Willie Mitchell was allegedly angry when a rival won the award, which bestows bragging rights but little else on the winner. The Florida man blasted the star worker's vehicle in the parking lot, authorities say.
Walmart’s employee of the month competition is cutthroat at one South Florida store.
A worker, angry when a rival co-worker won the award, fired a bullet into the woman’s SUV, authorities said.
“Perhaps he 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,” Broward County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright told CBS Miami.
Willie Mitchell is accused of firing one round at the woman’s empty vehicle in the bizarre revenge scheme.
The woman told detectives Mitchell argued with her about their workload after she won the prize at the Deerfield Beach store. The award is for bragging rights only, but he was furious and threatened the woman before he stormed out, authorities said.
“I’m going to show you,” he told the woman, according to the police report.
Mitchell drove back to the parking lot a few hours later and pulled in next to the woman’s SUV, a surveillance video shows. After learning the woman was still inside at work, he rolled down the window, fired at least one shot at her vehicle and drove away, authorities said.
Mitchell was later arrested and charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle.