Florida Woman With A Child Tries To Set Off A Homemade Bomb In Walmart

Tom Gantert

A Florida woman with a child tried to set off a homemade bomb in a Walmart

Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida woman made a homemade bomb using supplies she got in a Walmart and was in the process of lighting the wick inside the store when security stopped her.

Emily Stallard, 37, was arrested on Jan. 13 while trying to build a bomb.

Stallard had a child with her, according to WTVT. It was not reported how old the child was or the relationship to Stallard.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stated that a security guard was watching Stallard as she appeared to walk aimlessly through the store for more than an hour, according to WFLA.

Stallard was opening items such as nails, a Mason jar and denatured alcohol, according to WFLA. The security guard thought that behavior was suspicious.

The security guard then alerted the off-duty wildlife officer who was in the store at the time. The two men then stopped Stallard just before she lit a wick and they detained her until the police arrived, WFLA reported.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies said that Stallard spit on them while they were putting her in the patrol car.

Stallard was charged with attempted arson of a structure, fire bombing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and battery of a law enforcement officer, according to WFLA.

“This woman had all the supplies she needed to cause mass destruction at her disposal. Had it not been for an alert off-duty law enforcement officer and a watchful security staff at Walmart, she may have followed through with her plans to cause an explosion inside the store,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister, according to WFLA. “I am proud of the quick response by the officer and security personnel who stepped in and the thorough job performed by my deputies to investigate this matter and make an arrest.”

Comments (44)
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flybynight
flybynight

Major nut job!!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

mighty close to you @LEO0301. If you weren't impotent, I would have said this could be your daughter.

Gunner wilson
Gunner wilson

Lots of these out there unfortunately!

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

They should have also charged her with multiple counts of attempted murder and terroristic acts. Stupid liberals!

Propolice
Propolice

I’m so impressed with the Walmart Security Officer as well as the off duty Officer. This could have been a true nightmare. Hope she gets help or put away for life or...

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Meth is one hell of a drug......

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

To those of you who may know … does it sound like her bomb would have actually worked?

186
186

If her bomb did go off, it would have made $ 500,000 in improvements to that walmart

bryantrent
bryantrent

I bet she was on meth

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Is Walmart going to ban those ingredients in all of their stores now?

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

Lots of wacky mc crackys in Florida!

ScoutLeduxStarr
ScoutLeduxStarr

Some people should not be allowed to procreate... to quote a famous person : stupid is as stupid does


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