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Disgruntled Former Employee Drives Into Concord Walmart And Takes Down Aisles

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A North Carolina man who had been fired by Walmart crashed his car into the store.


Lacy Cordell Gentry crashed his 2015 Volkswagen Passat into a Walmart Supercenter in Concord, North Carolina, on April 2, FOX 5 reported. He drove his vehicle through the front door and up the aisles causing a trail of destruction along the way. Gentry did not stop until he hit a wine display, as there was no way for him to go any further after that.

It’s not entirely clear why Gentry was fired from his job. But reports suggest that he was fired this February because of his violent behavior, which posed a threat to co-workers and customers.


Since happened at around 6 a.m. Friday, no customers were present but employees were there. Luckily, no one was injured but the store near Concord Mills was left with an expensive mess. Consequently, the shop has been closed until further notice, and repair works are underway.

Gentry has since been arrested. The 32-year-old has been charged with two felonies — assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering. He was also charged with several misdemeanors. He is currently in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $100,000 bond.


“He may have had some problem with the way the management was handling the issue that he had with them,” a Concord Police spokesman said of the incident.

“If you take a car through a Walmart there’s going to be extensive damage, the aisles are wide enough so, there was a lot of property damage.”

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