Teenager Lives in Walmart for 3 Days Without Being Caught

(by Mike Mozart, Flickr)

A 14-year-old Texas boy lived inside a Walmart for 3 days before being detected. The teen avoided being found in the Corsicana store by hiding out in two “secret campsites”. One of them was behind boxes of strollers, and the other was behind stacks of paper towels and toilet paper.

CBS 11 News reported on the teen’s two in-store “campsites:

One of them was on the aisle carrying baby products behind boxes of strollers. The other was behind stacks of paper towels and toilet paper.

Customers who walked down the aisles where the teen was living never noticed two hidden compounds where the boy was able to store necessities, sleep in a makeshift bed and eat items taken from inside the store.

He was so worried he would be caught that he changed clothes every few hours and even wore diapers(!) to avoid using the restroom.

Eventually, his trash led to his discovery by store staff.  Police were called and he was later released to family.  His mother told police that he had a history of running away and living in abandoned houses and businesses.

Hopefully he is able to get the help he needs and maybe Walmart employees can start paying just a little more attention to what the hell is going on in their stores.