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MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) -

Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.

The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, "It was worse than any black Friday" that he's ever seen.

Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman  said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.

Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.

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Go back to stamps.
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Go back to stamps.

Go back to food banks and co-ops.
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Go back to food banks and co-ops.

Yes. I stand corrected.
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The greatest incentive go get off welfare.



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Amazing how fast the word spreads these days...


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Go back to stamps.

Hell, how about go back to work!  I find it interesting this should happen at Walmart, a favorite target for liberals.  You don't suppose "the word" got out through groups like ACORN, do you? :pondering:
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Hell, how about go back to work!


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Course, with these folks there prolly never was any work anywhere in their past to 'go back to'...


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Course, with these folks there prolly never was any work anywhere in their past to 'go back to'...

It isn't easy going to the welfare office all the time.  That's the only work they do, so it shouldn't affect them too badly. :headbang:
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Something that is I am finding interesting, that may belong in the prepper thread, is how quickly the stores can be cleaned out with even the slightest break in the system.

Usually we are under the assumption that it would take 3 days for panic to set in and the store's shelves to be cleaned out. This wasn't even a SHTF scenario, but a slight glitch and they were looted in a matter of minutes on finding the glitch. Not for fear of scarcity either, but simply opportunity.

I think this is good reinforcement to always keep, at a minimum, a couple weeks supply of essentials on hand. It doesn't have to be a SHTF scenario, but what could be a common event, a computer glitch. What if the glitch was slightly bigger?  Be prepared to simply avoid the rush.
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