Multiple Michigan Walmarts Had To Be Evacuated Over Bomb Threats
Can you imagine doing your shopping and then having to be evacuated from the store? This is what happened to several Walmart shoppers in Michigan on Monday.
Shopping At Walmart
My only real experience with an emergency at a Walmart was when I lived in Indiana and a tornado touched down nearby and everyone was escorted to a small area to take cover until the storm passed by. Other than that, all my shopping experiences have been pretty positive.
When you are shopping and someone says, hey, you are going to have to evacuate the store there has been a bomb threat. The first thing that would pop into my head is the picture above then how quickly I could make it out of the store and into my car without knocking anyone or anything over in the process.
Michigan Walmart Bomb Threats
Normally when you see a few cops at a department store it's usually a shoplifter who fought back and some reinforcements were called in to apprehend the alleged thief. At several Walmart locations in Michigan bomb squads and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in because of a series of bomb threats.
What Michigan Walmarts Received a Bomb Threat?
According to WXYZ, there were bomb threats made at the 4 Michigan Walmart locations that included Canton, Coldwater, Rochester Hills, and White Lake. The Rochester Hills and White Lake Walmarts both received ransom requests to go along with the bomb threats.
In the picture above you can see Walmart employees and customers waiting outside of a Michigan Walmart while bomb-sniffing dogs were inside trying to locate the alleged explosives.
More Than Just Michigan Walmarts Targeted for Bomb Threats
It wasn't just Michigan Walmart locations that have received a bomb threat, on Sunday a Walmart located in Holland, Ohio near Toledo received a threat. There have been other threats reported around the country as far as California and Hawaii.
There is no word if this is the work of one individual, a group, or copycats, but it is a useless waste of law enforcement's time and it keeps them away from real problems. The FBI is now offering up its services to look deeper into who is making these useless threats.
The good news is, no explosive devices were found in any of the Walmart stores that were searched. If you would like to hear from a shopper who was at one of the Walmart locations check out the video provided by WXYZ.