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Police: Man kicks shelf, raids food department in Walmart

Suspect says company's late founder owes him $50

TILDEN TWP., Pa. - A Berks County man is facing charges for allegedly causing quite a disturbance inside a Walmart store.

Gary Hoffman refused to leave the Walmart in Tilden Township, near Hamburg, after he kicked a shelf and knocked over a display around 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Instead, he drank part of a half-gallon jug of apple cider and ate some Ritz crackers and chocolate doughnuts from the food department, police said.

The 69-year-old said he wasn't going to pay for the items because Sam Walton, Walmart's late founder, owed him $50, officials said. Walton died in 1992.

Hoffman was charged with disorderly conduct and retail theft.


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