The whole ordeal took place around 10:20 Thursday night at a Los Angeles area Wal-Mart, while shoppers were let in the store to shop. Authorities on the scene said 20 people suffered minor injuries. The woman shot the pepper spray when the items she wanted were removed, police said.
“Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand,” police Lt. Abel Parga said early Friday. The woman was apparently after some electronics and used the mace to keep other shoppers away. She hasn’t been found by the police yet. Wal-Mart remained open, with the rest of the Black Friday shoppers unaffected by the spray continuing to search for great deals. [via Huffington Post]
Absolutely insane! I know that Black Friday can be intense, and everyone wants to find early Christmas gifts on sale. But pepper spraying customers? Really?! Is it that serious? I know people may have a mini tug-of-war fight over an item, but to purposely hurt someone for the sake of a few more gifts in your cart? That’s really foul play.
To be honest, I’ve never shopped on Black Friday. I always just hold off for Cyber Monday, for a few reasons. One, I don’t have to fight over a sweater or something else I want. A couple of clicks and it’s mine. Two, I don’t have the energy to go after Thanksgiving dinner. Too much food!
Did you Lovelies head out today for Black Friday 2011? What are the craziest antics you’ve heard of?