Melee That Erupted Inside Wisconsin Walmart Caught on Camera
A brawl that erupted inside of a Walmart in Wisconsin was caught on camera.
The melee eventually spilled outside into the parking lot of the Walmart in Milwaukee near 103rd and Silver Spring, before police officers arrived.
The video was obtained by Fox 6, which noted that the fight started around 6:40 p.m. on March 26 near the checkout lanes.
As children watched, people began pushing, shoving, and even throwing punches.
The fight eventually spilled outside. Police officers arrived and intervened.
No arrests were made and it’s unclear what prompted the brawl.
“Well, they should have. Somebody fighting where they have no business fighting—then they should have been given a citation,” a customer said.
A Walmart representative told Fox 6 that the company is deeply concerned and referred additional questions to the Milwaukee Police Department.
Several other incidents broke out at other Walmarts this week.
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Also in Wisconsin, two females were involved in an incident that prompted a police response. They were later arrested after leading police officers on a chase that reached speeds of up to 115 mph, reported Fox 6.
At a Walmart in New Hampshire, three people from Vermont were arrested on assault charges after one man apparently confronted another over the weekend over money allegedly owed to him, reported the Concord Monitor.
A woman later assaulted an off-duty police officer who had stepped in to try to break up the fight.
Crime often gets out of control at the discount chain, according to a report from Bloomberg. For example, more than 5,000 trips by police officers were made to just one Walmart in Oklahoma over the past five years, and it’s normal for the department to send a van over to transport everyone arrested there to jail.
Bloomberg’s review of police reports from dozens of stores suggested petty crimes committed on Walmart properties numbered in the hundreds of thousands in 2016.
“But people dashing out the door with merchandise is the least troubling part of Walmart’s crime problem. More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, have occurred at the nation’s 4,500 Walmarts this year, or about one a day, according to an analysis of media reports,” the outlet stated.
Walmart is aware of the problem, Bloomberg noted and has launched a campaign to cut down on criminal acts committed inside the stores. The effort includes installing eye-level security cameras in high-theft areas and shifting employees from the storeroom and aisles to store exits, where they spot-check receipts.