Take Florida, add in Walmart, and you have a recipe for a bizarre crime story: This time around, a woman was arrested after pulling a gun on Walmart employees … because they wouldn’t take her coupon.
The kicker: The coupon was only for $1 off. Mary Frances Alday reportedly got upset and started “verbally abusing” the assistant manager while being escorted out of the store Friday; she also hit the employee with a shopping cart, according to her arrest report. Then she allegedly went to her car and retrieved a handgun, which she promptly started waving at four employees outside.
She got back in her car and left the scene, but was soon stopped by authorities. Asked if she had a gun, Alday replied, “Yes, I have a concealed weapons permit, and you are not taking my gun,” USA Today reports.
Oh, but they did: When Alday refused to get out of her SUV and started reaching for something, she got Tasered twice and eventually pulled from the vehicle, handcuffed, arrested, and hit with quite a few charges. She’s currently in jail.
All for a dollar. The high price of greed and depravity demonstrated again.
walmart beijing (Photo credit: galaygobi)
I’m not referencing their penchant for stocking their stores with Chinese products, I’m talking about an incident in Florida that should make all of us just at least a little bit ashamed of the giant retailer:
Would you consider 75 school kids singing “God Bless America“ to honor those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, a “flash mob?” One Florida Walmart apparently did.
School kids aged 7 to 10 from Coconut Palm Elementary in Miramar, Fla., were set to sing a rendition of the patriotic song in a local Walmart Tuesday when the manager on duty refused to honor an agreement Principal Terri Thelmas had made days prior, calling the performance “a liability,” the Sun-Sentinel reports. Instead, the disappointed chorus took to singing in the parking lot but their trial wasn’t over yet. As they concluded the song, police showed up at the scene to respond to a complaint of a “flash mob situation.”
While no police action was taken, the event reportedly brought many students to tears. Walmart was prompted to make an official apology, according to CBS Miami.
“We regret this happened and apologize to the students, parents and the school for this experience,” said Kayla Whaling, a Walmart spokeswoman based in Bentonville, Ark. “We’re also inviting the kids back to the store to help honor the victims and fallen heroes.”
Bleh. Apologies after the fact are seldom meaningful. They’re usually nothing more than an attempt to cover one’s posterior.
Kids singing… who doesn’t like that?
Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give an idiot a gun and a conceal/ carry permit, you endanger kids at Wal-Mart.
A licensed concealed handgun owner from Waco, Texas hurt more than his pride on Monday when his weapon accidentally discharged while he was reaching for his wallet at a Dallas Walmart store. Police said that Todd Canady, 23, was in the checkout line when he fired the pistol he was carrying inside his pants. “The bullet struck Canady in the buttock, then ricochet on the floor and broke into pieces,” KDFW reported. Two children and a woman were also wounded when they were struck by bullet fragments.
Were it my children who were so injured I would sue the dimwit, Wal-Mart, the State of Texas, and the gun manufacturer and I’d let the lawyer keep half of whatever he got off all of them just to make the point that those who make conceal / carry possible for the idiotic should be held as responsible as the morons who play with guns.
This will give those meth runners and makers and users yet another reason to visit the local Walmart…
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. store in south St. Louis County is opened again after it was evacuated when police found a “one-pot” methamphetamine bottle inside a woman’s purse. St. Louis County police say the woman was arrested for shoplifting Thursday night. Security officers then allegedly discovered a 20-ounce bottle of cooking meth in her purse. The store was evacuated because of the potential for an explosion or dangerous fumes from the bottle. No one was injured. The woman and a male companion were arrested. Their names have not been released.
I wonder how many times folk have been walking around in Walmart with just such things in their bags. I wonder how often they buy their ingredients and step into the bathroom to mix them and then proceed to the parking lot to commence sales… And I wonder that these meth heads care so little for their own safety and the safety of the public that they don’t mind doing such stupid things…
Poor Walmart. Bad publicity again. Poor America. Drug hell.
About to appear on a tv program!!!!
Stanley Thornton Chris Tilling is 31, but his greatest pleasure comes from wearing a diaper, drinking his bottle and sucking on his pacifier. He knows he is overaged and oversized for such games, but since his early teens, Thornton Tilling has found comfort in his private obsession. He even has a crib — 3 feet long and 6 feet wide. “I found a way to make it work,” said Thornton, Tilling, a former security expert from Redding, Calif theologian from Batter-sea, U.K. “It’s a twin bed with four side rails.” Thornton Tilling’s obsession started when he was 13 and he began wetting the bed.
Where the rest of the world is, it seems- Wal-Mart! But as always, he’s up to no good!
A hefty southeastern Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police say he walked naked into a Walmart and stole a pair of socks. Thirty-two-year-old
Verdon Lamont Taylor Chris Tilling was arrested Wednesday night after police say he stripped off his clothes in the parking lot of the Exton store and went inside. Police say surveillance footage shows the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Downingtown man walking around the store. Authorities say they used a stun gun to subdue him after he refused to comply with officers’ orders.
Stun-gunned whilst naked. That’s not a party. Anyway, Chris, when are you going to straighten up??????