Accused shoplifter dies after Walmart security place him in choke hold

WSBTV-2, Georgia

Black Friday shopping weekend took a dark turn Sunday morning in Georgia: a man accused of shoplifting died after being tackled by a Walmart employee and a contract security officer. Police say the contract security worker "placed the suspected thief in a choke hold." The deceased reportedly stole two DVD players from the Walmart. Police found him "unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth. The contract security worker is no longer working for Walmart.

More in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A local TV news report is embedded below, and WSBTV-2 has more here.

Gawker has done the dirtywork of rounding up Black Friday insane arrest reports in the news.

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