Walmart In Tennessee Found With Homeless Couple Living In Attic Cooking Meth Is Fake News
By Shawn Rice
Reports that two homeless people were found living in the attic of a Walmart in Tennessee and cooking meth are fake news. According to the fake story, the homeless couple were discovered cooking meth with hot plate in front of a 42″ LED TV. Where did this fake story originate?
On Dec. 1, 2015, the web site Now8News published an article suggesting that two homeless people had been found living in the attic of a Walmart in Tennessee. You can read the story below.
“Being homeless has to be very difficult, especially in the colder times of the year. But not for this Tennessee couple who had been “living in the lap of luxury” above a Tennessee Walmart store. The ‘homeless’ man, 48-year-old Wilbert Thomas, admitted to police that he and his girlfriend 54-year-old Ingrid Malone, had been living above the store for over two years. What they did to the attic, baffled police and store employees.
“I don’t mean to laugh, but these people really got one over on Walmart,” said Lieut. Marshall Weiss. “In the attic, we recovered 2 pounds of meth they had somehow produced on a hot plate. They also managed to get food, drinks, mini refrigerator, a big screen TV, surround sound system, bedroom set, hangers, clothes … I mean, if Walmart sells it they had it. These people were living good. They even managed to splice into the satellite TV wire and ordered NFL Sunday ticket!”
According to Snopes, there is no truth to the article. Rather, Now8News is just another fake news web site that does not publish factual stories but works of fiction.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake story on social media.
— Zabdiel Mosquera (@zabdielm91) March 30, 2017
HOMELESS COUPLE FOUND LIVING IN WALMART ATTIC WITH HOT PLATE, METH LAB, AND 42″ LED TV – DIY Health Tips https://t.co/z42zjf77wc
— Faheem Abdul Salaam (@salaamfaheem) March 27, 2017
— Esyrum (@itz_Esyrum) March 25, 2017
— True Patriot (@jjliberty) July 3, 2016
Homeless Couple Found Living Above Walmart In A Meth Lab With 42inch TV by Klinger | DC101 https://t.co/YO9XYTqZRu
— Pablo Ubasa Jr. (@UbasaTrained) December 22, 2015
Homeless Couple Found Living In Walmart Attic With Hot Plate, Meth Lab, And 42″ LED TV https://t.co/ca39Wonyan
— Chamique Holdsclaw (@Chold1) December 17, 2015
A+ for ingenuity!
Homeless Couple Found Living In Walmart Attic With Hot Plate, Meth Lab, And 42″ LED TV https://t.co/7WLbKAPeeB
— Samantha Smith (@SamSmithTweets) December 14, 2015
The web site has previously published dubious diatribes regarding a woman being arrested for masturbating with a Jimmy Dean’s sausage, President Barack Obama lowering the Go to the full article.