WICHITA — Ah, the power of the press. It may be even bigger than Wal-Mart.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Have You Heard? reported on an old RV that management at the Wal-Mart at 13th and Oliver has been unsuccessful moving for almost the entire year the store has been open.
“Man, that would be a perfect little travelin’ trailer,” says Wichita resident Kelvin McClish.
So he went to see the store’s manager on Thursday, but the camper already was gone.
“I guess it just took putting it in the paper,” McClish says.
It appears that’s the case.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Betsy Harden says management had been trying to find someone to tow the camper with no luck.
“I know they had reached out to multiple different companies as well as some other folks,” she says.
It seems no one in an official capacity was able to help, either.
Harden says she doesn’t know if it was an issue of the camper, which happened to match the store’s colors, being on private property.
Someone showed up early Thursday, asked to see a manager and then towed the vehicle.
“So, thank you,” Harden says. “Sounds like you get the credit on this one.”
(Note: The Have You Heard? Tow Connection Co. is now closed.)
McClish is disappointed he didn’t get the camper.
“It set there for so long,” he says of eyeing it for so many months.
“I really would have liked it.”