Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits due to a computer glitch.
The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.
A white couple at the store looked on in horror – “We think that’s just stealing it’s not right”
Instagram and Facebook were used to announce the chaos which sent the entire black population of the city screaming into the besieged walmart as shoppers were in a mad frenzy to scoop up the high priced food items before reality returned to the earth.
One lady arrived at the checkout with her shopping cart loaded to the top with lobsters and steak. When asked if her EBT balance was enough to cover the 2,000 dollar purchase she replied “Oh Hell Yeah”
Suddenly it was all over. Balances started re-appearing on EBT cards. “I’m sorry maam, you only have 214 dollars on that card how do you want to pay for the remaining $9769?” said the checkout attendent. Once the glitch was rectified, hundreds of blacks fled, leaving huge grocery carts filled to their brims all over the checkout lanes.
Now the joke will be on the EBT abusers as the store has tracked every transaction and will be deducting the extra balances from everyones EBT cards the next time they try to shop there.
Police announced they would not prosecute the shoppers for theft because it was “human nature”
What is amazing is how quickly the store shelves became empty reminding us yet again the need to have food reserves in case the government welfare system ever shuts down.