Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has a pretty bad reputation for attracting the its fair share of crazies. I recently came across a disturbing story about a man named Verdon Lamont Taylor who waltzed into a Pennsylvania Wal-Mart wearing nothing but his birthday suit to steal a pair of socks. He was later apprehended by police who were forced to taze his nearly naked physique (he decided to don the fruits of his labor) and is now sitting — quite uncomfortably most likely — in prison with a $50,000 bail.
As it turns out, odd stories about Wal-Mart are quite easy to come by. All you have to do is perform a simple Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) search and stories like this pop up. While Wal-Mart is still a great place to find groceries and other goods on the cheap — I must admit I have frequented the establishment myself and have been quite pleased — there’s no question that it has a terrible reputation for being a magnet for the unsavory.
Click through to see our round-up of five of the worst Wal-Mart headlines of late: