This must happen where I work almost every day, because the toy aisle and some other sections do in fact look like they were ransacked by an unruly gang of 50 teenagers. At least this Walmart manager knew it was intentional.
The best part is that the ringleader ended up getting caught because he went back in for his cell phone. Probably won’t take long for the cops to track down all the people he texted and said “Hey, since we’re morons and bored tonight, let’s trash a Walmart.”
Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video
Police are looking for about 50 teens that allegedly trashed a Walmart in Georgia.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb County Sheriff’s office Lt. Sean DeFoe told ABC News today.
Out of all my years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything happen like this,” he added.
As the video above shows, the teens ransacked the store, then scattered and fled from the parking lot in multiple cars.
Police identified and arrested 17-year-old Kharron Nathan Green after he went back into the store to get his cellphone that he had apparently dropped during the incident.
DeFoe said Green was arrested on charges of second-degree criminal damage to property and inciting a riot since he allegedly appeared to be the group’s leader.
“According to the report, [Green] threw up a gang sign at the camera and then ran into the store,” DeFoe said.
Green told his parents the group was at a party before they decided to go to the Walmart and “cause as much damage as they could,” according to DeFoe.
Police said the store manager told them that the estimated damage was more than $2,000.
A Walmart spokesperson declined to comment on the estimated amount of damage, but said they’re working with police on their ongoing investigation.
“Some of the teens looked older than 17 and some looked younger, but each of them that we identify will be charged appropriately,” DeFoe said.