Naked man in WalmartA 47-year-old man was bitten by a rattlesnake in the outdoor garden department of a Walmart (WMT) store in Lewiston, Idaho, this week. The rattlesnake latched onto the man's hand, prompting him to scream, shake the snake loose, and then stomp it to death.

A peculiar incident, yes, but hardly the first odd thing to occur at one of the retailer's 3,878 U.S. locations: Strange things seem to happen in Walmart stores all the time.

True, Walmart is the nation's biggest retailer, which gives it plenty of opportunities to play host to weird happenings, but even given that, the stores seem to exist in a parallel, Twilight Zone universe where such odd episodes are bound to ensue. One can almost picture Rod Serling in a blue Walmart vest, suavely greeting customers by the sliding doors, and introducing the strange tales about to unfold.

Here are a few of the bizarre incidents that have played out at a Walmart store.

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Wal Mart used to be about saving,when shopping.that has been throw out the window.Wal Mart has every thing on sale,but price may not be right.I checked an item, thought the price was high, I was right, bought at another store $3.. lessIt pays for an 2n opinion.

May 21 2012 at 7:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

dont shop at wal mart. other stores are better and treat their employees better.

May 21 2012 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

it had to be TUBE socks for the 1st guy

May 21 2012 at 5:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Wed in the LAY-away aisle. How apropos.

May 21 2012 at 3:02 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

weirdest thing I have seen is shelves unstocked and employees walking around unconcerned.

May 21 2012 at 2:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Elroy Jetson

"Store staff called the police, and the man was charged with two felonies: attempting to obtain property under false pretenses, and presenting a phony document as a legitimate form of payment."

None of our money is on a gold or silver standard, and although recognized and accepted, really has no value - so aren't we all presenting phony documents as methods of payment?

May 21 2012 at 2:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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May 21 2012 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

In Detroit strolling naked in the aisles of your favoirite store is a normal activity. It keeps the folks happy and less likely to riot.

May 21 2012 at 9:13 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Christina Gonzales

I used to work there and yes, weird stuff happens. While I worked there, I worked in the clothing area and a woman managed to return pants she had her period in. The pants were from another store, a brand WM doesn't carry. A woman had a heart attack and died there too. An employee got stabbed,another employee found cocaine inside a fitting room-apparently someone left it there after they tried on clothes. And there was a ring of employees including some managers that got arrested for stealing thousands worth of merchandise.

May 21 2012 at 2:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

the only thing i see at wal mart is a sea of spandex

May 20 2012 at 6:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

i was in our local walmart very early one day and found that the dirty rubber and carpet floor runners they use to prevent customers slipping were laying across the exposed produce...filthy side down and touching all the fruit
in the bins. i complained to the 'manager' who said that thisthe way they were able to clean the floors before the store opened.
when i mentioned what a violation of the health practices this was i was told to 'mind my own business'.
later that day i went back to the store to complain to the daytime manager and all i got was 'i'll look into it."

who is watching the store? there have to better better controls at all times. my thinking is that because it was very early they didn't expect anyone to see what they were doing. how disgusting!!!

May 20 2012 at 3:57 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply