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Video: Teen lives in Texas Wal-Mart for four days


Published:   |   Updated: August 14, 2014 at 07:48 AM

A Wal-Mart may be a fun place for a 14-year-old boy to visit for an hour or two, but one Texas decided to make an extended visit.

For four days.

The boy, who authorities say was a runaway, set up two hidden camp sites and lived at a Wal-Mart in Corsicana, Texas.

He set up a makeshift bed in the baby product aisle, and another behind stacks of paper towels and toilet paper, authorities said.

He collected food from other aisles, and even wore diapers to avoid using the restroom and been being found by store employees, authorities said.

He eventually was found after employees discovered a trail of trash, authorities said.

The boy, authorities say, has a history of running away and hiding out in abandoned houses. He had been staying with an aunt while his parents were out of town, and has been released into the custody of relatives.

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