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.
Thanks to the 0bama phones.
The NSA prolly has a list of all the folks who were tipped off and made their way to that Walmary
In case anyone was wondering why the Obamaphone program is so dear to the Democrats...
Well it looks like the limit showed on the receipt... this could have been handled smarter, like requiring overbalance purchases to be adjusted, sorry no jackpots.
I had an Obamaphone. It does not surf the web.
The line between civilization and anarchy is increasingly thin. It would take little for our cities to descend into total chaos.
Another bad optic for the Rats. Let the shutdown continue ...
Wow! Will the economy collapse without welfare benefits?
This would have been perfect for Trayvon Martin.
A no limit EBT for a “no limit n#####”!
It sounds to me that the individual SNAP accounts ARE going to be charged after-the-fact. It is out of Wal-Mart's hands really. Some people will find their next two or three months of benefits will be nil.
Was the TEST successful? No way in hell this was an accident.
Johnson’s Great Society.
Well it worked to get dem votes. But someday will backfire worse than this and it will be very ugly. But votes are priceless to the Corruptocrats.
Whoa, you do not think that these decent folks would try to take advantage do you? Well okay, you do and I agree...heh.
I’ve read several places that the social makeup of shoppers changed dramatically when the EBT failed. I know it is racist to say that even if true - a real shame that truth is racist but it seems to be a statement of fact. Maybe all the poor on EBT were there yesterday...and did not try to take advantage of the situation. Mercy, we are in such a mess! People have no morals anymore less shame!
The standard ones don't but people can get the Obamaphone minutes on their own phone (as long as it is a Tracfone, etc.).
It also works as a test. A few hours earlier when they weren’t working at all, the call was for riots, then in this case looting.
A simple statement of stopping welfare benefits will incite enough riots to provide the perfect excuse for martial law in the mind of the Dictator. Then their benefits will be ‘restored’ and we will be criminalized.
I know. This is the bigger picture I’m afraid of.
Yep, it would have been. And it still is with those of that mindset. Liberalism created these dysfunctional wards of the state.
See the link in post 4.
Let us hope so. They knew they were doing wrong—now they need to experience consequences.
I know that if I die tomorrow, the government will force my wife to repay the S.S. check I received the first of this month. If I die on 30 Oct - same thing.
manufactured glitch is more like it.
Scarey thought, isn’t it? That is such a major problem of starting benefit for anyone. You can’t take them away or they will riot! The so-called poor think that they are entitled to benefits and will riot if you even try to reduce their benefits...geez, what a society we’ve created. Well, not we, this society has been created by the Democrats.
“It was worse than any black Friday”
Now, that’s funny!
Why would Walmart do such a stupid thing?
Im sure that all the folks who blew past the limits on their cards will have to pay back the overage. Right? [sarc off]
Oh sure, just like the poor oppressed federal employees who have applied for unemployment benefits while they are on their “bonus (ultimately to be) paid vacations. Yes, these wonderful feds will be determined to have been overpaid unemployment benefits once they receive their federal retro pay for their non-work hours. But their fellow government employees at their state unemployment offices will no doubt waive repayment of the unemployment benefits due to “hardship”.
The takers take—that’s what they know. So these feds and EBT holders will mostly get to keep their latest windfalls. I thought WalMart would have known better.
I know a person who incorrectly got a higher level of TANF cash benefits for a number of months. It was judged to be not a criminal situation but took many months of zero benefits to get that paid back.
Interesting about the SS check. Didn’t know that.
Meanwhile, honest hard-working people like us are penalized for being producers.
Seriously, with all of this, if we were not honest conservatives, it would be MORE beneficial for my husband and I to divorce, him to declare bankruptcy and go on welfare and just live together with separate addresses.
Of the three closest Wal-Marts to my house, I refuse to enter one of them. The store in Springfield, MA is like walking int a 3rd world country. Did it once, got what I needed and got out ASAP. After having more than one Spanish speaking “mother” yapping in her Obamaphone crash their cart into me or let the spawn run amok destroying the store I decided I would not return.
The other nearby stores are in a much more middle class area and tend to be much more normal.
I truly think the biggest problem when the SHTF will be liberal do-gooders who won’t stand up to the hordes. And will try to stand in the way of those who will.