In the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California a woman took notes from Occupy movement police officers when she pepper sprayed a group of people during a black Friday sale at Wal-Mart in order to get ahead of other customers during an Xbox sale.
The attack occurred at around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday just after the doors had opened for the post-Thanksgiving sales rush. The woman, who has yet to be identified though the footage was partially captured on an onlooker’s cell phone, harmed 20 people, all treated with minor injuries.
After a large box of discounted Xbox 360s was brought out into the electronic section of the Wal-Mart, frenzied shoppers began pushing their way towards the gaming devices while the one woman sprayed them in order to get their first.
This is just one of many incidences of intentional or unintentional violence due to Black Friday sales events. In western Michigan, also at a Wal-Mart, a 15 year-old girl was trampled, sustaining minor injuries.
Northern California was by far the worst, where two armed robbers (guess where? Yeah, WAL-MART) shot someone outside the store at 1:45 a.m. and stole their purchases. The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.
And, in a North Carolina mall there was gunfire as well, though luckily no one was injured. The worst part is, due to the amount of people who attend these stores on Black Friday, it has been nearly impossible to identify any of these perpetrators.