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Cops: Walmart shoplifter dies after confrontation with workers
WSBTV ^

Posted on 11/25/2012 3:02:06 PM PST by Arthurio

A police investigation is under way, after a man suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart died during his confrontation with store employees.

According to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, the incident happened at the Walmart on Fairington Road in Lithonia. The police report said that about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a middle aged man was caught shoplifting two DVD players.

He exited the front door of the store and three employees caught him in the parking lot, where a physical altercation took place while they detained him.

When police arrived, they found the employees on top of the man. The officer put the man in handcuffs and said he noticed there was no resistance from him.

The officer had the employees get off the man, and noticed the man was unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth. Paramedics came and transported the man to DeKalb Medical-Hillandale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police report said one of those Walmart employees had placed the man in a choke hold, but the cause and manner of death will be determined by a medical examiner.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: blackfriday; dead; georgia; retail; shoplifter; walmart

1 posted on 11/25/2012 3:02:11 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

His relatives just got rich.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 3:03:21 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Arthurio

At least he died doing what he loved!


3 posted on 11/25/2012 3:04:29 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

Cold ... but true. lol


4 posted on 11/25/2012 3:06:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Sherman Logan

“The police report said one of those Walmart employees had placed the man in a choke hold,”

I love Walmart.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 3:09:30 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Sherman Logan

Yes they did. From industry experience, I’m doubting Wal-Mart allows their AP/LP employees to detain shoplifters out of the store.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 3:09:52 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: allmendream

lol.

whoa.

true


7 posted on 11/25/2012 3:10:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio

Some of the commentary attached to various articles about this is downright unkind. Some comments, (slightly redacted):

“Walmart be killin n******!”

(followed by)

“Boycott Walmart until they stop hasslin shoplifters!”

“Another dead Obama voter”

“DVD players be reparations!”

“I ain’t stealin nothin else fum dem if dey chokes you!”


8 posted on 11/25/2012 3:11:37 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Arthurio

I was kidding with a door greeter at a Wal-Mart when the alarm went off as I was leaving. I showed her my receipt then told her I was tempted to one day take off running just for the fun of it.

She told me they were told to just let the person go if they didn’t want to show their receipt.

These employees were apparently trained in a different way.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 3:18:10 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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10 posted on 11/25/2012 3:22:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

The majority of Walmart employees I see don’t appear capable of engaging in such strenuous activity.

Possibly one of them laid on and crushed him.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 3:27:22 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

Liability insurance policies of most stores result in their telling employees not to personally tackle a thief. It might be that Walmart, being as big as it is, doesn’t even bother having an insurance policy. It’s cheaper for them to handle such affairs in house.

There oughtta be a warning sign on the front door:

“There be rednecks here and they will rassle you down if you steal something! So don’t try it!”


12 posted on 11/25/2012 3:34:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Arthurio

Wal-mart has the incident on camera....the truth will come out...


13 posted on 11/25/2012 3:35:35 PM PST by Popman
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To: Arthurio
Walmart on Fairington Road in Lithonia.

Lithonia? I didn't know Walmart had stores abroad?

14 posted on 11/25/2012 3:37:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That would be Lithuania, kitty.

Now that TV stations and newspapers are on the web, one would think they would title their location (in this case, Georgia). The main article lead-in does show Georgia, though. Lithonia, Georgia.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 3:44:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Naw, we're talking about the land of Lithonia. Here's the flag of the country:


16 posted on 11/25/2012 3:47:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ah! Looks like an airline to me


17 posted on 11/25/2012 3:48:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Revolting cat!

Oh. Lighting fixtures.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 3:50:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You’re presuming they can read.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 3:51:16 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Lithonia. Populated, it appears, by the Amish.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 3:52:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ah, those rascally Amish.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 3:56:23 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Revolting cat!

I immediately assumed membership in that group upon reading the location. I live in the ATL metro area.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 3:58:16 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

I aw an incident years go at the Bentonville Arkansas Walmart. They had some guy up against a car, while three burly Walmart Employees stood around him with radios and a 4th (Don’t know of it was a cop or not) put handcuffs on this dude.

The perp had a complete look of disgust on his face as if he were saying ..”why did I do that, Dummy!”

Years ago when the Katrina mob was in this area the local Walmart had to go into lockdown and search every person leaving the store as there was so much shoplifting going on.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 4:10:40 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The racial makeup of the city was 16.64% White, 79.61% Black, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population.

Come on now, there is a 0.05% chance he was a Pacific Islander.

24 posted on 11/25/2012 4:17:37 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Arthurio

May I presume that that WalMart was in a neighborhood of Obama voters, and may I presume that white racism necessitated the need for security personal beyond grandpa at the door?


25 posted on 11/25/2012 4:38:02 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Arthurio

Durn I just hate it when that happens...


26 posted on 11/25/2012 4:39:33 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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Obama’s public response will be determined by the dead man’s skin tone.

Thanks Arthurio. Self-ping.


27 posted on 11/25/2012 5:12:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Revolting cat!
The main article lead-in does show Georgia, though. Lithonia, Georgia.

Well, now, there you go. For a second I thought maybe Lithonia bordered Freedonia...


28 posted on 11/25/2012 5:22:27 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Arthurio

Good.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 5:23:54 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Arthurio

I lived in Lithonia, Georgia once but managed to escape.


30 posted on 11/25/2012 6:52:35 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: SkyPilot

“Come on now, there is a 0.05% chance he was a Pacific Islander.”

That Obama’s son was from which island?


31 posted on 11/25/2012 6:54:55 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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