Get ready for more news stories like this one from Pullman, Washington.
Last week, in Pullman, Wash., and adjacent Moscow, Idaho, Walmart stores announced they would no longer allow overnight stays in RVs in their parking lots.
A week does not pass that a Walmart store somewhere in the country enacts a similar policy. Most weeks it’s more than just one store. By some estimates, about 20 percent of all Walmart stores do not allow overnight stays, although many once did.
According to the The Daily Evergreen, the Washington State University school newspaper, a few employees of the store said the decision was determined after incidents of neglectful stays. “It became a nightmare with no maintenance or people to clean up,” an employee said.
“People were doing things they weren’t supposed to be doing, setting fires and leaving loads of trash behind,” an employee said.
Some members of the WSU Parents Facebook page blamed Cougar fans for the policy change. “I was embarrassed the Cougar fans left it that way,” one man wrote on a post on the WSU Parents Facebook page. Another parent commented on the same post, writing that she witnessed drunk adults, trash and vomit in the parking lot and heard loud music.