Walmart Shopper In NJ Gets Pepper Sprayed During Dispute - FOX 13 News

Walmart Shopper In NJ Gets Pepper Sprayed During Dispute

Posted: Updated:
GARFIELD, N.J. -

Tempers flared Thursday night at a Walmart in New Jersey, ending in one man's arrest.

It happened Thanksgiving night when shoppers headed to stores, hoping to be the first at those holiday bargains.

A customer at a Garfield Walmart had a heated disagreement with store management. Store officials asked the man to leave. When he refused, they called police.

But when cops arrived, the customer allegedly attacked an officer.

"He was unhappy with the manager, and with the way the store was running the sale," Garfield police Sgt. Michael Marsh said. "He struck him in the chest and went to grab him to, what appeared to be like, tackle him."

Shopper Wendy Gruenewald said, "He's an idiot. He shouldn't have done that. It's a TV for Christ's sakes."

That suspect, identified as a 23-year old man, had to be subdued with pepper spray before he was arrested.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Pennsbury East and West High Schools Lockdown Lifted

    Pennsbury East and West High Schools Lockdown Lifted

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:48:13 GMT
    Pennsbury High School East and West has lifted a lockdown placed on the school after an unidentified individual was spotted in the building at 8:45am.
    Pennsbury High School East and West have lifted a lockdown placed on the school after an unidentified individual was spotted in the building at 8:45am.
  • Chestnut Hill Student Found Dead In Dorm

    Chestnut Hill Student Found Dead In Dorm

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:59:47 GMT
    Philadelphia Police found 22-year old Bradley David Amerman, a senior business major, not breathing and pronounced him dead at the scene.
    Philadelphia Police found 22-year old Bradley David Amerman, a senior business major, not breathing and pronounced him dead at the scene.
  • Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm Fire in Folcroft

    Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm Fire in Folcroft

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:47:07 GMT
    SkyFOX flew over the 2900 block of Heather Road when the bulk of the fire was knocked off. Fire crews arrived to the scene just before 7a.m.
    SkyFOX flew over the 2900 block of Heather Road when the bulk of the fire was knocked off. Fire crews arrived to the scene just before 7a.m.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices