Nashville’s Most Notorious Wal-Mart Thief: Mario Mcadoo

Mario Mcadoo might be the worst shoplifter ever, yet there’s not a Wal-Mart in Nashville that he hasn’t hit. On the other hand, he can’t seem to stay in jail. In the past 24 hours he’s been in 3 of them – He finished a sentence in Wilson Co about 2AM, was transferred Davidson Co where he bonded out, then he was transferred to Williamson County late Sunday night where he also bonded out. He has dozens of arrests and indictments, but one main ‘modus operandi’ – He likes to pretend to be a Walmart Employee.

In June of 2015, Mcadoo was sentenced to a 10YR TDOC  sentence, but it was suspended for 10YR Probation, with a sentencing note “Stay away from all stores. Resentence report first time there is a violation.” – Yet the TDOC has failed to violate him despite arrest after arrest after arrest, in county after county. So why is he still doing the same thing a decade later, and no one can stop him? This is Mario Mcadoo, taken from a security camera during one of his cons:

He often pretends to work for Wal-Mart and walks out with electronics merchandise, that seems to be his preferred method of stealing. Shoplifting isn’t the only place he pretends he’s someone he isn’t – on his facebook page he has countless posts and videos about how he is a man of god, a financial planner, and even condemns others for not going to church on Sundays. Mcadoo has an entire wardrobe of Walmart colored clothing, so he can fit in as a manager, a vendor, or even an associate as he has a fake name badge and vest.

Here’s some of his more daring heists taken from police affidavits:

At the Hermitage Walmart located at 4424 Lebanon Pike, the defendant (Mario Mcadoo) was observed wearing a Walmart employee vest and nametag. He rolled out a 42” flat screen TV valued at approximately $526 and loaded it into his vehicle. The incident was captured on video and the defendant was immediately known by loss prevention.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.o/$500 / Crim. Impersonation

Just after 1AM, the defendant entered the Wal-Mart located at 5824 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, Davidson County. He impersonated an employee and approached the employee working in Electronics. The defendant told him he was the tech support manager and that he needed to bring to iPads up front. The employee unlocked the cabinet and handed the defendant the iPads. The defendant then concealed the iPads, passed all points of purchase and left the store without paying for the iPads, which were valued at $1118.00. Wal-Mart employees were able to identify the defendant after he was arrested for shoplifting at another Wal-Mart store.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.o/$1000

Mcadoo entered the Walmart store located at 5824 Nolensville Pk. He went to the hardware dept. and selected a toolbox from the shelf. He then went to the electronics dept. and convinced the associate that he was there to install security sensors on the glass cases that held computers. The associate opened the glass cases for the defendant and then became distracted. The defendant removed five laptop computers, valued at approx. $3990 , from the display case and placed them in a shopping cart. Defendant then pushed the cart, containing the laptop computers, to the front of the store past the cash registers but was stopped by an associate after the alarm sounded. Defendant showed the associate some paperwork and the associate allowed him to leave the store. The defendant then left the store with the laptop computers making no attempt to pay for them. Defendant returned to the store a short time later and went back to the electronics dept. He selected a Dell desktop computer system, valued at approx. $848, from the shelf and placed it in a shopping cart. Defendant pushed the shopping cart containing the Dell desktop computer to the front of the store where he again exited making no attempt to pay for the Dell desktop. Defendant is known to Walmart Loss Prevention who have arrested him several times for committing thefts from their stores. The thefts were caught on store surveillance video. Defendant is on bond for theft from Walmart.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.o/$1000

Mario McAdoo was observed entering the Walmart located at 4424 Lebanon Pike. The defendant selected a Hewlett Packard computer valued at approximately $798 and approximately $299 worth of video games and fled the store without paying. Defendant was positively identified via photo lineup by Walmart employee. Video surveillance was also captured.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.o/$1000

Mcadoo was observed entering the Walmart located at 4424 Lebanon Pike. Video surveillance showed that the defendant grabbed two 40” TV’s valued at approximately $1437 and approximately $998 worth of video games to the “garden center” part of the store and was attempting to take them outside the store when loss prevention employees caught him in the act. Defendant then immediately fled the scene and the merchandise was recovered. Defendant was positively identified via photo lineup by Walmart employee.
He was charged with Att  Theft-Merch.o/$1000

OFFICERS RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM AN EMPLOYEE AT THE WALMART, 2232 N GALLATIN PK, THAT A SUBJECT WITH OUTSTANDING WARRANTS WAS SHOPPING INSIDE THE LOCATION. OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE LOCATION, LOCATED THE DEFENDANT IN THE PARKING LOT, AND ENGAGED HIM IN A CONSENSUAL CONVERSATION. DURING QUESTIONING, THE DEFENDANT STATED THAT HIS NAME WAS LESLIE STEWART AND GAVE A DATE OF BIRTH OF 01/21/1976. RUNNING THE DEFENDANTS INFO IN NCIC, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN WAS FALSE AND BELONGED TO SOMEONE ELSE. UPON ADVISING THE DEFENDANT OF THE FALSE INFO, DEFENDANT THEN FLED, ON FOOT, FROM OFFICERS AWAY FROM THE WALMART, TOWARDS BOB FRENSLEY DODGE, CHRYSLER, JEEP. ASSISTING OFFICERS LOCATED THE DEFENDANT EXITING A WOODED AREA BEHIND SAID CAR DEALERSHIP. OFFICERS GAVE MULTIPLE VERBAL COMMANDS TO GET ONTO THE GROUND, WHICH THE DEFENDANT REFUSED. THE DEFENDANT THEN BEGAN TO TUSSLE WITH OFFICERS, GRABBING ONE OFFICER AROUND THE WAIST, IN A THREATENING MANNER, AND ATTEMPTED TO TAKE HIM TO THE GROUND. OFFICERS WERE THEN ABLE TO GET THE DEFENDANT INTO CUSTODY. UPON SPEAKING WITH THE EMPLOYEE, WHO ORIGINALLY CONTACTED POLICE, EMPLOYEE STATED THAT THE DEFENDANT HAD BEEN ARRESTED NUMEROUS TIMES FOR SHOPLIFTING AND WAS WARNED NOT TO COME BACK ONTO THE PROPERTY, OR HE WOULD BE CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS. DEFENDANT THEN GAVE OFFICERS HIS CORRECT INFORMATION. AFTER RUNNING THAT INFORMATION IN NCIC, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE DEFENDANT HAD THREE (3) OUTSTANDING WARRANTS. WARRANTS VERIFIED BY WARRANTS OFFICE.
He was charged with Misd. Evading Arrest / Crim. Impersonation / Res. Arr. / Crim. Tresp.. / Assault of Officer

An employee in the Electronics Dept. of Walmart, located at 4040 Nolensville Rd., notice two laptop computers missing from the shelf. The employee notified an Asset Protection employee about the missing laptops. He reviewed store surveillance video which showed the two laptops had been stolen by a m/b who had a small child with him. He recognized the m/b as Mario Mcaddo (defendant) who had been involved in numerous thefts from Walmarts in Nashville. Defendant was observed entering the store with a small child. He then obtained pink return stickers from the door greeter. At one point, defendant went to the Electronics Dept. where he selected the two laptops, valued at $1896, from the shelf and placed them in his cart. While pushing the cart to the front of the store, defendant placed pink return stickers on the laptop boxes. Defendant then exited the front door with the laptop computers making no attempt to pay for the two laptop computers.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.o/$1000 / Crim. Tresp..

AP employee observed the defendant enter Walmart and immediately recognized him as Mario Mcadoo who has committed numerous thefts from Walmarts in Nashville. He called me to assist. We observed Mcadoo obtaining a pink return sticker for his cell phone from the door greeter. He then went to the Housewares Dept. where he selected a Dyson vacuum cleaner, valued at approx. $548, from the shelf. Mcadoo removed the pink return sticker from his cell phone and placed it on the Dyson Vacuum cleaner. Mcadoo then took the vacuum cleaner to the service desk. He told the service desk employee that he needed to return the vacuum cleaner but did not have a receipt because his wife had purchased it. The employee told Mcadoo that it would take a few minutes because management approval was needed to give the refund. Mcadoo then told employee that he needed to get an attachment for the vacuum. He left the vacuum at the service desk and exited the store. We followed Mcadoo who drove to the Walmart store at 5824 Nolensville Pk where he was arrested after attempting to commit the same type of theft. Mcadoo is presently on bond for theft from Walmart.
He was charged with Att  Theft-Merch.o/$500 / Crim. Tresp..

Electronics Dept. notified AP that a customer had just left the Electronics Dept. with a Toshiba laptop computer, valued at $848. Ms Beebee said the customer told her that he had a return at the service desk and was going to exchange the return for the Toshiba laptop computer. She gave the laptop to the customer so that he could exchange it at the service desk. AP went to the service desk but could not locate the customer with the laptop. He reviewed the store surveillance video and identified the customer with the laptop as Mario Mcadoo (defendant) who had committed numerous thefts at Walmarts in Nashville. The video showed Mcadoo enter the store and obtain a pink return sticker from the door greeter. Mcadoo then went to the Electronics Dept.where he obtained the laptop from the employee. Mcadoo then walked to the front of the store with the laptop. Mcadoo was then observed at the Mcdonalds located at the front of the store next to the exit doors. A few minutes later, Mcadoo exited the front door of Walmart with the laptop under his arm, making no attempt to pay for the Toshiba laptop.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.o/$500

I am employed by Walmart as an Asset Protection associate. On 10-2-07 at approx. 1115, I observed the defendant at the Walmart store located at 5824 Nolensville Pk. He attempted to steal a Dyson vacuum cleaner, valued at approx. $548. Defendant was taken into custody when he left the store. Defendant has been arrested numerous times at Walmart stores in Davidson County. Defendant had also signed a criminal trespass form in the past, barring him from all Walmart and Sams Club stores for life.
He was charged with Crim. Tresp..

t approx. 1115, defendant entered the Walmart store located at 5824 Nolensville Pk. He asked the door greeter to put a pink return sticker on his personal cell phone which the associate did. He then went to the Housewares Dept. where he selected a Dyson vacuum cleaner, valued at approx. $548, from the shelf. Defendant removed the pink return sticker from his cell phone and placed it on the Dyson Vacuum cleaner. placed the green rtook the vacuum cleaner to the service desk. He then told associate Hajin Haji that he wanted a refund for the vacuum cleaner. His story to Ms Haji was that his wife had payed cash for the vacuum cleaner and he just wanted his money back. Ms. Haji was able to determine that the return was suspicious and refused to give defendant a refund. Defendant then took the vacuum cleaner to the greeting cards section and sat it down in the aisle. I had been watching the defendant after recognizing him as a person I had seen commit several shoplifitngs at various Walmarts in Nashville. I was also aware that he had signed a criminal trespass form barring him from all Walmart and Sams Club stores for life. He was apprehended for theft and criminal trespassing after he left the store. Defendant is presently on bond for theft from Walmart.
He was charged with Att  Theft-Merch.o/$500

I am employed as an Asset Protection Associate at Walmart, 4040 Nolenville Pk. On 6-29-07 at approx. 1016 hrs, defendant committed a theft at our store. While trying to apprehend him in the parking lot, he threw a Powerade 32 oz. drink bottle at me which struck me in the left knee. I have pain in my knee from being struck by the drink bottle.
He was charged with Assault

At approx. 1000 hrs, defendant entered our store. Defendant made a request to an associate in the electronics dept. to have an X-box game(which is secured), valued at $399, brought to the front registers to purchase which the employee did. Defendant then went to the register and told the cashier that he had already purchased the X-box system and it was being held for him. Defendant then purchased a drink and some candy, and exited the front door of Walmart with the X-box system making no attempt to pay for it. Employee and I stopped him in the parking lot where he was sitting on the X-box behind a truck. I requested him to come back in the store. He said he would but then ran leaving the X-box behind.. I tried to apprehend him in the parking lot. At one point, the defendant threw the drink at me striking me in the knee. The defendant was able to get away. I recognized the defendant from previous contacts when he was arrested for shopliftings at Walmart. A lineup was shown seperately to employee and we both postivley identified the defendant as the person who had committed the shoplfiting. Theft was also caught on store surveillance video.
He was charged with Theft-Merch.u/$500

 

He also hit Lewisburg, as appearing in their local paper:

* Mario M. McAdoo, 33, Nashville. Bond: $1,500; court date: June 21. According to the report by Lewisburg Officer Larry Hazelwood, the loss protection officer checked Wal-Mart records and McAdoo “has an extensive history with Wal-Mart for shoplifting and trespassing.” – Cited for shoplifting from Wal-Mart

When Mcadoo isn’t busy shoplifting from Walmart, he spends his time being evicted – 7 times in just the past few years.

He has a multitude and owe tens of thousands of dollars in judgments against him, and we have to believe that when he makes bond, he’ll once again pretend to work for Wal-mart. Maybe this time he’ll put in an actual application.

Next time you’re at Wal-Mart, look around, you might see this guy.

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