Shoplifter Dies After Being Tackled By Walmart Workers
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

An alleged shoplifter died early Sunday morning after being run-down by Walmart workers outside a Lithonia, Georgia Walmart according to the Atlanta Journal- Constitution.

The middle-aged man allegedly took two DVD players from the Walmart at 5401 Fairington Road around 1:30 a.m. He exited through the front door, but was stopped by the three Walmart workers in the parking lot where a “physical altercation” took place, according to the police report. The security guard working for Walmart is said to have placed the man in a choke-hold.

When police arrived, they found the three Walmart workers on top of the man. An officer who handcuffed the suspected shoplifter saw that the man wasn’t moving and ordered the employees off. Police found the man to be unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth. Emergency units responded and transported him to DMC-Hillandale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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