Many people did not find this funny, including the Wal-Mart management, upset customers, the NAACP, the police who arrested and charged him with harassment and bias intimidation, and the county prosecutor who had to give a press conference about it.
No word yet on what the white16-year-old boy's motivation might have been. (NOTE: Assumptions were made that the perp was a white boy, but that may not be true.)
But Dolores Coker, 30, quoted in this Philadelphia Daily News article may have the best explanation: kids "make no sense," she said. "I don't know what goes through their heads."
Pranks are not new at Wal-Mart stores, especially concerning the intercom. In fact, there's a whole website documenting them, called WalMartPranks>>
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