Scuffle at Walmart layaway ends in arrest
Holiday shopping apparently was too stressful for one customer at a Sterling Heights Walmart.
A shopper had been standing in a line for layaway items at the store on Van Dyke at 14 Mile Monday night. The queue apparently too long, the customer started scuffling with workers, police said.
Officers were called to the scene at about 7:30 p.m.
Police said an investigation revealed a suspect pulled a knife on employees after a dispute. The suspect fled before officers arrived, according to authorities, but a woman related to the suspect was arrested for obstructing police and larceny in a building. Police only identified the woman as a 52-year-old Detroit resident.
They continue to investigate.
Despite reports the retailer was evacuated after a shooting threat, police said no guns were involved and the store remained open while shoppers were cleared from the area where officers were investigating.
Walmart representatives could not immediately be reached for comment Monday night.