Tackling, Stabbing, & Fake Heart Attacks: A Walmart Shoplifting Gone Awry

A Tennessee couple tried to bum-rush the exit of a Walmart with a cart packed with $2000 worth TVs and a computer. When an off-duty police officer showed his badge after the man tried to muscle past the greeter, the would-be five-finger discounter said it was fake and tried to push through. The cop tackled the man and cuffed him. Then it got even better:

AP: “Then the suspect’s wife, feigned a heart attack and said she did not know her husband.

After a witness told Wright the couple had been together in the store, the wife followed the witness into the parking lot and attacked her. The witness stabbed her in the arm with a pocket knife, and the wife had to be treated at a local hospital.”

Asphalt and linoleum jungle. It looks like from airplane to checkout aisles, everyday citizens are saying, “Enough this shit,” and rising to the occasion to stop n’er-do-wellers.

Police: Accused shoplifters cause chaos at Walmart [AP] (Thanks to Brandon Savage!)

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