by Greg Campbell | October 15, 2015 12:54 pm
I’ve seen my fair share of crazy people in Walmart. However, this one takes the cake: a man walked into a Walmart and set fire to a bunch of Halloween costumes for no apparent reason.
A disgruntled shopper walked into a Walmart store, doused the children’s Halloween costumers in lighter fluid and set them on fire.
Customers were horrified as they watched flames engulf the inside of the San Leanardo, California, store.
The unidentified 40-year-old arsonist reportedly walked into the store and randomly set the items alight on Wednesday afternoon.
Police told ABC7 he bought charcoal lighter fluid from a nearby garden center the same day.
He had sprayed the fluid around more parts of the store, but a security guard tackled him before he could do even more damage.
The suspect was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. He was then arrested and taken into custody.
His motive is unclear.
San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus: ‘If it weren’t for the security people, if it weren’t for the store employees inside that put this fire out right away, this could have been much more tragic.’
Witness Naomi Santiago told ABC7: ‘It’s was scary. Everyone was freaking out. It’s like, oh my goodness, what is going on here.
‘You can’t even shop without worrying about somebody doing something insane.’
The store was evacuated during fire. First responders were seen spraying damaged products with water on the street outside.
Yet another reason why this country needs universal reciprocity to augment the amount of concealed carriers: this world is dangerous and filled with crazies. Thankfully, this man did not kill anybody.
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