Black Friday Desmadre, Criminal Intent: A Roundup of All the Effed Up Stuff People Did Friday Morning [VIDEO]
This was the most successful Black Friday ever in terms of sales. It also seems to have set the record for bad behavior. Here's a roundup of some of the things your fellow Americans did to save some money on various items.
#1.) The Pepper Spray Incident. At 10:10 P.M. on Thanksgiving, in Porter Ranch, California, just north of Los Angeles, a woman pepper-sprayed her fellow shoppers at a Walmart, all to try to clear a path to a crate of Xboxes. At least 20 people, including children, were injured. The woman surrendered to the cops on Saturday. Her name and the charges against her haven't been released, but we have VIDEO!
It's a little hard to see, but looks like it happens at the very start. You can see her escorted out at the end. And, yes, she did buy her Xbox.
#2.) The Waffle Maker Riot. Over the weekend, a video surfaced from a Walmart in Little Rock, Arkansas, where people essentially RIOTED over $2 waffle makers. You can actually see people pushing and fighting each other! But, as Buzz says, "It is Arkansas. It is Walmart. And it is a waffle maker."
Check out the woman who's so desperate for her waffle maker she won't pull up her slipping pants.
#3.) Cops Break Grandpa's Face. At a Walmart in Buckeye, Arizona, 54-year-old Jerald Newman was shopping with his wife and grandson. As a mob descended on the video game section, he wanted to protect his grandson from being trampled.
To free up his hands so he could lift his grandson, he put the video game he was holding into the waistband of his pants. The cops saw THAT, thought he was shoplifting, and SLAMMED him to the ground. His face started bleeding like crazy.
He was arrested for shoplifting and resisting arrest. FOX 10 - Phoenix has the exclusive video. Jerald's face is blurred but it's still pretty graphic.
#4.) Step Over That Corpse For Savings. On Black Friday, 61-year-old Walter Vance of Chapmanville, West Virginia was shopping at Target when he collapsed. He had a history of heart problems and it's believed he had a heart attack.
As he lay on the ground, dying, other shoppers stepped over him to continue going after discounts.
A few nurses who were shopping DID stop...Walter was taken to the hospital and died that night.
For this, we have a link to the story at MSNBC.com.
#5.) Why Wait In Line? Just Shoot People and Steal Their Stuff. Outside of a Walmart in San Leandro, California, 20-year-old Tony Phillips of Oakland waited for people to come out of the store so he could rob them.
When one man wouldn't give up his purchases, Phillips SHOT HIM. Fortunately, the man survived and is being treated. Phillips was arrested for attempted homicide and attempted robbery.
Here's the story from the San Leandro Patch.
BONUS DESMADRE: A Local News Black Friday Graphic Accidentally Says "Black Holiday Shoppers"...In Front of a Line of Black Holiday Shoppers:
On Thanksgiving night, WBAL, the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, was doing a story on people lined up outside of Target. And they had a graphic on the screen that was probably supposed to say "Black Friday Holiday Shoppers."
Unfortunately for them, they forgot the word "Friday"...