From KSLA.com, channel 12 in Louisiana:
Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch
By Carolyn Roy
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) –
Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.
The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen.
Wait a minute. Is this reporter and the police chief attempting to intimate that those poor, helpless and needy persons may have been exhibiting a modicum of greed stemming from their new-found Free Cheese “open” EBT cards?
Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn’t press charges if she left the food.
Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.
There was, however, a huge mess left behind. Pictures and videos obtained by KSLA News 12 show aisles packed with shoppers emptying the shelves in Springhill. Another video shows what appear to be at least dozens of overflowing carts left abandoned in the aisles at the Mansfield store, against the backdrop of emptied shelves in the meat department.
The reporting indicating that persons who discovered their cards had limits and simply left their carts in situ must be false. Surely the upright, righteous and the truly needy would have assisted the store in trying to return stock to shelves, as the principled, good-hearted and true persons they are.
Let’s talk straight for a moment, shall we?
Predominantly populated by blacks and the grossly obese, the Walmart shelves were sacked by persons who were conducting clear and obvious fraud when they realized that some kind of computer glitch allowed them to, literally, take whatever they wanted from the shelves with no consequences and no limits. For a full two hours.
“That’s plain theft, that’s stealing, that’s all I got to say about it.”
The carts left behind beg another question for Walmart and future purchasers: how long was the frozen food left out, and would you go back and purchase that frozen food yourself?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what you get when your loving federal government has taught people, for generations, to not work, to not keep males in the family nucleus.
You can thank your federal government for the literal explosion of gangs, comprised of individuals who are looking for nothing more than acceptance, importance, inclusion and a sense of belonging — something they do not get in today’s purposely-fragmented families. Which they do get in gangs.