Part of a Walmart in metro Atlanta is under repair and off-limits to shoppers after a 13-year-old boy allegedly started a fire inside the store Sunday afternoon.
The incident puzzled people who shop at the Douglas County store on Thornton Road, Channel 2 Action News reported.
“It was crazy,” said Janice Scott, whose plans to shop at the store Sunday were scuttled by the blaze.
About 2:30 p.m., the boy, who was with his mother, started the fire with a lighter and cotton balls, the news station reported. He reportedly stayed in the store and confessed, and is now facing arson and shoplifting charges.
This Walmart is still recovering after Police say a 13 year old used a lighter and cotton balls to start a fire. The store had to be evacuated. What the child had to say when officers after if he did it. That’s coming up at 4:15. @wsbtvpic.twitter.com/DKxc6F9s84