From TheGrumpyNovelist: Saaaaales!
From TheGrumpyNovelist: Saaaaales!
From The Daily Mail:
A woman who saw a purse-snatching outside a Texas Walmart parked her truck and fired a handgun at an alleged thief as he was running away.
Cellphone video of the incident on the outskirts of Waco showed the unidentified woman shooting a single shot at Andre Dawson, 27, before he fell to the ground and was captured.
Authorities say that Dawson, who was later arrested, was not hit but stumbled when he heard the shot, though they still want to talk to the woman who opened fire at him as he tried to flee.
Police say they are just looking to identify her and hear her account of the incident.
Dawson allegedly tried to snatch a purse from the shopping basket before a group of men chased him down and tackled him.
In bystander video he is seen pinned to the ground as the unidentified armed woman points a handgun at him.
The woman had seen 'commotion' around the purse snatching and parked her truck before getting out with her firearm, witnesses told KWTX.
At one point he gets up and begins to run away, though falls after the shot is fired and briefly avoids a group of men who chased him down and held him until police arrived.
The unidentified woman who fired the shot left the scene before officers could talk to her.
'OMG!!!! What is happening to Waco?' Marisa Pina said with a Facebook post of her video.
As of Saturday morning Dawson was in custody at McLennan County Jail on suspicion of theft, but had not yet been charged or arraigned.
The Bellmead Police Department was not immediately able to respond to a request for comment on Saturday morning.
The Texas city was the focus of national media attention earlier this year when a shootout between motorcycle clubs and local police killed nine bikers and injured 18.
In addition to 'castle' laws that allow gun owners to use their weapons when intruders enter their home, Texas state law also they can use deadly force against those 'fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property'.
In 2010 a Houston taco truck worker was acquitted after shooting a man who stole a tip jar with $20.12.
In 2013 San Antonio's Ezekiel Gilbert was acquitted of murder for shooting a 23-year-old Craigslist prostitute who did not have sex with him but took $150 he paid her. The woman, Lenora Frago, was paralyzed after being hit in the neck and died months later.
It did not appear that Dawson had any stolen property on him at the time of the shot.
Last month a Detroit-area woman pleaded no contest to reckless discharge of a firearm after shooting and hitting the tire of a shoplifter's SUV driving away from a Home Deport parking lot.
Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez, 46, faces up to 90 days in jail but hopes to receive only fines.
I had worked at Hell Mart for a few months, barely scraping by, when I found a second job that was full time and $3 more an hour.
Well I figured I'd work both, cause I was trying to dig out of a hole.
When Black Friday came around, Hell Mart wanted me to work outside of my available hours. Even though I technically had the day off on the full time job that day, they did have available hours and offered to pay time and a half if I was willing to come in. I was willing to take that offer.
When I told my manager at Hell Mart, he told me I had more obligation to Hell Mart and the other, better paying, job needed to work around it.
I laughed and never set foot in that Hell Mart again.
Walmart is suddenly facing a widespread shortage of sweet-potato pies.
The $3.48 pies starting flying off shelves last weekend. They are now sold out in many stores and selling on eBay for as much as $40, NPR reports.
But when the pies — which were created with singer and cookbook author Patti LaBelle — first debuted in September, no one paid much attention to them.
So why the sudden frenzy?
Walmart can thank James Wright, a man who posted a musical tribute to the pies on Facebook a week ago.
YouTube in the past six days.The video went massively viral, racking up more than 9 million view on Facebook and 2 million views on
In the three-minute spot, Wright unwraps the pie and breaks into song as he consumes it. He addresses LaBelle and says you "turn into Patti" when you eat the pies.
Walmart is now scrambling to make more sweet-potato pies.
"We are working very hard with our supplier to try and produce more product," Kerry Robinson, vice president for bakery and deli at Walmart, told NPR. "We're in the process of securing another 2 million pounds of sweet potatoes."
Police are looking for the woman who viciously attacked a customer at Walmart in Greenville, Ohio.
Deanne Kenworthy told ABC affiliate WKEF-TV she had just finished filling out a form when the clerk called her to the counter. Another woman in line then became angry because she thought Kenworthy had cut her in line.
"I said, 'Sorry, I don't have time for this,' so she grabs the back of my hair and throws me, I mean literally throws me like a sack of potatoes," Kenworthy said. "When I landed I hit my back and my elbow and busted my head and then when I tried to get back up she kicked me back down."
Walmart employees dialed 911 and then helped break up the fight. They then escorted the woman outside the store, but she took off before police arrived.
Police are now looking for the suspect using surveillance video of the fight.
"There was no reason for her to do it," Greenville Police Officer Morrisa Reed told WKEF-TV. "She just did it because she thought the woman cut in line."
"Fighting over a line is like a 10-year-old fighting in a lunch line," Kenworthy said. "We are adults here."
Walmart employees told police they recognized the suspect, but they don't know her name. They say just a few days earlier, she had slammed her shopping cart into another customer she also claimed had cut in line.
From inthedark72: I started a Walmart train after asking where their ironing boards were. 1st guy eventually asked the 2nd guy who eventually asked the girl.