Food Stamp Glitch Causes Wal-Mart Stampede (Video)

Here’s a glimpse of things to come.
A food stamp glitch this weekend caused a Wal-Mart stampede in Springhill and Mansfield, Louisiana.

MSN.com reported:

Wal-Mart (WMT -0.72%) stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., saw a stampede and a shelf-clearing rush Saturday after a computer glitch for food stamp recipients led to benefit cards allowing unlimited purchases.

Police were called as entire shelves were being cleared out, until the glitch was fixed and low-income residents using the cards were no longer allowed to make purchases.

From news station KSLA:

“Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Wal-Mart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Wal-Mart was so packed, ‘it was worse than any black Friday’ that he’s ever seen.

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