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  • Those guys, and their bosses, and some of their bosses bosses, are probably gonna get fired.
  • Asa Phelps: Those guys, and their bosses, and some of their bosses bosses, are probably gonna get fired.


    Fix'd.
  • They steal your dvd players, you send one of theirs to the morgue. It's the Walmart way.
  • seriously though. my sister was working in loss prevention for a major retailer ages ago. Was being groomed to take over the apartment. And then some thug at another store puts a shoplifter in the hospital over a few DVDs and it turns out he has priors. Corporate cleaned house. All new management for the entire region.
  • While I agree with those that say these people should be fired, I'd like to point out this didnt happen on Black Friday. It happened today.
  • department. what the hell has happened when i can spell correctly but it's the wrong words?
  • This sounds like it'd inspire one of the inferior episodes of Law & Order. Where Lennie Briscoe quips, "Well, looks like checked out anyways" and the whole thing is an Aesop about corporate greed and cover-up.
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: This sounds like it'd inspire one of the inferior episodes of Law & Order. Where Lennie Briscoe quips, "Well, looks like checked out anyways" and the whole thing is an Aesop about corporate greed and cover-up.


    Or an episode of SVU where they find out he was shoplifting them to entertain a fleet of teenage prostitutes, and at some point Ice T asks "What kind of sick bastard...?" The whole department is always surprised when it turns out to be some weird sex crime, even though presumably they're aware they work in SVU, where the crimes are promised to be particularly heinous.
  • Good, we need fewer Wal-Mart frequenters.
  • what else would expect being caught stealing? and everyone blames walmart? sounds like he wasn't in the best of health to begin with.
  • CreamFilling: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: This sounds like it'd inspire one of the inferior episodes of Law & Order. Where Lennie Briscoe quips, "Well, looks like checked out anyways" and the whole thing is an Aesop about corporate greed and cover-up.

    Or an episode of SVU where they find out he was shoplifting them to entertain a fleet of teenage prostitutes, and at some point Ice T asks "What kind of sick bastard...?" The whole department is always surprised when it turns out to be some weird sex crime, even though presumably they're aware they work in SVU, where the crimes are promised to be particularly heinous.


    I assume we have both scene the same stand up bit by.... Nick mullaney I think? Great stuff
  • As a APA I'm getting a kick... 
    Seriously though, the entire training process is about hands off, non physical contact.
    These guys better have one amazingly good story, or getting fired is the least of their concerns.
  • If the guys larynx was crushed, maybe the choke hold was a little tight.
    or did they sit on the guy a little hard and put a rib through a lung?
    can't wait for the autopsy!
  • CreamFilling: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: This sounds like it'd inspire one of the inferior episodes of Law & Order. Where Lennie Briscoe quips, "Well, looks like checked out anyways" and the whole thing is an Aesop about corporate greed and cover-up.

    Or an episode of SVU where they find out he was shoplifting them to entertain a fleet of teenage prostitutes, and at some point Ice T asks "What kind of sick bastard...?" The whole department is always surprised when it turns out to be some weird sex crime, even though presumably they're aware they work in SVU, where the crimes are promised to be particularly heinous.


    Hopefully Ice-T would let us in on some hip street phrase that all too soon would become over-used in suburbia. Within a few months even the nerds on The Big Bang Theory are dropping it on air, and by then Ice-T is well on to a whole other groove.
  • revrendjim: They steal your dvd players, you send one of theirs to the morgue. It's the Walmart way.


    yeah, he deserved to die and I hope he burns in hell!
  • "No amount of merchandise is worth someone's life,"

    Especially not two DVD players. What are they these days, $20?
  • Killer deals on Black Friday.
    Think I'll send the Ex next year.
  • Maybe the Walmart loss prevention people overreacted. Maybe they didn't. Did the guy try to fight the store employees or not? The article doesn't say. Let's assume for the moment the Walmart people overreacted. The fact remains if they guy hadn't tried to steal the dvd players, he wouldn't be dead right now. He brought it on himself. Nobody made him go in there and steal.

    I'm sure somebody here will post something saying I'm a mean, cruel, heartless person because I don't feel sorry for the poor little thief. And the evil corporation should just give stuff away and it's their selfishness that caused this. How many of you would be so generous if it were your stuff the guy was stealing?
  • FTFA: both employees had been placed on paid leave.

    Sweet, free vacation too.
  • CreamFilling: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: This sounds like it'd inspire one of the inferior episodes of Law & Order. Where Lennie Briscoe quips, "Well, looks like checked out anyways" and the whole thing is an Aesop about corporate greed and cover-up.

    Or an episode of SVU where they find out he was shoplifting them to entertain a fleet of teenage prostitutes, and at some point Ice T asks "What kind of sick bastard...?" The whole department is always surprised when it turns out to be some weird sex crime, even though presumably they're aware they work in SVU, where the crimes are promised to be particularly heinous.


    I like how they're always shocked when the ADA explains they don't have enough evidence to charge the suspect. Apparently "This guy is going to be back out on the street!" spoken in an indignant tone doesn't count as evidence? This stupid country....
  • He walked right through the door. Walked right through the door.Hey all right! If he gets by, it's his. His all his!

    LET'S GO!
  • I think he should have had a trial before he died.

    Best Buy security rushed to see that I didn't shoplift something. They asked me to empty all of my pockets for them because I reached for my iphone once I was in the parking lot. I complied because I'm nice. But I wouldn't say their methods are flawless.
  • If only there were some way to not steal DVD players from Walmart.

    None of us are safe.
  • I've seen so many fights at the Walmart near my house that I think all the employees deserve hazard pay. (I worked as their Hallmark vendor for 2 years.)

    /still sad that the employees didn't take the chance to band together and fight for a living wage
  • "No amount of merchandise is worth someone's life, a wrongful death lawsuit" Gee said in the statement,

    /FTFTFA
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