June 04, 2009

Walmart is Dangerous

I've got a new Week in Electronics Retail Crime update up on Dealerscope, featuring some gems as Mexican drug cartels smuggling drugs into the country along with big-screen TVs, and the five lawsuits coming out of the case of the Fry's Electronics exec who embezzled from the company and blew millions of it in Vegas. But this is my probably my favorite story of the week:

A 70-year-old man was stabbed in the parking lot of a Walmart in York County, Va. According to the Daily Press newspaper, the man was stabbed in the arm, but then fought back, leading the assailant to flee to the woods behind the store, where police believe he was living in a tent. The 39-year-old assailant was arrested later that day.
Yes, that's right- the assailant managed to get subdued by a 70-year-old man- who had just been stabbed- when he had a knife and the 70-year-old did not. I bet he feels even worse about that than he did about living in a tent. Then there's this:
A car crashed into the entrance of a Walmart location in Danvers, Mass., injuring a mother and her one-year-old daughter, the Boston Globe reported. Police said the driver of the car, who was 93 years old, had stepped on the gas when he intended to brake.
That's it- if you're older than 70, just avoid Walmart parking lots altogether.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 4, 2009 11:40 PM

Just another reason we need mandatory drivers tests every couple years after a certain age.

Posted by: Jeremy at June 4, 2009 11:45 PM

Once again, South Park had it first (and best).

Posted by: Evad at June 5, 2009 02:39 AM
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