Thursday, December 31, 2015

Armed man found in Walmart store manager's office said he wanted a job as mystery shopper

A Georgia man caught allegedly burgling a Walmart in Florida told police he was merely seeking a job application so he could go to work as a “mystery shopper,” according to a police report. Delray Beach police didn’t buy Alexander Weigard’s story and after he was arrested, found Weigard was allegedly in possession of a loaded hand gun and street and prescription drugs.

Weigard, 20, is being held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail. Weigard is facing charges of armed burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, grand theft between $300 and $5,000, possession of heroin and other drug charges. Weigard allegedly walked into the Walmart on Sunday morning and took a hoodie sweatshirt and sweat pants that he put on over his clothes.

The arrest report states that Weigard walked into the store manager’s office and removed a garbage bag from a trash can and filled it with electronic equipment and other items. When police arrived, Weigard was still in the store. The total value of the stolen property is $462.86, the report said. While Weigard was being searched, a loaded 9mm handgun was found.

In a backpack that Weigard insisted was his and not stolen, police uncovered heroin, Xanax and other drugs. Weigard told police he was at the Walmart “applying for a job as a mystery shopper because it seems like a cool job” and was inside the manager’s office looking for an application, the report said. Weigard could not explain to police why he was carrying a loaded gun, a ski mask was also found in his possession, and said he got the firearm from “a tall, skinny black guy over by the Dunkin’ Donuts.”

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