Claim: A woman killed three shoppers at a Denver Walmart in order to snare that store's last
Woman kills three at Denver walmart over a TV. Can this seriously be true?
[Collected via e-mail, October 2013]
I was recently given an article that (on the surface appeared to be a current news article) that alleged a woman killed three fellow holiday shoppers for the last XBox One at a Chicago area
Origins: On 30 November 2013, the Daily Currant published an article positing that a woman had killed three shoppers at a Chicago Walmart with a screwdriver in order to snare that store's last available Xbox game console for herself:
Mary Robbins, a married mother of two, reportedly wrestled her competitors to the ground before fatally wounding them with a sharpened Phillips head screw driver.
The victim's names have not yet been released, but are said to include a sociology student at Northwestern University, a chemistry teacher at at local high school and a young pregnant woman buying a system for her brother.
The Daily Currant ran the same article again in 2014, but with the location and merchandise of choice changed to Denver and an
According to local reports, Mary Jane Robbins, a married mother of two, reportedly wrestled her competitors to the ground before fatally wounding them with a sharpened Phillips head screwdriver.
The victims' names have not yet been released, but are said to include a sociology student at the University of Northern Colorado, a high school chemistry teacher from Broomfield and a young pregnant woman buying the TV for her brother.
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Last updated: 1 December 2014