LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman shot pepper spray to keep shoppers from merchandise she wanted during a Black Friday sale, and 20 people suffered minor injuries, authorities said.
The incident occurred shortly after 10:20 p.m. Thursday in a crowded Los Angeles-area Walmart as shoppers hungry for deals were let inside the store.
Police said the suspect shot the pepper spray when the coverings over the items she wanted were removed.
"Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand," police Lt. Abel Parga told The Associated Press early Friday.
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now thats so crazy...has all reason gone by the wayside for a stupid bargain?
i've never participated in these sales and think it reduces people to animals
I've never gone out shopping on a Black Friday, though I know many that do. Some just enjoy being in the mix for a bargain.
Last night, my sister went to a store 3 hours before the sale started to get a Playstation 3. The store only had 30 of them and an hour before the sale started, a store manager came out to the crowd and handed out tickets to the first 30 people in line that wanted the game system. My sister was lucky
she was #13 in line. She stayed to get some other bargains as well.
Me, I slept in after a good Thanksgiving with the family and about 2 hours ago I logged onto the same store website that my sister went to, seen the same PS3 for the exact same bargain. I purchased it with no problem, and I was emailed a notice informing me that my item was ready for pick up in the store.
No crowds, no fights, no pepper spray, no long lines, no lack of sleep... I can go on, but buying online is the best way for Xmas shopping.
I've never gone out on Black Friday. I think it's degrading to shoulder through crowds trying to save a few dollars. They couldn't offer a discount large enough to make me do it.
I myself don't think that in itself is degrading, but I believe the way people behave in them is. If people wouldn't act like idiots, I wouldn't mind going to these events.
reading that the incident took place in Walmart gave me a chuckle! OMG! no wonder I don't go into that place
The reports keep rolling in...
"How much crazier can Black Friday get?"
"NEW YORK (AP) — Pepper-sprayed customers, smash-and-grab looters and bloody scenes in the shopping aisles. How did Black Friday devolve into this?
As reports of shopping-related violence rolled in this week from Los Angeles to New York, experts say a volatile mix of desperate retailers and cutthroat marketing has hyped the traditional post-Thanksgiving sales to increasingly frenzied levels. With stores opening earlier, bargain-obsessed shoppers often are sleep-deprived and short-tempered. Arriving in darkness, they also find themselves vulnerable to savvy parking-lot muggers."
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by Novel Treasure5 years ago
I've seen a lot of hubs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and I've done several myself. I actually had it flagged because it was categorized wrong. I think that brings up the issue that we don't have a specific hubtopic...
by Bill Manning7 years ago
So now that the holiday buying has kicked in I'm looking forward to my Amazon stats. Of course today I see they are late getting updated!
by David 4706 years ago
I never went black friday shopping before. I normally would not today, but my Xbox 360 just so happen to break today.... ON THANSKGIVING !!! So I see this deal at Best Buy to pay $199.99 and get an Xbox Slim...
by Peter-Jan Celis7 years ago
Hi,Is it possible that the time right after a big event such as Black Friday actually has less (much less...) search engine traffic than normal?Because this is what I am seeing for my hubs... had a nice spike, now big...
by hublim8 years ago
Enjoy the shopping madness if you can, try not to panic when confronted by a wild pack of shoppers heading towards you in search of a bargain.
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