Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Mayhem! Shopper Uses Pepper Spray To Allegedly Hoard Sale Items

What was dubbed "early-bird Black Friday" turned insane last night at around 10:30 p.m. in Los Angeles when a Walmart Porter Ranch shopper used pepper spray to allegedly keep others away from the sale items she wanted.  Twenty people are injured, including children.
"Alejandra Seminario, 24, said she was waiting in line to grab some toys at the store around 9:55 p.m. when people the next aisle over started shouting and ripping at the plastic wrap encasing gaming consoles, which was supposed to be opened at 10 p.m.

'People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray,' the Selmar resident said. 'I guess what triggered it was people started pulling the plastic off the pallets and then shoving and bombarding the display of games. It started with people pushing and screaming because they were getting shoved onto the boxes.'"  - LA Times


News coverage of pepper spraying - Claims shopper was allegedly hoarding sales items.

"Wal-Mart employees were taking statements from about eight customers who had been pepper sprayed near the front of the store, Seminario said. 'After we paid, we saw five that were in really bad shape,' she said. 'They had been sprayed in the face, it looked like, and they had swelling of the face, really extreme swelling of face, redness, coughing." - LA Times
Other crazy Black Friday videos.