Skip to comments.Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch
Posted on 10/13/2013 8:39:36 PM PDT by TigerClaws
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) -
Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits. Additional Links Computer issue, not government shutdown, likely cause of EBT card failures
The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, "It was worse than any black Friday" that he's ever seen.
Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.
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Live by the EBT die by the EBT card.
And a RIOT in this store :
Customers staged a disturbance, took unpaid for groceries and walked out of a Mississippi Walmart after they were unable to use their food stamp cards on Saturday.
People in 17 states found themselves unable to buy groceries with their food stamp debit-style cards Saturday after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
The mini riot, happened at the Walmart in Philadelphia, Miss. Shortly thereafter, managers decided to temporarily close the store.
For the safety of our customers we did make a management decision to close the store.
Were looking into everything; looking at surveillance video and working with the local police, said Kayla Whaling, a spokesperson for Walmart.
Whaling said the disturbance happened around 10:00 p.m. and the store reopened around 11:30 p.m. She also said she was not aware of any injuries.
Whaling said Walmart has not yet calculated the financial impact of the incident.
The Philadelphia Police Department was not immediately available to comment on the case.
That’s called..Looting! Its what the left does.
IOW, they started acting like illegal aliens.
“Gibsmedat! An dat! An dat!
Not sure i’m reading this right....
Does the story say that a computer glitch made it look like people could buy as much as they wanted on EBT cards, so everyone started clearing the shelves???
Is that what happened?
Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card.
I’m sure that all the folks who blew past the limits on their cards will have to pay back the overage. Right? [sarc off]
These people are just dumb. They announce that the EBT cards *ARE* working, and the morons leave their carts where they are?
An example of how fast news now travels via facebook and twitter.
They had little or no funds in their EBT accounts.
They were only able to use their cards because the EBT system was down and the cards artificially had no limits, and Wal-Mart foolishly decided to be nice.
They were trying to check out before the system came back on line, so they could get the stuff for “free”.
” “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen.”
Where’ that racist kid?
Note the "flash mob" aspect of this event, too. As soon as word spread of this "opportunity", the locusts swarmed in.
Sterilize them and their spawn.
Anyone on public assistance should be sterilized along with their spawn.
The parasites are out breeding their hosts.