This news item is more interesting: A young teenager spent four days living at a branch of Wal-Mart after he ran away from home. How is this possible, you might ask. I did too. Then I found he came from Corsicana, near Dallas, Texas, USA.
Apparently, the 14-year-old built a shelter inside the isles of the store and lived on food from its shelves. What sort of food would he choose? He might be able to open cans with one of the store openers. Maybe he could use store spoons. But then he'd have to dispose of them without someone noticing the rubbish. That would alert staff for sure.
Perhaps he lived on biscuits, cakes and chocolates—a teenager's dream. Empty cans of fizzy drink would need to be hidden too.
One more major problem—going to the bathroom. That would be my main worry, but the kid resorted to using diapers in order to limit trips to the bathroom.
But eventually staff were alerted. It had to happen. Piles of rubbish scattered around the store led to the boy's downfall.
It is understood the teenager has a history of running away. His parents were out of town and he had been staying with an aunt when he disappeared. She alerted the police but the brave store staff found the runaway.
Okay, he used ingenuity, cunning and stealth—all good survival techniques. But who would want to live at a supermarket?