By Bob Owens
Two years ago, Maria Sklias was pistol-whipped for her purse by an armed robber in a Walmart parking lot, and is now suing the company, a security contractor that provided unarmed security staff, and the site owner/manager for millions:
October 14, 2012 is the last day Maria Sklias of Tucson, Arizona ever shopped at Wal-Mart.
Then 58 years old, the Tucson businesswoman parked her car in the Wal-Mart lot at 455 East Wetmore Road around 8 p.m., exited her car and starting walking towards the store’s entrance. She never made it.
Sklias was assaulted by an attacker who “repeatedly struck her in the head with a pistol while attempting to steal her purse,” according to court filings. “Though Ms. Sklias has no memory of the attack itself, she was either dragged back to the attacker’s vehicle or attempted to approach the vehicle to retrieve her purse and became entangled in the door of the vehicle whereupon she was dragged between 200 and 300 feet before falling away from the vehicle.”
In June of 2015 — 32 months after the incident — Maria Sklias filed a lawsuit in Pima County, Arizona Superior Court. According to her complaint, Sklias “suffered life-threatening injuries which have …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms