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Chicken-Fried News: Smile!


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Wal-Mart has a street-level reputation for attracting all manner of unusual customers, particularly in the overnight hours. But sometimes, things get so weird that even the public and the police throw their windows open and yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Yep, it’s more than a line from a movie. It’s a call to action.

Recently, Wal-Mart Supercenter security cameras caught a dramatic scene and escape. Two men in hoodies dragged a woman down several store aisles as they attempted to steal her purse. quotes witnesses who chronicled the violent exchange, which dumped over bra and panty displays as the woman retained a “death grip” on her handbag.

Local police confirmed the alleged attempted theft and showed security camera screen-grabs of the two young men, along with the Nissan Altima they fled in.

Dudes, there’s always a camera. Always. They learned this lesson the hard way; an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were recently booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and charged in the attack. News 9 reported that they also face charges for an alleged theft from a girl at another Wal-Mart.

The most important takeaways from the incident: Smile for the cameras (or better yet, crime doesn’t pay) and some Wal-Marts now offer carnival rides near their sliding entry doors.

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