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reply to post by dogstar23
To say we've lost our way as a country because a tiny percentage of people are shopping/sale-crazed lunatics is ridiculous.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind.
Black Friday shopping got out of hand at the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, Mich.
At least two teens were arrested following an altercation early Friday morning, Fox 17 reports.
It was a "chaotic scene" with people running and pepper spray being used, according to WoodTV.
“I was actually fearful for my life,” Heise told Fox 17. “There was glass flying everywhere, they shut the store, I thought I was like locked in there. I thought there was, like, gunfire, but it wasn't. It was apparently just things hitting glass or walls or floors.”
The evening was particularly intense for one shopper who allegedly pulled a gun on a man who punched him in the face while in line at a Sears store at the South Park Mall in San Antonio, TX, police told San Antonio Express-News.
Sgt. Rob Carey said that a man was trying to cut his way to the front of the line, which didn't sit well with his fellow shoppers, according to San Antonio Express-News. Arguments escalated to name calling before the alleged line-cutter punched another shopper in the face.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNN) -- A shopper in California threatened to stab people in line as the doors opened at a K-Mart ahead of Black Friday.
The overflow crowd at the K-Mart in Sacramento took on a mob mentality.
Hundreds of bargain hunters camped out for hours and were wrapped around the building. The mood turned sour when store workers came outside to give vouchers to those in line.
Some shoppers got raucous, screaming obscenities and cutting in line. Police were called in to keep the crowd under control.
Two people were shot outside a Tallahassee Wal Mart this afternoon. It brought Black Friday shopping to a terrifying halt.
The shots were fired in front of the store on Apalachee Parkway just after noon.
Just minutes ago, police confirmed the folks were fighting over a parking space.
The shots were fired on the sidewalk right in front of the parkway Wal Mart.
MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Walmart says no one was injured in a frenzy over a Black Friday deal at one of its stores in south Georgia
A video of the incident circulating online shows a large crowd of people pushing, yelling and grabbing boxes off a shelf at the store in Moultrie.
Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove says a deal on a cell phone with a prepaid, unlimited usage plan "led to excitement among our customers." He called the incident unfortunate, but said it was isolated.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a 14-year-old boy was robbed of his shopping bag outside Arundel Mills mall after a Black Friday shopping trip.
The Baltimore Sun reports the victim told police he was accosted by five men as he walked out of a Bed Bath and Beyond store about 2 a.m. on Friday. One suspect punched the boy, and another stole a bag with merchandise he had just bought before running off toward the mall’s Bass Pro Shops entrance.
Insurance company Progressive Corp. said that Black Friday is one of the worst days of the year for parking-related accidents.
On the day after Thanksgiving last year, claims from parking-related accidents increased 37% when compared with other Fridays, the company said. A year before, claims were up 17%.
edit on 23-11-2012 by FissionSurplus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
Why is it everything that I think is important is over looked? I added my lil flag to this important message.
I never have and never will participate in this nonsense. I am poor and could use the great deals, but i refuse to compromise my dignity, morals, or safety to buy people 'stuff'edit on 21-11-2012 by MidnightSunshine because: (no reason given)