Man Shoots Up Co-worker’s Car Over ‘Employee Of The Month’ Award


He won’t be getting any awards any time soon.

A Florida Walmart employee exploded in a fit of rage after his colleague was made ‘Employee’ of the Month’ instead of him.

Such was the bad blood between Willie Mitchell and a female co-worker, that he ended up shooting her car.


According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report Mitchell is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video from a Wal-Mart parking lot shows Mitchell parking next to his co-worker’s earlier this month.

A few minutes later, investigators said Mitchell rolls down a back window, fires a shot into his co-worker’s car and then drives off. The co-worker was working inside the store at the time of the shooting.
Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright said the shooting stemmed from some bad feelings after the victim won an Employee of the Month Award.


Feud: Willie Mitchell drove his car next to his co-workers before firing a bullet through the window.

Fired: Mitchell fired a shotgun through the back window of his car. The bullet struck his co-workers car. He was then fired from his job at Walmart.

‘She was announced as the employee of the month which you would think that would be something good, people would be happy for her,’ Ms. Coleman-Wright said to CBS 4. ‘But there was one employee who wasn’t happy.’

Investigators say after the award was announced Mitchell started arguing with the victim about their workload.

The victim told detectives that ‘during the argument Mitchell told her repeatedly, ‘I’m gonna show you.’

Whilst she was working in the store, Mitchell then fires a short through her car window.

Walmart wallop: Investigators say bad blood over an employee of the month award at a South Florida Wal-Mart store led to gunfire and criminal charges

Award: The Walmart in Florida runs an employee of the month award which Willie Mitchell didn’t win – and isn’t going to anytime soon!

Investigators said they’re still stumped on the exact motive for the shooting.

‘Perhaps Mitchell wanted to be employee of the month but clearly these actions that we saw in response to this, I think we see why he wasn’t chosen as employee of the month,’ the Sheriff’s office said.

A Wal-Mart representative said that Willie Mitchell no longer works for the company.

The employee of the month does not receive any money or gifts – it is strictly a recognition from the store.


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