A Walmart in Southern California has been evacuated after a man wearing camouflage entered with a rifle and asked to speak with the manager.
"Witnesses said the man was carrying an M-16 or a shotgun. We have not been able to confirm that," said Deputy Alberto Martinez.Police set up a perimeter around the store while they searched for the "suspect." No word yet on if he was found.
Apparently Walmart doesn't mind selling rifles, but they don't want their customers to actually carry them inside the store.
The Walmart is in Moreno Valley.
10:43 AM PT: Around 10 a.m., Wal-Mart employees were being let into the store and an employee told customers it would be another 45 minutes before they could enter and shop.
11:04 AM PT: The Walmart was evacuated around 6 a.m. So, if they let customers back in around 11, that is 5 hours that their employees were standing around in the parking lot. I hope they pay them for those hours.
8:07 PM PT: The most recent story I found says this was an attempted robbery.
Moreno Valley Police responded to a robbery call after the man entered the store just before 6 a.m. a man carrying an unknown weapon and asked to speak to a manager, Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Alfonso Campa said.Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/...