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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 05:42 PM

Man drives car into San Jose WalMart, attacks customers

Source: KTVU

Several people were injured after a man drove his car into a San Jose WalMart Sunday morning and began assaulting customers inside the store with a blunt object before being subdued by onlookers and arrested by police.

At 11:15 a.m., San Jose Police officers were dispatched to the WalMart on Story Road in response to reports of a vehicle having been driven into the store, according to Ofc. Albert Morales of the San Jose Police Dept.

The car made it an estimated 30 feet inside the store before coming to a stop at a beer display near the entrance, according to witnesses.

Morales said that after the crash, the driver immediately exited the vehicle, grabbed a blunt object nearby and began attacking customers inside the store.

Read more: http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/several-people-injured-after-car-crashes-san-jose-/nW8Fb/



I live in SJ and discovered this story because of friends posting it on Facebook, after I watched the Michigan/Florida game and a movie shown on KQED, Spirit of St. Louis (starring James Stewart). THIS photo definitely will stand out on "People of Wal-Mart":

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Reply Man drives car into San Jose WalMart, attacks customers (Original post)
alp227 Mar 2013 OP
tabasco Mar 2013 #1
darkangel218 Mar 2013 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2013 #3
darkangel218 Mar 2013 #4
Auggie Mar 2013 #5
DJ13 Mar 2013 #6
WilliamPitt Mar 2013 #7
dembotoz Mar 2013 #10
Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2013 #8
Archaic Mar 2013 #12
Richardo Mar 2013 #14
freshwest Mar 2013 #9
alp227 Mar 2013 #11
freshwest Mar 2013 #13
dickensknitter Apr 2013 #15
Blue_Tires Apr 2013 #16
Bucky Apr 2013 #17
firenewt Apr 2013 #18

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 05:56 PM

1. That's a pretty crazy thing to do

but it's a crazy world.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:04 PM

2. Dammit! it went straight for the beer stand!!

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:06 PM

3. No loss at all. It was Budweiser.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:09 PM

4. I would've been mad if it was Coors Light :p

that pic looks like its from a Nascar commercial, doesn't it? minus the psycho attacking people part lol

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:24 PM

5. Not funny -- nine injured, one severely

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. I knew those empty shelves would lead to something like this eventually

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:10 PM

7. Gorgeous car

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:00 PM

10. really

can I have it????

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:14 PM

8. Yes, do you have the Miss Piggy?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:19 PM

12. Smartly done.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:04 PM

14. Well played.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:51 PM

9. Wow, is it the same town where the police were gunned down by the peeping tom?

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Apologize if it is, that was awful, and this isn't really funny. I've seen heavy posts put in concrete in front of the glass doors of some stores, I guess this is why?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:19 PM

11. Santa Cruz actually n/t

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Response to alp227 (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:30 PM

13. Thanks.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:28 AM

15. Wamu

Yeah, (btw... loongtime lurke since 2007, quiet and shy person) retail receives an extra edginess in times of economic distress, mine and others'.
I work hardware/paint/sporting goods and gun& ammo sales at a WaMu in mid south. I spent all evening furtively rolling my eyes at people's reactions to the frustration of their particularly entitled demands. Holidays and more regularly Sundays are the worst, when people feel they have sacrificed themselves to social expectation and are therefore even more deserving of arbitrary personal wish-fulfillment.
I could tell a yammering tale of the bulletheads grieving for their tinny teats.
Anyway, I spose I empathize w/ this fellows auto action just a wee small tad.
Forgive me. Every day, really, I try to be kind and helpful, and most days I
Am glad of trying.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:58 AM

16. A shame he had to ruin that candy paint job...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 01:24 PM

17. A certain percentage of any human (or primate) population will go off the rails at some point.

It's a small percentage, but they often ended up ruining dozens of families' lives.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 02:16 PM

18. Only a good guy with a car could have stopped this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

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