32-year-old Lacy Gentry drove his vehicle into the Wal-Mart located at 5825 Thunder Road Concord, NC on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at approximately 5:59 a.m. This was clearly not a good Friday for Walmart. Lacy was recently fired from Walmart and then all hell broke loose.
Lacy retaliated by driving his car right through the glass doors of Walmart. Now he is without a job and in jail.
Officers responded to a 911 call stating that Lacy had driven a vehicle through the front entrance of the Wal-Mart and had continued to drive the vehicle inside the store. Upon arriving on scene, officers found Lacy operating a vehicle inside of the store causing substantial damage and endangering others.
Eventually, officers were able to get Lacy to stop the vehicle and placed him into custody. At this point in the investigation, it has only been determined that Lacy was a former employee of Wal-Mart. The store and merchandise suffered considerable damage.
Lacy has been charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony breaking and entering, two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and other charges relating to the damage of property.
Other warrants were served on Lacy that were outstanding prior to this incident. Lacy was taken to the Cabarrus County Jail under a $100,000 bond.
Walmart is not new to chaos, violence, and disruption.