Thursday, September 2, 2021

Walmart Crime Report August 2021

Walmart had at least a dozen more shootings in August of 2021 with at least four of them fatal, and at least eleven more injuries. One of the fatal shootings was an officer involved shooting where a suspect who shot at them was killed. Another one of the fatal shootings hardly got any media coverage until seventeen days later when he died of his injuries, adding to the evidence that even some of the worst crimes aren't being reported promptly in a high profile manner, indicating there could be even more that haven't been reported. Almost all of the shootings resulted in deaths or injuries with some more than one.

There were also close to a dozen, if not more, other gun related crimes including several false alarms about active shooters, armed robberies, an argument over excessive towing fees leading to an armed stand-off, and other petty arguments leading to threats of gun violence. Another threatened shootout also involved a police chase and at least two arsons, one at Walmart, the other at a separate location. If actual shooters aren't being reported promptly and consistently there's a good chance many more gun incidents aren't being reported either, since they're considered less important.

In addition to the four killed in shootings there were at least seven more dead bodies found on the premises, one more dead body that was last seen alive at Walmart, another person that was killed after being hit by a car, and a lawsuit about one other dead person who died as a result of injuries sustained at Walmart, allegedly for not maintaining the bathrooms which injured a handicapped person. If you count all of these this comes to fourteen dead bodies, which except for the mass shooting at El Paso and the month where ten bodies were found in a Texas Walmart, plus additional deaths on each of those months, this would be one of the deadliest months at Walmart, if not the deadliest.

There were at least two police officers fired or charged with sexual assault at Walmart last month, including one that was also dismissed for not filing charges against a shoplifter, in addition to inappropriate behavior with a Walmart employee. Another Ex-firefighter went on a racist rant at Walmart, going viral on the internet. Walmart also had another major brawl at one store, an attempted kidnapping or a teen and the courts allowed them to avoid answering questions about their security practices at El Paso as a result of the mass shooting two years ago, which are part of the reason for their high crime problems, although policies like cutting corners, store design, self-checkout and more are as important if not more important to solve their crime problems, but they ignore that too.

One Walmart worker showed how they caught customers when they steal at self-checkouts, but doesn't report on how often it escalates to greater violence, which is quite common. A customer bragged about how she forced workers to check her out and bag her products at the self-checkout as a way to show how displeased she was with their policies, which is a legitimate concern; however many people came to the conclusion that it was racists and humiliated good workers. Even if this wasn't the best way to make a point the point is legitimate, and it's better than a few other outraged people that responded with violence due to lack of cashiers.

In addition to the fatal crash and police chase followed up by a threatened shootout, there were at least seven or eight major crashes, or chases with at least a couple major injuries and one truck that crashed into the store; this is probably a large underestimate since they're often not reported widely. There were also at least four major fires, including the arson previously mentioned and at least two more, the fourth one may also be arson although they didn't report the cause.

Walmart also had at least seven or eight knife attacks or threats, including at least three machete attacks with at least one resulting in injuries, one stabbing and several other threats to stab more people, including one that happened last June, but wasn't reported widely before raising questions about how many major knife threats assaults or other incidents are happening without being widely reported. It's almost certainly much more than most people realize.

Walmart is also going back into panic mode over COVID-19, with at least one outbreak among their staff, and closing dozens if not hundreds of stores across the country for deep cleaning again. Walmart is now mandating vaccines for workers in the corporate office, supposedly because they care about saving lives along with the rest of the corporate world and political and media establishment. However the establishment isn't so concerned with saving lives that they support Medicare for All which is supported by a large majority of the public and according to numerous studies will save thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars every year; nor are they concerned with eliminating or restricting patents, most of which are developed with taxpayer money.

This clearly shows how concerned they really are with saving lives.

There was also an Alabama pastor that went up to a Missouri Walmart store and threatened them with execution if they continued administering vaccinations, especially mandated ones. I'm no fan of these methods or right wing fanaticism, and certainly don't believe most conspiracy theories about are rational and should be trusted. However, even though the establishment experts sound much more rational and I hope they're telling the truth, instead of using good educational tactics to inform the public about the science, they're using massive propaganda tactics, which at times makes me wonder if they're much if any more credible than the conspiracy theorists.

We certainly should be very careful before allowing the government and corporations from depriving the public about choosing their own health care treatments with informed consent.

And of course Walmart had many more lower profile crimes including a woman ramming her cart through a locked door to steal it, a pepper spray incident leading to a couple girls being arrested, a few panics due to a prank call or other false alarm, a couple thefts of $2,000 and $40,000 by customers or employees, and at least one more fight. Walmart also had another employee that was caught putting a camera in the bathroom and was arrested, and presumably fired for it.

Walmart had at least seven major recalls last month including dehumidifiers that may catch fire, hoverboards with defective batteries, cookie cakes, chicken salads, breaded stuffed chicken, and at least two separate potato chip brands. Some of these food items may have listeria, salmonella or pieces of plastic in them. Recalls rarely get much if any attention; one news outlet claims to report on them all, but clearly misses some. This should not be considered a complete list, since there's no way to know if more have happened without being widely reported.

Recent Walmart lawsuits include a couple African Americans, including a pastor and an ex-police officer, who were arrested for returning a broken TV who were falsely accused of presenting someone else's receipt, opioid cases, some of which they're trying to get dropped, a travel mug that exploded after juice fermented in it, a slipped foot mat leading to an accident, a free speech case which was dismissed when they wouldn't let a Trump supporter campaign for him, wrongfully firing an employee with Down syndrome which the EEOC says should lead to more scrutiny, and another suit filed by them to avoid paying property taxes. No small business has the legal funds to avoid these taxes and many of them were put out of business by Walmart who isn't willing to provide enough funds to make up the difference, and can get away with it due to their political and legal connections.

For years Walmart has gradually been cutting so many corners that their products break or wear out much quicker than they used to, which some may think makes their products fake merchandise. Perhaps at least one woman thinks that under these circumstances it would be appropriate to pay for fake merchandise with fake prop money.

Apparently most Walmarts don't allow you to shop naked, whether you're human, a bear, a seagull or a deer. Apparently Walmart has been visited by all of these last month, although the bear went through another grocery store before visiting Walmart's parking lot where he was detained. I don't see why animals shouldn't be able to shop at Walmart, and if the seagull didn't pay for his snack it's probably because he didn't understand our customs and he's not to blame.

These animals are more polite than a Pastor that was stalking a woman and bit a police officer when confronted so I don't see the problem.

For those who were wondering there's no evidence to support the claim that Walmart was “kidnapping kids” and selling them for $5,000 on

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 2021. 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.

Two arrested, one facing burglary charge after Seneca Falls NY Walmart incident 08/02/2021

Nassau Man Touched Women Shopping At NY Walmart: Police 08/01/2021

Thief comes back next day; caught with grill from NC WalMart 08/02/2021

Man allegedly followed women in Tx. Walmart while touching himself, police say 08/01/2021

Woman last seen at Chester SC Walmart found dead on roadside; van recovered miles away 08/03/2021

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Authorities in Chester County are trying to piece together what happened to a woman who was found dead Monday on the side of the road.

The body of Linda Welch Robinson, 63, of Fairfield County, South Carolina, was discovered at about 11:45 a.m. Monday along Carpenter Road off Highway 72 in the Lewis Turnout community.

Around 3 p.m., police were called to the Chester Walmart to begin a missing persons investigation. They were told Robinson had been missing since before noon and was last seen inside the Walmart.

The police department and sheriff’s office got in touch with each other and determined that the woman found dead along Carpenter Road was Robinson. Complete article

Pair high on meth killed good Samaritan who tried to help them, sheriff says 08/04/2021

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Minn. Walmart 08/02/2021

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

Customers and employees inside the Bloomington Walmart were sent fleeing after kids lit firecrackers inside the store Sunday night.

The incident happened at the Walmart located at 700 American Boulevard East, just south of Interstate 494 along the city's border with Richfield. A post in a community group asked: "Does anyone know about shots fired at Bloomington Walmart??"

Police confirmed to Bring Me The News Monday it was indeed just fireworks.

"It appears juveniles lit firecrackers off yesterday evening. No arrests at this time," Bloomington Deputy Chief Mark Hartley wrote in an email. Complete article

Police: Woman charged after ramming cart full of stolen items through locked door at NC Walmart 08/02/2021

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) -Police in Salisbury arrested a woman after they say she filled a cart with items from Walmart, then rammed the cart through the locked door of the garden section of the store.

The incident happened on Friday just after 6:00 p.m. at Walmart on S. Arlington Street.

Police say Bethani Ann Gallagher had placed 145 items worth an estimated $1647 into the cart. The items were described as clothes, food, and toiletries. She rammed the cart through the locked doors and began running towards Cracker Barrel. Police were able to apprehend Gallagher in the parking lot at the restaurant. Complete article

Walmart Asks Judge to Toss Opioid Case 08/02/2021

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville has asked a federal judge to throw out the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against it over allegations that its pharmacists unlawfully dispensed opioids, fueling the national opioid crisis.

In December, the DOJ sued Walmart in U.S. District Court in Delaware over claims that Walmart, starting in June 2013, knowingly filled thousands of controlled substance prescriptions that were not issued for legitimate medical purposes, according to a DOJ news release.

Walmart operates more than 5,000 pharmacies nationwide and until 2018 acted as a wholesale distributor of controlled substances for its own pharmacies, the DOJ’s lawsuit said. Complete article

Bodycam shows armed response to false reports of active shooting at Sevierville Tenn. Walmart 08/02/2021 Two days before Christmas 2020, officers responded to a packed Walmart on the Parkway in Sevierville after reports of an active shooting. This is what they found.

Fla. Walmart shoplifting suspect allegedly switched labels on Legos and whiskey glasses 08/02/2021

OPD searching for Tx. Walmart thief 08/03/2021

Polson Montana Walmart manager helps those affected by Boulder 2700 fire 08/02/2021

Pair crashes stolen vehicle, flees to Walmart, Mobile County Alabama Sheriff’s Office says 08/03/2021

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Two people who crashed a stolen vehicle on Schillinger Road then fled to Walmart were taken into custody after Mobile County deputies tased one of them, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office reports.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called about a vehicle that wrecked into a pole at Schillinger Road and Wards Lane. Witnesses told deputies two people, a man and a woman, were driving the vehicle but had fled the scene once the accident occurred. ...

The sheriff’s office identified the two as Johnny Higgenbotham and Miranda Hoops. Deputies say Higgenbotham tried to run but was Tased outside of Walmart. Hoops was arrested by deputies inside Walmart without incident. Complete article

Walmart employees, customers pepper sprayed, DeKalb Ill. girls arrested 08/03/2021

The girls are 12 and 11-years-old.

DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) - Two young girls from DeKalb were arrested for criminal trespass and battery on Aug. 1.

On Aug. 1, at approximately 3:30 pm., officers from the DeKalb Police Department were called to Walmart for a report of disorderly juveniles who refused to leave the store. Officers learned that the disorderly juveniles were swearing at employees and suspected of stealing. Complete article

City of Albany Ga. could join Walmart Solar Initiative 08/03/2021

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Walmart is asking the City of Albany to join the Walmart Solar Initiative. This would allow Albany to sell solar energy and for Walmart to get solar energy credits.

MEAG Power would sell the energy to the City. They’d have the option of selling it on the market.

Interim City Manager Steven Carter said there’s little financial gain, but little risk. Complete article

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Geneseo NY Walmart stabbing in June 2020 08/03/2021

Leesburg man accused of stealing wings and corn dog from Fla. Walmart 08/02/2021

Shreveport La. PD seeks ID of man tied to wallet theft at Walmart 08/03/2021

Walmart in Marianna Fla. to temporarily close 08/04/2021

Citing low COVID vaccine rate, Marianna Fla.'s only Walmart to temporarily close for cleaning 08/04/2021

Police blotter: Mayhem at Montana Walmart; stolen car arrest 08/04/2021

Late Tuesday afternoon shoppers at Walmart were surprised when a Sheridan woman began yelling and throwing items.

Officers were dispatched to the store at around 5:30 p.m. to talk to Josette Maedene Dubois, 44, who was reportedly racing a shopping cart around the store and creating an unsafe environment for customers. After refusing to leave the store, staff employees tried to stop her, but were unsuccessful. That’s when she began throwing things, the police report notes.

The woman was found in the produce department. Officers tried to talk to her, but she appeared to be under the influence. There was a brief struggle when an officer tried to gain control. She was finally arrested and jailed for criminal trespass to property and resisting arrest. Complete article

Heavy police presence reported at Tx. Walmart 08/05/2021

LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Heavy police presence is reported by Walmart along Highway 83 on Wednesday night.

At one point, an ambulance was on the scene.

A man was reportedly found hiding in the bushes near the Border Patrol facility in the area but has since been released. Complete article

Police: Woman tried to pass prop money at Tx. Walmart 08/04/2021

Wichita Falls Police arrested a woman for allegedly trying to use movie money at Walmart.

According to the police report:

Officers were sent to the Walmart on Central Freeway Tuesday for a forgery. The manager told them a woman, later identified as Raquel Garcia, 37, was at the self-checkout trying to use a counterfeit $50 bill. When the employee confronted her about the fake bill, she asked if there was another machine she could use. Complete article

2 million dehumidifiers sold at Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart recalled because they may catch on fire 08/05/2021

Two million New Widetech dehumidifiers with 20 different brand names have been recalled after reports of them overheating, catching fire and causing $17 million in property damage.

According to a news release with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dehumidifiers were sold at Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, Menards and other retailers between February 2009 and August 2017 for between $120 and $430.

“New Widetech is aware of 107 incidents of the recalled dehumidifiers overheating and/or catching fire, resulting in about $17 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.” Complete article

A slipped foot mat at Roseburg Oregon Walmart results in lawsuit 08/05/2021

A man is suing Walmart for nearly $50,000 after slipping on a foot fatigue mat, according to documents submitted to the Douglas County Circuit Court.

Jeffrey Harris, the plaintiff, claims that on July 19, 2019, a foot fatigue mat placed in the store’s interior lobby “suddenly and without warning” slipped out from underneath him, causing him to fall.

Harris received “serious bodily injuries” following the fall, according to the lawsuit. His right knee, right shoulder, right hip, lower back and cervical all sustained injuries, according to court documents. The plaintiff claims that the injuries have caused severe physical pain, emotional distress and loss of function that will continue to affect him in the future and possibly permanently. Complete article

Walmart Loses One of Its Highest-Ranking Senior Female Officers 08/04/2021

Walmart Inc. said Executive Vice President Chandra Holt is leaving to become chief executive officer of another company, a blow to the retailer’s push to boost diversity in its senior ranks.

Holt, who joined Walmart in 2015 and quickly shot up the ranks to become chief merchandising officer for its digital business, will leave Aug. 6, Executive Vice President Casey Carl said in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Holt, who previously worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Target Corp., will join Conn’s Inc., the Texas-based furniture and home-goods retailer said in a separate statement Wednesday.

The departure of Holt, one of the company’s highest-ranking female executives, hurts Walmart’s decade-long push to put more women into upper management. In recent years, the company has seen several departures of high-ranking women, including Roz Brewer, who’s now running rival Walgreens after leaving Walmart for Starbucks in 2017. Walmart has also hired and promoted other female executives, including international chief Judith McKenna and Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside. Complete article

Suspect accused of firing shots inside south side Indianapolis Ind. Walmart arrested 08/05/2021

Suspect accused of calculating theft from La. Walmart 08/05/2021

Lewiston Maine man indicted in June Walmart shooting 08/04/2021

UPDATE: "Suspicious device" at West Valley Walmart "not explosive" 08/04/2021

Suspect steals $1,700 from Kansas Walmart register 08/04/2021

Montana Walmart accuses employee of theft 08/04/2021 A check of surveillance allegedly shows Blackcrow “palm” bills, give cigarettes to certain patrons and take merchandise from the store starting March 1. An estimated $5,830 in cash was taken, along with more than $10,000 in merchandise.

Forest Park Ill. police investigating shooting at Walmart 08/04/2021

Forest Park police say no one appears to have been wounded in a shooting that took place on the afternoon of Aug. 4 in the parking lot of Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave.

An unknown number of gunshots were fired, said police, who also reported finding an abandoned black SUV that had crashed into a tree. Police reported locating the occupants of that vehicle, all residents of Chicago, and interviewing them at the scene.

It’s not clear exactly where police found the crashed vehicle.

The police responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 4:15 p.m. The shots reportedly came from a gold vehicle, which was last seen driving away in the direction of Desplaines Avenue. Police say they don’t know at this time what prompted the shooting. Complete article

Police release new details of shooting outside Walmart 08/06/2021

Police: Man set fire to Walmart, DeKalb Ill. barn, and threatened shootout with officers 08/06/2021

DIXON, Ill. (WTVO) — On Thursday, police arrested Randal Stiles, allegedly high on a combination of drugs and alcohol, after a police chase ended in a cornfield in Dixon.

According to the Lee County Sheriff, officers received word on Thursday that Stiles had started a barn fire in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department had a warrant for Stiles arrest for the arson charge.

Police say Stiles had started a fire at a Walmart in Kendall County as well, and had threatened to drive into a bridge and had said he wanted to be involved in a shootout with officers. Complete article

Body found in car parked at Walmart in Dahlgren Va. 08/05/2021

King George detectives Thursday night were trying to figure out how a Maryland man ended up dead at a county shopping center.

Sheriff’s 1st Lt. Kecia Wharton said police received a 911 call from someone reporting a deceased person in a vehicle in the area of the Walmart parking lot in Dahlgren. The man was found in the backseat of the vehicle.

Sources said it appeared that the victim had been dead for some time. Police have not said how long the vehicle had been in the area.

Police have confirmed that the victim is a Charles County, Md., resident. It was not clear Thursday night if the man, who police declined to name, had been reported missing. Complete article

Man naked on Walmart floor taken to hospital, say Saraland Alabama police 08/05/2021

SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) – A Citronelle, Ala. man was taken into custody Thursday by Saraland Police who found him naked on the floor of a Walmart, according to a news release.

Police were called to the Walmart at 1095 Industrial Parkway around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 in reference to a man allegedly “under the influence and naked inside the store.”

Police said they found Joshua Godwin, 42, of Citronelle, naked on the store’s floor. Complete article

Walmart Bathroom Camera Hidden By Employee: Bolingbrook Ill. Police 08/06/2021

BOLINGBROOK, IL — A Walmart employee was arrested Thursday afternoon after police say he set up a small camera in a family bathroom, officials said Friday.

Bolingbrook police were dispatched to the Walmart at 200 S. Bolingbrook Drive around 6:06 p.m. Wednesday after a shopper came across a wire with a small camera and battery pack hanging underneath a bathroom sink.

After inspecting the camera, police said they determined a store employee, Juan Jose De La Cruz Alfaro, set up the camera in the family bathroom. Officers identified and notified several people captured on the camera. Complete article

Ex-Firefighter in Racist Rant at Walmart Staff Shouts '9/11' and 'Learn English' 08/05/2021

Aman claiming to be a retired firefighter has been filmed making racist remarks to a Walmart employee in Nebraska, telling her to "learn English" and ranting about 9/11.

A shopper, who posts on TikTok as @KaySmiles78, captured the incident at a store in Lincoln. The agitated man also mentioned the constitution and religion as he verbally abused staff and customers.

A clip posted by Kay on TikTok kicks in as the man is mid-sentence, chatting on the phone at the cashier's desk. She captioned it: "Part 1 cornered Walmart employee yelling at her for not being American & not speaking English. Yes I got between them and [got] involved."

In the first of her three clips, which can be seen here, Kay challenges the man about his remarks, saying: "You're disrespecting her." Another woman, off camera, tells him to leave, but he continues his tirade, saying: "When you're in America you better learn our language." And in an apparent attempt to justify his outburst, he adds: "It's called the First Amendment Ma'am." He also tells the two women: "Go to church, would you. You need some prayer." Complete article

Walmart in Rolla, Missouri, to close for sanitation and cleaning 08/05/2021

Walmart Neighborhood Market reopens in Broken Arrow Okla. after deep cleaning 08/05/2021

Jacksonville Fla. Walmart to temporarily close for additional cleaning amid COVID-19 surge 08/06/2021

Walmart in Eastern Kentucky closed for two days for cleaning 08/06/2021

Fight leads to stabbing at Southwest Michigan Walmart store 08/06/2021

BERRIEN COUNTY, MI -- A person was stabbed at a Walmart in Niles Township following an altercation, police said.

Berrien County sheriff’s deputies responded about 2:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 to the Walmart, 2107 S. 11th Street, on a report of a stabbing.

Police said there was an altercation between two male and one was stabbed.

Police said the injuries were not life-threatening and the person was taken to a hospital for treatment. Complete article

Morgan County Health Department confirms COVID outbreak among Jacksonville Fla. Walmart staff 08/05/2021

The Morgan County Health Department confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 among workers at the Jacksonville Walmart Supercenter, 1941 W. Morton Ave.

Seven cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, said Beth Hopkins, systems program coordinator for the city of Jacksonville. Seven additional symptomatic cases associated with the outbreak have not been tested yet, she added.

Meanwhile, the director of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health is recommending Illinois State Fair Grandstand concertgoers to mask up, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Complete article

Walmarts in New York are plugging into solar farms 08/06/2021

Walmart has agreed to buy 129 megawatts worth of electricity from a leading developer of community solar farms across the state.
The deal with Boston-based Nexamp has Walmart subscribing to each of the company’s 23 solar farms in New York.

Walmart has 32 stores, four Sam's Clubs and one distribution center participating in the program across the state.

Nexamp operates a number of solar farms in New York including those in Brunswick, Gloversville, Westerlo, Milton, Little Falls and several in western New York. Complete article

Walmart closing Beach Boulevard Fla. store to clean, sanitize 08/06/2021

South Alabama Walmart to close for cleaning, sanitizing 08/06/2021

London Ky. Walmart temporarily closed for sanitizing 08/06/2021

'Cultural misunderstanding' leads Perry police to respond to Ga. Walmart 08/08/2021

Suspect fatally shot after opening fire on deputies responding to Tx. Walmart shoplifting call, constable says 08/09/2021

Two other suspects were arrested after fleeing the scene late Sunday night, according to Constable Mark Herman's office.

SPRING, Texas — Deputy constables shot and killed a man who allegedly opened fire on them outside a Spring-area Walmart store late Sunday, according to Harris County Precinct 4.

Note: the video in this story is a morning press conference with Constable Mark Herman about this shooting scene.

The gunfire happened shortly after the deputies responded to a call about possible shoplifters at the store. ....

Responding deputy constables were pointed to where the suspects went in the parking lot. They approached and ordered one male suspect to get out of the vehicle. He allegedly started to walk away but with a gun in his hand.

Constable Herman said the suspect brought the gun down to “shooting position” and began to fire at deputies. That’s when the deputies returned fire, shooting and killing the suspect. The deputies were not hurt. Complete article

Tennessee police: Suspect in custody after gunfire reported at Walmart; 3 people injured 08/09/2021

A suspect was in custody Monday after an apparent shooting at a Tennessee Walmart, according to reports.

Police were called to the scene following reports of shots fired at the Walmart in Madison, about 13 miles northeast of Nashville.

At least three people were injured and taken to the hospital, including the suspect, though none of the injuries were from gunfire, the Nashville Fire Department told FOX 17 of Nashville. Complete article

Police: Bystander hit by car during incident at RiverGate Walmart 08/09/2021

Hutchinson Man Charged After Minn. Walmart Incident 08/09/2021

A Hutchinson man has been charged after an incident that took place at the Hutchinson Walmart last month.

On Thursday, July 29 at about 1pm, a Hutchinson Police Officer was called to the store for the report of an upset customer who had made a threat.

Authorities say 76 year-old William Joe Breitkreutz of Hutchinson had attempted to return a used bottle of cologne with no cap or packaging and no receipt. Breitkreutz was denied his refund request.

Breitkreutz was aggravated and then continued to shop in the store. Upon checking out, he asked staff for assistance. Breitkreutz went on to make derogatory comments and made the statement, “If I come back, I’m bringing a gun.” The comment alarmed staff, and they believed it to be a credible threat. Complete article

Police: Pair tried to steal $2,000 in merchandise from Wisc. Walmart 08/09/2021

EAU CLAIRE — A man and woman tried to walk away with more than $2,000 in unpaid merchandise Saturday from the Eau Claire Walmart store, police said.

The merchandise included crossbow arrows and broadheads, a baby stroller and a television, police said.

Justin L. Tolle, 20, of Lyndon Station, and Jade A. Weber-Marshak, 23, 3130 Eldorado Blvd., were each charged Monday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of retail theft and bail jumping.

Signature bonds of $1,000 were set for both Tolle and Weber-Marshak. The bonds prohibit them from having contact with Walmart. Complete article

Walmart Skirts Tough Questions About Security Practices Before 2019 Mass Shooting in El Paso Tx. 08/09/2021

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has again gone to the Texas Supreme Court to avoid answering tough questions related to the mass shooting at the El Paso Cielo Vista store in 2019.

Despite rulings from an El Paso trial court and the Texas 8th Court of Appeals that the retailer should provide details about violent crime and security issues at other Walmart stores, the company's lawyers are fighting to avoid making those details public. The legal maneuvers are in response to lawsuits filed by victims, family members and survivors of the Aug. 3, 2019, mass shooting that led to the deaths of 23 shoppers.

According to the lawsuits, Walmart created a "crime magnet," placing profits over safety by not providing adequate private security at the Cielo Vista location. The retailer instead relied on taxpayer-funded police to respond to violent crimes after the fact at the store, which is one of the busiest in the nation. Complete article

Woodlands Tx. Walmart Closed Until Monday for “Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Stocking” 08/08/2021

Man sentenced to 15 years for stabbing death in July 2018 behind Shrewsbury Missouri Walmart 08/09/2021

Clarkston Wash. Walmart temporarily closes for deep cleaning over COVID concerns 08/09/2021

Walmart temporarily closes Fort Smith Arkansas location for cleaning 08/0/2021

Police: Man shot in stomach in Mobile Alabama Walmart parking lot shootout 08/11/2021

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — According to Mobile Police, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 9:22 p.m., an off-duty police officer was working a side job at 5245 Rangeline Road,

Walmart was advised two unknown males were shooting at one another in the parking lot.

When the officer went outside to investigate, the subjects had left the area. At 9:47 p.m., police officers responded to Providence Hospital in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

Through the investigation, the detective determined the victim was sitting in his vehicle when an unknown male approached him and shot him. Complete article

Mobile man sent to the hospital after being shot in Walmart parking lot 08/12/2021

Man in Allen allegedly threatens Tx. Walmart employee with a machete during robbery 08/11/2021

Allen police responded to an alleged aggravated robbery at a Walmart store in the 700 block of West Exchange Drive on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities are connecting the incident to two suspects, 22-year-old Ahmed White and 32-year-old Christina Falkner, who allegedly made contact through their mobile phones over the duration of the incident.

According to an incident report obtained by Star Local Media, White took two electric drills, placed them into his backpack and wielded a machete. Documents state that when a loss prevention officer (LFO) confronted White upon his exit from the store, White made a threatening gesture with the machete while saying, "Don't be running up on me like that, back up." Complete article

Police: Man tried to kidnap teen from Largo Fla. Walmart parking lot 08/10/2021

LARGO, Fla. - Largo police arrested a man accused of trying to kidnap a teenager from a car parked in a Walmart parking lot.

Investigators said the incident happened Sunday at the Walmart located at 2677 Roosevelt Blvd.

According to police, 24-year-old Austin Eilert approached a vehicle occupied by the 14-year-old and their family.

That's when investigators said Eilert reached into the car, grabbed the teen and attempted to pull them out. Complete article

Deputy fired after failing to charge shoplifter and inappropriately interaction Fla. Walmart employee 08/11/2021

A deputy with the sheriff’s office in Charlotte County in southwestern Florida has been fired after he failed to properly report an attempted theft at a Walmart store and treated the female employee who reported the suspect inappropriately.

Deputy William Vaughn responded to the Walmart in Englewood on 18 May following reports that someone was trying to steal an air mattress, NBC 2 News reported.

The suspect bolted from the scene without the item and Mr Vaughn reported the incident as trespassing and not an attempted theft. Complete article

‘Bear in Walmart’ TikTok Video Was Not Recorded in Ca. Walmart 08/11/2021

A TikTok comedian appeared to confuse a number of commenters after making a humorous video.

What's True
It's true that a bear was recorded on video strolling down a supermarket aisle in Porter Ranch, California. It was later tranquilized in a Walmart parking lot.

What's False
However, the video was recorded in a Ralphs supermarket located near the Walmart where the bear was later found. A TikTok comedian created a new video using the bear clip that led TikTok commenters to believe the bear video was recorded in Walmart. Complete article

Target, Walmart Linked to Xinjiang Cotton as China Lashes Out With ‘Nutty Propaganda’ 08/11/2021

Despite being banned in the United States, cotton from a powerful Chinese paramilitary organization that reportedly uses forced Uyghur Muslim labor is still infiltrating the supply chains of American retailers such as Target and Walmart, a new report claims, as Nike’s CEO toned down some of his rhetoric about the world’s second-biggest economy. Analysis of ... Complete article

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Walmart Hires Baker Donelson Partner Amid Healthcare Push 08/11/2021

Walmart Inc. has named former Baker Donelson shareholder Julie Kass as its lead counsel for Public Health and Omnichannel Health and Wellness, the retail giant announced Wednesday.

Kass will work with Walmart’s government affairs team to shape public health initiatives and report to Walmart general counsel Jeanine Jiganti, according to a statement from the company.

“I look forward to supporting the business and contributing as part of the Health and Wellness Legal team,” Kass said in a statement. “If any corporation has the ability, size and scale to drive better, more affordable healthcare options in our country, it’s Walmart.” Complete article

Gulfport Mississippi Walmart Neighborhood Market to close for deep cleaning 08/10/2021

VERIFY: No, sex traffickers were not found at Perry Ga. Walmart 08/09/2021

Rome woman arrested on meth possession outside West Rome Walmart 08/10/2021

Woman’s Purse Stolen After Unknowingly Dropping It Outside of Walmart 08/11/2021

Walmart in Saraland Alabama temporarily shuts down due to COVID-19 08/11/2021

Man sentenced to serve 4-15 years in prison for sexually assaulting teen in Walmart in Oct. 2020 08/11/2021

2 Walmart stores in south Alabama closing until Friday for cleaning, sanitizing 08/11/2021

Summerfield man arrested in alleged shoplifting case at Fla. Walmart 08/11/2021

Flippin Arkansas Walmart to close for 40 hours for deep cleaning, restocking 08/11/2021

Lexington police investigating shooting; victim found in NC Walmart parking lot after an altercation 08/13/2021

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) – A person was found in the parking lot of a Walmart with a gunshot wound following an altercation.

Lexington police responded to a call of someone with a gunshot wound in the Walmart parking lot on Lowes Boulevard at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

They victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. Following an investigation, officers found that the victim was shot after a fight with a suspect at a house on Melrose Drive.

This investigation is ongoing, but there were no other victims and this was not random. Complete article

Police: 23-year-old man found dead inside car in Stafford Tx. Walmart parking lot 08/12/2021

STAFFORD, Texas — A 23-year-old man was found dead inside a car in a Tx. Walmart parking lot Wednesday night, Stafford police say.

The man has been identified as Marcus Smith from Missouri City.

Police say they found his body around 8 p.m. at the Walmart in Stafford at 11210 W. Airport.

They say Smith was in the driver's seat and had apparent injuries but there were no obvious signs that he was a victim of a crime. Complete article

Man arrested after swinging machete around Newport Oregon Walmart 08/12/2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested after reportedly swinging around a machete at a Walmart in Newport.

Police were called to the store around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. During their investigation, officers learned the suspect — later identified as 36-year-old Timothy John Craft of Bigfork, Montana — had been involved in a dispute in the parking lot and was upset.

Because of this dispute, Craft went into the store and took a machete from a display. He then returned to the parking lot looking to finish the altercation. Complete article

Police respond to large fight at Cape Girardeau Missouri Walmart 08/12/2021

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Police continue to work leads after a fight at Walmart on Wednesday night, August 11.

If you were at or near the scene, they want to hear from you.

Officers responded to a report of an assault in progress after 8 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter.

They found a large group of people fighting. Complete article

Man Allegedly Starts Small Brush Fire Near Lacey Wash. Walmart After Marital Dispute 08/13/2021

A marital dispute allegedly prompted a man to start a brush fire near a Walmart in Lacey on Aug. 6.

The fire damaged about 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of brush next to the northbound I-5 at Marvin Road Northeast, according to a trooper's report.

The incident caused law enforcement and firefighters to close the ramp at Marvin Road for a about three hours that Friday, per a tweet from Trooper Robert Reyer.

Troopers arrested the 40-year-old man at a nearby Walmart Supercenter after witnesses identified him, according to the report. He attended his preliminary appearance in Thurston County Superior Court on Wednesday after refusing to appear the prior two days. Complete article

Darien Woman Arrested In Ill.Walmart Fight: Cops 08/12/2021

DARIEN, IL — Last week, Darien police handled cases involving a battery at Walmart, a hit-and-run crash, an attempted burglary, shoplifting, a broken window and DUIs. Here is information from the latest Darien police reports:

Walmart Battery

Yolanda Leonard, 55, of Darien, was arrested about 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Walmart, 2189 75th St., on a charge of battery. Police responded to a fight that resulted from an accident. She was released and given a date to appear in court. Complete article

Contractor electrocuted at old Walmart on Richmond Road Lexington Ky. 08/11/2021

Lake Wales Fla. Walmart location closing temporarily for thorough cleaning 08/13/2021

Police hosting safety resource fair at Walmart in Springfield Mass. 08/13/2021

Crime Solvers looking for suspects who stole $3k in electronics from Powhatan Va. Walmart 08/13/2021

JANESVILLE: Police in search of man after Wisc. Walmart theft 08/13/2021

90-year-old Kansas woman killed after being struck by vehicle in Walmart parking lot 08/13/2021

HIAWATHA, Kan. — A 90-year-old Kansas woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot Friday morning.

The incident was reported just before 11:30 a.m. in the Walmart parking lot in Hiawatha.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the driver of a Ford Explorer was turning into the parking lot when he struck the victim. Complete article

Judge dismisses case against Md. Walmart 08/14/2021

A Charles County District Court Judge tossed out a case made by a White Plains man that Walmart Stores Inc. violated his rights in an incident in November 2019.

The verdict came Aug. 11 after some courthouse drama before the case was heard.

District Court Judge Robert Wilcox ruled that Jerry Feith, 79, did not have sufficient evidence that Walmart violated his First Amendment rights when he was asked to leave the store on Nov. 30, 2019.

Feith alleged that when he entered the Walmart on Drury Drive in La Plata, he was asked to leave the store by employees due to wearing a hat in support of former President Donald Trump. ......

Martin Strong, asset protection associate at the La Plata Walmart, testified that Feith was asked to leave after sliding what turned out to be a political pamphlet into his pocket.

Strong testified that he had a previous conversation with Feith about handing out political pamphlets as the store has a no-soliciting policy. Complete article

CRIME STOPPERS: Moline Ill. police looking for Walmart shoplifters 08/12/2021

Walmart applicant alleges retailer's criminal history test is discriminatory 08/12/2021

Wiggins Mississippi Walmart Supercenter to close for deep cleaning, stocking 08/12/2021

Dog Missing for Weeks Wanders Into Alabama Walmart and Finds Owner Working at the Register 08/12/2021

Walmart to close two La. locations temporarily for cleaning, sanitizing 08/13/2021

A 3rd Walmart store in South Missippi will close for COVID-19 cleaning this weekend 08/13/2021

Man found dead inside car parked at West County Walmart 08/15/2021

MANCHESTER, Mo. ( -- A man was found dead in the parking lot of Walmart in west St. Louis County Friday night.

Officers with the Manchester Police Department found the man inside a car in the parking lot of Walmart at 201 Highlands Boulevard. It's still unclear what caused the death of the 41-year-old but police say no foul play is suspected. Complete article

Body found in vehicle in Upstate SC Walmart parking lot 08/15/2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A body has been found in a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot, according to the Greenville County Coroner's Office.

The office was called to the Walmart off Woodruff Road in Greenville around 12:20 p.m. Sunday.

Senior Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said the office is investigating. Complete article

Truck crashes into Utah Walmart, driver blames floor mat 08/16/2021

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC4) – A Utah County Walmart is in need of some repairs after a pickup truck crashed into its storefront on Sunday.

Saratoga Springs Police say a man was in the parking lot around 7 p.m. Sunday when the floor mat of the truck reportedly began causing issues around the gas pedal.

The man was outside of the truck and thought the vehicle was in park as he was working to correct the mat. The gas pedal then became stuck and, because the truck was not in park, caused the truck to accelerate into the cart return area of the Walmart. Complete article

Chocolate cookie cake recalled from Walmart stores in Florida, Texas and 21 other states 08/15/2021

One lot of Marketside Chocolate Candy Cookie Cake was recalled from Walmart stores in 23 states after the manufacturer Jimmy’s Cookies found the cakes might have peanuts, an allergen not declared on the packaging’s ingredients list.

That’s not a problem if the person eating the dessert doesn’t have a peanut allergy. But, as the Jimmy’s-written, FDA-posted recall notice says, “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.”

This covers lot No. 1133, which would be noted in black ink on top of the package. The lot went to stores in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Complete article

Mystery man stole $4,200 from Walmart in Vero Beach Fla. 08/14/2021

Walmart temporarily closes Plant City Fla. location 08/14/2021

Norman Drive Valdosta Fla. Walmart closes for weekend cleaning 08/14/2021

Temporary Walmart closures leave customers stuck shopping elsewhere 08/15/2021

Glendale Ariz. police arrest suspect after deadly Walmart parking lot shooting 08/16/2021

GLENDALE, AZ — Glendale police say a 32-year-old man is facing murder charges for allegedly shooting and killing a 30-year-old man Saturday.

On August 14, officers responded to a shooting call in a parking lot near 59th and Northern avenues.

When police arrived on scene, they found the victim, identified as Mirindi John, inside a vehicle and noticed he had been shot multiple times. Complete article

‘I don’t understand what part of this you’re proud of’: ‘Karen’ makes Walmart employees scan and bag her items in self-checkout 08/16/2021

In a viral TikTok video, a woman records Walmart employees scanning and bagging her items at a self-checkout station and calls on her followers to “boycott” Walmart for their lack of cashiers.

“When you don’t support free labor, you make the self-checkout employees scan your items and bag them. Yes I really did make them do it,” the on-screen text reads while in the video, two Walmart employees bag her items in at a self-checkout kiosk.

The woman used the hashtags #createmorejobs and #boycottwalmart. The TikTok, posted on July 28, by Monday had nearly 350,000 views and over 20,000 likes.

In the comments, however, many criticized the woman for forcing the employees to check out and bag her items.

“I don’t understand what part of this you’re proud of,” one user said. Complete article

Husband of woman killed in Texas Walmart mass shooting dies 08/15/2021

Bomb threat evacuates Walmart in Port Angeles Wash. 08/14/2021

Morgan Hill Ca. Police Seek Trio of Thieves Spotted at Walmart 08/14/2021

State Police cancel Senior Alert for missing 83-year-old man last seen at Danville Va. Walmart 08/15/2021

Walmart staff puts an end to man’s gift card scam: Mayfield Heights Ohio Police Blotter 08/15/2021

Man threatens Springfield Missouri Walmart workers, tells them they will be executed for administering vaccines 08/18/2021

Livestreaming on Facebook, a man known online as the "vaccine police" harassed pharmacists at a Walmart in Springfield — saying the workers would be "executed" for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Invited from Alabama to last week's Mercy hospital rally, Christopher Key is an entrepreneur who came to prominence after convincing Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to use his "deer antler spray" to treat his injury.

In recent months, Key has been speaking out against the COVID-19 vaccine. And since the Saturday rally, he has been in Springfield.

Monday evening, Key and his "Missouri crew" entered the Walmart Supercenter west of Springfield on Sunshine Street. Making a beeline to their pharmacy, Key yelled that he was putting the store's workers "on notice."

By the time Key and his group of about a half dozen reached the pharmacy, staff had locked the door, closed the window, and were hiding in the room.

"You are being put on notice!" he shouted outside the door. "And if they give one more vaccine, as of this day after being put on notice, then they can be hung up. And they can be executed." Complete article

Police: Reports of active shooter at Lake Delton Wisc. Walmart deemed false 08/16/2021

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (WMTV) - A report of an active shooter at a Lake Delton Walmart were later deemed to be false, authorities say.

At around 2:30 p.m., Lake Delton Police officers were called to 130 Commerce Ave. after receiving a report of an active shooter, a Lake Delton PD report said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that there was no active shooter or any type of gun violence, and that an unrelated event in the store was inaccurately reported on. Complete article

SMPD Responds To False Reports, Clarifies Incident At Tx. Walmart 08/17/2021

The San Marcos Police Department responded to claims of a shooting at Walmart, clarifying that a shooting did not occur at the chain store Tuesday evening.

SMPD said on social media that officers responded to the Walmart location at 1015 State Highway 80 when several people called in that a fight broke out inside the store. SMPD said some callers reported hearing gunshots but the sounds were caused by merchandise and other objects being thrown around during the incident.

“We want to make sure everyone is aware that a shooting DID NOT occur at the store and no gun was found on the scene,” SMPD said on Facebook.

Police said a suspect was located and arrested on a charge of criminal mischief. SMPD added that the suspect did not have a gun, no shots were fired and no injuries were reported. Complete article

Man arrested at Rogers Arkansas Walmart after allegedly pointing knife at customer 08/18/2021

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A 37-year-old man was arrested at a Rogers Walmart on Tuesday after allegedly brandishing a knife toward a customer at the store, according to probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday in the Benton County Circuit Court.

According to the affidavit, the customer told police that he was browsing the soda aisle at the Walmart on Walnut Street at around 7:40 p.m. when he noticed a man, later identified as Juan Furlan, who “appeared to be shaking while standing near the aisle wall.”

When the customer approached to ask Furlan if he was alright, Furlan allegedly produced a knife and brandished it toward the man, making a swinging motion.

The customer said he jumped back to avoid the knife, and it “seemed as though Furlan was fighting someone who was not there.” Complete article

Walmart Worker Shows How They Know When Customers Steal From Self-Checkouts 08/17/2021

AWalmart employee has revealed online how staff know exactly when a customer is stealing at the self-checkout machines—a place many previously believed was a blind spot of sorts.

In the video, the employee who uses the online alias @thewalmartguy69, showed a scanner device staff are equipped with, writing: "POV: We know when you're stealing," on screen.

The device is by a popular retail track and trace company Zebra Technologies, which supplies many of the largest stores in the US with scanners and software, including Walmart and Costco.

Employees are able to connect the handheld device to the self-checkout machines, displaying which ones are in use and which are open. The device also gives away what has been scanned at each machine and how many of each item, making it easy for workers to spot those who have items in their hands or bags that haven't been scanned.

"We see everything," he wrote. In later videos, the worker also added that the scanner shows removed items and alerts for required help when a customer selects it on the machine. The video can also be seen in full here. Complete article

Walmart to close Sumter County Fla. location for cleaning amid COVID-19 spike 08/17/2021

Man arrested for animal cruelty after leaving his dog in hot car outside Milford Conn. Walmart 08/17/2021

Sarcoxie man charged with fleeing Missouri Walmart with iPhone 08/17/2021

Sheriff’s office: Woman stole over $700 worth of merchandise from Gloucester Va. Walmart 08/17/2021

Police arrest man for incident outside the Walmart in Marshfield, Missouri 08/18/2021

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police arrested a man in the parking lot of the Marshfield Walmart after he reached for a gun.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say they walked up to the man with his back up against his pickup truck in sort of a defensive, cover position surrounded by six-loaded guns. They say he reached for a gun case. Officers then arrested him. Investigators say the man told them he had been using methamphetamine. Police say he several guns inside his truck.

Management at the Walmart locked down the store during the incident. Complete article

Dallas County man charged for disturbance involving guns outside of Walmart in Marshfield Missouri 08/20/2021

Off-duty Montgomery Alabama police officer charged with sexually assaulting female at Walmart 08/18/2021

A Montgomery police officer has been charged with a felony crime after authorities allege he sexually assaulted a female at a Walmart.

Montgomery police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Officer Adriane White, 32. He is charged with first-degree sex abuse.

The department launched an investigation Tuesday, according to Capt. Saba Coleman. The victim’s age has not been released.

Charging documents against White say the incident happened Aug. 8 between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Walmart on Ann Street. The affidavit states that White is accused of touching the female victim’s buttocks and then guiding her hand to touch his genitals. Complete article

Darien Woman Pushes Another At Ill. Walmart: Cops 08/19/2021

DARIEN, IL — A Darien woman who backed into another woman's car earlier this month at Walmart drove away and ended up in an argument, Darien police said.

Yolanda Leonard, 55, who lives in the 7500 block of Farmingdale Drive, was charged with battery in the incident. Patch obtained the full police report.

About 1 p.m. Aug. 4, Leonard got into an accident with the other woman in the Walmart parking lot, according to the report. Walmart security video shows that Leonard backed into the other woman's car as both were trying to leave, police said.

The two women then got out of their cars. Leonard told the other woman there was no damage and then got into her car to drive away, the report said. Security video showed the other woman running after Leonard's car and banging on her car window, police said.

The video also showed Leonard stopping and then stepping out, police said. The two appeared to argue, then Leonard attempted to get back in her car. But the other woman grabbed the door and Leonard pushed her away, police said. Complete article

Report: Amazon surpasses Walmart in customer spending, becomes world's largest retailer outside China 08/18/2021

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Amazon has surpassed Walmart for the title of world's largest retailer outside China, according to a report from The New York Times.

The report is based on data compiled by the financial research firm FactSet.

Amazon took in more than $610 billion over the past 12 months while Walmart took in $566 billion.

Analysts credit an increased reliance on e-commerce during the pandemic for Amazon's success. Complete article

Walmart nearly doubles ad sales after major investments in Connect platform 08/19/2021

Walmart Connect, the retailer's advertising business in the U.S., grew 95% year-over-year in Q2, per the company's latest earnings call.

Active advertisers were up more than 170% in the quarter, and the retailer is growing ad businesses in Mexico, India, Canada and Chile.

Walmart is working to expand higher-margin businesses like advertising, data monetization and its e-commerce marketplace, per the call. E-commerce growth, however, slowed after nearly doubling in Q2 2020 as the pandemic shifted shopping online. Complete article

Pascagoula Mississippi Walmart Supercenter to close for deep cleaning, stocking 08/16/2021

Dubuque Iowa Police looking to identify two people who allegedly stole from Walmart 08/18/2021

Gretna La. Walmart is third store to close for cleaning in past week on Southshore 08/18/2021

LaBelle Fla. Walmart closes due to COVID-19 08/18/2021

Woman Accused Of Shooting A Man In The College Station Tx. Walmart Parking Lot Was A Former Girlfriend 08/20/2021

College Station police believe a local man was shot to death last Sunday night by a former girlfriend who was stalking the victim.

According to the CSPD arrest report, 42 year old Khanh Phan recently purchased a handgun and ammunition that matched what was used to kill 51 year old Jeffrey Blankley. He was shot while driving his SUV in the Walmart parking lot, and the vehicle crashed into a former trampoline park building connected to Walmart.

The arrest report states Phan borrowed a friend’s vehicle and drove to the Walmart parking lot. The friend told officers Phan told him “he could pick up his car from Walmart and that she had just shot someone.” Complete article

Man Found Dead In Car Outside Of Waukesha Wisc. Walmart: Police 08/19/2021

WAUKESHA, WI— A man was found dead inside a car outside of Walmart, 2000 S. West Ave., on Wednesday evening. According to the Waukesha Police log, it appeared the man had been living out of his car. A store employee made the discovery, the log said.

The man's age and his cause of death is unknown at this time.

Waukesha County has resources for the homeless and housing: Complete article

Man says he set towels on fire at Wash. Walmart to cause distraction after woman stopped for shoplifting 08/20/2021

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A Kent man charged with second-degree arson said he started a fire inside a Walmart to cause a distraction after his friend’s girlfriend was detained for shoplifting.

Court documents say 30-year-old Simon Karl Hoyt went into the store in Federal Way on Aug. 15 and started a fire in the towel aisle.

At the time of the fire, more than 150 employees and customers were in the store, which was evacuated. The fire caused $27,000 in property damage and an estimated $30,000 loss of sales, according to an asset protection employee at the store. Complete article

Deming NM police evacuate Walmart following Border Patrol pursuit 08/19/2021

DEMING – Just before the noon hour on Wednesday, Deming police were asked to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents in pursuit of a vehicle on Interstate 10 headed east. According to Deming Assistant Police Chief Clint Hogan, USBP agents attempted to pull over an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe on I-10 and the SUV failed to yield.

“We were set up to block all exits in Deming and keep the Tahoe on the interstate,” Hogan said.

At Exit 81 on Deming’s west side, the Tahoe slipped past the blockade and proceeded to travel east on Pine Street where it entered the Walmart Supercenter parking lot at 1021 E. Pine St. Subjects were observed abandoning the vehicle and entering the store. Complete article

Walmart, Aldi among retailers that received recalled raw, frozen chicken products linked to outbreak 08/17/2021

Federal officials have identified specific stores that sold recalled frozen, raw breaded chicken products. The products are associated with a Salmonella outbreak.

At least 28 people across eight states have been confirmed infected in the Salmonella outbreak, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and infection. Eleven patients have been so sick that they were admitted to hospitals. No one has died.

A variety of raw, frozen, breaded chicken products are included in the recall. The products were distributed in several states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Some of the retailers listed as having received the recalled frozen chicken products include Walmart, Aldi, Save-A-Lot, and Food 4 Less. To view the USDA’s list of retailers, please click here. Additional retailers may be added at any times consumers are encouraged to check back to see if their stores have been added. Complete article

Walmart files second appeal on Ellsworth Maine property tax 08/19/2021

ELLSWORTH — With one denied abatement waiting for a State Board of Property Tax Review decision, Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust has filed a second request to pay lower property tax on the Ellsworth Walmart for fiscal year 2021. The earlier abatement request was filed with the city in 2019 for the superstore’s 2017 taxes, and when the city Board of Appeals denied the request, Walmart turned to the State Tax Appeals Board, where its appeal waits to be addressed.

Walmart seeks to cut the assessed value of the Ellsworth store from $20.1 million to $10 million. At stake is as much as $180,000 in property tax for 2017 and each year forward, if the state appeal is successful, as the new assessment would be retroactive to fiscal year 2017.

The tax abatement appeal filed by the mega superstore chain has become standard operating procedure by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, which filed appeals for 2017 in at least eight Maine communities where it operates, using the “dark store” theory of assessment. That theory argues big-box retail superstores should be assessed as if they were vacant because of their specialty design, which leaves the properties at a low worth for subsequent buyers. Complete article

A travel mug's top exploded after juice fermented inside. The mug's Braintree Mass. owner is suing Walmart. 08/20/2021

BOSTON – A Braintree woman is suing Walmart after she says she was severely injured when the top of a travel mug exploded into her face, propelled by fruit juice left alone in the sealed container for 10 days.

Emily Hoard filed the lawsuit in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, claiming losses related to personal injuries because of a breach of warranty and negligence. Court documents do not state how much money she is seeking.

Hoard bought a 24-ounce "Ozark Trail" vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle, a Walmart brand, from the store on Falls Boulevard in Quincy, the suit say.

On Oct. 1, 2018, she filled it with the Arizona-brand mango juice "Mucho Mango." By the end of the day, about one-quarter of the juice was left in the stainless steel bottle, which she put into her backpack, according to the lawsuit.

Ten days later, she went for the backpack and found the steel bottle was still in there. She tried to remove the top by unscrewing the cap, but was at first unable, according to the lawsuit.

"As the plaintiff continued her effort to remove the subject bottle-top, the top suddenly and without warning ejected with enormous force from the subject bottle, striking plaintiff below her chin and lower jaw with extreme velocity, causing massive damage to the plaintiff's jaw and face," according to the lawsuit. Complete article

This Is Why Your Walmart Could Be Closed This Weekend 08/21/2021

Stores across the country are closing their doors until at least Sunday. Here's why.

If you were planning on going on a quick Walmart run this weekend—either to get some groceries, buy some necessities in preparation for Hurricane Henri, or simply browse the superstore—you might pull into the parking lot to find your local store shuttered. Walmart shoppers from coast to coast have noticed their stores closing their doors until Sunday, Aug. 22 or Monday, Aug. 23, and the retail giant is now explaining why. Read on to find out what's going on and to see if your Walmart is affected by the temporary closures.

In its COVID-19 information guidelines online, Walmart says its stores are mostly open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., unless otherwise mandated, and they're typically closed overnight in order to do more "enhanced cleaning and sanitizing in stores." However, they note, "Stores and clubs may be temporarily closed from time to time as circumstances warrant for additional cleaning and an operational refresh." And that seems to be happening more and more lately, as COVID cases also climb. Complete article

Walmart closing Jacksonville neighborhood market location for cleaning and sanitizing 08/2/2021

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Lufkin Tx. Walmart closed for weekend for sanitizing, cleaning 08/20/2021

Dothan Alabama Walmart Neighborhood Market closes for cleaning 08/21/2021

1 man killed, another injured in N. Houston Tx. Walmart parking lot shooting 08/24/2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a Walmart on Houston's northside.

Houston police responded to the Walmart located at 4412 North Freeway at Crosstimbers in response to a shooting early Tuesday morning.

Surveillance video showed an altercation between two vehicles in the parking lot before the shooting broke out, police said. Investigators said people could be seen walking back and forth between the two vehicles.

According to a tweet from HPD, at least two people were shot, and one of them was killed. Complete article

Teen killed, another wounded in shooting outside Walmart, Houston police say 08/24/2021 The double shooting led to a chase and crash involving a possible suspect, who is now detained, police say.

Two wounded in shooting at Hadley Mass. Walmart 08/23/2021

HADLEY, Mass (WWLP) – Two men were wounded and a man and a woman have been arrested, following a reported shooting at the Walmart store on Route 9 in Hadley Sunday night.

According to Hadley Police Lieutenant Mitchell Kuc, officers received several 911 calls about possible shots fired inside the store just after 10 p.m.

Kuc says police were able to get a description of the suspects’ vehicle from people who saw the incident, and that vehicle was found a short time later, with the driver and passenger being detained.

While taking the two into custody, a separate vehicle drove into the parking lot containing two people who had been shot. Police quickly redirected their focus to assisting the injured. Complete article

One Charged After Armed Robbery At Atmore Alabama Walmart 08/23/2021

A woman was arrested shortly after the armed robbery of the Atmore Walmart Monday afternoon.

The armed robbery was reported about 3:15 p.m. at the store on North Main Street.

“Walmart officials said a female walked up to the service desk and advised the cashier she was armed with a weapon and demanded cash,” Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said. “The female suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Atmore Police Department officers located the suspect in a wooded area behind Oak Hill Cemetery, which is adjacent to the store. Complete article

Thomasville Ga. Police: Woman reportedly injured in machete attack in Walmart, suspect in custody 08/22/2021

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — One woman is injured after a man reportedly attacked her with a machete in Walmart, according to the Thomasville Police Department.

"The man injured the woman's arm but was able to be stopped by other shoppers nearby who intervened and kept him at bay until law enforcement arrived," TPD wrote.

According to police, the woman is being treated for her injuries. The offender is in law enforcement custody and the situation is currently under investigation by detectives. Complete article

Thomasville Walmart stabbing suspect identified 08/22/2021

Burglar armed with knife rides bike, goes shopping inside closed Wash. Walmart 08/24/2021

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Puyallup police said a burglar went shopping inside a closed Walmart before he was found by security guards.

Officers said the 64-year-old man was able to enter the store at 310 31st Avenue Southeast after it was closed last weekend.

Once inside, the man chose a mountain bike and rode around the store selecting a few drinks and candy bars. Complete article

Man charged with stealing speakers from NM Walmart with a juvenile 08/23/2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is facing charges for a violent robbery at a Walmart in northeast Albuquerque. Police say 30-year-old Ryan White walked out of the store on Eubank and I-40 with speakers worth more than $250.

When a loss prevention officer confronted him, police say White threatened to stab him with a metal spike. They say he committed the crime with a juvenile under the age of 14.

Police caught up with them and after a foot chase, arrested White. He is now facing charges including armed robbery. Complete article

Prank Call Leads To Large Police Presence At Walmart On Federal Boulevard Denver Colorado 08/22/2021

DENVER (CBS4) – There was a large police presence at a south Denver Walmart on Sunday night, and it turned out to be due to a prank call. The store is located at the intersection of Federal Boulevard And Evans Avenue.

Denver police tweeted on Sunday night that they were responding to a reported threat.

A line of cars were seen leaving the parking lot, as shoppers were told to leave the store. Complete article

Glenpool Okla. Walmart temporarily closing for cleaning 08/22/2021

People protest Walmart's COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Bentonville Arkansas 08/23/2021

South Medford Oregon Walmart closed for cleaning 08/23/2021

Man used phone to film up woman’s skirt at Fla. Walmart, cops say 08/24/2021

One found shot at Whitehaven Tenn. Walmart parking lot 08/24/2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say one man was shot Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Walmart on Elvis Presley Boulevard.

The victim was found inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound, MPD said at 9:30. He was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

Police are still investigating. Complete article

FBI: Man shows gun, robs bank in Walmart on Wyoming NE Albuquerque NM 08/24/2021

A bank robber chose the late afternoon to target a branch inside a Walmart in Northeast Albuquerque on Tuesday.

The FBI and Albuquerque police are now looking for the man, who was wearing a cap with a Zia symbol, dark mask and a gray sweatshirt with the Champion brand logo, when he displayed a handgun and robbed the First Convenience Bank inside the Walmart at 2266 Wyoming NE, near Menaul, just before 6 p.m., according to the FBI.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, about 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing about 180 to 200 pounds. Complete article

Walmart employee seriously injured after parking lot incident, Wilmington NC PD investigating 08/25/2021

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department is investigating an incident where a Walmart employee was injured after walking into a truck trailer.

Around 5:30 Tuesday morning, a Dodge Ram truck pulling a trailer was making a bread delivery at the Walmart on Sigmon Road in Wilmington. While a store employee was moving pallets, he accidentally walked backwards into the truck trailer as it was coming in for the delivery.

According to the press release from WPD, the employee sustained multiple serious injuries and as of yesterday afternoon, is in serious but stable condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Complete article

Ga. Walmart closes for ‘cleaning’ 08/25/2021

Report of overdose at Winchester Ind. Walmart leads to felony charges 08/25/2021

Ohio man working at Moundsville, West Virginia, Walmart steals about $125K worth of gift cards 08/24/2021

Plea deal drops murder charge for NM June 2019 Walmart parking lot killing 08/24/2021

Woman's death in Tx. Walmart parking lot may have been from natural causes, HCSO says 08/25/2021

The sheriff earlier tweeted the death came after a possible assault during an altercation.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A woman died Wednesday after a reported altercation in a northwest Harris County parking lot, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said deputies initially believed the woman was possibly assaulted outside the Walmart in the 13000 block of SH-249. The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead, Gonzalez said.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene and later determined the woman's death may have been natural and not caused by any assault. Complete article

Woman dies of injuries after being assaulted outside Walmart off Tomball Parkway 08/25/2021 A woman has died from her injuries after being assaulted outside of a Walmart off the Tomball Parkway on Wednesday night, according to a tweet from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Affidavit: Pastor bites Chattanooga Tenn. officers during Signal Mountain Walmart arrest 08/25/2021

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga Police say a local minister stalked an employee at the Signal Mountain Walmart and tried to bite an officer during his arrest.

An affidavit we obtained says 46-year-old Timothy Meyer of Birchwood was charged with stalking, criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.

The affidavit says on August 14th, officers were called to the Signal Mountain Walmart after they found Meyer in the store, after he had been asked to leave on a previous occasion. .....

Officers asked Meyer to sit down, but the affidavit said he again tried to leave, forcing officers to put handcuffs on him. There was a struggle, and Meyer bit one of the officers, according to the affidavit. Officers then used a stun gun in his back, the affidavit says. Complete article

Fire extinguished quickly by sprinklers at Valley Station Ky. Walmart, fire chief says 08/25/2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A fire that broke out inside the Walmart in the Valley Station neighborhood Wednesday night was extinguished quickly by the sprinkler system, according to fire officials.

PRP Fire chief Doug Recktenwald said the sprinkler system put out the fire before the fire department arrived at the store on Dixie Highway, which is near Valley High School.

As heavy smoke filled the store and alarms sounded, everyone was safely evacuated from the store, according to a MetroSafe supervisor. No one was injured in the fire.

A MetroSafe supervisor said they received a report of a fire inside the store in the bedding section. Complete article

APD: Walmart manager stole $40k from West Side store 08/25/2021

A former Walmart manager is accused of stealing more than $40,000 from multiple cash drops over a six-month period from a store on the West Side.

Angelo Apodaca Jr., 30, is charged with embezzlement, a second-degree felony, in the case. He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on Tuesday.

It is unclear if he has an attorney. Complete article

URGENT RECALL Chicken salads and dips sold at Walmart recalled over fears they contain pieces of plastic 08/26/2021

CHICKEN salads and dips sold at retailers including Walmart are being recalled over fears they contain pieces of white plastic.

The product recall applies to ready-to-eat items produced between August 10 and August 13.

Roughly 52,020 pounds worth of products are being recalled by Willow.

The recalled items bear establishment number “EST. P-8827” inside the USDA mark of inspection, we've rounded up the full list below.

The items have been shipped states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Complete article

Over 235k defective hoverboards sold at Walmart, recalled for battery issues 08/26/2021

(WTAJ) – Razor is recalling more than 235,000 self-balancing scooters/Hoverboards for defective battery packs.

The recall involves the removable GLW battery packs installed in Hovertrax 2.0 brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards manufactured between September 2016 and August 2017. In total the recall shows roughly 237,300 Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboards with GLW battery packs. Complete article

Walmart Is Recalling These 5 Foods Right Now 08/26/2021

When a grocery item at Walmart is recalled, the retail giant assures its customers that store locations "work swiftly to block the item from being sold and remove it from" the premises so no customers can purchase it. Still, some recalls aren't issued as quickly as others, which means the item in question may be chilling in your kitchen (perhaps, right at this very moment) without you even knowing there's an issue with it.

If you're a frequent shopper, it's important to check Walmart's website regularly to see the latest food recalls. .....

1 Willow Tree Poultry Farm Chicken Salad
2 Serenade Foods Frozen Raw Breaded Stuffed Chicken
3 Jimmy's Cookies Chocolate Candy Cake
4 Wavy Lay's Original
5 Ballreich Snack Food Company Bar-B-Q Seasoned Potato Chips Complete article

2 Black men accused Tx. Walmart of racial discrimination, saying they were handcuffed and accused of stealing when they tried to return a TV 08/27/2021

Two Black men in their 50s are suing Walmart, alleging that the retailer falsely accused them of stealing when they tried to return a TV.

The plaintiffs Dennis Stewart, a former police officer, and Terence Richardson, a pastor, were handcuffed by the police at a Walmart in the Houston suburb of Conroe, Texas, after trying to return a $300 TV last September, the lawsuit said. Stewart bought the TV earlier in the day but said it wasn't working properly, and so wanted to return it, the lawsuit said.

The two men said that when they went to return the TV, a white employee at the customer-service counter accused them of stealing it and refused to acknowledge their receipt as proof of purchase.

They said the associate called the police. The lawsuit said the police arrived, handcuffed them, and took them to the loss-prevention office, where Stewart was said to have broken down in tears. Complete article

Allegedly shoplifting at Walmart in Washington Ind. ends in drug charges for Illinois woman 08/25/2021

Corinth Mississippi Walmart will be closed until Friday morning for deep cleaning 08/25/2021

Ex-Fracker at Walmart Reveals One Risk to U.S. Oil Supply Growth 08/26/2021

Police: Woman shoplifts $250 of merchandise from SC Walmart 08/26/2021

Tampa Fla. Walmart closes temporarily for deep cleaning 08/26/2021

Walmart closing store at North Decatur, 215 Beltway Las Vegas Nevada for deep cleaning 08/26/2021

Man arrested in police standoff outside Brewer Maine Walmart 08/28/2021

BREWER, Maine — A man is in custody after an hourslong standoff outside the Walmart on Walston Street in Brewer.

Police said 51-year-old Patrick Mullen locked himself in a vehicle outside the store Friday around 4 p.m. and was displaying a gun.

According to investigators, Mullen's last-known address is in Scarborough.

Police said Mullen was threatening suicide inside the vehicle. Officers set up a perimeter around the parking lot and placed the store on lockdown while negotiators tried to speak with him. Complete article

Police report: Dispute over $600 towing fee prompted Brewer Walmart standoff 08/30/2021

Harbor Beach woman badly injured in crash near Walmart in Kochville Township Mich. 08/27/2021

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - A Harbor Beach woman suffered life-threatening injuries after two vehicles collided in front of the Walmart in Kochville Township.

Police say a Chevrolet Malibu heading south on Bay Road made a left turn into the Walmart driveway around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The 18-year-old female driver turned into the path of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driving north on Bay Road.

An 18-year-old Harbor Beach woman, who was riding as a passenger in the Malibu, was rushed to Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw for treatment of life-threatening injuries, according to the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Another 18-year-old woman driving the Malibu was hospitalized with minor injuries. The 65-year-old Standish man driving the pickup truck did not report any injuries. Complete article

Woman sues Ohio Walmart over mother's death 08/27/2021

LORAIN — A Lorain woman is suing Walmart over the death of her mother.

Stephanie Green filed a wrongful-death suit Friday against the retailer on behalf of her mother, Lillie Laverne Williams. In it, Green alleges Williams died as a result of a cut she received on a bathroom door stall at the Lorain Walmart Supercenter.

The lawsuit states Williams drove her motorized scooter into the handicapped-accessible stall in the women’s restroom. Moving her scooter into the stall, she reportedly experienced severe pain in her lower right leg and saw a “significant amount of blood” accumulating on the bathroom floor from where her leg had been ripped open by a sharp metal object on the front of the bathroom stall door.

The object created a u-shaped gash near her knee. Photos attached to the filing show the injury was deep and required extensive treatment, hospitalization and surgery. Williams reportedly never recovered from her injuries and died Nov. 5. Complete article

Roseburg Oregon Walmart set to close 'for additional cleaning, sanitizing and stocking' 08/26/2021

A Mississippi Coast Walmart store closing for COVID cleaning as Ida nears Gulf of Mexico 08/27/2021

Woman arrested after fleeing Walmart in Summerfield Fla. through emergency exit 08/27/2021

North Bay businesses skeptical of Walmart’s offer to handle their last-mile delivery 08/27/2021 “I think for the customer who is trying to support small business, it would be a turnoff to see the Walmart name attached to it,” said Emily Rich, who owns the Village Child in Novato. “Walmart, don’t you have enough of the pie?”

Man dies 17 days after found shot outside Walmart on north side Indianapolis Ind. 08/28/2021

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man died Saturday after being found shot earlier this month outside a Walmart on the north side, police said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and medics responded just after 6:20 p.m. Aug. 11 to a report of a person shot at the store at 5555 Michigan Road. That’s just southeast of the intersection with Kessler Boulevard West Drive.

The man was found shot in a car in the Walmart parking lot. He taken to a hospital in critical condition.

IMPD, at the time the man was found, did not know if he had been a customer at the store. No one else at the store was injured, and Walmart remained open throughout the initial police investigation, an IMPD spokesman said Aug. 11. Complete article

Van left in La. Walmart parking lot contained a dead body 08/29/2021

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Bossier City Police reported to the scene of a supposedly abounded van outside a Walmart on Sunday, Aug. 29.

Employees reported the van to police as it had been parked outside the Walmart on Airline Drive for days. When police investigated the van they reported that they had found a dead body inside. The police report that the area the Walmart is located in is frequented by panhandlers and others who say they are homeless.

Currently, police cant confirm what the cause of death was or if the death was criminal in nature. Complete article

Walmart should be under tighter scrutiny because of wrongful firing of employee with Down syndrome, EEOC says 08/28/2021

A jury found Walmart broke the law when it fired a longtime employee with Down syndrome. Now, the U.S. Equal Employment Commission wants the judge to put the nation’s largest private employer on notice to stop that from happening again.

In a motion filed Friday, the federal agency said Walmart should be under tighter oversight for the next five years and required to make clear in company policies that employees with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations.

Plus, the EEOC said, Walmart should be forced to post a sign about the lawsuit and its actions at more than 100 stores. A draft of the memo, which the EEOC made and shared with the judge, lays out why the company was wrong to fire Marlo Spaeth, a longtime employee — and uses it as a cautionary tale about the consequences of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Complete article

Every Walmart ought to have a solar roof and/or parking lot | READER COMMENTARY 08/29/2021

Dan Rodricks recently identified the roofs of big box stores as the ideal places to ramp up solar energy generation. He’s absolutely right (”A new Operation Warp Speed is needed, this time for climate change,” Aug. 25). From record heat waves to torrential rains, this summer’s extreme weather is proving that the climate crisis is imminent and urgent. To address the crisis, we need to accelerate the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

Big box store rooftops and parking lots are perfect places to generate clean energy. Walmart’s U.S. locations alone could produce enough solar photovoltaic capacity to power 660,000 average American homes. Environment Maryland is calling on Walmart to commit to installing solar on all of its viable roofs and parking lots by 2035. The retailer has already pledged to achieve zero emissions by 2040 which is a good start. Complete article

From Kabul Airport to a Houston Tx. Walmart: ‘Desperate to Get to America’ 08/28/2021

DA: Task Force legally justified in using deadly force in shooting at Whiteville NC Walmart last June 08/27/2021

Trial Delayed for January Va. Walmart Shooting Suspect 08/26/2021

Grants Pass Oregon Walmart temporarily closes for thorough sanitizing 08/28/2021

Protesters line the street outside of Walmart in Marietta Ohio 08/28/2021

Stranger exposes himself to shopper at Manassas Va. Walmart 08/29/2021

Injured Woman Found In Bullet Riddled Car Near Forest Park Ill. Walmart 08/30/2021

CHICAGO (CBS) — Forest Park police are investigating an incident where a woman was found injured in a bullet riddled car next to a Walmart.

Authorities said Sunday night after 11:00, the Forest Park Police Department was notified of shots fired at the Forest Park Walmart at 1300 Des Plaines Avenue.

Officers found shell casings and a bullet-riddled vehicle in a ditch “on the east side of the building.” Police said a female passenger had a gunshot wound. She was taken to Loyola Medical Center but her wound was not considered life-threatening.

The male driver of the vehicle left before officers arrived. Police said he wasn’t located and it’s unclear if he was injured. Police said the offending vehicle is described as a white Chevrolet Impala or Malibu with tinted windows. Complete article

Walmart worker pulls knife on store manager, Fayetteville Ga. police said 08/31/2021

An altercation involving an employee at the Fayetteville Walmart led to his arrest for simple assault and being banned from the store.

Fayetteville officers on Aug. 28 at approximately 11:28 p.m. responded to the Walmart store at the Fayette Pavilion regarding a physical altercation in progress involving a knife, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

Burdett said officers arrived and met with the store manager, who reported that one of the Walmart employees became upset when asked to perform a duty in another department within the store.

The manager said the employee, identified as 61-year-old Patrick Worthington Gayle, of Fayetteville, took a cart from the manager as they began pushing it to the store’s backroom, and snatched and slung it across the floor, causing the items from the cart to spill onto the floor, said Burdett. Complete article

PD: Man Who Pulled Knife On Shopper At Bucks County Pa. Walmart Hit With Multiple Charges 08/31/2021

A man accused of pulling a knife on a Walmart shopper in Bucks County was hit with multiple charges, authorities said.

Barry Whiteman, 59, of Hatfield allegedly pulled a knife on a shopper during a verbal altercation in June, according to Hatfield Township police.

A retired police officer intervened before anyone was injured, police said. Complete article

Walmart is “kidnapping kids” and selling them, and this can be proven by searching “girls shoes $5,000” on 08/30/2021

There is no evidence Walmart has links to kidnappings or child sex trafficking.

• Walmart says the rumors are “simply untrue” and said the high prices that prompted suspicion were mistakes.

• A similar hoax about the online furniture store Wayfair was debunked last July. Complete article

Walmart employees facing termination if unvaccinated 08/30/2021

Walmart has announced that its corporate staff and management-level employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 4.

Associates who do not comply with the new regulations by this date will face a suspension period of up to 28 days.

During this period, individuals who have not received an approved medical or religious exemption and still fail to get vaccinated will be terminated. Complete article

Oxford woman arrested with stolen merchandise in purse at Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Fla. 08/30/2021

Walmart to temporarily close Orange Park Fla. store for deep cleaning 08/31/2021

Tiffin man charged after allegedly acting erratically at Ohio Walmart 08/30/2021

Walmart customer arrested after argument over $1 item: Mayfield Heights Ohio Police Blotter 08/30/2021

PepsiCo, Walmart and Sam’s Club pilot new recycling program in Oklahoma 08/31/2021

Woman: $2,000 stolen from purse at Orangeburg SC Walmart 08/31/2021

Bradenton Fla. Walmart temporarily closes its doors for additional COVID sanitation 08/31/2021

Police Search For Man Accused Of Committing Lewd Act In Suffolk County NY Walmart 08/31/2021

Walmart in Lake Wales Fla. evacuated after receiving a bomb threat 08/29/2021

Fla. Walmart to temporarily close Orange Park store for deep cleaning 08/31/2021

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