Anderson SC October 20 2018 A man is accused of setting a fire inside Walmart as a diversion for shoplifting, according to an Anderson Police report.
Police say Michael Travis Robinson set fire to a product inside the store causing extensive smoke and water damage to the store.
The fire happened around 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Walmart at Highway 28 Bypass.
Reports say the fire started in the back of the store in the photo and toy area.
Customers and employees were evacuated from the store, which closed following the fire.
Investigators say Robinson was trying to create a diversion so he could shoplift.
He is charged with Shoplifting and Arson Second Degree, and his bond as set at $10,000.