Weird-Mart: Tales of the Bizarre from the Walmart Aisles

Barbara Thau
Naked man in Walmart
Naked man in Walmart

A 47-year-old man was bitten by a rattlesnake in the outdoor garden department of a Walmart (WMT) store in Lewiston, Idaho, this week. The rattlesnake latched onto the man's hand, prompting him to scream, shake the snake loose, and then stomp it to death.

A peculiar incident, yes, but hardly the first odd thing to occur at one of the retailer's 3,878 U.S. locations: Strange things seem to happen in Walmart stores all the time.

True, Walmart is the nation's biggest retailer, which gives it plenty of opportunities to play host to weird happenings, but even given that, the stores seem to exist in a parallel, Twilight Zone universe where such odd episodes are bound to ensue. One can almost picture Rod Serling in a blue Walmart vest, suavely greeting customers by the sliding doors, and introducing the strange tales about to unfold.

Here are a few of the bizarre incidents that have played out at a Walmart store.

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