Five different stores suddenly announced they were shutting up shop all for the same reason.
Walmarts in Pico Rivera, California, Livingston, Texas, Midland, Texas, Brandon, Florida, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, all made the announcement.
The news sparked wild conspiracy theories, with some linking the closures to Jade Helm, the upcoming military exercise which some fear is a dry run for martial law.
“A Walmart would make a perfect FEMA detention facility … see ya in the camps!” ranted one respondent.
Another wild theory is that the stores are being decontaminated after receiving radioactive food from the Fukushima region.
More rational theories involve speculation that Walmart has failed to adhere to building codes and may be using the plumbing excuse as a cover to get rid of dangerous construction materials like asbestos.
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