So the first thing I have to say is you are in the grocery store shopping and you see employees of a company tussling another customer in an attempt two recover stolen items and your thoughts are let me go help them? Why don’t you mind your fucking business? Nobody had to die in this situation at all and you are not a hero, you’re a dumbass.
So in Pine Hills Florida there is another shooting at Walmart. According to Walmart employees there were thieves stealing diapers and other items in the grocery store. As the thieves made their way outside, several Walmart employees chased them down trying to get the merchandise back. A random Shopper at Walmart decided to be of assistance and claims that the struggle got out of control and they were forced to pull out their gun and shoot the thief multiple times resulting in his death. Why are Walmart employees chasing after thieves? Is that company policy? Because if it is that is so stupid. You don’t chase after criminals you call the police and let them handle it. You don’t touch criminals because they are criminals. You give a description of what you saw and you look for Witnesses and let the cops do their shitty Job. You don’t chase dummy. What if the thieves had a gun? You mean to tell me your life is less valuable than some Walmart groceries and diapers? You mean to tell me you are so stupid working at cheap ass Walmart that you were willing to put your life on the line to recover their merchandise? Fuck Walmart.
Would you go chasing after a thief?
Then this Shopper claims that he felt his life was in danger and had no choice but to pull his gun. Really? You put your life in danger. That situation had absolutely nothing to do with you and you should mind your own business. You could have had your little happy ass and your vehicle and drove away and now you are a murderer. I don’t care how you slice it you are a murderer. If those employees had not chased after that guy or those guys who were allegedly stealing there would have been no situation to escalate. Yes I realize stealing is a crime. And if someone is on my personal property and I feel like my family is in danger then I’m going to do what I have to do. But this killer was free and clear of any danger. This was just some nosy busybody who wanted to pull out his gun and exercise what he feels are his rights.
What a bum.
And those employees should be reprimanded.
An excerpt from a related story
“Wal-Mart policy says. In its Investigation and Detention of Shoplifters Policy (AP-09) Asset Protection employees are instructed to “PUT PEOPLE FIRST. Protecting the physical well-being of Suspects, customers, and Wal-Mart associates is your first priority. Only non-aggressive methods may be used when investigating Suspects.”
AP-09 also says that “If at any point the Suspect or any other involved person becomes violent, disengage from the confrontation, withdraw to a safe position, and contact law enforcement.” Wal-Mart workers are allowed to defend themselves “to the extent necessary to disengage the Suspect and withdraw from the situation.”
Wal-Mart AP-09 is very clear that “if a suspect is believed to possess a weapon, the Suspect must not be detained. If during detention, it becomes apparent that a Suspect has a weapon or brandishes or threatens use of a weapon, all associates must disengage from the situation, withdraw to a safe position, and contact law enforcement.”
The family should sue and the killer should be brought up on charges.
Story below Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel
A customer of a Pine Hills Wal-Mart shot and killed a 19-year-old man suspected of stealing diapers and other items from the store Saturday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Angelo Nieves said man left the store at 5559 Clarcona Ocoee Road with three other theft suspects and was attempting to load stolen items into a vehicle just after 8 a.m. when a Wal-Mart employee attempted to stop them.
That’s when another Wal-Mart customer came out in front of the store and “assisted” the employee, Nieves said. A “commotion” ensued, and the customer — fearing for his life — shot one of the suspects multiple times.
What we have at this point is that the individual felt threatened — one of the suspects reached for something [and he] thought that it was a weapon or firearm,” Nieves said. “The individual who was assisting the [employee] was armed and used that weapon to fire on the suspect.”
The suspects got into their red vehicle, which would later be discovered to have been stolen in a January carjacking, and tried to flee the scene. The car then smashed into two parked cars in the Wal-Mart parking lot, so the suspects bailed out and ran from the scene on foot.
Deputies were called to the store at about 8:12 a.m. for a report of a “911 emergency,” according to the Sheriff’s Office’s online list of calls for service. By the time they arrived, the suspects were out of sight.
The man who was shot ran to a Citgo gas station across the street from the Wal-Mart, where an ambulance was called. Orange County Fire Rescue medics then took the man to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment as a trauma patient.
Nieves said the man later died at the hospital.
A deputy was checking with surrounding stores including a Speedway gas station next to the Wal-Mart for surveillance footage that may have shown which direction the suspects fled.
Diapers and other evidence remained scattered across the parking lot as detectives worked the crime scene, Nieves said. Few cars remained in the lot as deputies foraged the area.
Yellow crime scene tape stretched around the Wal-Mart and a Citgo gas station across the street as of about noon Saturday, banning potential customers from entering businesses’ parking lots. Clarcona Ocoee Road remained open to traffic.
Officials are reviewing the evidence and statements made at the scene. The customer who shot the suspect remained on scene to give his account of what happened. Deputies will determine whether charges are warranted for the shooter.
No identification was released on any of the individuals involved.
Nieves said there were no other victims.