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  • 'Hurricane Matthew panic' sparks supermarket brawl as two women scrap over last case of water

    10/07/2016 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 86 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 7 OCT 2016 | GEMMA MULLIN
    Two women became embroiled in a brutal scrap over the last case of water in a supermarket ahead of Hurricane Matthew , its reported. The can be seen repeatedly battering and pulling each others hair in the middle of a Walmart store, apparently after one of them put the store's last water bottles in her trolley. The taller of the two women then grabs a trolley and starts ramming it into the other woman, forcing her into a display unit where she crashes into several boxes. She then turns and starts throwing the packages at the woman behind the trolley,...
  • Concealed-Carrying Walmart Employee Turns Tables on Armed Robber

    09/28/2016 10:07:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 27, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    An employee at a Florida Walmart store defended himself by shooting an armed robber on Wednesday. Ervin Jones was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin at the Sunrise, Florida store around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached him. The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Terrence G. Pearson, then showed Jones a gun and demanded money. Jones responded by opening fire on the armed robber, killing him. “The boy came up to him,” an anonymous co-worker told WSVN. “He showed him, he said, ‘You know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened...
  • Walmart apologizes for refusing to make police officer’s cake

    09/26/2016 5:58:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/26/2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    Walmart is apologizing for refusing to make a police officer’s retirement cake last week after an employee told the cop’s daughter that her “thin blue line” cake design might be considered racist.The police officer’s daughter, who has remained anonymous, told radio host Todd Starnes that she went to a Walmart in McDonough, Georgia on Thursday to ask for a cake with the American flag in black and white with a blue stripe added in.But one of the employees at the bakery balked at the common police officer emblem, telling the woman “the design could be perceived as racist and nobody...
  • Walmart Workers Refuse to Make Cop’s Retirement Cake

    09/25/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 116 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 9/25/2016
    Three Walmart workers in McDonough, Georgia refused to decorate a “thin blue line” cake for a police officer’s retirement party because they said it was racist. A number of my Georgia readers alerted me to the story and on Saturday night I spoke directly with the police officer’s daughter. She asked that I not divulge her name and I’ve agreed to honor her request. “I was so shocked,” she told me. “I didn’t know what to do or say or anything. I was trying not to lose my temper or make a scene.” “The baker told me the blue line...
  • Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100

    09/25/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies ^ | 9/20/16
    Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100
  • Police hunt for 'dad' pictured dragging a little girl around a Texas Walmart by her hair

    09/21/2016 11:18:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 149 replies ^ | September 21, 2016 | Valerie Edwards For
    Disturbing photos have emerged of a man who appears to be dragging a little girl by her hair in Walmart. Erika Burch, was shopping when she spotted the man, who she says, had the child's hair 'wrapped around the buggy' as he dragged her down the aisles. Burch said the child was pleading for the man to stop. Scroll down for video
  • Protesters break into Walmart after shutting down part of I-85

    09/21/2016 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies ^ | September 21, 2016 | fox
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Protesters headed to the Walmart on N. Tryon in the University area after shutting down Interstate-85 at WT Harris Blvd. early Wednesday morning following the shooting death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Officers in riot gear blocked the entry to Walmart after it was broken into. Employees could be seen sweeping up shattered glass at the front entrance. One employee told FOX 46 Charlotte some technology was stolen including, a flat screen television and iPads.
  • KS: Unarmed Samaritan shot; Armed Samaritan Shoots Attacker

    09/21/2016 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A story out of Kansas is lighting up the Internets.  Video of the scene shortly after the shooting was captured by Wendy Russel Macrorie.  She posted it on Facebook, and it has also been posted on YouTube.  World Net Daily gives a synopsis of what happened.  From Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head while she was putting her child into a car seat after leaving Walmart in Shawnee, Kansas, on Sunday.A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after...
  • Caught on camera: Man attacked in Fairfield Walmart parking lot

    09/17/2016 8:12:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    KCRA ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dana Griffin
    Susan Fowler started recording after a 64-year-old man with disabilities was pulled from his car, put in a chokehold and punched. ..The victim was arguing with the attacker's girlfriend because she parked in the disabled spot he needed. Witnesses said she didn't have a placard. "He was yelling to the lady, 'I'm handicapped. This is for handicapped people.' And the lady was just irate, and she was cursing at him and screaming, 'I don't give a "f" what you are,'" Fowler said. She said the woman's boyfriend then pulled up to the store and started attacking the man.
  • Broward deputy accused of shoplifting at WalMart 7 times, once while in uniform, records show

    09/12/2016 9:11:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/9/2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Korenic, of Margate, was suspended without pay Tuesday. A Broward sheriff's deputy finds himself suspended without pay and facing a felony charge after being accused of shoplifting everyday household items from two WalMarts in Coral Springs, according to records obtained Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Surveillance video shows Deputy Dean Korenic, 46, shoplifting on seven occasions, investigators say. He was in uniform one of the times and drove away with his stolen goods in a marked patrol car three other times, records show. A 14-year veteran of the agency, Korenic was arrested Tuesday and spent a night in jail before...
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...
  • Florida Walmart’s 9/11 Coke Display Sparks Outrage

    09/09/2016 11:04:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    People are furious after pictures of a Florida Walmart's 9/11-themed Coke display began to circulate on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Twitter user Shawn Richard tweeted a picture of the display, which presented Coke Zero in place of Ground Zero and spurred thousands of angry retweets about the beverage company's marketing ploy. “We stopped and stared at it, like oh my God,” Richard said, according to BuzzFeed News. “Nobody seemed to be noticing it. It wasn’t very crowded, and I got the feeling that it had just been assembled. So, we took some pics and went on our way.” Orlando Weekly reports...
  • Walmart's Walton family backing Clinton

    09/07/2016 4:51:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    washington examiner ^ | September 7, 2016
    The heirs of late Walmart founder Sam Walton are backing Hillary Clinton for president. Collectively, the leading members of Arkansas' Walton family have given about $714,000 to the candidate and the Democratic Party during the current election cycle, federal records show. The donations are an example of the longstanding ties between the Walton and Clinton families. It is an awkward situation for the candidate, a former Walmart board member, since most of her allies in organized labor and the broader liberal movement detest the Waltons, mainly because of the company's anti-union stance.
  • Wal-Mart’s terrible 9/11 anniversary display

    09/08/2016 9:29:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    As another anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, some tone-deaf companies can’t resist using the memory to sell products. A Wal-Mart store in Panama City Beach, Florida, was called out on social media for a tacky display that included stacks of soft drinks built to resemble the Twin Towers with a message that read: “We Will Never Forget.” The soda was on sale for $3.33.
  • Walmart Stores In White Neighborhoods Are 'Better': Study Claims

    09/06/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Faith Abubey, WVEC
    GREENSBORO, NC -- Are some Walmarts "better” than others? We're talking good customer service. Clean stores. Stocked shelves. Short check-out times. According to a new study, yes. Andy Reich, a Columbia University Assistant Professor of Sociology says his study has revealed not all Walmarts are created equal. To simplify his findings, he says, White and rich neighborhoods have better Walmarts than Black and poor neighborhoods. “People used words like ‘unorganized’, ‘nasty’ and ‘worst’ to describe stores in communities of color much more than they used those words to describe Walmarts in Whiter communities,” Reich said in a Skype interview....
  • Wal-Mart to cut 7,000 back-office store jobs

    09/02/2016 11:52:47 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 September 2016 | Krystina Gustafson
    Wal-Mart is eliminating 7,000 positions in its back offices across the U.S., spokeswoman Deisha Barnett confirmed to CNBC on Thursday. The cuts, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, affect employees working in accounting and invoicing positions. The reductions will be rolled out over the next few months, and employees will be given the option to move into more customer-facing roles, Barnett said. Wal-Mart has been looking for ways to put more employees on the sales floor, as it seeks to improve its customer service and keep its fresh foods in-stock. Operating faster and cleaner stores is a crucial part...
  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • Walmart bucks downward trend in retail with earnings beat

    08/18/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Reuters
    Earlier this year, Walmart said it would invest $2.7 billion over two years to increase entry-level wages to $10 an hour, a move the company said has led to cleaner stores, faster checkouts and improved customer service. “Walmart’s strategic investments are generating traction, which is especially meaningful, given a large portion of its customer base remains challenged,” said Moody’s analyst Charlie O’Shea. The company bucked a string of weak results by higher-end brick-and-mortar competitors like Target, Macy’s and Kohls.
  • Meth Lab Found Underneath Walmart Parking Lot

    08/10/2016 2:23:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/9/2016
    AMHERST, N.Y. -- A suspected meth lab was uncovered in the heart of Amherst, N.Y. Police believe a culvert is how the suspect or suspects got underground, WKBW-TV reports. All of it was happening in a very busy section; the suspected meth lab was found underneath a Walmart. Covered head to toe in protective gear, members of the state police hazmat team descended into a manhole, busting what they call a suspected underground meth lab. One by one, police reeled in buckets of evidence, including pop bottles, suspected methamphedamine, spray paint cans and other meth-making materials. But perhaps the most...
  • Woman arrested after victim escapes carjackers at Royse City Wal-Mart

    08/04/2016 5:50:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/3/2016 | Tom Steel
    A Greenville woman has been arrested and police are still looking for a male suspect after a woman was held at gunpoint in a Royse City Wal-Mart parking lot before fleeing in her car.Saniqua Chanty Perkins, 39, was arrested Tuesday in Greenville after officers saw a car matching the description of one involved in the carjacking.Perkins has been charged with aggravated robbery and is being held at the Rockwall County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.Police were called to the Wal-Mart in the 400 block of the Interstate 30 frontage road around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. The victim said she had...
  • 3 Walmart employees charged with manslaughter in death of shoplifter

    07/29/2016 8:42:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Fox staff
    Three Walmart workers in Florida have been charged with manslaughter in the February death of a shoplifter, police said Friday. They are accused of suffocating Kenneth Wisham, 64, after he tried to steal $380 worth of DVDs in a shopping cart from the Walmart on North Road 98 in Lakeland Feb. 7, Fox 13 Tampa reported. The station reported that the employees chased Wisham, who fell. They then held him on the ground. As he was being restrained, Wisham stopped breathing.
  • Is Wal-Mart a crime magnet in the Midlands? A look at the numbers

    07/24/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 7.24.2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    COLUMBIA, SC Police are a common sight at Wal-Marts across the Midlands. But for officers in a small town near Columbia, handling problems at the retail giant makes up about 14 percent of their total calls. That town is Camden. Between the start of January and the end of June, 187 of the Camden Police Department’s 1,372 calls were to the Wal-Mart on West Dekalb Street. That means on average, police were called to the store at least once every day. In contrast, during similar spans of time, calls at Wal-Marts in Irmo, West Columbia and Lexington made up about...
  • Erwin Rommel at Walmart

    07/22/2016 7:55:45 PM PDT · by GingisK · 62 replies
    Google Serach ^ | 07/22/2016 | Automatically generated
    Top brands - low prices
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • .22 Bubble Weakening; WalMart .22 Bulk Packs!

    07/14/2016 12:07:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten I chanced to be at the local WalMart in Yuma today.  This is the store on the frontage road off of old Highway 8, East of town.  Until Friday, June 24, 2016, I had not seen any .22 Long Rifle in the store for three years.On that date, there were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47 a box.  I was told by the clerk, Yittzel, that they would...
  • Baton Rouge area #Walmarts pull all firearms from stores in wake of #BLM protests Halting LEGAL SALE

    “Baton Rouge area Walmarts pull all firearms from stores in wake of (Black Lives Matter) protests,” Twitter user @romanichal_dad posted. “Halting LEGAL SALES,” he noted. The photo shows the gun cases are bare. The American Mirror phoned the Walmart Supercenter on N. Mall Drive to confirm the report.
  • More .22 Ammo at Yuma WalMart

    07/07/2016 8:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little more than a week ago, I was in the local Yuma WalMart.  There are three, but I primarily visit one.  Last Friday, I was surprised to find 2300 rounds of CCI Mini-mag .22 Long Rifle cartridges and 1,000 rounds of Standard Velocity CCI .22 Long Rifle cartridges for sale.  The clerk, Yittzel, told me that it was unusual, but they saw .22 come in about once a month.  She said it would be gone quickly.  I had not seen .22 ammunition in the store for three years. Yittzel tempered this by saying it appeared to be coming...
  • Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Shoppers In Rhode Island

    07/06/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    At least two people were reportedly bitten by a small black mammal that might have been a ferret, mink or weasel, according to authorities. Those two people have not yet come forward to seek medical attention. The animal was not tested, and the concern is that it might have been rabid. Rabies is fatal in humans and animals once symptoms appear, according to the health officials.
  • .22 Ammo in Yuma WalMart

    07/03/2016 7:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When I go to the local WalMart in Yuma (there are three), I check to see if there is any .22 ammunition.  At some point, increased production and falling demand should cross, allowing for more .22 on the shelves. At the WalMart on Frontage road, toward the Foothills, I was surprised to see .22 ammunition.  It was the first time in three years.There were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47...
  • The Wal-Mart Rule

    06/30/2016 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mike Adams
    As a conservative criminologist, I get a lot of questions about gun ownership. People often ask me how to go about building a good firearm collection just in case things start to go south quickly. I usually respond by telling them to follow the Wal-Mart rule. It is probably the best way to make sure you are prepared when the republic finally disintegrates into utter lawlessness. The Wal-Mart rule involves three basic steps.The first step is accomplished by taking a trip to Wal-Mart to find out what kinds of ammunition they normally stock. I went to the local Wal-Mart in...
  • Why Wal-Mart can NOT afford to pay workers a $15 minimum wage [warning: contains math]

    06/20/2016 6:58:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies ^ | June 20, 2016 | Michael Saltsman
    Wal-Mart is "hugely profitable," writes the National Employment Law Project (NELP) in a recent commentary, generating "$482 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016." Here, the writer falsely equates revenue (the money a company takes in before subtracting expenses) and profit (how much a company makes after it pays its costs). It's a common tactic used to shock readers and inflate the perception of a company's finances. Wal-Mart's actual profit, according to SEC filings, was only 3 percent of its total revenue. That works out to roughly $6,400 dollars in profit for each of the company's 2.3 million employees—a profit...
  • The Minimum Wage Pain Continues: Hundreds More To Be Fired At Walmart

    06/17/2016 6:37:38 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Walmart reported relatively decent Q1 results, however one item that was apparent is that costs are still a factor in the business, as operating income was lower y/y even on increased revenues. We've discussed many times the fact that Walmart has been overly eager to boost everyone's wage in order to appease the living wage crowd, and as a result the company has had to move forward with massive layoffs and store closings to try and mitigate the impact on profits. Earlier this month we also noted that Walmart is testing out drones that when operational, will be able to...
  • Immigrant Mohammad Moghaddam Takes Hostages at Amarillo Walmart - Is Shot Dead by Police

    06/15/2016 4:47:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Police have identified the suspect who opened fire at a Walmart store in Amarillo this afternoon as Mohammad Moghaddam, 54. Mohammad Moghaddam, an immigrant, came to Amarillo with his family eight years ago from Iran. Immigrant services from Amarillo would not discuss with reporters whether they helped relocate the family to the Amarillo area. Police say Mohammad was upset he was passed over for a promotion so he took his manager and another person hostage. He was shot dead by police.
  • Somali Muslim Opens Fire, Takes Hostages at Wal-Mart in Texas [POLICE DISPATCH AUDIO]

    06/14/2016 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Silly · 34 replies ^ | June 14, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Burying the lede — the suspect, a current or former Walmart employee, was said to be a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, KFDA-TV reports. Police said in a press release at 12:25 local time that no victims had been found inside the building and there is no ongoing shooting “at this moment.” It is not known if anyone was wounded elsewhere. The initial call was for a suspect who was actively shooting inside the store, according to police radio dispatches. You can listen to the initial police and fire radio dispatches below:
  • 6 people being question following Walmart shooting (SC)

    06/14/2016 7:14:11 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    The State ^ | JUNE 14, 2016 | RACHAEL MYERS LOWE
    COLUMBIA, SC Columbia police are questioning six people in connection to a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Walmart on Garners Ferry Road. One person was taken to a local hospital after the shooting. The person or persons responsible for the shooting are still being sought. Six people (some adults and some juveniles) were detained following a traffic stop on Decker Boulevard between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Curtis Wilson said. “The sheriff's department determined the vehicle might be linked to the Garners Ferry incident, so they detained the folks and turned them...
  • Three Muslim Terrorists Strike Walmart In Amarillo Texas And Are Shooting And Taking Hostages

    06/14/2016 6:56:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 06-14-2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Amarillo (Texas) police on scene of active shooting with hostage situation where 1 to 3 Muslim Somalis dressed in Walmrt uniforms are holding hostages at Walmart in Amarillo TX and SWAT is responding. The number of Somali terrorists is unconfirmed.
  • SWAT: Shooting suspect at Texas Walmart shot, killed by police

    06/14/2016 12:29:44 PM PDT · by TheShaz · 55 replies
    wjla news- ABC News ^ | 6/14/2016 | Jeannie Nguyen, Brooke Self
    3 Somalis took hostages in a Wal*Mart. Texas SWAT solves problem, all hostages are safe. AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) -- The person who reportedly started an active shooter situation at an Amarillo Walmart was shot dead by SWAT officers. According to the APD, there were no confirmed victims suffering from gunshot wounds at the store.
  • Somali Muslim OPENS FIRE, TAKES HOSTAGES at Wal-Mart in Texas

    06/14/2016 12:49:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/14/16 | Pamela Geller
    Burying the lede — The suspect, a current or former Walmart employee, was said to be a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, KFDA-TV reports. Police said in a press release at 12:25 local time that no victims had been found inside the building and there is no ongoing shooting “at this moment”. It is not known if anyone was wounded elsewhere. The initial call was for a suspect who was actively shooting inside the store, according to police radio dispatches. You can listen to the initial police and fire radio dispatches below:
  • Police respond to possible hostage situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants. Police are shutting down I-27 & Georgia north-and-south-bound exits. Police are asking motorists to please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic. NewsChannel10 has multiple crews on the scene and will...
  • Police situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    06/14/2016 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Local TV ^ | June 14, 2016
    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.
  • Parking lot cowboy lassos bike thief outside Walmart

    06/11/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016
    Police say a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Walmart. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store getting dog food Friday when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. The rancher says he quickly got his horse out of its trailer, grabbed a rope, rode over and lassoed the man and bicycle.
  • Chicago Walmart closed by protestors

    06/08/2016 8:39:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 78 replies
    Fox Business Channel | 6/8/16
    Now on TV. "Fair Wage Warriors" have stormed a Cook County Walmart, blocking all checkout lines while demanding a "fair wage." No police present; Cook County Board members backing the protestors.
  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 133 replies ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matt DeRienzo
    DANBURY - Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury Friday when a stranger approached her and said, “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!” After momentary confusion, she realized that the woman next to her thought - because of her pixie-style haircut and baseball cap - that she was transgender. Besides being a pretty normal choice of style for women, Toms’ has a short haircut because she recently donated hair - for the third time - to a program that makes wigs for child cancer patients. “I’ve had people call me all sorts...
  • Transvestite Day at My Local Wal Mart??

    05/22/2016 9:20:38 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 50 replies
    may 22 2016 | an amused, middle-aged woman
    Anyone out shopping yesterday notice more transvestites than usual? In my local WalMart I counted 5 definitely and maybe 7 and no I didn't go into the bathroom. In a good year I'll see maybe .75 total transvestites in this lily-white, upper-crust area Wal Mart in the Capital District of NY. No pictures as I'm awful with my phone/camera and being sneaky. I realize evidence is crucial to the believability of this event and I am sorry, and that's why I'm wondering anyone else saw this. It looked like an organized event, or maybe the bus of a traveling Drag...
  • Wal-Mart profit, revenue beat expectations; US sales up more than expected (Target Down- Surprise!)

    05/19/2016 4:53:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5-19-2016 | Staff
    Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, as sales in the U.S. market rose and the retailing giant kept a lid on costs. Shares of Wal-Mart closed up more than 9 percent Thursday. The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, versus $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period. Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-earlier figure of $114.83 billion. Analysts polled by Reuters expected the retail giant to report earnings per share of 88 cents on revenue of $113.22 billion.
  • Target’s stance on bathroom debate drives business to Walmart

    05/19/2016 4:58:56 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Lisa Fickenscher
    A number of conservative groups started an anti-Target protest in the wake of the chain’s April 19 statement that transgender customers in its North Carolina stores could use restrooms and fitting rooms of the gender they identify with. “We observed a noticeable fall off in traffic at Target during the last week in April and a meaningful pickup at Walmart during that same time,” said Richard Chmiel, chief executive of RS Metrics, which uses satellites to monitor thousands of retail parking lots across the country in order to identify changing business trends. “We suspect the bathroom boycott which was gaining...
  • Wal-Mart posts earnings of 98 cents a share vs. 88 cents expected (Target VERY worried)

    05/19/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 MAY 16 | CNBC Staff
    <p>Wal-mart Stores reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.</p> <p>The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, compared to $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-ago figure of $114.83 billion.</p>
  • Dying felon robbed Walmart, pizza manager 4 months after Va. governor's pardon

    03/26/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mark Bowes
    John Saul Miller was dying of cancer when the convicted felon managed to commit two armed robberies last year after being pardoned by Virginia's governor. When he was arrested after the second holdup -- the gunpoint robbery of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chesterfield County -- he was still wearing a GPS tracking device that he was required to wear as a condition of his pardon by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Miller, 29, who has since died, had asked for absolution of earlier crimes based on his medical diagnosis and declining health, and McAuliffe granted his request on June. 3. But...
  • Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round

    04/20/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The  presence of .22 rimfire at Wal-Mart has been uncommon for three years now.  When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed.  Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will.  It failed as a strategy.  With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price...
  • Grandmother of child abandoned in Baton Rouge store: Mother needs psychiatric help, not jail

    04/11/2016 2:09:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Advocate (Baton Route, Louisiana) ^ | danielle maddox kinchen
    The Baton Rouge woman who was arrested after leaving her 3-year-old child alone at a Wal-Mart store Friday is in need of psychiatric help but doesn’t belong in jail, according to the grandmother who has temporary custody of four of her other children. The grandmother, Gale N. Edwards, said 32-year-old Chentra Lynette Washington, who remained in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Saturday, has struggled with mental illness for a while and has sought treatment for it previously. Edwards said Washington is mother to one girl and five boys, one of whom Washington left at the store while she went...