Wal-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.