Don’t Steal from Wal-Mart!
Early Sunday morning, a man in Lithonia, Georgia, entered a Wal-Mart store and attempted to steal several DVD players. When he exited the store, three Wal-Mart employees followed him and an altercation took place.
By the time the police arrived, the shoplifter was being detained by the employees, who were basically sitting on top of him. When the officer went to handcuff the criminal, he noticed the man wasn’t moving and had blood coming from his nose and mouth.
Paramedics transported the shoplifter to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Although the cause of death is not yet known, police did say that one of the employees administered a choke hold on the man. And given that all three employees were lying on him when the police arrived, it stands to reason that the force was simply too much for him.
Wal-Mart has been in the news a lot lately for attempting to screw their employees out of health benefits, but I know one thing for sure: they better watch their backs and do right by their employees, or something like this could happen to them!