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Walmart Employee Critically Injured Trying To Stop Shoplifter | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 100 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Oct 21, 2010, titled Walmart Employee Critically Injured Trying To Stop Shoplifter | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A Walmart employee was seriously injured Wednesday night while trying to stop a shoplifter, police said.

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Since: Aug 10

United States

#1 Oct 21, 2010
Aren't they supposed to NOT chase (follow) them to the car. I mean come on Wal-Mart, someone shoplifts and you want to prevent the person from getting into a vehicle who could possible have a weapon. Whatever happened to grabbing the license plate number and calling the police?
This is sweet

Madison, AL

#2 Oct 21, 2010
A mercedes and stealing a $100 hard drive. Baaaahaaaaahaaaaa.
say what

United States

#5 Oct 21, 2010
what is the world coming too... I hope this dude recovers, its a shame he took it that far.. agree with wowfactor... get the plates and lets the dirt bags go... man you gotta have a nice ride to go to wallmart these days...
Arethia Kessler

Zanesville, OH

#8 Oct 21, 2010
Wal-mart is a billion doller industry.Do you actually think I would try to be a hero for this company hell to the no.He tryed to be a hero and got jacked up in the process.There not going to give him a raise or any money for trying to stop some one from robbing thier store.They get robbed all the time.They can afford a loss every now and then.Walmart is getting over on people evey day.The lady must have needed what she was stealing.

RDP

Since: Apr 09

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#9 Oct 21, 2010
I hate Wal Mart, have not been there in YEARS!!
par 4 the course

United States

#10 Oct 21, 2010
WfacOtorW wrote:
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You can buy these cars all day long on cragslist for next to nothing and I'm sure it wasn't a 2011 model. I know crackheads who drive these, LOL! Now if it said they bolted in a limo or a Lambo, then yeah, I would be laughing too.
Not to mention how many welfare supported pieces of trash ( one’s who don’t care about finding a job) show up to places for free handouts @ charity events with their 6 kids while sporting the best cell phone a person can get and driving high end SUV’s…does welfare pay that well? Or maybe there is a large market for hard drives, who knows!
Stupid is as stupid does

Westerville, OH

#11 Oct 21, 2010
First, I hope the guy recovers.

Second, I'm certain it's against company policy to try and apprehend a shoplifter. He'll probably get fired for actions. Seems to me like there was a story in the national headlines not too long ago of the same thing happening and the guy got fired.

Third, there is NOTHING in a Wal-Mart store worth risking one's life for. I don't say this from some deep, philosophical view. I'm just saying Wal-Mart stocks crap and it's not like a $100 hard drive is going to hurt their bottom line.
Quick 2 Judge

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 21, 2010
Retired Deputy wrote:
I will bet Wal Mart fires the employee and who anyway would risk their safety and life for a stolen "item" that isn't even theirs? The shoplifter if they had been caught would have been given a $50.00 fine etc. Now it has sadly become a felony and this employee could have been killed and employer won't even think any more of the employee.
I heard on the radio this morning that they have a policy in place to fire any employee who chases a thief. I'm not sure if that's already in place or something they are working on.
OhioBob

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 21, 2010
Arethia Kessler wrote:
Wal-mart is a billion doller industry.Do you actually think I would try to be a hero for this company hell to the no.He tryed to be a hero and got jacked up in the process.There not going to give him a raise or any money for trying to stop some one from robbing thier store.They get robbed all the time.They can afford a loss every now and then.Walmart is getting over on people evey day.The lady must have needed what she was stealing.
Are you frigging kidding me? Walmart or some Mom & Pop store should never have to put up with thieves. Shoplifters cost you and me hundreds of dollars a year in increased costs of items these lowlifes steal. "They must have needed a hardrive??? Shoplifting is Stealing! Cut their damm hands off!
Marysville

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 21, 2010
This is sweet wrote:
A mercedes and stealing a $100 hard drive. Baaaahaaaaahaaaaa.
Not even that, I just bought one there yesterday for $59! lol
Tone

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 21, 2010
It was wal-mart crap- who cares, let them have it. It certainly isnt worth risking your life over. I am sure the Walton family is going to fing a way to survive. If you have any doubts just look up the top 10 on Forbes richest people in America!
wow

New York, NY

#16 Oct 21, 2010
First off, this is not the first time WalMart was in the negative light when it comes to its employees... They could care less about this young man, sad but true based on their track record. I would have called the police, got the license plate number like other suggested and/or just report it to management. Putting your life on the line is never worth protecting someone else's assets! This hard drive could have possibly costs this guys life, critical condition is too close to death.
Ric

Columbus, OH

#18 Oct 21, 2010
I feel bad for this dude, especially that he cared enough about a company that clearly doesn't care about its employees. Sorry man, next time, don't try and don't care. This guy could be messed up for life over some crappy wal-mart hard drive.
Hater

Columbus, OH

#20 Oct 21, 2010
Poor guy makes about $8 an hour. There's NOTHING in that crappy store worth risking his life over. NOTHING. I hope he recovers fast without any lifelong problems from the attack.
Hater

Columbus, OH

#21 Oct 21, 2010
I'm sure wally world has already fired him. If not today, after the media frenzy dies down a bit.
Walmart Worker

Kenton, OH

#22 Oct 21, 2010
Sorry to hear he got hurt but it is in Walmarts policy to NOT chase after a thief! We are NOT allowed to follow any person past the pillars outside the doorway. If you are caught chasing a customer for ANY reason, you will be terminated. You may go to the door and get a description of the car and plates and direction of travel. NOTHING ELSE! That is why there are cameras in the store. He should have notified management ASAP and then got what info he could to give to the police when they arrived. I personally would not do anything like this! I value my life too much!!! Thats why there are policies and procedures to follow.
AVZ

Ashville, OH

#23 Oct 21, 2010
Risking your life for a McJob?

Bring back where theft is a felony with a prior.

Since: May 10

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#24 Oct 21, 2010
Arethia Kessler wrote:
Wal-mart is a billion doller industry.Do you actually think I would try to be a hero for this company hell to the no.He tryed to be a hero and got jacked up in the process.There not going to give him a raise or any money for trying to stop some one from robbing thier store.They get robbed all the time.They can afford a loss every now and then.Walmart is getting over on people evey day.The lady must have needed what she was stealing.
Wal-Mart is not an industry. They are an industry leader. I suggest you continue to shop at Hakeem's Corner Deli and stay away from Wal-Mart since you don't want them "getting over on" you.
You are all idiots

Columbus, OH

#26 Oct 21, 2010
I hope and pray this man recovers. Have you idiots ever thought that he was trying to stop her from leaving until the police got there? As a store owner, I commend the young man for taking shoplifting seriously. Store prices would be much more inexpensive if stores didn't have to worry about theft and factor it into the price of ALL items.
Dalel

Columbus, OH

#28 Oct 21, 2010
Notify managment, management are the workers who cant do a real job in the store an can raraely be found. They may have told their greeters to follow shop lifters to the cars. Every store isn't run the same, but I assure you managment will do evrything they can to rid themselves from any resposibility, an sell out there employees. As for valuer, I feel sorry for snobs like you. I work at Walmart an feel no less important than you people in Dublin.
I pray for the recovery of the Victim.

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