Putting Customers in the Big Box: Wal-Mart Employees Beat Shoplifter to Death

225px-new_walmart_logosvgWal-Mart in China appears to take shoplifting pretty seriously. Wal-Mart employees found a woman shoplifting and, despite efforts of witnesses to stop them, beat her to death. The matter is now being handled as a murder rather than shoplifting case.

Two Wal-Mart employees are under arrest in Jiangxi province and three others are being investigated. This is a bit of a change since it is the Wal-Mart customers who have been assaulting customers recently, here and here and here— or gun down each other, here.

The woman died from her wounds on August 30th. She was stopped on the street by five Wal-Mart employees.

Wal-Mart issued a statement: “We extend our condolences to the family of the deceased…. The incident and cause of death is the subject of an investigation.” The case has proven a distraction of Wal-Mart’s current focus: destroying historical Civil War sites.

For the story, here.

8 thoughts on “Putting Customers in the Big Box: Wal-Mart Employees Beat Shoplifter to Death”

  1. Wow, now that is a zero-tolerance shoplifting policy! Did I miss something? Is VP Cheney now serving on their corporate board?

  2. Yet another reason to add to my list “Reasons NOT to shop at Wal-Mart” .

    I really hope her family sues those individuals and Wal-Mart as well.

  3. Wal-Mart,

    Did you ever notice in the Star Wars movies what happened to the Trade Federation and their Droid Army? Well they were big playa’s when the Emperor was on the rise, but what happened in the long run? They got consumed by the Empire when their usefulness was at an end and rather harshly reminded that they were nothing more special than merchants. Even by the time of “The Empire Strikes Back”, they were political outsiders again selling their junk without Imperial Sanction or a say in the affairs of the former Republic.

    Enjoy doing business in China.

    I think you’ll find Chinese officials far less tolerant of your bullshit than the politicians you paid for here. If you think liberals hate fascists, wait until you cross one of the current/former communists. They REALLY hate fascists, but especially foreign fascists.

    May you live in interesting times, Wal-Mart.

    (In case you didn’t understand, that’s a Chinese curse for all you simpletons at Wally-World corporate.)

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