Texas teen makes Walmart his home

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)
(credit: CBSDFW.COM)
(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Originally reported by CBS Dallas-Fort Worth

Employees of a Corsicana, Texas, Walmart were shocked to find a 14-year-old boy secretly living inside the store for several days.

The teen wasn’t just hiding in the store. He built a secret hidden compound and was able to call the 24-hour store home for three days before being discovered.

The teen set up two campsites inside the store. One of them was on the aisle carrying baby products behind boxes of strollers. The other was behind stacks of paper towels and toilet paper.

Customers who walked down the aisles where the teen was living never noticed two hidden compounds where the boy was able to store necessities, sleep in a makeshift bed and eat items taken from inside the store.

He created a crack in the back wall of the drink aisle to grab juice and even collected a fish from the pet department.

The photos show the clothing that employees say the boy would change in and out of every few hours to avoid detection.

Sources said the 14-year-old was so concerned about being caught he wore diapers instead of using the store restroom.

Eventually, a trash trail led to the teen’s discovery.

Police were called and released the boy to the custody of relatives.

There’s no indication Walmart plans to file criminal charges at this point.

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