Man Who Stole Kiddie Pool From Walmart Hunted By San Antonio Police

07/21/2011 12:16 pm ET | Updated Sep 20, 2011

Apparently, it is that hot outside.

Police in San Antonio, Texas, are trying to track down a gunman who threatened to "bust a cap" in two Walmart employees before stealing an inflatable kiddie pool.

The heist occurred at around 5:20 a.m. on July 3, according to a press release issued by the investigators. That's when two employees who were unloading goods from a truck at the rear of the big box shop encountered the perp.

The thief -- who was reportedly pushing a shopping cart loaded with the kiddie pool and a blow-up boat -- ordered one of the workers to open the back door or he would "bust a cap in him," according to a police documents obtained by WOAI.

The crook then pulled out a black handgun and threatened he would return to "bust a cap" in both employees if they called cops.

The gunman -- described as a Hispanic man, age 40 to 50, who stands around 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 150 pounds -- made his getaway in a yellow taxi, police told KVUE.

(The San Antonio Police Crime Stoppers program will offer up to $5,000 for information that helps apprehend the pool thief. Call 210-224-7867 with tips.)

There's some dispute as to whether high temperatures really lead to high crime rates.

But there's no doubt that high summer temperatures have sparked weather-influenced criminal incidents.

This summer, investigators around the country have been battling a perceived uptick in air conditioner thefts.

In June, Arizona police arrested a 44-year-old woman on indecent exposure charges after she was found sleeping naked on a park bench -- allegedly in an attempt to cool off.

Earlier this week, a McDonald's customer reportedly threw a fit after her ice cream cake melted -- pelting workers with what remained of the treat and slapping an employee.


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