Police find woman living in Mich. Wal-Mart for 48 hours

Police Find Woman Living in Mich. Wal-Mart for 48 Hours


Wal-Mart is more than happy when you shop there for your home. But it's a whole other story when you try to make it your home.

That's what happened near Flint, Michigan, where police say a woman lived inside a Wal-Mart for some 48 hours.

"When I first made contact with her, she was sitting in a chair. She actually had a laptop in her lap with headphones in,"said Detective Matt Harburn of the Grand Blanc Township Police Department.

The 45-year-old woman had reportedly just been kicked out of a family member's home and chose the big-box store for shelter.

Employees first encountered her sleeping in the bathroom. Police say during the day she'd simply walk around the store.

A similar story happened a few months ago in Texas, where a 14-year-old runaway boy made a local Wal-Mart his home for four days.

KTVT: " ... two hidden compounds where the boy was able to store necessities, sleep in a makeshift bed, and eat items taken from inside the store."

There's no word on whether the woman stole anything from the store. Michigan Live reports she was issued a disorderly person ticket and released to her family.

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