Teen Lives Inside a Texas Walmart Unnoticed for Days

A teenager with an apparent affinity for Great Value products and fluorescent lighting built "secret compounds" inside a Walmart store in Coriscana, Texas, living there for two-and-a-half days. The 14-year-old was so determined to not be discovered and stay in the store, he reportedly wore diapers. A trail of trash eventually led to the teen being discovered by store employees.

From the CBS affiliate in Dallas:

Customers who walked down the aisles where the teen was living never noticed two hidden compounds where the boy was able to store necessities, sleep in a makeshift bed and and eat items taken from inside the store.

He created a crack in the back wall of the drink aisle to grab juice and even collected a fish from the pet department.

"You never expect that you're at Walmart and someone has been living there for four days. That's crazy," Myrna Aguilar, a Walmart customer, told CBSDFW. (You don't say!)

According to the Dallas-Fort Worth Fox affiliate, the teen created a hideout in the baby stroller aisle and another behind paper towels and toilet paper.

The teen was living with his aunt while his mother was away, and apparently has a history of running away and "has hidden in abandoned houses, businesses and creeks in the past."

Teen Lives Inside a Texas Walmart Unnoticed for Days

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