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Police: Man asks St Lucie Walmart worker  for gun that could ‘kill 200 people’
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Police: Man asks St Lucie Walmart worker  for gun that could ‘kill 200 people’

Police: Man asks St Lucie Walmart worker  for gun that could ‘kill 200 people’

Police: Man asks St Lucie Walmart worker  for gun that could ‘kill 200 people’

Police in Port St. Lucie say a man walked into a local WalMart Wednesday night and asked a sporting goods clerk about buying a weapon that could kill 200 people.

The clerk reportedly said that's not funny and the man repeated the question before leaving the store. The clerk reported the incident and Police have put out an all-points bulletin for the man. 

Police are asking for the public's help in finding the man, whose picture they have from security footage.

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Police: Man asks St Lucie Walmart worker  for gun that could ‘kill 200 people’

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