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In a effort to secure a video game for
his Grandson, a 54 year old Grandfather
Buckeye, AZ was body-slammed to
the concrete floor by local enforcement
officials in Walmart, for suspected
Moving to the Southwestern region of Buckeye, Arizona, a Grandfather was body-slammed and knocked out to the hard concrete floor when police patrolling the location thought he was attempting to shoplift video games.
Raw Story reports that the victim has been identified as 54-year-old Jerald Newman. He was charged with shoplifting, after being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Details from the media online resource on the incident at the Buckeye Walmart store is below.
In addition, the Associated Press update to the story added Buckeye police account of the incident which injured Mr. Newman.
“Larry Hall, assistant chief of Buckeye police, said Newman was resisting arrest and it appeared the officer acted within reason.
Hall did not immediately release the name of the officer, who was hired off-duty by Walmart with five other officers to deal with the large crowd the store anticipated.
Hall said a Walmart employee alerted the officer involved that Newman had put a video game in his waistband, and that the officer approached Newman and started to arrest him.
When he had handcuffs on one of Newman’s wrists, Hall said Newman told the officer, “I’m not going to jail,” and started pulling away and flailing.
Hall said Newman continued resisting and the officer decided to do a leg sweep and take him to the ground.
“Unfortunately, the suspect landed on his head,” Hall said.
View the video of the 54 year old Grandfather being violently body-slammed on Walmart’s in Buckeye, AZ concrete floor here. Warning, this video is not appropriate for young children.
For a update number 9 on ‘Walmart Black Friday’ violence we will travel to Southington, CT. In this incident from a incident from a CNN i-reporter shows another shopper being stun-gunned by store staff and security.
” rc317sg shot this video of a Black Friday shopper at a Walmart in Southington, CT, being tasered by police.“
“It was unclear from my position what exactly happened with the man and why he was being detained, however, you could hear bystanders yelling things like, “stop!” “That’s not necessary!”‘ he said. ‘This was my first Black Friday shopping experience, and I’ll never forget what I saw. You see sides of people that they, themselves, didn’t even know existed,” Re317sg wrote.
– jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
The Muskegon Chronicle reports the girl was taken to a local hospital Friday, November 25th morning. Fruitport Township Supervisor Brian Werschem says the girl was knocked down and stepped on several times at the store location.
“I hope that in the future some of these stores look at other options as opposed to this mad rush of people that obviously causes injury to the younger folks and the older folks,” Werschem said to the Muskegon Chronicle.
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