Black Friday is almost at an end, and as we look back and think about all the money that we saved let us give thanks for another year gone by and being able to enjoy these savings unscathed. Not everyone can say the same though, especially if you were in the Porter Ranch Walmart in Southern California where, according to authorities, a woman was “competitive shopping.”
Eighteen-year old Mathew Lopez described a chaotic scene in the San Fernando Valley store among shoppers looking for video games soon after the sale began.
“I heard screaming and I heard yelling…..Moments later, my throat stung. I was coughing really bad and watering up.”
According to another customer, screams erupted soon after a shoving match started in the middle of about 100 people who were waiting to snag gaming consoles.
Alejandra Seminario, 24, was waiting in the toy aisle waiting grab some toys at the store around 9:55 p.m. when the 100 or so 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 Sylmar 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.”
Do any of you have any horror stories or crazy events that occurred this Black Friday? Let us know in the comment below.