A man entered a Walmart store in Laurel, Maryland, and attempted to return an electronic tablet. When he was refused, because he didn't have a receipt, he became angry and pulled out what appeared to be a "machine gun" and threatened to shoot the worker. When she screamed, he ran away.
He was soon caught and arrested. The gun turned out to be a realistic-looking BB gun.
From an article:
A woman working at the customer service counter told police Iqbal approached the counter and attempted to return a used electronic tablet device, but his request was refused as he was unable to provide a receipt. He then took a pair of headphones off of his head and requested to return them as well. His request was again denied because he didn’t have a receipt.
That’s when things turned worse.
Police say Iqbal placed a backpack on the counter, took out a black sub-compact machine gun, later identified as the BB gun, and pointed it at the employee. He demanded that money be returned to him. When the Wal-Mart employee yelled, Iqbal fled through the front door without getting any money.
Patrol officers found him on the side of the Wal-Mart walking away from the store. He was taken into custody without incident and positively identified by Wal-Mart employees as the person who attempted the robbery.
The BB gun was recovered in the suspect’s backpack.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.