Food stamp glitch sparks legal looting at Walmart

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from The New York Post,

Walmart’s shelves were cleared in two cities after a software malfunction cleared spending limits from cards for two hours.

Shoppers in Mansfield and Springhill, Louisiana, cleared shelves as they filled shopping carts to overflowing, CBS affiliate KSLA reported.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing the shelves. The Walmart Supercenter Mansfield shelves were cleared in two hours.

“It was worse than anything we had ever seen in this town,” Lynd said. “There was no food left on any of the shelves, and no meat left. The grocery part of Walmart was totally decimated.”

“I saw people drag out eight to ten grocery carts.” One person hauled away more than $700 worth of groceries, Lynd added.

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