Cops: Man Who Waved, Danced With Confederate Flag Inside Walmart Threatened Shooting Spree At Store
A young man who waved and danced with a Confederate flag inside a Walmart Saturday night threatened to shoot people inside the South Carolina store after employees escorted him from the business, police report.
Workers told cops that the white suspect--who appeared to be about 18--entered the Spartanburg store around 6:45 PM “with a Confederate flag around his neck and shoulders. The male then began to wave and dance with his flag in the middle” of an aisle, according to an incident report.
Walmart employees then approached the man and guided him to the exit. “While walking out the male stated that he would come back with a gun and shoot people inside of the store,” investigators noted.
The suspect, who left the scene on a black moped, was wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, orange hat, and cowboy boots with a camouflage pattern.
In the wake of last month’s Charleston, South Carolina church massacre, Walmart ceased selling merchandise bearing the Confederate flag. Last Thursday, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a law that removed the battle flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.