A Northborough, Massachusetts Walmart was the scene of a test-fired flare gun which caused damage to the floor of the store as well as frightening several shoppers last Sunday.

Local media reports that the unidentified man in his 40's, explained to shaken employees that he opened the package and fired the flare because he "wanted to see if it worked."

The suspect fled the store before police arrived.

The wanted man could face destruction of property charges.