Walmart Worker Accused Of Setting Multiple Fires Inside The Same Store

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Things got a bit heated at a Walmart in Massachusetts recently, after a employee allegedly set three fires inside the store.

Police responded to the store around 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday after a report of a fire in the store’s jewelry section, MassLive.com reports. When they arrived they found it wasn’t just the one fire — there were three set throughout the store.

“All three fires had been extinguished by Walmart staff and several customers who used the fire extinguishers that were located throughout the store,” police said, adding that no one was injured.

After officials determined that the fires had been deliberately set, the suspect seen on a surveillance video was identified as an employee. She had been seen fleeing the scene in a car, police said, so investigators called her to ask her to come back to the store. She hung up on them, but turned herself in the next day and was arrested.

She’s now facing three counts of burning a building’s contents, three counts of destruction of property over $250, and one count each of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. The store had to close to deal with smoke and fire damage.

Police arrest Walmart employee accused of setting 3 fires inside Sturbridge store [MassLive.com]