(CNN) – A surveillance video released Wednesday from the Bibb county sheriff’s office shows a crowd of teens destroying thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at the Walmart store on Zebulon road. The police report says 40-50 teens entered the store around 1:45 Sunday morning and immediately begin throwing and shattering items.
Walmart managers declined to speak on camera but the spokesperson for all the stores released a statement saying: We are working with the police and their investigation. Our management team responded immediately and contacted the police department. We take the safety of our customers and associates very seriously. Investigators arrested one of the teens, 17-year old Kharron green, the same morning when he returned to the store after dropping his cell phone.
Deputies say green’s parents recognized their son on store video and turned him in. Nobody was at green’s home on Ashton drive when we stopped by Wednesday.
Lieutenant randy Gonzalez with the Bibb county sheriff’s office calls the crime bizarre, “This is my first time ever experiencing something like this happening in my years of law enforcement.”
Gonzalez says green told deputies the teens were at a large gathering before the crime, “Any of the parents with children that may know that their children were at this party that Mr. Green on the south side that night will come forward if they know their child was there or if they know their child participated.”
Green is charged as an adult with enticing a riot, second degree criminal damage to property, and street gang activity after one of the store cameras shows him throwing a gang sign.
Green is scheduled to go before a superior court judge on the gang activity charge next week.
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