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Friday, December 20, 2013

Shoplifters fire at police officer at Ohio Walmart

Occurred December 15, 2013.

A group of people were reported shoplifting carts full of goods from an Alliance, Ohio, Walmart store.  When police arrived, one of the suspects fired a handgun at the officer.  Luckily no one was injured.

From an article:
A call was received by Alliance police at approximately 10 p.m. and when police responded they took a report from the manager of Walmart, who said he was tipped off about the operation and he had followed the suspects to a car waiting for them. He further stated he was shot at by the individuals as they were flinging the goods into the car and rushing to take off. Some of the items left behind in their haste included washcloths, men's cologne, boots, slippers, a blow-up mattress, sweatshirts, leather belts, women's lotions, men's underwear, and even a package of Christmas gift boxes to wrap the presents in.
Sgt. David Bair, who is in charge of the investigation, indicated thieves often put a lot of different types of things into their carts to appear inconspicuous. If they walk right up to the electronics section and load a TV or computer into their cart, they could be watched more closely, he said.
Regarding the possible gunshots, Bair said the manager reported the gunfire wasn't very loud, so it is thought by police it could have been a pellet gun, or even a noise made by the car. As of 4:45 p.m. Monday, the investigation was continuing, but no evidence was yet found to support the testimony of the manager related to the shots being fired.
"We've got officers there now gathering and reviewing surveillance videos from Walmart," said Bair, "and we're hoping to identify someone that was involved."
Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.