Tuesday May 21, 2013
WalMart Employees Kill 'Black Friday' Weekend ShoplifterSalem-News.com
“No amount of merchandise is worth someone’s life” - Walmart spokesperson Dianna Gee
(DEKALB, GA) - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a terribly sad story today about WalMart employees turning cop on an alleged shoplifter, who was found bleeding about the face and dead.
Only in America... this is the place where people kill each other over shopping. The newspaper article by Jill Vejnoska about this Black Friday shopping tragedy, explains that this death at Lithonia Walmart happened as two associates helped catch and subdue the suspect.
Like police officers, they have been 'placed on leave' pending the investigation. It was a security officer who police say may have placed the suspected thief in a choke hold. That individual is no longer employed by Walmart.
This seems akin to police chasing a suspect through a residential neighborhood packed with children because the individual committed a driving infraction, who cares?
In a statement issued today, a Walmart spokesperson named Dianna Gee said, “No amount of merchandise is worth someone’s life,”
She claims it is too early in the investigation into the incident to know more and all the facts are not known yet.
“Associates are trained to disengage from situations that would put themselves or others at risk,” she said, failing to account for the choke hold or the blood.
DeKalb police told reporters that the unidentified man took two DVD players from the Walmart at 5401 Fairington Road around 1:30 a.m. The man appeared to be middle aged.
He is said to have exited through the front door, but was caught by the employees in the parking lot where a “physical altercation” took place, according to the police report.
Merry Christmas America
Special thanks also to Bill Holmes
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