A series of incidents at a Walmart store in Beech Grove, Ind., some of them high-profile, have resulted in the city’s mayor declaring it a public nuisance.
Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley took the action after 42-year-old Gillace Monroe Samples tried to steal from the store last Thursday, according to the Indianapolis Star. Police tell the Star that Samples was caught by security, but then waved his gun at employees. He ran to a nearby restaurant and shot himself in the head.
“We’re better than that, our community is better than that and I don’t want to get a phone call every day saying that somebody pulled a gun at Walmart and has done something out of line,” Buckley said.
With the city declaring the store a public nuisance, the Walmart now can be fined when police officers have to respond to incidents.