19 hospitalized in Walmart bleach fight

A desire to live a clean life went horribly awry in the bleach and disinfectant aisle of a Maryland Walmart this weekend.

This farm animal wisely walked past the aisle containing chemicals and furious shoppers.

This farm animal wisely walked past the aisle containing chemicals and furious shoppers.

Nineteen people received medical treatment at hospitals, including three store employees, after two women got into an argument and began slinging toxic liquids. One person sustained a serious eye injury.

The store in Baltimore County had to be evacuated Saturday due to toxic fumes, ABC News reports.

Facing charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft under $100 and malicious destruction of property is Theresa Monique Jefferson, 33. I assume the theft charge comes from wasting gallons of Clorox Stain Fighter With Color Booster.

She’s being held on a whopping $350,000 bond.

The Associated Press reports Jefferson followed her victim — a woman who is currently the girlfriend of the father of Jefferson’s child — into the store and initiated the attack.

Walmart, in a press release, said it can’t believe people that shop in their stores would act this way.

PR cleanup on aisle 5!

68 comments Add your comment

BG

October 10th, 2011
2:47 pm

Sounds like a ghetto fight.

CatLover

October 10th, 2011
2:53 pm

A lesson to be learned; don’t mess with “baby daddy”.

Jacks

October 10th, 2011
2:54 pm

yupster

October 10th, 2011
2:54 pm

Getto 4 sure, wo yo daddies.

just saying

October 10th, 2011
2:55 pm

Walmart can’t believe people who shop there would do this? Have they not seen “peopleofwalmart.com”

Jacks

October 10th, 2011
2:57 pm

I’d like to see “BloggersofAJC.com”

Ms MJ

October 10th, 2011
2:58 pm

I see the ignorant Atlantans are present.

Staci

October 10th, 2011
2:58 pm

Are pictures of the melee up at “Peopleofwalmart.com” yet?

Big John

October 10th, 2011
3:01 pm

Does not suprise me a bit. Just sit outside a rural Walmart and enjoy the entertainment of watching
the typical Americans Walmart shopper entering Walmart. (google Walmart people) Even more fun, watch them fightover the handicap parking ! I am sorry to hear that innocent people and employees were hurt. I live in a small rural town and I try to do business with my local merchants…. especially my good old local pharmacy that fills my prescriptions in minutes not hours.

jeff w

October 10th, 2011
3:01 pm

So, what is the “farm animal” in the picture, which looks like a goat, doing in Wal Mart, and what does this pict have to do with the story???

AT_Alien_ashamed

October 10th, 2011
3:12 pm

It is what it is. Same vitriol of commenting would not be present for trailer park folk. Naw, just racist cheap shots.

dave

October 10th, 2011
3:14 pm

When “keeping it real” goes wrong!

Melissa

October 10th, 2011
3:15 pm

Is no one surprised that the accompanying picture shows a farm animal wandering the aisles of Walmart?

Michael

October 10th, 2011
3:15 pm

How much for the goat????

sandra

October 10th, 2011
3:16 pm

I thought common trash…….that is what they are trash for doing this.

Agree

October 10th, 2011
3:17 pm

I agree with Jeff W. Why is there a goat in the photo and why is jeff the only one that mentioned it. It is because it is perfectly natural to have farm animals walking around Wal-Mart. I am confused on so many levels.

Roadrunner

October 10th, 2011
3:19 pm

Where would you expect farm animals to shop?

DD

October 10th, 2011
3:21 pm

They be needing all that bleach for that BIG BUTT STAINS yo know!

sethook

October 10th, 2011
3:24 pm

WalMart surprised? Just who do they think their clientele are?

hobby

October 10th, 2011
3:26 pm

BIG JOHN@3:01
…. especially my good old local pharmacy that fills my prescriptions in minutes not hours.

+1

the people that buy prescriptions there put NO value on their time!! Watch what you pay for prescriptions at Wally World if it is not covered on insurance or on the “$4 List”…..You WILL get
ripped off!! Always check $$$ with an independent pharmacy!!!

Jon

October 10th, 2011
3:27 pm

I missed the part of the story where a goat entered the scene of the crime.

B

October 10th, 2011
3:27 pm

Yag Kosha your comment was totally Ignorant and uncalled for. Grow up please

TallaDawg

October 10th, 2011
3:27 pm

“Walmart, in a press release, said it can’t believe people that shop in their stores would act this way.” They have to be kidding. People that live and act that way are the reason for Wal-Mart’s success.

Roekest

October 10th, 2011
3:27 pm

Once again, News to Me bloggers do not disappoint! The goat comment was the best

@Ms MJ

October 10th, 2011
3:27 pm

Can you shelve your sensitivities for even a moment? It’s not like you read the story and said those women MUST be white….

Child please.

TallaDawg

October 10th, 2011
3:28 pm

Big John- It does not have to be a rural Wal-Mart. Any Wal-Mart will do.

ItsMe

October 10th, 2011
3:28 pm

Out of all the new stories on the front page, why is this article written as a blog –allowing people to post their opinions? Reason: So that this news story could turn into a racist circus. The author, George Mathis, and the AJC are at fault. You specifically knew what type of bloggers would post and what they would say. As a matter of fact, they are probably saying exactly what you want to say. “Blogs” like this is exactly why we need another newspaper in Atlanta. I hope this paper continue to lose money, and have people standing on the side of the street charging a dollar to try to increase revenue.

*smh* How is racism dead?

Cynthia

October 10th, 2011
3:30 pm

Some old lady at the Rincon, GA Walmart called the Sheriff’s dept to report my son had backed his
motorcycle into the “reserved for expectant Moms” parking space. He did not see the posted sign.
Yeah, the Sheriff’s dept came by and told him he wasn’t supposed to park there. I guess some people have nothing better to do.

Roekest

October 10th, 2011
3:31 pm

@ ItsMe,

I agree with you about most AJC bloggers and the need for another paper in the Metro area, but you’re the one making it a racial issue by bringing up the racial comments. Duh! It’s the AJC. That’s what commentators here do.

For the record, Mathis is just funny and posts the best stupid news. He can’t help who frequents his page.

MG

October 10th, 2011
3:34 pm

Only at Walmart would a goat be allowed to roam the isles freely.

ItsMe

October 10th, 2011
3:36 pm

@Roekest

It isn’t just this post. A lot of the blogs that I’ve seen here have turned racial. It’s really easy for the moderator to delete the comments, but how often do they use the delete button? The goat on aisle 1 (haha!) I get it but I’m sure that wasn’t the underlying joke here.

George Mathis

October 10th, 2011
3:43 pm

The column makes no mention of race — and we’ve deleted the most offensive comments. We delete dozens a day. The picture of the goat is supposed to be humorous and inoffensive. It doesn’t really pertain to the story, other than it being another Walmart, but the caption was supposed to make readers smile. Not every joke gets a laugh, unfortunately.

jeff w

October 10th, 2011
3:43 pm

It’s “racism” if you base an opinion on a group of people from what you have heard about them. It’s just common sense if you form an opinion based on repeated observation of the same behavior by the same group, again and again and again.

Rod

October 10th, 2011
3:43 pm

Ok, if you keep this style of writting up, I’m going to pay for a home delivery again!

pete

October 10th, 2011
3:44 pm

TELL ME THIS IS NOT TRUE WALLEY WORLD

Ty

October 10th, 2011
3:46 pm

Enter your comments here

Truth

October 10th, 2011
3:47 pm

What’s a “Farm Animal” doing in a Wal-Mart?

Scarlett

October 10th, 2011
3:48 pm

someone tell me isnt there something weird seeing a GOAT in WALMRT????

Braves #17 Fan

October 10th, 2011
3:48 pm

I’ll spare everyone another clever and witty post. My advice is not to make anyone angry these days. Never try to show someone up. You never know when someone is going to become enraged and retaliate. “Leland was such a nice guy. I never would have thought he’d do something like that.”

Social Commentary

October 10th, 2011
3:58 pm

Go to the rural south where confederate flags fly off homemade trailer porches and you’ll see and smell worse in the form of meth labs galore. No one race has a monopoly on ignorant, low-class behavior.

Donna Tello

October 10th, 2011
4:00 pm

No truer words spoken “just saying”

IWorkforWalMart

October 10th, 2011
4:01 pm

Another case of WalMartians Gone WILD!!!!

I Have A Problem With This | LindyShoots

October 10th, 2011
4:02 pm

[...] Posted on October 10, 2011 by Lindy. Today while procrastinating I saw a link on the Atlanta Journal Constitutions’s Twitter feed about a bleach fight at a Walmart. The story itself is on a news blog, ripped off from another news outlet’s story, but that [...]

tully823

October 10th, 2011
4:02 pm

Thanks for having a great sense of humor in your writing. Nice link to the People of Walmart blog. LMAO

TL

October 10th, 2011
4:05 pm

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry

Lauren

October 10th, 2011
4:08 pm

My friend saw a chicken in the Richmond Virginia Walmart recently. Even farm animals like low prices everyday.

ant banks

October 10th, 2011
4:15 pm

great!! now we will have to show id just to purchase bleach now. like they locked up the pseudaphedrine tablets.

shauna

October 10th, 2011
4:15 pm

Who’s GOAT is that? Help Me Who’s GOAT?

Glenn

October 10th, 2011
4:21 pm

Oh No, That’s all we need. Bleach slinging in the aisles. I guess that will lead to another stupid tv variety show.

Just another day at Walmart!

October 10th, 2011
4:31 pm

Note the story has no mention of the FARM ANIMAL in the pic!

Makes No Sense

October 10th, 2011
4:31 pm

I like what ItsMe wrote.

Tracy L

October 10th, 2011
4:31 pm

Deffinetly Ghetto! these women make us all look bad, cant people be civil anymore. Move on he dont want you, no reason to throw bleach at her!

Leroy

October 10th, 2011
4:35 pm

What it gonna be like? I bet she be clean now!!!

Kirsten

October 10th, 2011
4:38 pm

So typical…how can walmart not believe that those who shop in their stores would act this way?! The majority of the people walmart hires are rude and nasty individuals! If you build it…they will come!

JAWJA

October 10th, 2011
4:39 pm

Walmart executives evidently don’t frequent their own stores.

Theresa

October 10th, 2011
4:43 pm

Didn’t anyone tell the goat that the goat milk deliveries are suppose to be in the back??

Jovan

October 10th, 2011
4:43 pm

Well, believe it, Wal-Mart. They act this way every day at your stores in the larger cities.

zoe williams

October 10th, 2011
4:49 pm

what caused the fight

=)

Katie

October 10th, 2011
4:49 pm

That’s exactly what I was thinkng jeff w. You’d think they would have posted a photo of the mess that was left behind. Looks like a stuffed miniature horse to me, maybe a Christmas item some kid left in the aisle or something? Still wth does it have to do w/this story? Maybe they’re using it as a security guard lol.

A.S.

October 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

So why is there a goat in the store? And why is everyone shopping like it’s not even there? The goat also have a harness or collar around it’s neck so it’s obviously someone’s pet, and it looks like it might be heading for the produce department.

Missy

October 10th, 2011
4:55 pm

CLEAN IT UP!!!!

Blue Eyed-Southern Girl

October 10th, 2011
4:56 pm

I am absolutly amazed at the number of people attempting to make this a racially motivated BLOG! The blog was funny… the pic of the miniature horse even funnier! Lighten up people!!

shauna

October 10th, 2011
4:57 pm

WHO’S GOAT??????

Amy Lynn

October 10th, 2011
5:09 pm

WalMartians are my favorite — PeopleOfWalmart.com !!! hahahahaha

ladydray4640

October 10th, 2011
5:12 pm

This is a sad affair. Now this person who started this mess will be separated from her child, and all because she could not leave the current girlfriend of her “ex” alone. Now who is supposed to take care of her child or children while she is facing all this time in jail or prison? People wake up!!! We do things that we can’t take back and we lose time with our children and stop our lives when we don’t think about attacking someone who said something that we could have ignored and went on with our lives . I would rather be laughed at and free, than to be cool and locked up.

Tre

October 10th, 2011
5:13 pm

smh…..really…fighting over a baby daddy….this broad is 33…. #comeonson you gotta know better than that by now…I ain’t too supprised though, it said it happened in or near Baltimore right?? smh..no shock there…

MadMax

October 10th, 2011
5:17 pm

I can see it now: two large ladies throwing stuff, cussing, pushing their six kids (each) out of the way & fake hair coming off & while they are scrapping someone is going through the ladies $800.00 Coach handbags getting out their EBT cards & lottery tickets…

frank barela

October 10th, 2011
5:22 pm

where else could this happen only at wolly world oh yea.