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Sunglasses mistaken for gun at Walmart

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Sunglasses mistaken for gun at Walmart
The Greer Police Department responded to the Walmart Supercenter located 14055 E. Wade Hampton Blvd at approximately 12:35 p.m. Thursday after receiving a telephone call about a person seen walking into the store with what was believed to be a pistol in their hand.

Officers arrived shortly thereafter to search for the subject.

Out of an abundance of caution officers did not allow any additional customers to enter the store until the incident could be investigated, according to the report.

During the investigation it was found that the subject who entered did not have a pistol in his hand and a review of CCTV footage showed the subject had a pair of sunglasses in his hand.

Officers continued to look for the subject in the store until it was learned that the subject had left before police’s arrival and was no longer on scene. There was no danger to the customers or employees as a result of this incident.

 

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