A lot of odd news stories involve Wal-Mart or Florida. This one has both, with mystery shopping as the cherry on top.
Last Sunday, a man walked into the Wal-Mart in Delray Beach, Florida, stole some clothes and put them on over his own clothes, then headed to the manager’s office. He grabbed a trash bag and started putting electronics and other items into the bag.
Because Wal-Mart is not down with the whole shoplifting thing, they called the police. When they searched him the police discovered that, in addition to the items in the trash bag, the man had a loaded gun and a variety of drugs, including heroin.
The best part?
This guy told police that he was in the manager’s office looking for a job application, because he wanted to be a mystery shopper, “because it seems like a cool job.” Well, yeah, if mystery shoppers could just take anything they want from a store, that would be a super-cool job.
For some reason, his explanation was not accepted by the police, and Alexander Weigard (age 20) is now a guest of the Palm Beach County Jail.