A Macon, Georgia Walmart was the scene of riotous disturbance earlier this week, as an estimated four dozen teens rampaged the store, smashing and breaking anything in their paths, The Macon Telegraph reports.
Surveillance video of the Walmart shows one teen race into the store around 1:50 a.m., followed by 40 or 50 others who immediately took their rampage down the main aisle of the store where they can be seen “destroying merchandise displays and items,” a sheriff’s deputy wrote in his official report.
The report continues to say that the floors of the Macon Walmart were “coated with broken merchandise.”
“The length of the store from front to rear was lined with items which had been shattered, destroyed, turned over and thrown about.”
Some of the teens even accosted an elderly Walmart shopper, pulling him out of his motorized shopping cart and dragging him across the floor.
When authorities arrived at the store, the teens fled in all directions, in many different vehicles. On his way out, the teen that could be seen in the surveillance video leading the crowd stopped and explained the rampage to a Walmart employee.
“That this was a planned event… to see how much damage they could cause,” the sheriff’s report stated.
When that same teen, identified as 17-year-old Kharron Nathan Green, returned to the Walmart that same night to retrieve his cellphone, he was arrested. He originally told officers that he didn’t know anything about what had happened, and that he didn’t know anyone involved. When his mother and father arrived, however, and viewed Walmart’s surveillance footage, Green admitted that it was him in the video.
Green refused to give up the names of any of the other teens involved, but did say that they had all come from the same party. He was eventually released on a $3,700 bond and was charged with inciting a riot and second-degree damage to property.
The teens caused an estimated $2,000 worth of damage to the Walmart during their rampage, and though no others have been identified or caught yet, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says they are reviewing the tapes in the hopes of identifying at least some of them.
“Hopefully we can identify the others. Hopefully it’s not a pattern of behavior. Due to the lateness of the hour, I don’t know that they were going to be going to church the next morning.”
Anyone with information on any of the teens who rampaged the Macon Walmart are asked to call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
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