A woman from Florida is facing charges because she started building a bomb inside Walmart without even paying for the items.
Emily Stallard went to Walmart in Tampa, took the item from the shelves and started making a bomb inside the store. She then tried to detonate the bomb in the store.
On Tuesday in a statement, the Hillsborough county sheriff office said: “A security guard with Walmart noticed the woman roaming the aisles of the store and opening unpaid items. The items included flammables materials, projectile, and matches”
The guard called the sheriff’s office and also notified an off duty officer who was present in the store at that time. The officer and the security guard together stopped the woman just before she was about to lit the wick. They detained her until other officers arrived. Emily spit in the office when they were arresting her.
The woman had a child with her at the time if the incident. She is charged for attempted arson of a building, firebombing, child abuse and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Deputies rushed to the scene upon getting the reports of a customer trying to detonate a bomb.
Sheriff Chad said “This woman had all the supplies she needed to cause mass destruction at her disposal.
The Sheriff continued: “Had it not been for an alert off-duty law enforcement officer and a watchful security staff at Walmart. She may have followed through with her plans to cause an explosion inside the store.”
Chef further urged people that they should report any unusual activity so that we can prevent any damage.
He continued: “I can’t stress enough: if you see something, say something. You don’t have to tackle a bad guy to be a hero. One phone call to law enforcement when you spot something or someone suspicious can ultimately save lives”.