SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury woman is accused of trying to steal clothes while throwing food at an employee, in a local Wal-Mart. The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says on Thursday, around 5:30 PM, they went to the Salisbury Wal-Mart on N. Salisbury Boulevard, after being called about a shoplifter.
Once on scene, the Deputy met with a store employee who said they saw 22-year-old Alicia Batson, trying to leave the store while wearing multiple layers of clothes, reportedly taken from sale racks. According to the report, when the employee confronted Batson, she tried to run, while throwing pieces of chicken and a bottle of soda at the employee.
Batson was arrested, charged with theft, 2nd degree assault, and disorderly conduct, and is being held at the Detention Center on $50,000 bond.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Metro police say a woman was taken into custody on Tuesday, accused of impersonating a police officer and displaying a gun inside a Walmart store without a concealed carry permit.
According to store employees, Domenique Chalala, 38, was at the Walmart store on Arroyo Crossing Parkway after midnight on Tuesday when she began arguing with a loss prevention officer at a checkout lane.
According to multiple witnesses, Chalala told employees she was a police officer and lifted her shirt, exposing a handgun tucked into the front waistband of her jeans.
Police arrived, confronted Chalala and located a loaded Walther .380 on her.
Chalala told police that when she attempted to buy a Glade air freshener, the item rang up for more than had been advertised on the shelf, and she was asking for a refund of $20.
Chalala admitted to arguing with a loss prevention specialist and said she felt threatened by him, prompting her to identify herself as a police officer and produce the firearm.
Police said Chalala claimed to have a permit for her gun but it was never located.
En route to Clark County Detention Center, Chalala claimed she was having a heart attack and was taken to San Martin Hospital. She was discharged soon after.
Chalala faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and impersonating a police officer.
Two men sprayed a mystery substance at a Texas Walmart on Sunday, leaving several people sick.
More than 100 customers and dozens of employees were evacuated from the store, located in Harris County west of Houston, at about 8:45 p.m. Four people were hospitalized, while numerous others suffered from breathing difficulties and a burning sensation in their eyes and throat, KHOU reported.
Walmart patron Ken Baptista told KHOU that he “saw people choking” and “heard somebody was mixing chemicals in there and throwing it in the area.”
Customer Oluwatoyin Iseyemi told KTRK that some people “were even throwing up.”
The two still-unidentified culprits are believed to be between the ages of 18 and 25. They fled the scene, but authorities believe surveillance footage caught them in the act. It’s yet unclear what the spray was or how harmful it is.
Mystery spray isn’t the only surprise danger to plague Walmart shoppers in the recent past. In February, a man was caught on tape throwing semen on women at a New Mexico Walmart on at least two separate occasions.
In March, a Maine family brought home a cake from Walmart only to discover there was a knife embedded in the layers of sugar and frosting.
Last year, a man at a Washington State Walmart was bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a stick in the gardening section.
AIKEN, SC — A man who has run afoul of the law in Grovetown and North Augusta for approaching women in Walmart stores and asking them to let him smell and kiss their feet has been arrested again … this time in Aiken.
The incident happened last Friday around 12:30 p.m. at the Walmart store on Richland Avenue, in Aiken.
Joey William Leaphart, 44, of Langley, is accused of touching a woman’s leg in the store, then placing already chewed gum between her foot and her flip-flop sandal, causing her to step on the gum, according to Lieutenant Carl Odenthal, with the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The victim reportedly told officers that Leaphart came up behind her while she was checking out.
He then reportedly reached down and touched her calf, police said.
The victim told officers that Leaphart got closer, smiled and said, “I need to get my gum. It rolled under your foot”.
The victim reportedly told Leaphart to “back off”, but he was persistent in trying to retrieve the already-chewed and stepped on gum, she told officers.
The victim said Leaphart just kept smiling while standing behind her and walked away toward the store’s Garden Center when she told him she would call police.
Leaphart has been charged with 3rd Degree Assault and Battery and Trespassing/Entering Premises After Warning.