DHS’s “See Something Say Something” Program at Walmart claims their first victim… because he was on his cell phone
“We don’t take these things lightly,” Hughes said, “especially nowadays.”
KPD responded to control the scene and ordered a lockdown of the store both to keep shoppers in and prevent the individual from entering the store.
After identifying the vehicle and person in question, Hughes said a decision was made on the scene for police to attempt contact. They were able to communicate with him and he voluntarily exited the vehicle. No weapon was found and the individual was taken into custody without incident less than 20 minutes after police arrived on scene.
The individual was talking on a cell phone at the time of the incident. It’s likely that is the object the passerby identified as a gun.
Hughes said no crime was committed and no additional information, including the person’s name, would be released.
Wal-Mart security offered full cooperation, Hughes said. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office also responded and offered assistance, but Hughes said the incident was resolved prior to their active involvement.