Teenager Steals Liquor, Sets Wal-Mart on Fire

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You might hate the Wal-Mart, but would you ever set it on fire? - CES.NCSU.EDU/JOHNSTON/HOMEHORT2
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  • You might hate the Wal-Mart, but would you ever set it on fire?
Just another day at the Wal-Mart Supercenter of Jefferson City, when a young man recently set the paper towel aisle on fire and then shoplifted a bottle of liquor on his way out -- all while carrying a small child.

Henry Medina, 18, of Holts Summit has admitted to the crime, says our state capital's newspaper, the News-Tribune. He was identified by police after officers viewed security camera footage.

All shoppers and personnel were cleared from the building as the fire was extinguished.

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