Suspected Walmart thief dies after altercation with employees

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mammawati wrote:

Don’t Steal. Get it?

Nov 25, 2012 9:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Refriedbean wrote:

He gave his life for two DVD players? Trying to steal food is one thing, but this?

Nov 25, 2012 10:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Pretty close to “mob Sharia Law”!

Nov 26, 2012 12:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaroca wrote:

Greg get a grip will you……”mob” ????

3 guys taking out a piece of scum stealing….too bad he died over HIS poor choice of action.

Maybe you should write headlines for Faux Nooz

Start arming store security people with a bolo, as used in Argentina

Nov 26, 2012 1:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
onekeg007 wrote:

Regardless of what the man was doing, it was a non violent crime (on the thief’s part) and he did not deserve to die. The Walmart employee upper management Ms. Gee stated in the article, that they tell their employees not to put themselves or the public in harms way. They did and now Walmart is going to have to pay the family of the dead man. May he rest in peace. Sad story all the way around.

Nov 26, 2012 7:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
JamVee wrote:

When you break the law, even the relatively minor crime of shoplifting, you voluntarily put yourself at severe risk. Even though it is a regrettable and extreme outcome, in the overall picture, the shoplifter brought the consequences on their own head.

Also, gregbrew56, “mob” & “Sharia Law”, are you nuts? What does you comment have to do with this story . . . , or anything, for that matter?

Nov 26, 2012 8:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
gvalentino wrote:

The amount of force that the employees used to stop the thief may have been exsacerbated due to the resistance of the thief. There are two kinds of people I don’t like in this world and that’s a thief and a liar. Neither is trustworthy. I would not get rid of either the employees nor the security guard. They did the right think and should be commended for their outstanding work. The person that died is an unfortunate by-product of a system working right for a change. Let that be a lesson to all shoplifters and thieves. Oops, you done gone too far!!!

Nov 26, 2012 10:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
Oceanview013 wrote:

There are no amount of DVD players worth a man’s life. These people had no right to become violent over something which had absolutely NO affect or effect on their lives personally. They should be tried as criminals for murder. Stand Your Ground doesn’t apply here. Stealing IS wrong; Murder is worse. Get a grip people! The Police should have been called and tape from the security cameras would have convicted a theft.

Nov 26, 2012 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

i don’t care what the guy stole, this is a wrongful death case i don’t think the store employees had a legal right to physically subdue a suspect for a property crime, nor do i believe it is a walmart store policy. his relatives will sue and win i bet.

Nov 26, 2012 3:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

When Reuters first posted the story, it was “customers” helping the security guard subdue the suspect. Reuters then changed the story to be “employees”. They often change stories as more info comes in. This is where “mob” came from. The “Sharia” comment came from the old adage “an eye for an eye” and was meant to be a funny parallel to forms of “justice” elsewhere that folks in the U.S. are closer to than they realize.

It’s not funny if you have to explain it. I trust that some “got it”, but obviously all didn’t. *sigh*

Nov 26, 2012 3:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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