A Walmart bleach fight caused a Baltimore store close on Saturday after several patrons began throwing bleach and other disinfectants at one another.
Because of the dangerous chemical fight store managers were forced to deem the situation a hazmat hazard while calling in police to arrest the guilty parties.
Baltimore County Police responded to a call on Saturday morning and learned that two women had been engaged in an altercation.
According to reports the amount of chemicals thrown caused toxic fumes which forced the immediate evacuation of the Arbutus store which remained closed for several hours while the chemicals were cleaned.
Responding to the situation were EMS, Fire and hazardous materials units along with 10 medics.
The situation led to 19 people receiving treatment which included three Walmart employees. One store visitor was also taken to the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Arrested for their part in the altercation was Theresa Monique Jefferson, 33. Theresa turned herself into authorities and was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft under $100 and malicious destruction of property and she is being held on $350,000 bail.
Theresa revealed that the dispute arose from a fight she was having because of the other parties boyfriend who happens to be the father of Jefferson’s child.
In a statement to their customers Walmart released the following statement:
“This is obviously not the type of behavior we would expect from people at our stores. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused to our customers.”
The other participant in the Walmart bleach fight has not yet been arrested.