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Car Wax Can Mistaken for Gun Inside Danvers' Walmart

Danvers and State Police responded to the scene at about 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

and responded to on Route 114 at approximately 4:20 p.m., on report of a man with a gun inside the store. 

The alleged man with a gun, a white male in a red coat in his 50's, was actually holding a can of car wax, which was mistaken for a gun. 

State Police cleared the scene just before 5 p.m., while Danvers Police remained to review the survelliance video, Lt. Carole Germano said.

As of 5:25 p.m., the scene had been cleared.

Wayne Haven April 12, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Why dont the Danvers police do something useful and shut down that male prostitute posing as a massage therapist on Centre St? He even uses a fake name and age. Says he is 44 and named Chris but he is 51 and named John from Wenham.
Andrew S Browning April 12, 2012 at 06:09 PM
How do you know all this about the guy? Personal experience or a yelp review?
Andrew S Browning April 12, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Althought rarely shocked by the depths of stupidity found on comment lists of people commenting on news, I'm surprised at the negative comments regarding the Police response. They can only respond Based on the information given them. Thinking there was a man with a gun in wallmart, they probably took the "lets over react just in case approach" In light of recent events, it certainly could have been a tragedy.
Andrew S Browning April 12, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I'm way more concerned by what could possibly have caused a Wallmart employee to think WAX was a gun, at exactly 4:20 pm . Maybe ill google that.
Tom Flannagan April 13, 2012 at 01:26 AM
It is the "right" to "bear" arms.

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