Gun Displayed During Checkout Line Dispute

GARNER – A handgun was reportedly displayed by a suspect during a dispute in a checkout line at a Johnston County Walmart store.  A Johnston County man was doing some last minute shopping on Christmas Eve at the Walmart on Highway 42 West in the Cleveland community.

The man, accompanied by his two young daughters, got into the checkout line to pay for the items.  Another man accused the victim of cutting in line in front of him.  The suspect exchanged words with the victim, then lifted his shirt displaying what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband.

The victim called law enforcement but the suspect left before deputies arrived.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. No injuries were reported. 


  1. Wow what an idiot going to show a gun because he was mad probably another person who couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag so they have to be tough with a gun. You never use a gun unless you feel your life is threatened, I’m pretty sure that was not the case what a punk.

  2. Feeling threatened isn’t an acceptable reason. Fearing that if you don’t use the gun you’re going to lose your life is the only time when it should be used. If he felt that way from having an exchange of unfriendly words at WalMart he doesn’t have the mental capacity to carry a firearm.

Comments are closed.