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Man Dead After Altercation At Lithonia Walmart

According to a police report, a suspected shoplifter was found dead after store employees detained him outside in the store parking lot.

A suspected shoplifter is dead after store employees at a Lithonia Wal-Mart detained him in the store's parking lot, according to wsbtv.com.

A police report obtained by the news outlet shows the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, when a middle-aged man was suspected of shoplifting two DVD players from the Fairington Road store.

See also: Walmart: Incident at Lithonia Store 'Truly a Sad Situation'

Store employees caught the suspect in the parking lot and a fight occurred while the employees tried to detain the man for police, according to the police report.

When police arrived, they found store employees on top of the man. It is not clear which police agency responded to the incident.

The man was found unresponsive when police handcuffed him and bleeding from his nose and mouth, according to the report.

Paramedics transported the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A police report said one of the store employees had allegedly put the man in a choke hold, but an official cause of death has not been determined.

Employees involved in the incident have been suspended with pay while the incident is investigated, according to the report.

Wendy Martin November 27, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I am so agreeing with you right about now
John Gotti November 27, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Tomathy, are you really serious about your statements?????? Let him have the DVD players........
John Gotti November 27, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Remy....It has nothing to do with the fact that Tony can easily make these statements because it's not his child. It's simply wrong for him to steal. No one deserves to die in this manner, BUT THESE ARE THE CONSEQUENCES WHEN YOU MAKE BAD CHOICES!!! I have a son, and I dig in his a&& when he gets out of pocket or make bad choices, and I don't conceal it. It is what it is. That how you learn. It is not okay to take something that doesn't belong to you. One of the reason why certain communities have higher insurances premium and higher prices of merchandise is because of high risk activity. So, when a store continues to experience loss prevention, we all suffer!!!
John Gotti November 27, 2012 at 06:58 AM
Really??
Heather Smith November 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM
There is no defense for this thief's actions. He died during a robbery and the true crime here is that Walmart may face some sort of repercussion for his death. Society is losing any sense of people having personal responsibility. And dear God people, check your spelling and grammar before you post!!

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