Jolyn Cullum was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot of a Chattanooga Walmart in February 2011 when another driver backed out without looking, knocked her over, crushed her with a shopping cart and pinned her between the two vehicles.
(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Over the years I have visited many Walmart stores and have seen some very disorderly stores. But I found a store in total disarray during my visit last Saturday to the Pittsfield, Massachusetts store (number 1201). It was disturbing. Everywhere I looked, whether it was the […]
Walmart Twinkies will be on sale this weekend, even though Hostess says it asked retailers to wait until Monday to start selling the iconic snack cakes. Walmart announced Friday that Twinkies were available at about 1,600 stores and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning.
FOX2 in St. Louis reports that a man walked into a Collinsville, IL, Walmart in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. He then managed to sneak into the store’s drop ceiling and, like Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club, make his way to the space just above a room where the store holds its cash.
This room has a drywalled ceiling, so the man had so use a saw to cut a hole.
“He tried to cut in there with a saw,” a the Collinsville police officer tells FOX2. “He was sawing through the ceiling, apparently to drop down into the offices. One of the cashiers went in there to make change or whatever.”
Because it’s not exactly easy to saw drywall without making a sound (and presumably kicking up some debris), the employee in the room below noticed. That employee told the manager, who called the police.
Realizing he had been caught mid-burglary, the man abandoned his unasked-for renovation work and fled.
“They heard him scampering through there like a rat and he got out,” says the officer. “He crawled into the ceiling and through there with people working. So he`s pretty bold.”
It happened late last month when the 83-year-old victim walked into a Wal-Mart located at 2897 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and was met by a white female and a black male. The white female told the victim her job was to help elderly shoppers by locating the items they wished to purchase.
After the victim allowed the suspect to assist her with shopping, the suspect then told the black male to wait in the car.
After paying for the items, the two women walked out to the victim’s car, which police say was parked in the second row, second spot. When the victim wasn’t looking, the suspect grabbed her wallet out of her purse and left the scene.
A 24-year-old mother is accused of hurting her baby girl while trying to escape from Walmart loss prevention officers and then abandoning the child. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on July 3rd at 26270 Northwest Freeway in Northwest Harris County.
According to the victim, “Gayle” told her that if she gave her money, she would get triple the amount in return.
“She said that if I got more money and gave it to “Mr. Goldstein,” he would divide the money up,” said the victim.
The elderly woman says she withdrew more than $11,000 from a nearby Wells Fargo bank and gave it to “Gayle.” “Gayle” then told her she would head to another bank with the cash and soon return. She never came back however.
COOKEVILLE — She was already banned from Walmart, but that didn’t stop her from coming back to “shop” for more. A Walmart associate at the Jefferson Avenue location told police he “found Stacy Franklin in the cosmetic aisle concealing a bottle of hair straightener in her purse,” says a May 29 report by Cookeville Police Officer Heather Spolski. Franklin, 32, of Depot Street, Sparta, had been banned from all Walmart properties following incidents in Nashville in May 2012 and in Sparta in Apr…
It’s too bad a stint in jail wasn’t on the bucket list of two Florida women, because their trip to Walmart on Wednesday would have killed two birds with one stone. Police say lifelong friends Andrea Mobley and Jennifer Denise Morrow’s list of things they wanted to do together included the unwise-in-retrospect item of stealing something from a store. But after an employee spotted the 38-year-old Morrow hiding bathing suits in her purse—as the 36-year-old Mobley ate beef jerky—the women were nabbed for petty theft, reports the Ocala Star-Banner.
A Wal-Mart customer’s wife who bought a cake to celebrate her class passing their exams was surprised to see that one of their employee’s spelling deficiencies had ruined their dessert. An image of this cake has now gone viral online. The caption to the above image reads, “Last year, my wife’s class passed all year end testing with high scores so she bought them a cake from Walmart. It was supposed to read, ‘Congratulations You did it!’ (OC).” Unfortunately, it read instead, “Congration, you done it.” The image was uploaded by the Reddit user, crossedx, and has so far amassed over 1000 comments with …
It would seem, police said, that the 19-year-old Hueytown woman was trying to lure back her estranged boyfriend with sympathy. “She is going through some personal problems,” said Pleasant Grove Detective Jason Davis. “Between that and wanting attention, it turns out none of this happened.”
A Virginia couple was shocked to find a police officer in front of their home when they returned from running errands, but they were even more surprised by the reason for the cop’s visit— to question whether or not they were in fact their children’s parents.
“(Walmart security) witnessed two women come into the store and shop for one and a half hours,” Long reported. “The women filled a grocery cart full of clothing items (valued at $766.79) and also added a bag of dog food and a bag of cat food ($32.36). They filled another cart with food items.”
Security also noticed that the women had brought empty Walmart bags into the store — but the bags weren’t empty for long.
“At the self-checkout, the women paid for the items in their food cart but did not pay for the items in their clothing cart, which were already in Walmart bags,” Long’s report says. “They walked beyond the point of sale and were stopped by security.”
Asheboro police have charged a man with secret peeping after he allegedly took a cell phone picture of a woman bending over at Walmart.
The victim told police she was in Walmart when she heard a cell phone click as if it was taking a picture. She said she then saw a man with a phone in his hand and tried to confront him, but he fled.
Authorities said he was pulled over in his van and charged. They said they also found a small amount of marijuana and a Glock 9 mm in his possession, leading to charges of possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
Lindsey Rae Jones, 31, was arrested after she called police to report she had been assaulted at Walmart. A store employee reported a different narrative to police.
An employee told police she saw Jones leave the store without paying for several items. Jones began to fight the employee and bit her on the shoulder before running out of the store, according to the report.
Saginaw Township Police Detective Scott Jackson, who works for the Saginaw County Auto Theft Team, has said Furlo packed a shopping cart with 2 liters and pushed the cart near the store’s exit. He then purchased two or three 2 liters and placed those on top of the rest of bottles and exited the store, pushing the cart to a vehicle waiting outside for him, Jackson said.
Furlo then came back into the store, packed another cart full of 2 liters, and again pushed it near the exit, Jackson said. As he went to again purchase a couple of the 2 liters, the store’s loss prevention staff stopped him, Jackson said.
If you put a laptop computer in your Walmart cart, then put a giant bag of cat food on top of it, it’s possible that no one will notice the computer. However, if you walk out of the store without paying for either item, you’d think someone might notice. Police say that one Florida man walked out with four laptops and a lot of cat food on four separate trips before he was caught.
The victim told police that two men had asked her where the lingerie section was, grabbed her wallet from her cart and ran out the store. She said they were still on the premises in the back of the parking lot.
Lundie said that he had been kicked out of his mother’s home and needed money, so he decided to take the woman’s wallet when they saw her at Walmart. He said he panicked and threw the wallet onto a clothing display when the victim confronted him and accused him of stealing her wallet.
The Allentown man who accused another city man of carjacking his vehicle at the Lower Macungie Walmartparking lot Friday was lying, state police at Fogelsville said.
The two men went to the Walmart together, conspiring to shoplift, and when one had to flee in a hurry at 5:45 p.m., the car owner let him drive off and told police he’d been forced to give up the car, police said.
A Walmart employee in upstate New York allegedly made very productive use of his time during overnight shifts in the store. Unfortunately, he did so by advertising his services online as a prostitute, then meeting clients in a store bathroom during his breaks. Great efficient use of time, but also kind of illegal.