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Teen camps out in Walmart for four days

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CORSICANA, Texas (NBC) - A teenage runaway in Texas went to great lengths to stay hidden in plain sight inside a Walmart.

The 14-year-old boy set up a campsite inside a Texas Walmart down the aisle with the baby strollers and was able to stay there for days.

Customers who walked down the aisles where the teen was living never noticed two hidden compounds where the boy was able to store necessities, sleep in a makeshift bed and eat items taken from inside the store.

He created a crack in the back wall of the drink aisle to grab juice and even collected a fish from the pet department.

The boy would change in and out of clothing every few hours to avoid detection.

The 14-year-old was reportedly so concerned about being caught he wore diapers instead of using the store restroom.

Eventually, a trash trail led to the teen's discovery. Police were called and released the boy to the custody of relatives.

"I'm wondering what his parents think and how come he didn't come home or why they weren't worried about him," said customer Megan Nicholson.

The teen's parents were out of town on a trip so he was staying at an aunt's home at the time.
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