posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 08:28 AM
I was wondering if anyone else ever had this idea. I never shop at Wal-Mart myself, but pick up things for work there sometimes. I've always thought
these would be excellent prison-camps in waiting.
First, you've got security cameras everywhere, inside and out. The large roll-up doors where the shopping carts go in at the front of the store
could be used to back a big truck right in the entrance to unload folks. Then you've got a scanner at every one of the checkouts, which in this case
would be "check-ins" where you get an ID card or chip that is scanned with your info.
The fenced in outdoor garden center could be turned into an exercise yard with the addition of some razor wire and a few guard towers. The large
parking area is perfect for spotting any escapees before they reach cover. You have large food storage and even food prep areas at most of these
gigantic places now, and some even have limited medical facilities (which could be easily augmented).
Most of the Super Wal-Marts I've been inside only have a handful of entry and exit points, and no windows in the main area. All duct work is exposed
and near the very high ceilings, which would rule out that as an escape method.
Any thoughts on this? I realize its only speculation, but these seem like ideal sites hidden right under our noses in most towns. Any idea how many
people one of these places could hold?
edit to add: As near as I can find, these places run between 90,000 and 200,000 square feet. Anyone have an idea how many people could be held in such
a place? Also, how many "personnel" would be needed to secure it?
[edit on 30-11-2008 by drumist69]