Walmart security goon fired after choking alleged shoplifter to death
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the man may have died as a result of a choke hold the security officer allegedly placed him in. He’s no longer working for Walmart.
Police say the suspect tried to exit through the front door around 1:30 a.m. with the two DVD players, but was then caught by the trio and a “physical altercation” occurred. By the time cops arrived, the three people were on top of the alleged suspect, but since he wasn’t showing any resistance, police ordered the trio to get off of him.
The man was reportedly unresponsive at that time and bleeding from his nose and mouth. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“No amount of merchandise is worth someone’s life,” a Walmart spokesperson said Sunday. “Associates are trained to disengage from situations that would put themselves or others at risk.”
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