RV Owners Sue Wal-Mart Over ’06 Shooting
A Florida couple who shot and killed an intruder in their motorhome while it was parked in the lot of the Cedar City, Utah, Wal-Mart are suing the retailer, claiming store officials knew the man was loitering in the lot, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Carl and Tracy Coltellino were settled in their motorhome the night of July 26, 2006, when their nightmare began.
The couple and their two daughters, ages 9 and 15 at the time, were traveling to Grand Canyon National Park from Florida and had taken the company up on its open invitation to park free of charge in the store’s huge lot.
When Carl Coltellino answered a knock at the door, he confronted Steven Stubbs, who allegedly had been observed that day “behaving badly” in the parking lot, urinating and even trying to break into a vehicle. He asked if the Coltellinos were heading south.
When Carl Coltellino told Stubbs, 26, to leave, Stubbs forced his way into the motorhome. Coltellino grabbed a shotgun and a struggle ensued as the couple tried to force him out the door. During the struggle, Stubbs grabbed the gun as the men wrestled for control of the weapon. When the gun went off, Stubbs was killed.
No charges were ever filed in the case.