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14-year-old Boy Lives Inside Walmart for Four Days Without Being Noticed

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CORSICANA, Texas — A 14-year-old Texas boy lived inside a Walmart for four days without being noticed, according to KTVT.

Employees  found the teenage boy after discovering multiple “secret hidden compounds” inside the store.

The teen apparently built two campsites inside the store, one on the aisle of baby products behind several strollers and the other behind several stacks of paper towels and toilet paper.

Customers did not notice the campsites where the boy hid necessities, slept in a makeshift bed and ate food from inside the store. The boy also made a hole in the back wall of the drink aisle so he could take juice without being seen.

The boy reportedly wore diapers instead of using the restroom because he was afraid he may get caught.

A trash trail led to the teen’s discovery, according to KTVT. Police responded to the store and the boy was released to a relative.

Child Protective Services told KTVT the boy lives with relatives but was visiting other relatives when he disappeared.


  • Tara

    Not necessarily, O’ Mike Kee. The spirits of W-mart are calling to each and every one of us and the store is beginning to be America’s go to place! I find that when I visit there I wind up staying a whole lot longer than I ever want to and spend more on things that I don’t really even need, and it is like a bad dream trying to just check out. Hey we must admit, that more and more people are actually using Wallyworld as an all in one stop and shop for they have taught us the art of impulsive, cheap, overshop. Now, as I see it, they may as well make some pod type hotel rooms in there and no need to EVER leave especially if one works there as well! The song “Hotel California,” by the EAGLES jumps in my mind as I write this to you. As for the boy, he needed a safe place that had all he could need for a four day staycation and he took full advantage of it. He even had a pet fish!! Quite ingenious.

  • Donald Seyfert

    This report was meant to be one of those bizarre stories because the kid was living in a store. The poor kid must have a terrible environment at home and it sounds like the authorities did nothing to investigate anything! I would suspect abuse or neglect at this kids household. They just handed him back to the same people that he was trying to get away from so they can continue with their abuse! That’s the part that I thought was bizarre in this story! He was very smart to go to the Wal-Mart. Maybe next time he should try to clean-up after himself so he doesn’t get caught.

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