Rodents Run Amok at Upstate New York Walmart

David NorwoodBy Kim Bhasin

This Walmart in Monticello, N.Y., is disgusting.
Really disgusting.
It has had a long-time problem with a mouse infestation, and now after state inspections that have reported "thousands" of mouse droppings, it's in danger of getting shut down, reports Laura Northrop at the Consumerist.
Reports of mice at the store date back to September 2011, and the latest state reports reveal just how gross the place has gotten.
Here are all the "critical deficiencies" inspectors found in their last two reports, according to the sanitary inspection report:
  • 2nd report: Cold cut platter was being made, with ready to eat food are subjected to cross contamination from romaine lettuce that was being used as garnish, worker was observed placing lettuce on platter without washing the lettuce. The package stated that the lettuce is to be washed before use. Tray was destroyed during inspection.
  • 2-3 fresh appearing mouse dropping are present on shelves near check out #17, gnawed Health Bar was noted on back of shelf.
  • 1-2 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present on shelves in check out areas.
  • 5-6 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in check out #7, under shelf had been cleaned.
  • 2-4 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present on shelf in isle #8, package of dried blue berries exhibits gnaw marks. Package was behind cracked crumb pie crust.
  • 4-5 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present isle #4 dried fruit area.
  • 10-20 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in area being reset with Kosher items.
  • 10-20 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present soup section of isle #6, between Cup of soup & canned pasta.
  • 8-10 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in canned soup area isle #6.
  • 11-15 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in packages, isle is #7 (same area backed by isle #6.)
  • 1st report: Nine pounds of food found to be rodent defiled with mouse droppings and gnaw marks. Product destroyed under signed waiver during inspection.
  • 3-4 fresh appearing mouse droppings and urine are present on soda shelves.
  • 4-5 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present near trap between displays in beer area.
  • 3-4 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in retail dry fruit section.
  • 3-5 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in retail bagged cereal.
  • 2-3 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present in retail bagged candy.
  • Over 1000 fresh appearing mouse droppings are present on floor between back of snack/chip display and back of egg and juice cooler.
  • Paper flyer being used as nesting material in retail canned soup area.
  • One very old mouse carcass is present in end of metal soda supports.
  • One very old mouse carcass is present in bait station end of product isle.
  • One mouse carcass is present in trap under end cap of snack/chip isle.

At Walmart Stores, 'Bizzaro World' Episodes Unfold
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Rodents Run Amok at Upstate New York Walmart

A man was thrown in jail after trying to steal socks from a Walmart store in Exton, Pa. But it seems socks weren't the only article of clothing he needed, as he was buck naked.

Store surveillance footage caught the 6-foot-4, 300-pound man walking around the store in the buff. No word on why the man was nude or what style of socks he tried to lift.

AP Video below slide show.

Plenty of people use Walmart as their drugstore -- but not all the drugs being sold there are found in the pharmacy department.

A janitor found a "shake and bake" methamphetamine lab in the women's restroom at a Walmart store in Boaz, Ala. The custodial worker discovered a Nestle water bottle and five empty packets of pseudoephedrine -- the makings of the psychostimulant drug also known as "the poor man's cocaine" -- in a bathroom stall.

Curiously, the pseudoephedrine wasn't a brand sold at Walmart, so the chemists couldn't have gotten it in house. But apparently, they thought Walmart would make a good meth den.

At a Walmart in Lexington, N.C., a man loaded his cart with $476 worth of merchandise that included a vacuum cleaner and a microwave oven. He then tried to pay at the register with a fake $1 million bill, insisting to the cashier that it was real. (The largest U.S. bill in circulation is $100 -- not even close.)

Store staff called the police, and the man was charged with two felonies: attempting to obtain property under false pretenses, and presenting a phony document as a legitimate form of payment.

A shopper looking for a new wallet at a Walmart store in Falmouth, Mass., discovered 10 human teeth in the zipper compartment of the billfold he was about to buy. One of the adult teeth had a filling, according to police. Save for its toothy contents, the wallet appeared new, complete with merchandise tags.

In one of the more creative attempts at shoplifting, an 18-year-old man outfitted in a cow suit swiped 26 gallons of milk from a Walmart in Garrisonville, Va. The man was seen crawling as he exited the store in an effort to emulate an ambling bovine.

The cow impersonator was at least generous with his dairy loot: Witnesses told the sheriff's deputies that he was handing out the stolen milk jugs to passersby outside the store. Law enforcement officials later caught the milk thief at a nearby McDonald's.

A man was glued to his seat -- literary, in the men's bathroom at a Walmart store in Elkton, Md. In what appeared to be an April Fool's prank that went way too far, the 48-year-old victim got stuck to a toilet seat smeared with glue and couldn't get up.

The man called for help and emergency workers tried in vain to unstick the man. Eventually, they gave up and unbolted the seat from the toilet, then took the man to the hospital with it still attached to him. There, the seat was removed from his ... er, seat. The man was said to have suffered only minor injuries to his derriere.

To conclude with an episode that is equal parts strange and sweet, Wayne and Susan Brandenburg first met at a Walmart in Brunswick County, North Carolina, when Susan was a cashier and Wayne was a shopper.

Love blossomed, and when the time came to tie the knot, the couple opted to exchange their wedding vows where their courtship began. In front of family and friends, the Brandenburgs said 'I do,' in the layaway section. Video below slideshow


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