Man Dies After Fight With Walmart Security In California
(HUFFINGTON POST) Jose Marcos Picazo called his father and told him he was going shopping for clothes at Walmart and planned to see him the next day for lunch.
Several hours later, Picazo, accused of shoplifting, was dead after authorities said he fought with store security workers who detained him in a parking lot.
Questions remained for Picazo’s family four days after his death, including whether the actions taken by store security were appropriate.
“He didn’t have any reason to steal. He had the money,” Picazo’s mother, Rosa Picazo, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
Sheriff’s investigators said Picazo, 41, of Azusa was seen leaving the store in Covina mid-day Friday without paying for clothing, body wash and other items in a shopping cart.