Teen Leads Mob In Ransacking Of Georgia Walmart
Cops: Perps wanted to see how much damage they could cause
JUNE 30--Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police allege.
During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report.
As seen below, a Walmart surveillance camera recorded the vandals racing through store aisles.
Investigators say that a “crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females” were led into the store by Kharron Green, 17, who can be seen on surveillance video “presenting gang signs in the air with his hands.”
For about a minute, Green & Co. ran through store aisles “destroying merchandise and vandalizing the property,” cops reported. Upon arriving at the trashed Walmart, a deputy noted that one aisle was “destroyed and coated with broken merchandise” and that the “length of the store from front to rear was lined with items which had been shattered, destroyed, turned over and thrown about.”
Green, pictured above, was arrested at the scene. A Walmart employee interviewed by cops said that he spoke with Green in the store’s parking lot and that the teen “stated that this was a planned event, and that they had planned to see how much damage they could cause.”
A Walmart manager estimated the value of damaged merchandise at $2000.
While Green refused to identify any of his fellow marauders, he told cops that the group “had all come from a party.” Charged with criminal street gang activity, inciting to riot, and criminal damage to property, Green is locked up in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond. (2 pages)