Shoplifter shoots BB gun in SC Walmart shoplifting attempt

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Marshall Jackson had just left his job in Charlotte and stopped by the Celanese Road Walmart around midnight. When he got to the register, he looked over and saw a man pushing a shopping cart quickly toward the door, bypassing the register line.

“He was making a beeline for the door,” Jackson said. “I told the clerk, ‘That man is leaving and he hasn’t paid.’”

The clerk, another employee and Jackson started yelling at the man, who stopped to look at them then bolted for the door.

They reached the parking lot and saw the man pushing the cart suddenly stop.

“He turned around and faced us and then reached down into his pants. I thought he was reaching for something, but I didn’t think it was a gun,” Jackson said.

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