An driver from Ontario , Canada, who ran over a woman twice in a Walmart parking lot in this city last January has been fined $3,000.
Ontario Court Justice William Fitzgerald also gave 65-year-old Frank Reynolds a one-year driving licence suspension. He found Reynolds guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
Reynolds testified he did not know he had struck Joan Sherritt with his Chevrolet Tahoe thinking instead it was a chunk of ice in the tire well.
He also said he did not know Sherritt was underneath his SUV as he continued his left turn in front of the store, dragged her for a distance of 20 metres, and then drove backwards, running her over again.
“It seems to me that the operation of the vehicle in the manner I described constitutes a marked departure from a responsible, prudent driver,” said Fitzgerald in his decision.
The crash was captured on Walmart security video.
Sherritt told the court she suffered facial injuries, including four broken teeth, and is still in pain.
A 20-year-old Oklahoma man is in jail after police say he sexually harassed a Walmart employee then peeped in the women’s bathroom.
Joshua Dakota Traub, from Tulsa, was arrested by Owasso Police on complaints of sexual battery, peeping Tom and obstructing an officer.
Police say Traub was in the Owasso Walmart just after 11 p.m. on Friday when he approached a female maintenance worker pushing a trash bin down an aisle.
Traub spoke to the woman, asking her about her job and if she would be at the store if he returned later.
The woman told Traub she was engaged, and he seemed annoyed, saying “Oh, well, good for you,” according to the victim’s statement.
The woman started walking away when Traub apparently delivered a “smack to her buttocks,” according to the arresting officer Joshua Goins.
Traub was then caught on video opening the door to the women’s bathroom, stepping in and looking.
The 20-year-old Tulsan ran from the store and was captured by Owasso Police.
Officer Goins said Traub gave incorrect answers during booking and said he had a physical handicap of being hungry.
He reportedly told police he was suicidal, asking “Yeah, now what is that going to get me?”
He changed his answer after being informed of procedures for suicidal subjects, the officer said.
Traub is being held on a $3,000 bond.
A couple in Kansas are facing criminal charges after they allegedly stole some K-Y Jelly from a Walmart and actually began having sex inside the big box retailer.
The X-rated encounter Sunday evening resulted in the arrest of Julian Call, 22, and Tina Gianakon, 35, on theft and lewd and lascivious behavior charges, according to the Hutchinson Police Department.
Witnesses told officers that the couple was openly fondling each other in full view of fellow Walmart shoppers (which resulted in the lewd and lascivious charges).
Additionally, the pair was accused of shoplifting the sexual lubricant and other items.
Municipal Court complaints filed against Call and Gianakon accuse them of engaging “in sexual intercourse or sodomy with any person or animal with knowledge or reasonable anticipation that the participants are being viewed by another.”
Call and Gianakon were briefly booked into the Reno County jail on the misdemeanor counts.
Houma police have reported that a 24-year-old man has been accused of driving a shopping scooter while drunk.
Police say that Thomas J. Phillip’s breath tested at more than double the amount considered legal proof of intoxication under Louisiana law when he was pulled over last Sunday.
Police got a call about a motorized scooter pulling a wheelchair, and found Phillip on the scooter and a friend of his in the wheelchair.
They say that Phillip was arrested after allegedly telling police he’d been at a Walmart store and decided to take the scooter for a joyride.
He was booked with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with theft.
Phillip could not be reached for comment because no phone listing was available for him.
Police say the wheelchair occupant was not cited.
An Arizona man is accused of defecating on the floor of a Walmart store on Tuesday after trying to steal a beer bottle, Chandler police said.
56-year-old Tomas Arenas grabbed a beer bottle and walked out of the store without paying, police said.
A loss-prevention officer stopped Arenas and brought him back inside.
Arenas began yelling at the officer before pulling down his pants and defecating on the floor in front of many customers.
Arenas was arrested on suspicion of defecating in public, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, loitering and shoplifting, according to the court document.
A Sandy Springs woman is facing charges after a fight inside a Milton Walmart.
The victim said it’s not her first encounter with the suspect. That woman told Petchenik she’s had issues with the suspect in the past, only this time the issues boiled over into a violent confrontation.
“The employees got mad. One got upset with the other and went over and pushed her,” Capt. Shawn McCarty with the Milton Police Department said.
It all unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Walmart on Windward Parkway.
Milton police said independent contractors Dorothy Kemp, 63, and Marissa Moody, 56, were giving out samples in the produce section when they got into an argument over a cutting board.
“In this case the suspect lost her temper in the crowded Walmart and took it out on the person she was angry with,” McCarty said.
In surveillance video you can see Kemp run after her co-worker and push her straight into the fruit cooler.
With Moody on her back, feet in the air, the video shows Kemp calmly walk back to her work station and begin cutting up more fruit.
The video shows a Walmart employee comes to Moody’s aid, pulling the shocked woman out of the fruit case.
Moments later Milton police officers arrived on the scene and took Kemp into custody for simple battery after watching the video.
When officers asked her what happened, her response was, “I don’t know nothing about anything that had occurred,” Kemp said.
Police said the tape doesn’t lie.
“It is unacceptable. You hope that someone can control their temper a little bit better,” Kemp said.
Moody told Petchenik she’s had run-ins with Kemp since she started at that location.
An official with their company wouldn’t comment about whether Kemp is still employed by them.
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It seems that Walmart is becoming the number one location for addicts to make their shake-and-bake meth.
An Ohio man was arrested on Sunday evening for allegedly making methamphetamine inside a Walmart store in Mentor, near Cleveland.
Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said that 37-year-old James Richardson was spotted by store security around 5:30 p.m. on June 17th.
Security witnessed Richardson placing ingredients in his shopping cart that are common in the production of meth.
According to Zbiegien, Richardson then combined the ingredients in a salt shaker he had taken off a store shelve and began shaking the container.
Zbiegien says that Richardson was using a common method to make meth known as ‘shake-and-bake’. Police refer to the method as ‘one-pot’ meth cooking.
Richardson was arrested as he attempted to walk from the store with the drug. He was charged on counts of illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine and theft.
Zbiegien says Richardson has five previous felony drug convictions. He remains housed in the Lake County jail on a $75,000 bond.
Richardson is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on June 25th.
A couple from suburban Chicago remain in jail after two of their five children were found blindfolded and bound in a Kansas Walmart parking lot.
The parents from Northlake, Ill., are each charged with two counts of child abuse and five counts of child endangerment. The charges are felonies. The man also faces one count of obstruction.
Deborah and Adolfo Gomez, of west suburban Northlake, were arrested Wednesday on two counts of child abuse and five counts of endangering a child.
The children are aged five through 15. Police say the two youngest, ages 5 and 7, were found bound and blindfolded in the family’s Chevy Suburban SUV that had been parked in a Walmart parking lot since Monday. The vehicle had no license plates, according to police.
Police say the family was traveling to Arizona to see relatives when their SUV developed mechanical problems on I-70 and they stopped in Lawrence.
A customer called police from inside the store saying they saw a child in the parking lot with his arms tied behind him sitting next to a van.
The vehicle was surrounded by police while the mother was shopping inside the Walmart. They say the father resisted when they tried to enter the vehicle, and they used tasers to subdue him.
Authorities in Lawrence are making temporary arrangements for all five of the children, while the parents are held at the Douglas County jail.
As for any injuries, the police made no mention of any in their statement, the local paper reports that medics examined family members at the scene and no one was taken to a hospital.
After his car crashed into another vehicle and newspaper boxes, Barnard W. Cato III fled the scene of the accident in Florida.
The 29-year-old man from Gainesville ran towards a nearby Walmart where he was found within minutes.
He declined to give a breathalyzer test and allegedly told Gainesville cops “I didn’t realize I hit somebody…I had the runs, I had to go.”
Back in October 2011, a Saturday morning of shopping turned into an emergency hazmat situation at a Baltimore Walmart where two patrons threw bleach and disinfectant at one another, officials said.
Theresa M. Jefferson, a Maryland woman who pleaded guilty to participating in a fight involving bleach and Pine-Sol at a Baltimore Walmart, has been ordered to stay away from the store for five years.
Jefferson was given a five-year suspended sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree misdemeanor assault.
Baltimore County Police responded to a call and found two women fighting inside the store.
The bleach and disinfectant created toxic fumes, forcing the immediate evacuation of the entire Arbutus store, officials said.
The store remained closed for several hours.
Fire, EMS and hazardous materials units were dispatched to the scene, as well as 10 medics.
Nineteen people reportedly received treatment, including three Walmart employees.
Police arrested Jefferson, 33, after she turned herself in to authorities.
The brawl was a result of an ongoing dispute between Jefferson and the victim because the victim’s boyfriend is the father of Jefferson’s child.
Jefferson apologized for her actions during a hearing in Baltimore County Circuit Court. She was ordered to stay away from Walmart, which her lawyer says he understood to mean all Walmart stores.
The second woman, Ebony Michelle Odoms, was also charged.
Odoms’ trial was postponed until June.