How was suspect able to steal gun, ammo from Walmart?

POLICE.

MIGUEL MARQUEZ HAS OUR "OUTFRONT" INVESTIGATION.

>> OH! JESUS CHRIST.

MAN DOWN.

>> Reporter: DID THIS EVER NEED TO HAPPEN? >> OH, MY GOD.

>> Reporter: NEW VIDEO SHOWS A WALMART LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER TELLING MARANO POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE THE GUN THIS MAN JUST STOLEN HAD A SAFETY LOCK ON IT AND IT COULDN'T BE FIRED.

>> IT'S LOCKED.

HE CAN'T GET THE LOCK OFF.

>> ARE YOU SURE? >> I'M POSITIVE.

IT'S LOCKED! >> TEN SECONDS LATER.

[ GUNSHOT ] OKAY, NEVER MIND.

>> THE WALMART LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER WEARING SHORTS AND SANDALS LISTENING TO THE RADIO HAS HIS YOUNG SON ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

POLICE FINALLY YELL AT THE EMPLOYEE, BACK OFF.

>> WHERE ARE YOU GOING? [ BLEEP ] YOU DON'T HAVE A GUN OR A VEST ON.

>> MINUTES LATER, MARIO VALENCIA IS HANDED A RIFLE BY A WALMART CLERK WHO TOLD POLICE MARIO SEEMED NORMAL.

HE INSPECTED THE RIFLE.

HE THEN TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO AMMUNITION, SAYING, DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID, GIVE ME THE AMMO.

SHE RESISTS, BUT THEN EVENTUALLY HANDED OVER THE AM KNOW, BECAUSE HE WAS THREATENING TO BREAK THE GLASS.

AND SHE ALSO TOLD POLICE THAT IT'S WALMART POLICY TO GIVE OVER ITEMS DURING A ROBBERY.

SHE SAID SHE ACTED APPROPRIATE, EVEN ALERTING SECURITY TO CALL POLICE BEFORE HANDING OVER THE AMMO BY DIALING A CODE.

ONE 911 CALL MAY BES CLEAR THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION.

A WALMART ASSET PROTECTION OPERATOR TELLS THE OPERATOR, VALENCIA WAS TRYING TO LOAD THE RIFLE IN THE STORE.

>> WE HAVE AN ARMED CUSTOMER IN THE SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT.

>> OKAY, IS HE THREATENING ANYONE? >> I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT.

HE'S LOADING THE WEAPON IN THE SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT AT THE MOMENT.

>> HE IS LOADING IT? >> Reporter: A PHOTO OF THE RIFLE STOLEN BY VALENCIA SHOWS THE CABLE LOCK STILL ON, WRAPPED THROUGH THE LEVER ONCE WITH ENOUGH SLACK THAT THE LEVER COULD STILL BE OPERATED.

POLICE SAY THE LOCK APPEARED TO BE A HANDGUN CABLE LOCK.

A WALMART SPOKESPERSON INSISTS THE GUN HAD THE PROPER LOCK CORRECTLY INSTALLED IN THE STORE AND EITHER VALENCIA DID SOMETHING TO IT OR THE FORCE OF THE PATROL CAR HITTING HIM AFFECTED THE CABLE LOCK.

THE WALMART LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER AND HIS SON WERE WITNESS TO VALENCIA BEING TAKEN DOWN BY THE PATROL CAR.

>> OH,.

THAT GUY GOT [ BLEEP ]ED UP.

>> WALMART SAYS IT CONSTANTLY REVIEWS ALL ITS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND THIS INCIDENCE IN M MARANA IS BEING DISCUSSED RIGHT NOW.

WALMART INSISTS IT HAD THE RIGHT SAFETY DEVICE ON THAT GUN AND IT WAS INSTALLED PROPER WHEN VALENCIA IS IN THE STORE.

THIS IS A BLOW-UP OF THAT GUN.

YOU CAN SEE, THIS IS THE LEVER.

IF THIS BIT STAYS CLOSE TO THE BUTT, IT DOESN'T FIRE AND IT DISABLES THE GUN.

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