Update: 16-Year-Old Boy Popped By One-Time Over Out Of Pocket Walmart Announcement

- By Bossip Staff

BOSSIP has learned that unfortunate incident at WalMart earlier this week was actually caused by an ignorant little dumba*s 16-year-old playing games. But it looks like the game was a loss for him since he was arrested over the prank. Pop the hood for details.

The authorities in southern New Jersey said Saturday that they had arrested a 16-year-old boy for activating a public-address system at a Wal-Mart store earlier in the week and ordering “all black people” to leave.

The boy, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was charged with bias and intimidation and harassment in connection with the episode last Sunday. If convicted, he could face up to a year in a juvenile detention center, officials said.

According to the police, the boy picked up a public-address telephone in the Wal-Mart in Washington Township, one of two dozen accessible to the store’s customers, and said, “All black people, leave the store now.”

A store manager quickly apologized over the public-address system, witnesses said, and the police and the store opened separate investigations that included a review of images captured by the store’s security cameras.

Rafael Muñiz, the Washington Township police chief, said that while the cameras did not record anyone speaking on the public-address system, images did show three people — the suspect, a young man and a woman — standing near the phone just before the announcement and rushing from the store just after it.

Investigators also scoured Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, and found postings, including some that the police chief said involved “kids bragging” about what happened. With the help of anonymous tipsters, he added, investigators were led to the suspect, who was arrested Friday.

“We got lucky,” Chief Muñiz said Saturday at a news conference.

The suspect had been accompanied to the store by a friend and the friend’s mother, the authorities said. Neither the friend nor his mother had been charged, though Chief Muñiz left open the possibility that they could face prosecution for failing to report a crime. The police would disclose any details about the suspect, including his race.

In the course of their inquiry, officials said, investigators discovered at least two similar occurrences at the store in recent months.

The store’s parent company, Wal-Mart Stores, issued a statement on Saturday saying that it had modified its intercom system at the store to prevent such breaches.

“We’re pleased this matter is resolved,” the statement said. “We again apologize to all of our customers and associates who had to listen to something so offensive.”

In a statement on Friday, the company said: “We’re appalled by this incident and are amazed that anyone could be so backward and mean-spirited in this day and age.”

SMH… This is why kids need to be whooped! Not to mention this kid was a DUMMY with a capital D — playing games on an intercom and then bragging about it online??? Must not be an honor student actin’ like that.

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  • Somali Ninga

    LOL!!! the kid’s kinda bada$$!!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I hope it doesn’t prove to be the case, but I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if the kid turns out to be black.

  • PROPH

    Stupid azz lil boy!

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    I figured it was some sort of misunderstanding or childish prank.

  • Somali Ninga

    hopefully he gets a slap on this wrist becuz jailtime is WAY TOO EXTREME!

  • foxxy cleopatra foster

    Thank god there aren’t any walmarts in NYC.

  • V-Me

    Lol
    That’s what the kid gets. No Sympathy here

    NEXT…

  • black is beautiful don't F*ck it up

    @gimmeabreak78

    It’s a white kid cause he’s being treated as a minor. If it was a black kid he would be charged as an adult and you would most def know his name.

  • http://BOSSIP HANNIBALS DAD

    His face will eventually be exposed and beaten the sht out once it’s all said and done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tia

    No, he is Black…most likely…you can tell by the way police is threatening jail time…If he was a little White Boy the official statement would go something like this…”We have found the suspect and feel it was just a harmless prank…the suspect is looking at the most prohibition.” That is how it would sound if the suspect was non-black. Trust!

  • gedaliahferdi

    @ hannibal dad your avatar is funny. lol anyway bad azz kid

  • Tia

    No, he is Black…most likely…you can tell by the way police is threatening jail time…If he was a little White Boy the official statement would go something like this…”We have found the suspect and feel it was just a harmless prank…the suspect is looking at the most No, he is Black…most likely…you can tell by the way police is threatening jail time…If he was a little White Boy the official statement would go something like this…”We have found the suspect and feel it was just a harmless prank…the suspect is looking at the most Probation.” That is how it would sound if the suspect was non-black. Trust!.”

  • gator

    i told you people that the tea party as we know it. is nothing more than the white citizen counsels of the 1960’s.

  • Cali ma

    You’re probably right Tia!!!

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    @Gimmeabreak78
    3/20/10, 16:55:pm
    I hope it doesn’t prove to be the case, but I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if the kid turns out to be black.
    *******************************
    He’s white. You know why, because they haven’t released his name or his picture. If this was a 16 year old black kid we all would have seen his picture plastered across the front page.
    We know that protecting a kid’s identity doesn’t apply to black kids.

  • http://www.bossip.com the realest

    its clearly a black kid because if he was white they would’ve charged him with a hate crime…duh! they would’ve mentioned racism somewhere in the article,even if it was just a hint-they said nothing simply because it was a black kid disrespecting other black folks.

  • DarthH8ter

    I don’t care if he is eskimo or martian. Arrest, Seriously. Anyone who claims any injury is a damned liar. It may not have been funny, but it was not something he shoul dhave been arrested for.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @ebonieladi
    @Tia

    I can’t call it on this one. It can go either way. Something is suspicious about the way his race is witheld. I mean, you can say the kid’s race without divulging anything else about his identitfy.

    I do know one thing–if the kid turns out to be white, Al Sharpton will be all over this story like a sailor at a w.h.o.r.e.h.o.u.s.e. If the kid turns out to be black, Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh will do the same.

  • WHOOPS

    Somebody should teach him that shyt aint funny!!!

  • marie II

    if hes white he need his azz whupped if hes black he need his azz whupped. case closed. thats like me goin to a golf course getin on the mike sayin all white folk kick rocks! only me,tiger, and o.j. left starin at each other! o dam my bag id be by myself!

  • WHOOPS

    If this is a brother lets disown his azz!!!!!!

  • ****JUDY****

    @black is beautiful don’t F*ck it up
    @ebonieladi

    I agree,he’s white. We will find out soon enough cause you know somebody is going to leak his image.

  • LOVELYY.

    lock him up for life! … lol

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals-I'm just too good to be true!!

    I wish I was in the store at the time. By time I got finished threatening to sue everyone including digging up ol’ Mr. Walmart himself and suing his a/z/z too, EVERYTHING in my shopping caret would’ve been free.

  • GEE

    WHITE BOY INDEED!

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