Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the day that many Americans loose their minds, and money, grabbing the best “deals” in retail stores around the nation. This day should be a fun or at least a focused event but CNN reports that at least five states are experiencing violent episodes at various retail outlets. So far, the incidents include:
– “A woman doused fellow shoppers with pepper spray in a bid to cut to the head of the line.
The incident happened at a Walmart in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles.”
-” In San Leandro, California, police had one man in custody and another was hospitalized following a 1:45 a.m. shooting in a Walmart parking lot.”
-“In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, police said two people suffered injuries in an apparent armed robbery attempt after they left a Walmart store around 1 a.m. Friday, CNN affiliate WMBF reported.”
-“In Fayetteville, North Carolina, authorities said they were looking for two men after at least one of them fired shots outside a mall entrance around 2 a.m. as shoppers were gathering for holiday sales…”
-“Police arrested a man in Kissimmee, Florida, on a resisting arrest charge after they wrestled him to the ground to stop a fight at a jewelry counter at Walmart around 1 a.m. Friday, CNN affiliate Central Florida News 13 reported.”
-“And in Rome, New York, a brawl broke out in the electronics department at a Walmart moments after midnight, CNN affiliate WSTM reported.”
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I’m sure there are many more incidents that have not been reported, so I just have to ask, is Black Friday REALLY that deep?