Man Gets Violent Over Wal-Mart Printer Return

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Jose Morales (Photo Credit: CNN via WBBH)

Charlotte County, Fla. (WBBH) — A Punta Gorda man went on a violent spree after being told he couldn’t return his printer at a Charlotte County Wal-Mart.

On Tuesday, 24-year-old Jose Morales went to the Wal-Mart in Deep Creek off Kings Highway and demanded the store take back his printer.

Store clerks said they couldn’t offer him a refund because he didn’t have a receipt and the purchase was made over three months ago.

Deputies say Morales then became irate and started cursing and smashing the printer on the floor before throwing it at the two clerks who ducked behind the counter.

Morales stormed away and chest-bumped an assistant manager and karate-kicked an anti-theft security device causing $500 in damage, according to reports.

He’s charged with assault, battery, criminal mischief and resisting an officer. He’s being held at the Charlotte County Jail on $3,000 bond.


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