5 Shocking Wal-Mart Headlines

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“Off-Duty Deputy Accused of Pulling Gun on Pregnant Couple”

The last of the most shocking stories I was able to find comes from Illinois, where an internal investigation was launched after Nicole Thurmond, who was one week from her due date at the time, had a gun brandished before her while in a Wal-Mart express lane. The man with the gun was off-duty deputy, Craig French, who, according to the account, was upset at the number of items Thurmond had in the express lane. Thurmond’s husband, Jason, soon came to her defense when he saw his wife being yelled at (he was in another aisle getting eggs when the altercation began). Jason claims he pushed the deputy away from his wife after seeing him making aggressive step towards him. This is when the gun was drawn and Jason was charged with misdemeanor battery. After the incident, the Thurmonds filed a formal complaint with the police department for their treatment and claimed that the deputy only identified himself as an officer after drawing his gun and after asking the couple if they were on welfare.

Source: NBC Chicago

– Andrew Lander, InvestorPlace @andrewlander

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