police departments part time, at least not in the traditional media. This is part of a massive effort to privatize the Justice system. In some cases there's regulations about this to prevent conflicts of interests since they recognize that police being paid by Walmart may be more concerned with Walmart's best interests instead of the most effective way to reduce crime.
The most important solution to reduce crime is almost certainly increased education or social workers to teach parents from at risk environments not to abuse children which teaches escalations violence later in life, or other social problems including poverty or income inequality. However Walmart and many other Wall Street firms are constantly lobbying against these practices, which work, while academics that can explain them better are left almost out of the decision making process.
There are also several incidents with either disgruntled workers or customers making threats which is also semi-routine. It's virtually guaranteed that their corner cutting and union busting policies are contributing to this problem, but that's not even discussed by mainstream media or Walmart, since it would impact profits, and implicate people in power.
There were at least a dozen major accidents, hit and runs, police chases, carjackings or other automobile related incidents, including the vehicular fire that killed a little girl and led to manslaughter charges. They also had half a dozen fires unrelated to automobiles, including at least a couple arsons, one of which was set as a distraction in an attempted shoplifting, which never works since they always check the cameras carefully and catch them when that happens even if they do initially get away.
They had about half a dozen knife related crimes, including three actual stabbings, the other ones may have just been threats. there were dozens more assaults robberies, an accusation of excessive force by police in Arizona, and probably many more minor incidents that were buried in the news about major panics of shootings this month.
Walmart is being sued for a wrongful death when a dresser fell over on a toddler, where the plaintiffs said they were aware of the problem, which must be true; they've been selling thousands if not millions of these dressers for decades and they constantly discontinue or recall them, one after another, for the same reason only to reintroduce more with the same problem. this comes up several times every year. If they wanted to develop stands they could have and would have decades ago, instead they lobby against government mandated ones and cut corners every time until this happens again.
They were also sued for an exploding thermos, in one incident and gas can explosion in another, and had a case of Hepatitis A which they say didn't impact any customers. They had recalls for chocolate chip cookies and 5.7 million kids water bottles both for choking hazards, which is actually a slow month for recalls if that's all there was.
They're facing potential lawsuits over guns and being criticized for donating to GOP lawmakers opposing gun control, and boycotted over their sales of guns, especially after their attempt to blame violent video games, even though most research shows this is at most a minor contributing factor to shootings in a small number of cases. They also faced outrage for some of their gun rights T-shirts including one that said "Gun control is being able to hit your target." Some of their products were withdrawn this month, although it's unclear if that was one of them.
Walmart changed their open carry policies a few days after the end of August, when this article was initially posted according to >Walmart Stops Selling Handguns And Some Kinds Of Ammo, Changes Open Carry Policy 09/03/2019 It remains to be seen how much if any impact this will have, but they had their first shooting of September on the first day of the month, which was before the policy change.
Amazon is trying to force their sellers to raise their prices on Walmart, which is and obvious violation of antitrust laws, however they've been abandoned decades ago and only large oligarchs like Amazon or Walmart are controlling the market which is no longer a free enterprise at all. They have interlocking board members and revolving doors among their executives that all draw from a small fraction of the public in the upper management.
Their incompetence, and market control should be especially concerning when they're trying to take an increasing amount of control over the health care system and self-driving cars which are virtually guaranteed to be involved in a growing number of accidents as they expand them. They're being caught repeatedly failing health inspections because of roaches or some other reason, and using their market power and large legal team to intimidate small towns into lowering their tax bills even more, even though they already got many tax breaks to come to many of these towns, and many of the small businesses that used to pay more in taxes are now out of business, which is why they're so short on funds in the first place.
A boy found a rusty needle in one of their hacky sacks and got poked with it, so now he has to be checked for infection or communicable diseases. There product tampering problems that skyrocketed last month haven't completely ended, there was another video of someone licking a Blue Bell Ice Cream, for a YouTube video, although he bought it before leaving the store, but the police still went through the video to find him and arrest him, since this is panicking people.
They had their share of other strange shoplifters or other customers, including a woman that said she couldn't be arrested because she was pregnant, which the police disagreed with, and a man jumping on the check out stand yelling at people, who supposedly had mental health issues.
They had two separate videos of a bunch of teenagers riding bikes through Walmart occasionally harassing customers, and a worker who was fed up with management that started knocking things off the shelf, in what was presumably his last day. Videos of teenagers going through Walmart aren't that common but workers that go out with a bang happen at least a few times a year, perhaps much more, it's impossible to know how many don't make the news.
Another man shoved Beef Brisket and Propane Bottles Down his Pants at a Walmart, which is quite common, although they rarely ever discuss whether or not they return these products to the shelf. Beef Brisket,
Have you even wondered if any of the meat or other food products that you bough at Walmart were previously shoved in someone's pants before returning it to the shelf?
They wouldn't cut corners that much to increase their profits; would they?
In one of the dozens of panics this month the bomb squad apparently decided to blow up what they now believe to be a bottle of urine, previously though to be a suspicious item. They do this a few times a year, as a controlled explosion, if they're not sure if the item is explosive or not, and presumably they're almost always harmless. There's little or no problem exploding urine although it's a waste of effort but if it was another chemical it might do more harm than good for all I know.
Strange things happen at Walmart!
In 2006 Wake Up Walmart did a study, "Is Walmart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Walmart which showed that it increased when Walmarts opened up and that crime was higher at Walmart than at other retailers. Since then Walmart Shootings began compiling a list of gun related incidents at Walmart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country; now after counting them for several years that average is over two per week. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Walmart 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 Walmart’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 Walmart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Walmart 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 Walmart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Walmart 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. I did my own review of this program as well at Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Endangers Public Without Reducing Crime. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in August 2019. According to the "Is Walmart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Walmart, 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 Walmart.
Cashier accused of stealing $5k from Mount Dora Fla. Walmart 08/01/2019
Man Goes Viral For Wearing ‘Make Racism Wrong Again’ Gear At Pennsylvania Walmart 08/01/2019
Man steals chainsaw from Williamsburg Va. Walmart twice in one week 08/01/2019
Scammers take $5K in merchandise from Prattville Alabama Walmart 08/01/2019
Texas teen is accused of urinating on a Tx. Walmart shelf in the same week that a woman turned herself in for peeing on Pa. Walmart potatoes 08/02/2019
Mattoon Ill. police request public help identifying male involved in Walmart incident 08/01/2019
Kitty Hawk NC police trying to ID Walmart theft suspect 08/02/2019
Robertsdale Alabama Police look for Walmart theft suspects 08/01/2019
Man Allegedly Recorded Women, Children at Hudson Valley NY Walmart 08/01/2019
Man cited for indecent exposure in Idaho Walmart parking lot 08/01/2019
Seneca Falls NY woman charged after leaving kids in car in Walmart parking lot 08/02/2019
Me. Walmart parking lot shooting started with bad blood between coworkers, court documents say 08/02/2019
Man gropes woman in West Jordan Utah Walmart 08/02/2019
Sheriff arrests man who tried to video tape other man in SC Walmart restroom 08/02/2019
Clayton police seeking man they say used lost credit card at NC Walmart 08/02/2019
Cops: Woman left dog in hot car while shopping for printers at Georgia Walmart 08/02/2019
One charged, one sought in stabbing of Siler City NC Walmart employee last March 08/02/2019
CSA Exclusive: Walmart creates real-world training scenarios with VR 08/02/2019
Cam Newton's Shirtless NC Walmart Shopping Spree, ... No Shirt? No Problem!!! 08/01/2019
Bomb threat at Theodore Dawes Alabama Neighborhood Walmart 08/02/2019
Man left NC Walmart without paying for 22 wedding rings, deputies say 08/02/2019
2 sought for theft at Walmart in Lower Allen Pa. 08/02/2019
West Mifflin Pa. Police Asking For Help In Walmart Incident 08/04/2019
Man accused of multiple thefts at a Baton Rouge La. Walmart on O'neal Lane 08/03/2019
Hagerstown man sentenced for assaulting Md. Walmart employee 08/05/2019
Southaven Mississippi Walmart works on cleanup after shooting, fire 08/05/2019
Customers, Employees Allowed Back Into Walmart In Roanoke Tx. After Bomb Threat 08/05/2019
Deputies investigating theft from Ind. Walmart 08/05/2019
Waterloo Iowa police locate two children who walked into Walmart 08/05/2019
Columbia Missouri Walmart evacuated Monday morning for gas leak 08/05/2019
He swapped price tags at Idaho Walmart and then took off running before being arrested, police say 08/05/2019
Monte Alto Tx. mom homeless after June storm slept in Walmart parking lot 08/0/2019
Man caught on video taking inappropriate photos of woman, 13-year-old girl at Poplar Bluff Missouri Walmart 08/06/2019
At Plattsburgh NY Walmart, fear and uncertainty over mass shootings 08/07/2019
Sheriff’s office: Man allegedly stole generator, AC unit from NC Walmart 08/07/2019
Pa. Police seek help in identifying suspected Walmart gift card scammer 08/05/2019
Mass shootings remind local victims of 2013 Greenville NC Walmart shooting 08/05/2019
Man arrested after “strange call” at Walmart in Sahuarita Ariz. 08/07/2019
‘Not a gun control problem:’ Son of man shot to death at Auburn Me. Walmart defends right to carry 08/07/2019
Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Winston-Salem NC Walmart parking lot arrested 08/07/2019
Walmart hires extra security for Nogales Ariz. store, amid weekend shootings 08/07/2019 “They were interested in hiring off-duty officers to have an increased presence at Walmart. It’s my understanding it’s not the only Walmart,” Nogales Police Department Commander Carlos Jimenez.
Police: Suspicious package at Garden City SC Walmart contained narcotics base 08/07/2019
5 from N.Y. arrested after stealing electronics from Bayonne NJ Walmart, cops say 08/07/2019
Is Walmart ‘one of the largest sellers of assault-style weapons,’ as MSNBC anchor said? 08/07/2019 It’s true that Walmart is the largest private employer in the United States, but the retailer does not sell assault-style weapons. In fact, the company banned the sale of assault-style rifles in its stores in 2015.
Police rescue dog from 117-degree car at Lakeside Colorado Walmart, arrest man after parking lot pursuit 08/07/2019
Huntsville Alabama Walmart orders Lot Cops for parking lot security 08/07/2019
Mississippi Walmart reopens after fatal worker shooting 08/09/2019
Dog rescued from inside of 124-degree car outside of Colorado Walmart parking lot 08/09/2019
Clarkston Wash. Police Chief: officers acted within law in WalMart incident 08/09/2019
Elizabeth Warren: Walmart should halt gun sales 08/09/2019
Democratic lawmaker tells Walmart to stop 'making up stupid s---' by targeting video games after mass shootings 08/09/2019
Parkland student rips Walmart decision to pull violent video game displays: 'Pure stupidity' 08/09/2019
Ex-constable who shot woman in Ky. Walmart parking lot in 2011 seeks school board seat 08/09/2019 Dave Whitlock, who in 2012 entered an Alford plea to charges of assault and wanton endangerment stemming from the shooting, confirmed Friday that he is one of the applicants for the District 4 vacancy on the school board. Whitlock completed a one-year diversion program as part of the plea agreement that allowed those charges to be dropped.
Update: Franklin Wisc. Walmart reopens after bomb threat investigation 08/11/2019
De Blasio calls on Walmart to remove guns while speaking at fair 08/11/2019
Six Democratic presidential candidates say Walmart should stop selling guns 08/10/2019
Should Walmart, Kroger and other retailers ban carrying guns in stores? 08/08/2019
Walmart car burglar sought by El Paso Tx. PD 08/11/2019
Blotter: Tx. Walmart cashier suspected of stealing more than $7,000 over two weeks 08/11/2019
Mother Arrested For Leaving Infant In Hot Car At Pea Ridge Arkansas Walmart, Bystanders Broke Window To Save Child 08/11/2019
Police seek suspect in $2,900 jewelry theft from Shelby Twp. Mich. Walmart 08/12/2019
Stephen Landes from New Mexico pleads guilty in 'swatting' Delaware Walmart, school 08/12/2019 Prosecutors say Landes falsely reported in May 2018 that he had planted bombs at the Georgetown school and the Walmart while claiming to be a Georgetown resident.
Arkansas man receives 30 year sentence for killing man in April 2018 Walmart shooting 08/12/2019
Mom: Man took video of 6-year-old son using urinal in Jacksonville Fla. Walmart 08/12/2019
Pair stole Ephrata Pa. resident's credit card information, charged $7,500 at Walmart, police say 08/13/2019
Jacksonville Fla. man arrested after boy saw cellphone camera in Walmart bathroom 08/13/2019
Man charged after five children left in hot car at SC Walmart, police say 08/13/2019
Mexican, US officials meet on probe into Walmart shootings 08/13/2019
Police: Identical bomb threats called into two Iowa Walmart stores 08/14/2019
Walmart in Weaverville NC deemed safe after bomb threat, police say 08/14/2019
Bomb threat at Saraland Alabama Walmart 08/13/2019
Wal-Mart gaffe adds fuel to NC rivalry 08/13/2019
Bomb threat unfounded at Walmart in Zachary La. after police search for more than an hour 08/13/2019
WFPD: Woman riding electric Tx. Walmart shopping cart arrested for shoplifting 08/13/2019
Pair stole Ephrata Pa. resident's credit card information, charged $7,500 at Walmart, police say 08/13/2019
Police trying to ID woman who stole from Wash. Walmart by 'returning' item she didn't pay for 08/13/2019
Mom says 9-month-old daughter got sick after drinking tampered baby formula from Ariz. Walmart 08/14/2019 Tucson police reported in May 2017 that a woman had been buying baby formula, replacing the contents and returning the formula to the store at Fry’s located at 7050 E. 22nd St.
Man, woman with eight warrants arrested at Fountain Walmart 08/14/2019
Man sentenced for Irvington Nebraska June 2018 Walmart gunfire incident 08/14/2019
Trial delayed for second man in Sep. 2016 Walmart killing 08/14/2019
California Walmart cleared out after ‘unsubstantiated bomb threat,’ police say 08/14/2019
Bonner Springs Missouri Walmart will open Thursday morning after a suspicious package scare Wednesday night 08/14/2019 There is no word on what was in the backpack, but these scares rarely have bombs, or other dangerous items.
Walmart remodels building for associates 08/14/2019 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Walmart has remodeled and opened a state-of-the-art center for employees. Those with Walmart are calling it a “contact center”. Employees will have access to a 24-hour fitness center, café, a game room, outdoor patios and training and associate development spaces.
WANTED: Man accused of stealing laptops from La. Walmart 08/14/2019
Police Called on Metal Band For Sitting in Van in Walmart Lot 08/12/2019 This headline isn't a joke — metal has been stigmatized once again. Death metal group Torn the Fuck Apart were sitting in their van in a Walmart parking lot near Chicago, and someone called the police because they found it suspicious. Good grief.
Florence man arrested, accused of stealing from Alabama Walmart 08/14/2019
Florida man stole wine, shoved it in his pants, drank it at Walmart, police say 08/15/2019
Suspect wanted for inappropriately touching girls at Walmart stores in Montgomery County Tx. 08/15/2019
Accused Mississippi Walmart killer, from late June, set to face judge Friday 08/16/2019
Report of person with gun at Greer SC Walmart prompts police response; turns out to be sunglasses 08/15/2019
Man wanted in two Ky. Walmart thefts 08/15/2019
Update: Lewisburg WV Walmart reopens after earlier evacuation 08/15/2019 A bomb technician later determined the contents of the package were blankets.
Tractor-trailer catches fire on SR-80 in LaBelle Fla. near Walmart 08/15/2019
Police: Man and woman pass several counterfeit $50 bills at Walmart in Kitty Hawk NC 08/16/2019
Accused Mississippi Walmart killer from late July faces judge from hospital bed 08/16/2019
Suspected driver in Missouri Walmart parking lot robbery waives hearing 08/16/2019 An Oklahoma man waived a preliminary hearing Thursday on a charge that he participated in the armed robbery of a woman in January 2017 in the parking lot of the Walmart store at 1501 S. Range Line Road in Joplin.
Crime Stoppers: Brazen pair steals $1,400 worth of merchandise from Lincoln Nebraska Walmart 08/16/2019
Suspected Meth Lab Investigation Shuts Down Walmart Parking Lot in Burlington NC: Police 08/16/2019
Lenoir City Tenn. Walmart evacuated after bomb threat, no device found 08/16/2019
Dixon Ill. police ask for help identifying man after theft at Walmart 08/16/2019
Walmart says viral photo of gun display touting 'own the school year like a hero' was staged 08/14/2019 The photo is two years old but recently resurfaced online. It has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media as Walmart faces growing pressure to stop selling guns in the wake of an August 3 shooting that killed 22 people at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas.
Roswell NM PD will do walkthroughs at Walmart after threat alerts 08/17/2019
2 charged in New Hartford NY Walmart larceny 08/17/2019
Large police presence at Walmart in Conway SC because of power outage 08/18/2019
Motorcyclist disappears into North Side San Antonio Tx. Walmart after high-speed chase 08/17/2019
Police searching for Wisc. Walmart shoplifter 08/19/2019
Walmart hiring 65 people for Ottawa Kansas distribution center 08/19/2019
Enid Okla. police seek public's help in identifying Walmart thieves 08/19/2019
E’Town Ky. police searching for Walmart theft suspect 08/19/2019
Employee accused of stealing money from Wisc. Walmart, hiding it in her bra 08/19/2019
Villagers’ son wearing only underwear arrested at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Fla. 08/19/2019
Walmart shoppers rush for exits amid bomb threat at Houston Tx. store 08/19/2019
2 charged after thefts at Ga. Walmart 08/19/2019
Shopper stole cart full of groceries from Pa. Walmart: police 08/19/2019
Two women arrested for thefts from Walmart, Target in Framingham Mass. 08/20/2019
Police: 2 women sought after switching pricing stickers at Centre County Pa. Walmart 08/20/2019
Man wanted for inappropriately touching girls at Tx. Walmart stores arrested 08/20/2019
Black beauty products kept in locked cases at Walmart draw claims of discrimination 08/20/2019
Walmart Giving donates to Crookston Minn. Youth Foundation 08/21/2019
Tips Help Police Identify 2 Suspects Caught Stealing From Harford Co. Md. Walmart 08/21/2019
DPS: No credible threats to Arizona Walmart stores following mass shootings 08/21/2019
Online threat closes Thomaston Me. Walmart 08/21/2019
Bluffton man arrested after secretly filming sexual videos of women in SC Walmart, police say 08/21/2019
All clear after Pembroke Pines Fla. Police evacuate Walmart for possible gas leak 08/21/2019
Villagers’ daughter jailed in theft of merchandise from Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Fla. 08/22/2019
Officers take to Hawaii Walmart roof to raise money for Special Olympics 08/2/2019
Flint Hill teacher arrested after allegedly shoplifting meat from Ga. Walmart 08/22/2019
Abingdon Md. Walmart Shoplifters Left In U-Haul: Harford Sheriff 08/21/2019
Suspects steal $800 worth of gift cards from Alabama Walmart 08/22/2019
Miley Cyrus reveals she lost a Walmart deal as a teenager for 'ripping a bong' 08/23/2019
Suspect in Rolling Meadows Ill. Walmart parking lot June 15 shooting captured 08/22/2019
Man facing forgery charges in two counties after passing fake bills at Arkansas Walmart, Gamestop 08/23/2019
Local Walmart giving away $15k to Broken Arrow Okla. Public Schools 08/23/2019
Bail hearing set for Auburn Me. man charged in fatal July Walmart shooting 08/23/2019
Walmart fulfills wish lists of 347 teachers in WV 08/23/2019
Woman accused of improperly using self-checkout at Nebraska Walmart 08/23/2019
Church Point man arrested for bomb threat in Acadia Parish La. Walmart 08/23/2019 According to Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard, just before 3:30 p.m. a 21-year-old suspect walked into the business with a duffel bag and reportedly claimed he would “blow up a bomb.”
Man arrested for voyeurism at Fla. Walmart 08/23/2019
Masked troublemaker ejected from Minn. Walmart 08/23/2019
Arrest made after false threat at Jacksonville Ill. Walmart 08/25/2019
2nd hoax bomb threat at Jacksonville Ill. Walmart 08/28/2019
A paw-sitive outcome: Suffolk police rescue kitten in NY Walmart parking lot 08/25/2019
Detroit Lakes Minn. men accused of sliding goods under Walmart garden center gate 08/25/2019
Clewiston Fla. officers seek identity of Walmart thieves 08/24/2019
Marion man on electric cart accused of following woman while fondling self at Iowa Walmart 08/2/2019
Police: Stolen car found in Wisc. Walmart parking lot, 4 returning to vehicle attempt to run, arrested 08/26/2019
Man gets prison for trying to shoot and kill trooper in York County Pa. Walmart in April 2016 08/26/2019
14 DUI arrests over weekend in Clarksville, including driver of Tenn. Walmart motorized cart 08/26/2019
Woman who contacted Fla. Wal-Mart to reclaim $20 arrested in theft of LED bulb 08/26/2019
Police: Trying to identify Pa. Walmart shoplifting suspects 08/27/2019
Burbank Ca. Walmart is evacuated after suspicious phone call 08/27/2019
Threat temporarily closes Flint Township Mich. Walmart 08/27/2019
6 Rules for Hiring the Best Employees, According to This Top Walmart Executive 08/28/2019
Man Accused of Stealing From Mason Co. Mich. Walmart Charged 08/27/2019
All clear after bomb threat reported at Tillman’s Corner Alabama Walmart 08/27/2019
Melbourne man charged with exposing himself in women's bathroom at Fla. Walmart 08/27/2019
Vidor Tx. Police ask for help identifying suspect after Walmart theft 08/27/2019
Recognize him? Police try to ID man who charged $1,000 at Pa. Walmart with stolen card 08/26/2019
Dalton Tenn. police searching for Walmart thief 08/28/2019
Trio used stolen credit cards to rack up $1,600 bill at Ephrata Pa. Walmart, McDonalds, police say 08/28/2019
Minn. Walmart announces it will close store on University Avenue 08/28/2019
Oregon man sentenced in June 2018 theft of security guard’s car at Walmart 08/28/2019
Man took 'illicit photographs' of woman at Greenville Co. SC Walmart, deputies say 08/28/2019
Milwaukee man charged with sexual assault for lewd behavior in Franklin Wisc. Walmart checkout line 08/28/2019
Newcastle Okla. Police search for information on Walmart pickpocket 08/29/2019
Deputies: Girl pretends her name is 'Royalty', shoplifts from Macon Ga. Walmart 08/29/2019
Suspected counterfeiter caught at Ind. Walmart 08/2/2019
Liberty Ohio police arrest man on theft from Walmart 08/29/2019
Man arrested after resisting deputy and locking himself in Ca. Walmart bathroom, KCSO says 08/29/2019
Glendale Taco Bell employee stole customers' credit cards, then used them at Wisc. Walmart, police say 08/29/2019
Man pleads guilty to shoplifting from NH Walmart 08/29/2019
Police: Man tried to use stolen credit card to buy TV at Chesterfield Va. Walmart 08/30/2019
Waco Tx.: Man charged with indecent exposure in Walmart incident 08/3/2019
Teen who shot man outside Roanoke Va. Walmart Dec. 28, 2018 is given juvenile detention 08/30/2019
Sketch shows suspect in robbery outside of Fort Wayne Ind. Walmart 08/30/2019 Officers were called to the business on Apple Glen Blvd. Monday morning at 4:15. Witnesses say the suspect was involved in a strong armed robbery outside of the store.
Walmart to close Midway Minn. store in St. Paul. Overall performance cited as factor. 08/28/2019
‘We’re going to be there for you’: Walmart donates food and beverages to Odessa shooting investigators 09/02/2019
1 wounded by shooting inside northwestern Indiana Walmart 09/02/2019