Saturday, October 2, 2021

Walmart Crime Report September 2021

Walmart had another eight shootings in the month of September 2021, which is tied for the lowest they've had all year; however, this is still higher than average five or six years ago, and there were four deaths related to these shootings, which is tied for the worst this year. There were also at least two or three injuries from these shootings, which is fewer than usual, although one of them was a five year old child. Several of these started over petty arguments which escalated from there, which is common. There was also one other fatality from a Walmart shooting last June, who died from injuries related to the shooting, and wasn't previously counted. And there was a Walmart worker shot and killed while off-duty in an incident unrelated to Walmart, and they had a memorial at the store. And the first shooting of October happened on the first afternoon of October.

The media and search engines are clearly not as vigilant about reporting crime problems as they used to be, so this means that the amount turning up on search engines are far less complete, and this may include reports on shootings, but is much more likely to apply to lower profile crimes of all sorts, which weren't consistently reported in the first place, and is being reported even less now. Nevertheless there were at least half a dozen additional gun crimes, including petty arguments, including some that are racist, or robberies, and like most less severe crimes there were probably more that weren't widely reported.

In addition to the four people killed in shootings there were three more bodies found in their parking lots, including one murder, and one more Walmart employee and former cop was killed in a tractor trailer accident, bringing the total killed to at least eight. In most cases the bodies found in thier parking lot were allegedly natural causes, but there should be some concern about why so many people have no place to go and wind up dying at Walmart.

At another location unrelated to Walmart a Homeless man could face 7 years in prison for shortchanging store 43 cents 09/22/2021; however, there are many similar incidents constantly happening at Walmart, which is constantly pushing for tougher penalties for the poor while suppressing wages, and as I reported in previous articles, often getting caught at wage theft, which is treated as a civil matter not a criminal matter. There are numerous stories every month including this one about shopliftings of minor items are being turned into felonies sometimes calling them burglaries, which used to involve people breaking into houses.

They've taken this to such an extreme that when police tried to shame a person for stealing diapers in Florida after two credit or debit cards were declined, people all over the country were outraged at the police and Walmart not the father trying to take care of his kids and offered to pay for them if they let the guy go; but Walmart and the police insisted on enforcing their policies without reasonable discretion, at least for now. In another case, a homeless man set at least two fires, including one at Walmart and quickly admitted it. His motive wasn't disclosed, but there've been many other cases where poor or homeless people did things like this just to get free housing in jail. We have plenty of research showing that it's far less expensive to house the homeless or take care of other social problems but our government is controlled by Machiavellian oligarchs that want to "keep the citizens poor," as Machiavelli taught, so they can control them, while only pretending to support Democracy and serve the people.

There are an enormous number of trivial incidents where the people rigging the economy aren't held accountable while the victims who often are driven to desperation get all the blame including a homeless person who was beaten with a baton after spitting on an officer was charged with assault but officers using excessive force are almost never charged, as they serve interests of oligarchs. Other incidents include employees that brawl over petty disagreements before going back to work; an assistant prosecutor starting an argument over a $1 drink koozie who's actually arrested for it; and many other petty arguments, most that get little or no media coverage and are only discussed at the local level. There was also a recent report about an attempt to buy parts for a fake bomb twenty years ago at Walmart that was allegedly used on 9/11 but hardly got any coverage previously.

Fortunately another Walmart employee quit loud and clear over the PA system getting an enormous amount of attention in the store and on the internet where it went viral; it's only been a few months since the last time an employee did that and there was at least one other incident years ago where another employee did this. It's virtually guaranteed that Walmart will be restricting access to the PA system soon if they haven't done it already. However, this wont stop all viral videos of people quitting, since there have been even more made with videos that don't involve the PA system, some limited to loud speeches for all to hear, others involving knocking items off shelves or breaking things. One way or another this will be semi-routine as long as Walmart continues to abuse their workers and often customers as well.

There was also an incident where a Walmart Hairstyle salon was closed because all the employees quit at once to protest abusive work practices. There were also various robberies at Walmart and an attempted kidnapping.

In addition to the person killed in a tractor trailer accident there were several stolen cars, including one with a disabled dog in it, a road rage incident and numerous car accidents, including one where a Tesla drove through some bushes and landed on two other cars when going over a retaining wall from an elevated lot. Walmart had at least one other fire in addition to the one started by a homeless man, which was a vehicle at a gas station that was extinguished before causing much more damage if the tanks caught fire, which is rare since they're underground.

Walmart had at least four more knife attacks, including two stabbings, which is lower than usual, but the reason for this is almost certainly less reporting, not necessarily fewer incidents. Without reliable reporting there's no way of knowing if it's going up or down; however, if it's being suppressed as it appears, there's probably something to cover up. There was also a man threatening people with a stick; numerous sexual assaults or other assaults; a girl-fight over jealousy about the same man; a panic that was started over an exploding bike tire that people overreacted to; and a large theft of $55,000 by a cashier.

One Walmart customer went in for an oil change and had her car blow up before it was done; fortunately her child, which she usually keeps with her wasn't there at this time so she wasn't hurt or killed, but she was stranded for a while and Walmart broke promises to get her a rental while the case was settled. Walmart actually has incidents like this happen on a regular bases, and intentionally or not follow a consistent incompetent patterns of behavior. Even though they're a multi billion dollar company they routinely fight to minimize the damages from the beginning leaving many people stranded, and often, only after the media pays attention they quickly settle, which they can easily afford, but customers get stranded in the mean time. It would obviously be easier to settle right from the beginning, which will cost less and avoid bad publicity but they never seem to do this. There was another incident a year ago where an accident with their tractor trailer wiped out all the tow trucks for a small company which put them out of business until recently when they got a settlement, although there's a non-disclosure agreement which is routine to prevent future victims from knowing what to expect so they can minimize liability for their negligence, which is routine.

A fake news outlet released an article saying Walmart was accepting cryptocurrency from a specific company and dozens of real news outlets reposted this sending the stock surging in possible pump and dump scam. Walmart refuted this within a day but other news outlets were still reporting it. This is either incredible incompetence on the part of news outlets repeating it and possibly Walmart, or they were in on it pretending to be incompetent. Either way it raises major questions about how our economic system works rewarding major scams.

Walmart had a recall for a propane tank adapter, and they're involved in the usual non-stop lawsuits over more things than anyone can keep track of, often wining them, not based on their merits but on their political connections. And they found out their parking lot in Georgia is over an unmarked graveyard for former slaves.

Walmart is also renewing a lawsuit against Kanye West's Yeezy logo, which they claim looks like their logo; both of them look like an image of the sun. This has been copied for thousands of years in many forms with many variations, even though I'm not a fan of Kanye West I can't imagine how Walmart could get intellectual property rights for a replica of the sun. We used to have professionals that were actually concerned about fair play and the rights of the majority, like Dr. Jonas Salk who was once asked "Who owns the patent on this [polio] vaccine?" he replied, "Well, the people I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?" The Supreme Court eventually agreed and when Walmart first objected they lost, but now they're trying again.

Apparently, if Walmart can get away with it the would "patent the sun!" And even the current court system isn't letting them, at least not yet, but they bend over backwards for them in many other cases, and it may be a matter of time before Walmart and other oligarchs get absolute power overruling the last shreds of Democracy if we let them!

Lin Wood went on a wild rant about the Illuminati and a fringe conspiracy theory about Walmart that doesn't make sense, which traditional media gave coverage to helping to promote misleading stereotypes about conspiracy theories; however, just because his claims don't have any credibility doesn't mean there isn't an enormous amount of reason to boycott Walmart when they're constantly suppressing worker and consumer rights, as well as doing their part, along with other oligarchs, to corrupt the Democratic process and even the courts. Nor does it mean that many conspiracy theories aren't much more rational and often turn out to be true, when they're well researched. Governments and corporations are constantly acting in secret and fail to keep all their secrets so good rational researchers often expose real conspiracies, and yes, wealthy people are rigging the economy in their favor and getting away with massive fraud.

There are even some semi-sophisticated scams, like a couple people that convinced an elderly woman from withdrawing $15,000 at Walmart which they robbed her of.

Furthermore, even if you don't call it a conspiracy, our culture of celebrity worship of so-called reality TV stars like a former reality TV "teen mom" who is now almost thirty years old going viral for visiting Walmart while her husband flashes his gun for publicity before crashing his car with children in the back seat. It's hard to imagine why anyone would follow these clowns on social media, but mainstream media is constantly promoting hype like this then, in some cases, like this one, firing them, as if they're taking the high ground while encouraging more foolish behavior for other reality TV stars that can't do anything but behave foolish to get attention.

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 September 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.

9 people facing felonies in Walmart shoplifting, theft incidents 09/01/2021

Repeat shoplifters at Walmart beware — you could be staring at a state prison sentence.

Last month a Hillsborough County grand jury issued felony charges against nine people accused of shoplifting and other theft-related crimes against the Walmart in Manchester.

The charges involve eight separate incidents. Two people were charged in a single attempt to swipe goods by hiding them in storage bins.

The charges are detailed in the monthly batch of indictments issued by a grand jury sitting in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester. They are all class B felonies, which carry a maximum prison term of 3.5 to 7 years. Complete article

Two remain on the run after NC Walmart larceny 09/02/2021

LAURINBURG — Detectives with the Laurinburg Police Department are looking for help in locating two people who are known for being habitual offenders.

On Wednesday, Laurinburg Police announced warrants had been put out for 28-year-old Anthony Lamont Galbreath of Raymond Circle and 30-year-old Andrea Michelle McCrimmon of Carver Street. Both are wanted for felony larceny from a merchant through an emergency door, felony habitual larceny, two counts of felony possession of stolen goods, three counts of felony conspiracy, first-degree trespassing and misdemeanor conspiracy.

The charges are in connection to a larceny at Walmart on Aug. 26, when Walmart reported to the police department that, around 2 p.m. the day before, two people had come into the store and stolen several items. Complete article

Shoplifter with five previous theft convictions arrested at Walmart in southwest Ocala Fla. 09/01/2021

Odessa man caught inappropriately recording women in Tx. Walmart in September of 2020 sentenced to prison 09/01/2021 Ector County Judge John Shrode has sentenced a man to two years in prison for taking improper videos of unsuspecting women. Donald Porter, 35, pled guilty this week to Invasive Visual Recording. In addition to jail time, Porter was also given a ten-thousand dollar fine.


Woodward Okla. Walmart evacuates over suspicious message 09/02/2021 According to Interim Chief of Police Billy Parker, a pencil was found on the counter-top by the sink in the ladies restroom that said, “bomb, boom, (expletive), you’re dead.”

Niles Ill. Blotter: Thief Steals TV From Walmart 09/01/2021

Critical shooting incident on 27th Street in Oak Creek Wisc.; suspect dead 09/03/2021

OAK CREEK, Wis. - The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the area of 27th and Sycamore in Oak Creek for one male victim following a "critical incident" Thursday morning.

In a press conference, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas said a suspect is dead following the carjacking of two vehicles in the area of S. 27th Street between Ryan and Sycamore.

"All of a sudden we saw a vehicle coming out of his parking lot going like 80 to 100 miles per hour down 27th Street and then all of a sudden you heard them hit like two or three cars. Cop cars started following them and then gunshots were fired. A lot of gunshots were fired – and I don't know it was just crazy," said a witness. Complete article

Police kill alleged carjacker outside Wisconsin Walmart 09/03/2021

Man critically hurt in June mass shooting outside Hudson Ave. Rochester, N.Y. Walmart dies from injuries 09/02/2021

Rochester, N.Y. — One of the victims injured in a mass shooting outside the Hudson Avenue Walmart in June has died from his injuries.

Rochester Police say Manuelito Rivera, 44, was critically hurt in the June 28 shooting and remained in the hospital since that date. Investigators say he died from his injuries Wednesday.

Angel Gonzalez-Pagan was also killed in the shooting. Two others were hurt in the incident. Complete article

At a Florida Walmart, the Hijacker Bought Items for a Fake Bomb to Scare Passengers on 9/11/2001 09/03/2021

In this series, Newsweek maps the road to 9/11 as it happened 20 years ago, day by day.

Marwan Al-Shehhi went to Walmart on Copans Road in Pompano Beach, Florida, on September 3 and purchased the following items: a toggle switch, gel mate, auto tape, and a 9-volt battery. The items appear to have been used to construct a device resembling a bomb to use onboard his flight—United Airlines Flight 175—to scare and subdue the passengers.

At 9:00 a.m. on 9/11, a passenger onboard al-Shehhi's plane named Peter Hanson called his father and reported: "It's getting bad, Dad ... A stewardess was stabbed ... They seem to have knives and Mace ... They said they have a bomb ... It's getting very bad on the plane ... Passengers are throwing up and getting sick ... The plane is making jerky movements ... I don't think the pilot is flying the plane ... I think we are going down ... I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and fly into a building ... Don't worry, Dad ... If it happens, it'll be very fast ... My God, my God."

On American Airlines Flight 11, piloted by Mohammed Atta, the hijackers sprayed Mace, pepper spray or some other irritant in the first-class cabin to force passengers and flight attendants to the rear of the plane. They also claimed to have a bomb but there is no evidence that they had even the fake components that al-Shehhi compiled. Complete article

Man fills shorts with stolen Walmart merchandise, threatens employee with knife, police say 09/03/2021

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a man accused of stealing items from a Walmart and then threatening an employee with a knife.

Jeffery John Sawtiski, 37, is charged with aggravated robbery.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, on July 28 Sawtiski allegedly walked into a Walmart in the 8900 block of West Military Drive and tried to steal merchandise by stuffing his shorts.

Police said Sawtiski tried to leave the store and shouted profanities when he was confronted by an employee. That’s when, police say, Sawtiski pulled out a knife and threatened the employee, just before getting into a vehicle and driving off. Complete article

Michigan police respond to Walmart after brawling employees exchange punches — then go back to work: report 09/0/2021

Michigan officers responded to a Walmart store after two employees reportedly exchanged punches in the middle of their shift – startling shoppers before cutting the quarrel short to continue working.

The incident happened on Aug. 23 around 1:19 p.m. at the Walmart store on Maple Road in Troy, Michigan. The brawl happened between a 49-year-old employee and an 18-year-old employee, who each gave contradicting accounts of who initiated the physical fight, WDIV reported.

The 49-year-old man, from Oak Park, told police he was struck in the back of the head and defended himself by then slugging his co-worker, an 18-year-old man from Oak Park But the 18-year-old man said the 49-year-old first pushed him in the chest, so he struck him in the side of the head. Complete article

Mom Asks Walmart for Oil Change, Gets Car Blown Up Instead 09/03/2021

An Arizona woman who went to Walmart for an oil change claims she ended up with a blown up car instead.

Nikki Smith says she narrowly escaped with her life when her Jeep went up in a ball of flames at the Walmart Auto Center in Phoenix — and it was just by the Grace of God she didn't have her three-year-old daughter strapped in there at the time, either.

Smith told TooFab she brought the car to the supercenter on Sunday for a routine oil change. She says the only other issue the vehicle had ever had was a washer reservoir leak — which she had previously gotten fixed at the very same Walmart. .....

She claims after lifting up the hood, she discovered the oil cap had not been replaced, and had leaked all over the engine. She says Walmart agreed to take the car back, give it another oil change, and clean up the mess.

According to Smith, they even told her the employee responsible had been fired, and that the next oil change was on the house. ......

Smith claims two minutes after parking and walking into the manager's office, a worker ran in after her to inform them there was smoke billowing from the car. She says by the time they got outside,

the car was in flames, before ultimately exploding. .......

"Never one time did he apologize to me for this heartbreaking issue or even offer any help," she said. "My family and I could have lost our lives and he thinks I'm trying to gain something other than what I came to Walmart with — which is a car."

"I work very hard for everything I have. I work two jobs to provide for my daughter and now I don't even have a vehicle to go to either one of my jobs. I came to Walmart with a perfectly fine car and I had to WALK home with nothing." Complete article

'Illuminati is real': Lin Wood goes on eye-popping rant about Walmart selling 'fetal tissue parts' food 09/02/2021

Notorious right-wing lawyer L. Lin Wood has greatly expanded his conspiracy theories beyond QAnon and Trump's "Big Lie" of election fraud.

In a bizarre new video, Wood rattles off multiple conspiracy theories in less than 40 seconds.

Reuters legal affairs correspondent Jan Wolfe described it as "like conspiracy theory Mad Libs."

"Stop going to Walmart, stop going to Target," Wood instructed. "Stop buying the food that they have been producing for years with fetal tissue parts to kill you!" Complete article


Freddie Mitchell Went to Pa. Walmart in His Underwear to Buy Clothes After Being Rescued from Flooded Home 09/02/2021



Shooting, pursuit reported near Weston WV Walmart 09/03/2021

WESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - There is a law enforcement presence after a reported pursuit and shooting near the Walmart in Weston.

The reported pursuit began shortly before noon Friday.

Photos sent to 5 News by a viewer show one person on a stretcher, as well a police cruiser and pickup truck with damage in the area. Complete article

Clarksville Arkansas Walmart evacuated Saturday after bike tire explodes 09/05/2021

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — A Clarksville Walmart was evacuated Saturday afternoon after receiving a call of gunshots near the store on Market Street just after 4 p.m.

Upon investigation, Clarksville police determined the noise instead came from a "defective bike tire that exploded." The department released a statement after the store was cleared, thanking all supporting agencies for responding to the call. Complete article

DCSO Officer beats homeless with baton, who spit on him during Tenn. Walmart altercation. The homeless man is charged with assault. 09/05/2021

36-year-old Anthony Archer was causing a disturbance at a West Nashville Walmart when of-duty DCSO/Nashville Sheriff Officer Robert Lillard Jr, who was working a secondary security job there, asked him to leave. He says Archer became aggressive and “balled up his fists”, and even spit on him, at which time Lillard says he pulled out his baton in self-defense and began striking him with it. Archer escaped the altercation and fled the store. He was found two days later, trespassing, and was arrested on the outstanding warrant. He remains jailed on a $3,100 bond.

The victim is an officer with the DCSO and was working off duty as security at the Walmart located at 7044 Charlotte Pk. The victim was called to the front of the store after a store employee had informed him that the defendant was acting agressively towards employees and customers.

The victim was able to make contact with the defendant at customer service and had told him that he needed to leave the store. The defendant walked out of the store but came right back inside and started causing problems again at customer service. The defendant was becoming aggressive and started knocking items in the floor. Complete article

Vehicle fire in Hewitt Tx. Walmart gas station quickly extinguished 09/06/2021

HEWITT, Texas – It was a tense situation Monday afternoon at the Walmart on Interstate 35 in Hewitt.

The car seen in the video below broke out in flames at the gas station. Two Hewitt Fire units responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

The Hewitt Police Department tells FOX 44 the cause of the fire was due to a mechanical issue. Everybody in the area was able to get away safely, and no injuries have been reported. One gas pump was damaged in addition to damages to the vehicle. Complete article

Elk Grove Ca. property owners sue Walmart trust over claim on land titles 09/03/2021

Elk Grove property owners are suing the Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust over an agreement they say was completed in 2015 but has yet to be closed, hindering their ability to sell their properties. Complete article

Two people warned for trespassing, shoplifting at Walmart 09/04/2021

Tyler Tx. PD searching for 3 people involved in Walmart theft 09/03/2021

Cashier arrested after theft of over $2,700 from Arkansas Walmart 09/04/2021

Crestview Fla. Walmart closing temporarily for COVID sanitization, restocking 09/03/2021

Iowa Man Sentenced In July 2018 Missouri Walmart Stabbing Death 09/05/2021

Skowhegan Me. police arrest Oxford man at Walmart 09/06/2021

Columbia Missouri man charged after allegedly firing gun in Walmart 09/07/2021

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Prosecutors charged a man Tuesday after he allegedly fired a gun inside a Columbia Walmart.

Daniel Arnold, 25, of Columbia, accidentally fired the weapon in the store's bathroom in the 3000 block of West Broadway, according to police. The shot damaged the tile floor but no one was hurt, according to a probable cause statement.

Police found the weapon, a long-barreled .410-caliber pistol, in the bathroom. A witness told police Arnold fired the gun accidentally. Complete article

St. Cloud Fla. Police continue investigation of stabbing outside Walmart 09/08/2021

The St. Cloud Police Department is continuing to investigate a stabbing that took place outside the St. Cloud Walmart on Monday.

The St. Cloud Police Department responded to the St. Cloud Walmart on Monday after receiving a report of a possible stabbing in the parking lot.

When St. Cloud Police Officers arrived at the Walmart they found a man who had been stabbed in the stomach area. Complete article

Police: Woman robbed at Rockford Ill. Walmart 09/08/2021

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford police need your help finding two people who they say robbed a woman at Walmart last week.

Police say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Walmart on Walton St.

The victim told police she was getting a cart with her infant child when she was approached by an unknown man and woman.

The man threatened to harm the woman if she did not go with them and take money from the store's ATM and registers. The victim told police she complied with the suspects. Complete article

Police say Louisville man, 68, sexually abused 14-year-old in Walmart parking lot 09/08/2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a 68-year-old man has been arrested after he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl inside a parked car partially concealed in a Walmart parking lot.

They further allege that he agreed to pay her for sexual favors.

According to an arrest report, an officer with the La Grange Police Department made the discovery Tuesday, just before 5 p.m., in the rear parking lot of the Walmart at 1015 New Moody Lane, near the I-71 interchange. Complete article

Lawnmower taken, recovered from Mich. Walmart 09/05/2021

Judge orders man held without bail in shooting at Walmart in Hadley Mass. 09/06/2021

Forest City NC police need help identifying suspects in Walmart theft 09/08/2021

Indiana Walmart employee almost did the right thing after finding wallet, police say 09/08/2021

Police identify 18-year-old killed in west Charlotte NC shooting 09/09/2021

CHARLOTTE — A homicide investigation took place Wednesday afternoon in west Charlotte spanning two scenes, including a Walmart parking lot.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the Walmart on Wilkinson Boulevard.

CMPD said when they got there, officers found a teen who had been shot. He was taken to Atrium Main where he was pronounced dead. Complete article

Suspect in death of teen found shot in NC Walmart parking lot dies in hospital, police say 09/25/2021

East Texas man charged with robbing Walmart delivery driver at gunpoint 09/09/2021

TEXARKANA, Texas (KETK) – Police in Texarkana have arrested a man accused of trying to rob a Walmart delivery driver at gunpoint on Sunday.

Brioni Dansby, 35, is charged with aggravated robbery and illegal possession of a firearm. Investigators say he approached the driver around 4 a.m. Sunday morning and demanded money.

A statement by the department said when the delivery driver told Dansby he didn’t have any money, Dansby showed him a pistol stuck in his waistband and said, ‘I can kill you. I have a gun.”

Dansby then told the driver to “give [him] his cell phones,” again threatening to kill the driver. The driver told Dansby that he could have anything he wanted because he wasn’t going to fight him for it, but Dansby still walked away empty-handed. Complete article

Arnold man allegedly pulls out gun during parking spot dispute at Missouri Walmart 09/08/2021

A 25-year-old Arnold man allegedly pointed a gun at another man during a confrontation in the grocery pickup area at the Arnold Walmart, 2201 Michigan Ave., according to Arnold Police.

Officers were called at about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to the store and found the man who allegedly had waved the gun around in a Toyota Scion parked in a space in the grocery pickup area, the report said.

The man got out of the Toyota and handed an officer a .9-milimeter Smith and Wesson gun. He said he had been waiting in a long line in the pickup area and after pulling into a parking spot, a man got out of a Kia Sportage and started banging on his windows and yelling at him to move, according to the report.

The driver of the Toyota told police he got a gun out of a compartment in the passenger-side door and put it on top of his glove box after the other man started banging on his window. He said the man from the Kia walked away and said the Toyota driver “would regret it,” the report said. Complete article

Walmart will phase out quarterly bonuses for store workers 09/09/2021

Walmart Inc. WMT, -0.43% is phasing out its decades-old quarterly bonuses for store workers, according to the company, as the retailer implements hourly wage increases for hundreds of thousands of its employees.

Walmart said it would scrap the benefit, dubbed “MyShare,” at the end of the company’s fiscal year on Jan. 31, 2022, according to a memo sent to staff discussing coming wage increases. “We are rolling MyShare into associates’ base pay going forward,” the memo said.

A Walmart spokeswoman said most workers say their hourly wage is the most important part of their pay, and that folding the bonus into wages increases the amount of consistent, predictable income. She said the quarterly bonus makes up just a portion of the pay increase workers are receiving. Complete article

Former Walmart president reveals plan for $400-billion Utopian city in the US desert 09/08/2021

Billionaire and former Walmart president Marc Lore helped outline a plan for a $400 billion metropolis, tabbed "the new city in America," to be built in the desert if properly funded.

Lore's mission statement for the city of Telosa is to "create a more equitable and sustainable future" that can "become a blueprint of future generations." That's backed by a 150,000-acre design proposal with eco-friendly architecture, sustainable energy production, and a drought-resistant water system.

A focal point of the city, set to house around 5 million, will be its transportation – with Telosa's streets prioritizing bikes and pedestrians, as well as slow-moving autonomous cars – over fossil fuel-dependent vehicles elsewhere. The official website for Telosa cites that 1 billion people will be affected by climate change in 2050. That figure falls in line with a United Nations climate change report in August dubbed a "code red for humanity," noting that Earth could reach 1.5°C by 2040. Complete article

Woman posing as Walmart employee steals from North Fort Myers Fla. store 09/07/2021

Man Steals Nearly $700 Worth of Digital DVD Codes From Fla. Walmart 09/08/2021

Chehalis Wash. Walmart Temporarily Closed for Cleaning, Sanitizing, Store Says 09/07/2021

Groton Conn. Police Search For Suspects In Walmart Register Theft 09/07/2021

Murder victim discovered in car parked near Perris Ca. Walmart - Local man arrested 09/10/2021

PERRIS, Calif., — Sheriff’s officials say a local man was arrested after deputies who responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle discovered a man’s lifeless body inside a car parked in the vegetation alongside a Perris roadway yesterday morning, Thursday, Sept. 9.

The discovery happened on the sparsely traveled Frontage Road near Indian Avenue, just north of the Walmart Supercenter along the 215 Freeway.

Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene shortly before 7 a.m. after receiving the report of a suspicious vehicle, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Ed Baeza has since said of the discovery and subsequent arrest.

“When deputies arrived, they located a deceased male inside the vehicle with trauma to his body consistent with a homicide,” the Sergeant explained; adding, “The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.” Complete article

Authorities investigating body found at Waveland Mississippi Walmart Supercenter 09/09/2021

WAVELAND, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities are investigating a body that was found at the Walmart Supercenter in Waveland Thursday night.

Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage confirmed that a body was found and officials are currently investigating the scene.

Details are limited at this time but WLOX News will keep you updated as more information becomes available. Complete article

Man wanted for allegedly robbing Kunia Hawaii Walmart, assaulting security guard 09/09/2021

Honolulu Police are looking for a man wanted for allegedly robbing the Walmart in Royal Kunia.

Police say the suspect stole items and fought with a security guard while trying to get away.

The incident happened on August 10. Complete article

Montco Man Pulled Knife During Pa. Walmart ‘Altercation’, Police Say 09/09/2021

Richland Township Police recently announced charges against a man who they say was involved in an altercation at the Walmart store at 195 N. West End Boulevard (Rt. 309) in the township in June.

In a post published on the department’s Crimewatch site last week, police said Barry M. Whiteman, 60, of Hatfield, Montgomery County, was involved in a “verbal altercation” and “pulled a knife” on another person at the store.

According to court records, the alleged incident occurred June 8.

Police said in their news release that it ended without injury when “a retired police officer intervened in the situation,” and that they filed charges against Whiteman on July 20, following an investigation. Complete article

Fake Walmart news release claimed it would accept cryptocurrency 09/13/2021

Cryptocurrency Litecoin saw a sudden surge in price on Monday over a press release about Walmart accepting it for payment - which turned out to be fake.

The release, published through a legitimate press channel, claimed that Walmart would accept the currency through all its digital stores.

Walmart later told US media outlets the announcement was "inauthentic".

By that time, several major news websites and press agencies had spread the supposed news. Complete article

Walmart in Liberty Tx. closed until Friday for cleaning and restocking 09/08/2021

McAlester Okla. Walmart to temporarily close 09/09/2021

Man, woman wanted for using stolen credit card at Shreveport La. Walmart 09/09/2021

Newnan Ga. Walmart closes temporarily for deep cleaning 09/10/2021

Locust Grove Okla. Police investigating bomb threat at Walmart 09/11/2021

6-year-old unaccompanied migrant found in Brownsville Tx. Walmart 09/10/2021

Many Gulf Coast Walmart Supercenters temporarily suspend pickup, delivery services 09/12/2021

Man shot in fight over place in Wisc. Walmart checkout line 09/14/2021

Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting in a Walmart checkout line.

Police responded to the store near North 103rd Street and West Silver Spring Drive shortly before 7 p.m. Monday.

According to witnesses, three men were arguing over their place in line when one of the men opened fire.

A cashier said she was feet away from the men before the shooting.

Other customers and employees ran toward the back of the store.

Police said a 31-year-old Milwaukee man was shot. Complete article

One injured in shooting at the Walmart on West Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee 09/14/2021

Milwaukee police seek suspects in shooting at north side Walmart 09/30/2021

‘It’s not only a scam, but it’s also a robbery,’ Oklahoma woman scammed out of $15,000 after Walmart trip 09/14/2021

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma woman is now out thousands of dollars following a simple shopping trip to Walmart. The Oklahoma City Police Department is hoping this case will serve as a warning to others.

“The main takeaway for the public is that you never want to engage in a financial conversation or engage in a financial transaction with a stranger who simply approaches you on the street or in a store,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

And that’s where Knight told KFOR the story went wrong. A 71-year-old woman was scammed out of $15,000. Police believe these two people are responsible for the crime: ......

The alleged suspect began flagging down a man.

“A male suddenly enters the picture and starts explaining that banks are safe,” Knight said. “He then tells the victim you need to show her banks are safe by you making a withdrawal. The woman felt threatened to do so.”

The man identified himself as a Walmart manager, insisting the victim takes him to her bank. She finally gives in after fearing the alleged male suspect had a gun. Complete article

Allegany NY Walmart salon closed after all hairstylists walk out 09/13/2021

ALLEGANY — The salon at Walmart was closed Tuesday after the entire staff quit at the same time.

The SmartStyle Hair Salon’s doors were locked Tuesday morning with the message “We Out” on a poster hanging in the window. The poster also included the note, “We love our people,” and listed where each of the stylists had moved to.

Staff member Dana Roth said the mass exit was inevitable with the way the site’s upper management had disregarded any concerns voiced to them.

“The last nine months especially has been fairly taxing with us having had a limited staff and no support from the higher-ups,” Roth told the Times Herald. Complete article

Walmart refuses to provide revenue figures in Ellsworth Maine tax abatement appeal 09/15/2021

ELLSWORTH — An abatement appeal by Walmart, which seeks to reduce its 2021 property tax from about $20 million to about $10 million, was tabled by the Board of Appeals Sept. 13 in order to determine whether the city can order Walmart to hand over three years of sales information. City Assessor Larry Gardner had made the request to help determine his assessment, which uses, in part, an income-based approach.

Bruce Stavitsky, representing Walmart, held that gross sales figures were confidential business information.

“That’s proprietary, how much value [the store] generates,” he said. “And it does not relate to the value of real estate at all.”

That is where Walmart and Gardner differ in their approaches. Walmart uses the “dark store” assessment method, which bases the value of the real estate on its market value if the store was closed. Complete article

Walmart to test self-driving cars in multiple cities with Ford and Argo AI 09/15/2021

Walmart is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to include Ford Motor and Argo AI, an autonomous car start-up backed by the automaker.

The companies said Wednesday that the collaboration will use Ford Escape hybrids with Argo AI technology for Walmart deliveries in Miami, the District of Columbia and Austin, Texas.

The program will allow Walmart customers to place orders of groceries and other items online for door-to-door autonomous delivery. Complete article

Suspicious package prompts south Abilene Tx. Walmart evacuation; All clear given 09/12/2021

Man faces drug charges after shoplifting SC Walmart 09/13/2021

Officers stopped three at Tenn. Walmart, alleged shoplifting, intent to sell heroin 09/12/2021

Suspected shoplifter nabbed after failing to scan items in self-checkout lane at Fla. Walmart 09/13/2021

$115M Judgment Against Walmart on Ice 09/13/2021 U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. last month put a $115 million judgment against Walmart Inc. on hold “until further notice by the Court.”

Walmart hit with $115 million verdict over food-waste trade secrets 04/12/2021

Walmart to temporarily close Meridian Idaho store for thorough cleaning and sanitizing 09/13/2021

Time To Get $100 Walmart Gift Cards For Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Coming To A Close 09/13/2021

Carencro Walmart employee who quit over PA system says she’s overwhelmed by support 09/15/2021

CARENCRO, La. (KLFY) Beth McGrath nervously filmed herself speaking over the PA system in what would be her last day as an employee at the Carencro Walmart.

In the now viral 1:11 video McGrath’s face is not seen, but her painted nails and long red pigtails are as she dials up the store’s intercom system to announce her resignation, outing what she described as mistreatment by management towards her and her fellow employees.

“Attention Walmart shoppers and associates, my name is Beth in electronics. I’ve been working at Walmart for almost five years and I can say that everyone who works here is overworked and underpaid.”

The video with a caption that said “On to better things” was posted online Tuesday and so far has over 4500 shares.

Beth’s voice was clear throughout, but her message although at times laced with profanity, was even clearer: “The store’s management does not care about the employees, and especially the elderly employees.” Complete article

Louisiana Walmart worker praised on social media after quitting job over PA system 09/16/2021

Huron County joining Bad Axe Mich. in Walmart suit 09/15/2021

The Huron County Board of Commissioners agreed to help the City of Bad Axe in its lawsuit against Walmart.

Commissioners approved a motion to give a prorated amount based on tax revenue losses to help cover the city’s attorney and appraiser fees.

Commissioner Mary Babcock said the amount would cover current and future costs the city incurred because of this case.

Bad Axe has already incurred $44,549 in expenses from appraiser Integra Realty Services and legal firm Simen, Figura & Parker. Complete article

Man accused of shooting 'upskirt' video of shopper at La Grange Ky. Walmart 09/14/2021

Detectives seeking suspected vodka thief from Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza Fla. 09/14/2021

Police: Baby rescued from hot car parked at Madison Township Ohio Walmart, mother arrested 09/15/2021

Corbin Ky. Walmart to close at 2 p.m. Wednesday until Friday morning 09/14/2021

Man committed 'lewd act' at Islandia NY Walmart, Suffolk police say 09/14/2021 Suffolk County police are looking for this man, seen in a frame grab from surveillence video, who allegedly committed a lewd act in an Islandia Walmart in July.

Necklace urn containing ashes found in Missouri Walmart parking lot 09/14/2021

Walmart employee dies after tractor-trailer accident at distribution facility in Raymond NH 09/16/2021

RAYMOND, N.H. — Police have confirmed a deadly workplace accident at the Walmart distribution facility in Raymond, New Hampshire.

According to Raymond Police Chief Michael LaBell, the victim has been identified as James Tomilson, 54, of Deerfield.

LaBell said Tomilson was on foot when he was hit by a tractor-trailer at the distribution center shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday. EMTs from Raymond Ambulance and the Raymond Fire Department performed CPR, but he died a short time later.

According to police, Tomilson was an employee at Walmart and was a former Deerfield and Raymond police officer. Complete article

Man pulls gun on Walmart staff after exchange of racial slurs: Mayfield Heights Ohio Police Blotter 09/16/2021

Officers responded to Walmart at 9:18 p.m. Sept. 6 for a report of a man who had threatened the staff with a gun. He was taken into custody without incident.

He explained that he had been at the store earlier in the day and employees had used a racial slur toward him.

The staff, in turn, said he came to the store and began calling them racial slurs, then pulled out the gun, which was found to be a BB gun. Complete article

Police: Man Threatened NC Walmart Employees With Stick 09/17/2021

SMITHFIELD – Police arrested a man inside Walmart after responding to a disturbance. Around 9:20pm Wednesday, police responded to a report a man was threatening Walmart loss prevention personnel with a wooden stick.

Prior to their arrive, police said Jason Jonathan Jordan, of W. Noble Street, Selma, was inside the store and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Loss prevention suspected Jordan was attempting to steal merchandise and confronted him.

During the confrontation, Jordan allegedly grabbed a wooden stick and began swinging it at employees. Police arrived and found Jordan still armed with the stick. He reportedly took up a defensive posture towards responding officers, however, they disarmed the 33 year-old man without injury or further incident. Complete article

Walmart on Fourth Street in Longview Tx. closed until Friday morning 09/15/2021

Rochester Minn. PD: Two arrested after stealing $1,000 worth of goods from Walmart north 09/16/2021

Auburn Maine Walmart victim shot twice in back after July 2019 confrontation, autopsy shows 09/16/2021

Man Walks Out of Fla. Walmart With Unpaid For Shark Vacuum Under Cart 09/16/2021

Lawyer: Man charged in Ariz. Walmart killing acted in self-defense 09/15/2021

BCSO: Drill resulted in false call to Gray Highway Ga. Walmart 09/17/2021

Walmart co-workers honor Little Rock Arkansas homicide victims with in-store memorial 09/18/2021

Employees at the Walmart on Cantrell and Chenal honored the lives of the woman and son who were killed earlier this week in Little Rock.

The memorial consists of a table with photos of Shunterris Salter and her son, Jamichael Petty, as well as a book that can be signed.

Salter and her son were killed Tuesday evening. Complete article

Neighbors share memory of victims killed in West Little Rock double shooting 09/16/2021

Police on scene near Ohio Walmart 09/17/2021

PERKINS TWP. — A man who allegedly robbed a Perkins Township bank Friday morning is at large, according to the FBI.

Perkins police were called to First Federal Bank on Milan Road (U.S. 250) for an incident called in by a panic alarm.

Officers arrived at the scene and confirmed that the bank had been robbed, Perkins police chief Vince Donald said.

The suspect threatened a teller with the use of a weapon and fled the bank on foot, according to an FBI news release. Complete article

Stark County assistant prosecutor arrested after argument with Walmart employee over $1 drink koozie 09/17/2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County assistant prosecutor Lon’Cherie’ Billingsley was arrested outside of a Walmart in Mayfield Heights on Aug. 24.

Mayfield Heights Police released the body camera footage of Billingsley’s chaotic arrest.

According to police, all of the drama started after Billingsley got into an argument with an employee over the price of a $1 drink koozie.

Stark County prosecutor Kyle Stone did release a statement regarding Billingsley’s arrest. Complete article

Propane tank adapter hoses sold at Home Depot, Walmart recalled 09/17/2021

COMMERCE, Calif. (WKBT) – Gas One has recalled propane tank adapter hoses sold at Home Depot, Walmart and other places because the hoses might swell and leak gas.

The leaking gas presents a fire hazard, according to an announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Md.

The Commerce-based company sold about 19,500 of the hoses online at Amazon, eBay, Gas One, Home Depot and Walmart between December 2020 and February for between $9 and $18, the CPSC said. Complete article

Walmart Waived Arbitration Rights in Bad Gift Card Class Action 09/17/2021

Walmart Inc. must face a proposed class action brought on behalf of disgruntled gift card purchasers after the Eighth Circuit ruled that the retail giant waived any rights to arbitrate the case by litigating it for 15 months.

The lawsuit, brought against Walmart by Debbie McCoy and removed to a federal court in Missouri in August of 2018, alleged Walmart was aware of a fraudulent practice leading to gift cards being drained by third parties. McCoy bought two Walmart cards as Christmas presents for her niece and nephew, only to find that the balance on one had been exhausted and ... Complete article

Maine Walmart must face bias claim by worker regularly absent post-injury -1st Circ 09/17/2021

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court has revived claims that Walmart Inc unlawfully fired a "people greeter" at a Maine store who was absent or left work early on more than 20 occasions to attend doctor appointments or because of complications caused by medication for a work-related injury.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Wednesday it was unclear whether Margaret Benson's attendance lapses were excusable under Walmart policy because they stemmed from a pelvic injury she sustained while working. The panel said a Maine district court judge should not have granted summary judgment to the retail giant.

The court revived Benson's claim of disability discrimination and her allegation that Walmart unlawfully retaliated against her for complaining that she was being harassed for missing work for medical reasons. Complete article

Walmart Just Suspended Delivery and Pickup in La. 09/15/2021

Judge sentences pair who fought with cops after mask request at Ariz. Walmart in 2020 09/17/2021

NC Walmart employees catch man taking upskirt photos with cell phone, Goldsboro police say 09/17/2021

Mountain Home Idaho Walmart to close for deep cleaning 09/17/2021

Tyler Tx. police looking for man they say stole from Walmart, returned the items for cash 09/17/2021

Police Seeking Information on Credit Card Fraud at Pa. Walmart 09/18/2021

UPDATE: Mobile Alabama Police confirm body found near Tillman’s Corner Walmart 09/20/2021

UPDATE (09/20/21 1:46 PM) — Mobile Police confirmed a body has been found near the Tillman’s Corner Walmart.

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Police Department (MPD) is investigating a crime scene near Tillman’s Corner Walmart.

Crime scene tape is up around a dumpster behind the Verizon store. WKRG News 5 is reaching out to MPD for more information. Complete article

Woman’s keys, vehicle taken from her in Ky. Walmart parking lot 09/20/2021

Hopkinsville police are investigating a strong-arm robbery outside of the Walmart Supercenter Sunday afternoon.

Loss Prevention personnel at Walmart confronted a man about alleged shoplifting and HPD was notified.

Before officers arrived, the suspect forcibly took the keys to a van from a woman he knows and then fled with her vehicle. Complete article

Man suspected of grabbing girl’s arm at Mich. Walmart may have approached others, police say 09/20/2021

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A man accused of grabbing an 8-year-old girl’s arm at Walmart in Grand Haven Township may have had physical contact with other young girls, sheriff’s deputies said.

Police have arrested a 43-year-old Grand Haven man after he allegedly grabbed the 8-year-old’s arm on Sunday, Sept. 19. The girl’s mother saw the man grab her arm and pulled her away.

The man, wearing a face mask, quickly walked away, sheriff’s deputies said. Complete article

Update: First Responders Heading to Circleville Ohio Walmart after Assault 09/20/2021

CIRCLEVILLE – First responders responded to the scene of 1470 south Court street Walmart after reports of an assault on Saturday.

When they arrived they found a man who was assaulted inside the store. The event according to Pickaway county sheriff was domestic between an ex-wife, boyfriend, and ex-husband.

According to Sheriff’s department, the ex-husband was in the store when he says the boyfriend attacked him by the jewelry counter. He told police it was unprovoked and he didn’t fight back. Cameras from the store confirmed this. Complete article

Two Circleville Men Were Arrested for Theft at Ohio Walmart on Friday 09/17/2021

Man Slumped Over In Car At Lacey NJ Walmart Charged With Drug Possession, Set Free 09/19/2021

Ky. Walmart cashier treats customers to special closing time announcement 09/17/2021

Child approached by unknown man at Grand Haven Mich. Walmart, deputies say 09/19/2021

Recognize Him? Tyler Police Seek Man Who Stole from a Tyler Tx. Wal-Mart 09/19/2021

Person killed in shooting outside Gresham Oregon Walmart, police say 09/21/2021

GRESHAM, Ore. — Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened outside of a Walmart in Gresham Monday evening.

Officers were called to the 3900 Block of West Powell Boulevard just after 6:15 p.m.

One person was found dead at the scene, Gresham Police confirmed. Complete article

Customer verbally abuses Walmart Associate on video 09/20/2021

WALMART: A video has gone viral on TikTok of an entitled customer degrading and verbally abusing a Walmart Associate at an unnamed location.

This video was recorded and posted to this TikTok Account (@DrPepper_haha) and currently has over 30,000 likes at the time of the article being written.

The video highlights the customer verbally abusing Associates at the Walmart store.

The video started of with the customer demanding that the associate “be quiet”, and the associate responded “you are not going to tell me what to do sir”, other associates backed up the associate by saying “you are not going to talk to him like that”. Complete article

Man steals diapers, wipes from Winter Haven Fla. Walmart — now Facebook users want to pay for them 09/21/2021

Police say Walmart has a zero-tolerance policy and wants the man arrested.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The Facebook post by the Winter Haven Police Department asking for help finding a man who stole from Walmart is gaining a lot of attention, with thousands of people offering to pay for the items taken.

Police said in the post it happened at the Walmart on 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd. on September 15 around 4:30 p.m.

Police say the man was with two children when he attempted to purchase diapers and baby wipes at the self-checkout lanes. Complete article

Police posted a photo of a man they say stole diapers from Walmart. Strangers across the country came to his defense. 09/30/2021

Judge tosses Greenpeace suit over Walmart recyclable labeling 09/21/2021

(Reuters) - Retail giant Walmart Inc has been handed a win by a federal judge in San Francisco who tossed claims that the company labels some of its house-brand plastic products "recyclable" when that option is not available for most consumers.

U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney in a Monday ruling dismissed Greenpeace's claims that it violates California's Unfair Competition Law by marketing and selling single-use plastic products labeled No. 3 to No. 7 as recyclable even though their U.S. consumers' recycling programs rarely accept them. Chesney said Greenpeace can file an amended complaint.

Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove said the company "rel(ies) on labeling developed and validated by our suppliers and sustainability partners." It is represented by Shook, Hardy and Bacon. Complete article

State Police arrest two after shoplifting incidents at Walmart in Allegany NY 09/19/2021

Police blotter: Va. Walmart customer pepper-sprayed in aisle 09/20/2021 Walmart 125 Washington Square Plaza, 9/18, 2:33 p.m. Deputies responded to the Walmart for a fight in progress. They learned the victim exchanged words with another customer in an aisle of the store. The suspect sprayed the victim in the face with pepper spray and fled the store. Camera footage is being used to create a wanted poster of the suspect.

Tenn. Walmart to temporarily close Hixson story to be cleaned, sanitized 09/21/2021

Police Seek Pair Accused of Stealing LEGO Set from Pa. Walmart 09/20/2021

5-year-old boy shot at Walmart in Mobile, Alabama police say 09/21/2021

The shooting stemmed from an argument between the boy’s relative and two other people that turned physical around 1:57 p.m. Tuesday, Frazier said.

The child’s relative was accessing a gun when it discharged, striking the boy in his left foot.

The boy was taken to the hospital by private vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are scheduled to present the the circumstances surrounding the shooting to the district attorney’s office, which will determine whether any charges will be filed in the case. Complete article

Woman charged with reckless endangerment in accidental shooting of 5-year-old relative at Mobile Walmart 09/23/2021

A female relative of a 5-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the foot Tuesday afternoon at a Walmart in Mobile as she was attacked by two other women was charged with reckless endangerment, police said Thursday. ......

Frazier said it’s up to Murray whether to pursue charges against the women who attacked her.

Richard Mouneu Charged With Robbery After Allegedly Threatening Minn. Walmart Employee, Taking Cash 09/22/2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Hutchinson man is charged with robbery after allegedly threatening a Walmart employee in West St. Paul and taking money from a cash register.

Thirty-nine-year-old Richard Mouneu was arrested near the store Monday shortly after the incident.

According to a criminal complaint, a man matching Mouneu’s description feigned purchasing a CD, and when the employee scanned it, he told her to “open the register or he would hurt her.”

The employee told investigators the man then reached for his waistband, making her think he had a weapon. She opened the register and fled immediately. Complete article

Schuylkill County Pa. man arrested in Berks road rage case at Walmart 09/22/2021

A Schuylkill County man was arrested Wednesday on charges of trying to run down a family that he believed took his parking space at the Walmart store in northern Berks County.

Thomas Hablett, 53, Schuylkill Haven, was arrested at his residence and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated assault with a victim under 18, and related offenses, according to Tilden Township police.

The incident occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 1 at the Tilden Walmart, 1800 Tilden Ridge Drive.

Hablett became upset that another vehicle pulled into a parking space he was seeking. He circled the parking lot and waited for the family — a man, his girlfriend and their 3-year-old child — to get out of their vehicle.

When the family stepped into the crosswalk to walk into the store, Hablett drove at the family.

An adult holding the 3-year-old had to step back to avoid being hit. Complete article

Owners Desperate To Have Vehicle, Disabled Dog Stolen From NW Oklahoma City Walmart Parking Lot Returned 09/20/2021

OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro family is desperate to find their vehicle and disabled dog that were stolen from a Walmart parking lot over the weekend in northwest Oklahoma City.

Stephanie Ruggles and Christy Peavler’s 2009 Subaru Forester and her 13-year-old’s disabled Pekingese dog, named Karl, were stolen Saturday from the Walmart location near NW 23rd and Pennsylvania around 8 p.m.

“I love that dog, I’ve had that dog for seven years and he is my best friend,” Peavler said. “I just need him to come back.” Complete article

EEOC Sues Walmart Over Staff Member's Alleged Sexual Touching, Lewd Comments 09/22/2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walmart Tuesday in Florida Northern District Court. The lawsuit accuses Walmart of discriminated against its female employees. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendant. The case is 3:21-cv-01051, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Walmart Inc.

This suit was surfaced by Radar, a source for high-speed legal news and litigation updates personalized to your practice. Radar publishes daily updates on just-filed federal cases like this one. Complete article

Beaver Dam Wisc. to settle Walmart lawsuits 09/21/2021

Beaver Dam will settle lawsuits from Walmart after getting caught in the “dark store loophole.”

The Common Council approved the settlement agreements Monday. Walmart filed multiple cases against the city in 2019 and this year to lower the property value on its store and distribution center, which would lower its property taxes. Big box corporations have taken such legal action across the state, sometimes reaching settlements with municipalities and sometimes failing in court.

The settlement approved Monday will not affect the store. The distribution center value will lower and issue a refund of about $112,000. All the lawsuits will be dismissed. Complete article

Walmart Announces Pricing for Cash Tender Offer 09/22/2021

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) (“Walmart” or the “Company”) announced today the pricing for its previously announced offer to purchase for cash up to $10,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Principal Amount”) of the securities listed in Table I below (collectively, the “Securities”) (such offer to purchase, the “Tender Offer”). The Company also announced the principal amounts of Securities of each series expected to be purchased on the Early Payment Date.

The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated September 8, 2021 (as amended, the “Offer to Purchase”). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

The consideration to be paid for the Securities of each series being purchased in the Tender Offer has been determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase according to the “Reference Yield,” which means with respect to the Securities of each series being purchased, the yield of the applicable reference security listed in Table I below for such series of Securities. Complete article

Thief stole $1,200 worth of items from Walmart store, Tupelo Mississippi Police say 09/20/2021

Bedford woman arrested after stealing items from Ind. Walmart 09/21/2021

Jury finds Auburn Maine man not guilty of murder in 2019 Walmart parking lot shooting 09/22/2021

Police searching for couple who stole baby products at Walmart 09/22/2021

Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J. 09/24/2021

KEARNY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There was chaos inside a Walmart in Kearny, New Jersey when a man was stabbed with a machete during an argument, police said Friday.

Police were called to the store on Harrison Avenue around 10:30 a.m. after someone called 911 to report an assault, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported.

Police said they found a man inside the store with a deep cut to the back of his head.

A preliminary investigation found he was involved in an argument with another man who allegedly attacked him with the machete, according to police.

“It was an altercation between two people and then they, one guy pulled out, it was like a sword and he cut it. People see him laying on the ground and one guy was bleeding from the head. It was terrible,” witness Thomas Underwood said. “It was just a stampede of people who were running. One girl got trampled. She ended up going to the hospital. She got hurt, she hurt her leg.” Complete article

Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping of 1-year-old at Kokomo Ind. Walmart 09/24/2021

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — A woman was arrested Friday morning after an attempted kidnapping at the Kokomo Walmart, the Kokomo Police Department said.

The victim’s mother said she and her 1-year-old child were shopping at the store located in the 1900 block of East Markland Avenue around 11:30 a.m.

The mother was pushing the child in a shopping cart when she was approached by an unknown woman.

According to the mother, the woman appeared to purposely bump into her. The woman then unbuckled the infant from the cart and attempted to kidnap the child, police say.

A struggle ensued, and the mother regained control of the child. The suspect fled the store. Complete article

HORROR CRASH NC Teen Mom Jenelle Evans’ husband David Eason brings GUN to Walmart before crashing car with daughter Ensley, 4, in it 09/25/2021

JENELLE Evans' husband David Eason brought a gun to Walmart, before crashing their car on the way home.

The Teen Mom 2 alum, 29, captured the horrifying moment David slammed into another car while their daughter Ensley, 4, was sitting in the back.

Jenelle filmed the "chaotic" day in a video titled "Crash and drama" for her YouTube channel.

The MTV alum, David and Ensley were shopping at Walmart, where David's gun was clearly visible in its holster at his hip.

The 33-year-old - who shot and killed Jenelle's dog - flashed the gun while waiting at the checkout counter at the supermarket.

The couple later headed home, with David driving, Jenelle in the passenger seat and Ensley in a car seat in the back.

Jenelle was talking about what they had bought from Walmart, when their car jolted and she yelled, "Oh my God!" Complete article

Girlfight In NM Walmart Parking Lot 09/24/2021

Two juvenile girls got into an early-morning fight Aug. 22 in the Walmart parking lot over a boy they are both dating.

EspaƱola Police Officer Michael Dimas responded to the call regarding a battery and larceny at 6:30 a.m. after a girl called 911, saying she’d been beaten by several people, who then took her jewelry.

A juvenile, later identified as Bianca Gonzalez, said she went to Walmart with her cousin, Alyssa Overson, around 5:40 a.m., and they met up with another juvenile, later identified as Eliana Trujillo. Overson and Trujillo intended to discuss issues they had over a boy they were both supposedly seeing at the same time.

“Bianca stated she intervened for her cousin, and her (Bianca) and Eliana got into a physical confrontation, in which both individuals battered each other,” Dimas wrote in his incident report. “Bianca said she had struck Eliana’s iPhone out of her hand since she was recording the incident. Bianca said she had taken Eliana’s two necklaces she was wearing and threw them away in the parking lot and stated to Officer (Anthony) Martinez that she doesn’t recall where she threw them and stated she refused to look for them.” Complete article

Ga. Walmart worker charged with pocketing $55,000 from store’s cash supply 09/21/2021

An employee at Walmart in Peachtree City has been charged with multiple counts of felony theft by taking after stealing at least $55,000 in cash over a period of several months.

Felicia Oliphant, 36, of Union City, was charged with nine counts of felony theft by taking, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said an internal investigation by the company determined that cash in the machine used to supply money to the store’s cash registers had been coming up short. Complete article

Walmart, EEOC Renew Fight Over Coach as Disability Accommodation 09/24/2021

The EEOC failed to show that a deaf and visually impaired cart pusher could perform his essential work duties, and the employee also wasn’t entitled to a permanent assistant to help with those duties, Walmart will tell the Seventh Circuit on Friday.

Walmart provided Paul Reina with a job coach for the nearly 17 years he worked at its store in Beloit, Wis., and the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t punish an employer for providing a disabled worker with more generous job assistance than the law mandates, according to Walmart Stores Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores East LP.

Previously letting Reina have a job coach can’t be held against it, the company said in briefing in advance of Friday’s oral argument. Complete article

2 arrested for drug related charges after shoplifting call at Valdosta Ga. Walmart 09/22/2021

Midland Tx. PD investigating Walmart theft 09/22/2021

Judge affirms bond in fatal Ariz. Walmart shooting 09/22/2021

Two women suspected of stealing wallet out of Walmart shopping cart, returning to RI Walmart to use stolen credit cards, police invesitgating 09/23/2021

DEVELOPING: Shooting at Mooresville NC Walmart 09/26/2021

MOORESVILLE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Emergency officials are on the scene of a shooting at a Walmart on Norman Station Boulevard in Mooresville on Sunday.

According to the Mooresville Police Department, officers responded to calls regarding the incident around 11:40 a.m. on Sunday to the branch location.

There is one known suspect, however, it is unclear at this time if they are in custody, according to police. It is also unclear at this time if there are any injuries. Complete article

Suspect arrested in Georgia after shooting at Walmart in Mooresville NC 09/27/2021

Avenue Q Lubbock Tx. Walmart robbed, suspect in custody 09/25/2021

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A man robbed the Walmart Supercenter at 1911 Marsha Sharp Freeway Saturday morning.

Peyton Peoples was taken into custody around 10 a.m. Saturday morning after robbing the store and fleeing on foot across Avenue Q to the DoubleTree Hotel, where he was then apprehended by police.

The stolen property, which was unspecified by police, was recovered and returned. According to the Lubbock Police Department, Walmart will be pressing charges against Peoples. Complete article

Mishaps at Ind. Walmart lead to lawsuits 09/26/2021

MUNCIE, Ind. — A local woman who alleges "oil or another foreign substance" struck her eye and face near the meat counter at a Munciie Walmart store has filed a related lawsuit.

Amy Hunt — represented by the Ken Nunn Law Office of Bloomington — contends she was in the Walmart store at 1501 E. 29th St. on July 25 when an employee "washing the deep fryer negligently" caused the substance to strike her face, causing "serious injury."

The injuries, not detailed in the Delaware Circuit Court 1 lawsuit, are also described a "permanent," and are said to have resulted in medical expenses. Complete article

‘Every Day Is Frightening’: Working for the Top U.S. Employer Amid Covid 09/27/2021

As offices debate the merits and logistics of reopening, a parallel sphere of workers like Peter Naughton, a Walmart cashier, seem to inhabit another world. Often their jobs just got really hard.

It was a hot morning in Baton Rouge, La., the day that Peter Naughton woke up on the floor.

Sore, disoriented, he’d already grasped what his mother was now telling him: He’d had another seizure. But he also grasped a larger truth: He needed to pull it together and somehow go to work.

A cashier and self-checkout host at the nearby Walmart, Mr. Naughton dreaded depleting his limited paid time off in the midst of a pandemic. His mother, for her part, insisted that her epileptic son, then 44, stay home and rest. The hours after a seizure were difficult enough. Toss in the stress of Covid-19 and a customer base that largely — and often angrily — rejected mask use, and a day at work seemed anything but recuperative.

In the end, Mr. Naughton’s growing headache and general fogginess were intense enough that he conceded to his mother’s wishes. He dialed once, twice, three times. No answer. Given the penalty for missing work without giving notice — and the fear of risking his job during uncertain times — he saw what he had to do. Reeling, he made the trip to the store and clocked in. Complete article

Va. Towing company able to replace fleet year after Walmart truck wreck 09/24/2021

More than 25% of Walmart's corporate officers are people of color, new report shows 09/25/2021

Police investigate bomb threat at Lexington Ky. Walmart 09/25/2021


Report: Man charged after fight with gun at Boardman Ohio Walmart 09/28/2021

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a suspect after a reported fight at the Walmart in Boardman involving a gun.

Police were called to the store just before 6 p.m. Friday for reports of a fight, and employees pointed to one of the men they said was involved in the incident and who they say had a gun in the store.

Officers tried stopping the man, identified in a police report as 21-year-old Jairice Shelton. They said Shelton took off running into the nearby Lowe’s, however.

Police said Shelton was found hiding between the shelves in the store, concealed under some products. He told police he was involved in a fight at Walmart and ran because he “got scared,” but he refused to answer further questions when asked about the gun, according to a police report. Complete article

Homeless man arrested for setting fires at Quincy Mass. Walmart, Roche Brothers 09/28/2021

QUINCY — Police arrested a 35-year-old homeless man Monday night after they say he set two consecutive fires on Falls Boulevard.

Quincy Police Captain John Dougan said firefighters were called to Walmart at about 6:30 Monday night. When they arrived, they saw fire and heavy smoke coming from the garden section.

When police arrived, officers said most people who had evacuated the building were standing about 100 yards away but one man was standing by the store’s entrance. When asked about the fire, he reportedly said “I started the fire” and admitted to having bought lighter fluid at Walmart.

Police then asked him about a fire the previous night at neighboring Roche Brothers— a wooden fence separating the store from the woods beyond had been set on fire Sunday night and lighter fluid was found at the scene The man reportedly said, “Yeah, I set that one too.” Complete article

Tesla lands on 2 parked vehicles in Fla. Walmart parking lot 09/29/2021

The driver of a Tesla apparently had some problems parking their ride Wednesday morning.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue posted on Facebook that a driver overshot a parking space at a Walmart located along Military Trail.

Officials said this caused the vehicle to travel through some bushes, landing on top of two parked vehicles. Complete article

Two-car accident in front of Walmart in Raleigh County NC 09/29/2021

MACARTHUR, WV (WVNS)– First responders were on scene of a car accident in Raleigh County.

The accident was reported Wednesday afternoon on September 29, 2021, in front of the Walmart on Robert C. Byrd Drive.

It is unknown if there are any injuries. Complete article

A Colorado Walmart has decided to ban students from their store during hours that school is in session 09/27/2021

A Walmart in Grand Junction Colorado has decided to ban school-age children from their store, but not in the way you might think.

The Walmart location has restricted students from their Walmart Neighborhood Market between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. in an attempt to keep kids out of their store and in school.

The store has experienced multiple incidents involving rough-housing and shoplifting as well as harassment, and the management spoke with the Central High School administration about the issue before coming to this solution. Complete article

Unmarked graves found near a Ga. Walmart parking lot 09/28/2021

Residents have long suspected that there may be slaves buried near a Walmart parking lot in Decatur, just outside the Crowley Mausoleum. This is what we found.

DECATUR, Ga. — Every day thousands of cars drive by what looks like an ordinary parking lot in Decatur, Georgia. But there is nothing ordinary about it.

A memorial, many don’t even know exists, sits roughly 300 feet from Memorial Drive. The mausoleum, a Civil War-era burial site, is enclosed by 15-feet tall granite walls. It’s seen better days. Graffiti stains the outside of the shrine while inside overgrown trees and grass cover the tombs. But Jessica Derise was drawn to it. Complete article

Walmart is still angry about Kanye's new Yeezy logo 09/30/2021

From his outspoken opinions to the heel-dragging charade that is his album release schedule, Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. But he's also managed to raise eyebrows in the design world too – and the latest brand to take issue with one of Ye's logos is none other than Walmart.

The company has taken issue with a sun-shaped logo (below) intended for use as part of Kanye's fashion label, Yeezy. Walmart says the logo, featuring a collection of dots in the shape of the sun's rays, is far too similar to its own sun-shaped logo, and that it will create "confusion" and a "false suggestion of a connection" to Walmart's brand. Maybe West and his team needed our guide to logo design.

Walmart has already had one attempt to block the logo quashed, but according to The Fashion Law, it's doubling down on its efforts. After Yeezy successfully claimed that "Walmart certainly knows, as does the consuming public, that the last thing [Yeezy] wants to do is associate itself with [Walmart],” Walmart has amended its filing, "replacing its Deception/False Designation of Origin claim with a False Suggestion of a Connection claim". Complete article

Exclusive: Walmart poaches Instacart's chief revenue officer Seth Dallaire as the grocery delivery startup's c-suite shakeup continues 09/30/2021

Seth Dallaire, the head of Instacart's advertising business, is leaving the grocery-delivery company to take a similar position at Walmart.

In the coming weeks, Dallaire will join Walmart as chief revenue officer. His remit will include Walmart Connect, membership (Walmart+), data monetization and business partnerships, the retail giant said in a statement. He will report to John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart US.

"We wish Seth the best in his next chapter," an Instacart spokesperson said. "Over the last two years, Seth and our broader advertising team have helped build Instacart into one of the largest pure-play grocery ad platforms in the world, supporting more than 2,500 brands. We're grateful to Seth for his many contributions to Instacart and wish him all the best in his future endeavors." Complete article

Tyler Tx. Police Seek Man Who Stole from a Tyler Wal-Mart. Seen Him? 09/2/2021

Police: Man walks out of East Texas Walmart without paying for $175 speaker, tool kit 09/28/2021

Bismarck ND Walmart temporarily closes for cleaning, restocking 09/28/2021

Man wanted after buying ring at Tx. Wal-Mart with stolen credit card 09/28/2021

Police: Cambria County Pa. shoplifter caught with meth, heroin at Walmart 09/29/2021

Boil notice issued for Killeen Tx. Walmart 09/28/2021

Bloomfield man arrested after switching price tags on tires at Ind. Walmart 09/28/2021

Missouri couple accused of child abuse want home confinement eased to go to Walmart 09/30/2021

Meat moved after SD Walmart coolers give out 09/30/2021

Iowa Walmart jewelry thief pleads not guilty 09/30/2021