Crazy Pepper-Spraying Black Friday Shopper on the Loose!

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I know the economy is bad and all, but when shopping on Black Friday, always follow this very crucial strategy: When tempted by a really good deal on a holiday gift, make sure the cost of your bail incurred for the crime you committed to obtain said item does not exceed the discount on said item. This would seem to be common sense, but it's not to everybody, particularly the lady in Los Angeles who actually used pepper spray on competing shoppers at Walmart last night. No doubt she got the idea from the University of California Davis cop who blasted a couple of protesting college students last week. Guess what item was worth the risk of acquiring a criminal record?

An XBox 360. Which means in all likelihood, this woman is a mother with kids. What an excellent example to set for them! The woman was waiting in line at Walmart in Los Angeles, and when the doors opened at 10, she burst into the store and made a bee line for electronics. As soon as a clerk removed the plastic to the XBoxes, which were half price, she let loose her pepper spray, injuring a crowd of about 20 other shoppers, including children! What has our world come to if we would risk blinding children for the sake of a video game. We are a seriously messed up people, my fellow Earthlings.

And the worst of it is ... she's still OUT there. Stalking, shopping, and ready to fire at you if you reach for that thing SHE had her eye on first. The pepper spraying incident caused such commotion that the woman was able to grab her video game, make it to the cash register, and leave the store with her prize in hand. Police think they got a good look at her on surveillance cameras so it's only a matter of time before they nab the insane shopper and charge her with assault. Merry Christmas to her!

All for a half-price sale that saves her about $100? Maybe $200? Stories like this make me feel so much better about my choice to just stay home gorging myself on leftover pumpkin pie, waiting to order online a week before Christmas, and paying full price and exhorbitant shipping.

Have you been out shopping on Black Friday? What's the craziest thing you've witnessed?

 

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video games, technology, crime

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buffa... buffalove23

Went black Friday shopping in buffalo...stood outside of best buy for 3 hours with a great group of people. No problems!

brebay brebay

Makes me glad I spend "Black Friday" snuggled in with the fam, decorating the house, eating leftovers and making memories. Ten years from now they won't even remember what they got for Christmas, but they'll remember this...

douxm... douxmusique

I never run into problems in black Friday. It's hilarious to me when I see people get attitudes. I just laugh and walk away!

nonmember avatar Rose

Instead of arresting her, they ought to take the 360 away and donate it to charity. On the 24th.

DebaLa DebaLa

Um, it's WALMART.


@brebay, so true, same here! 

.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

Love brebay's comment. So true, more people need to keep that in mind. It's NOT all about the gifts, it's about FAMILY and memories made, I don't remember half of what I got for Christmas as a child but I DO remember spending family time decorating etc. 


 

Sherelle Griffin

She went to the register and paid for it and no one apprehended her???  Where was security?  You would think the old person who checks your cash register receipt at the exit could have at least tripped her.  

colin... colins_mom

It happened in MI too....

jessi... jessicasmom1

crazy sister called me from Florida today her husband works at walmart . some guy ran back to electronics grab a laptop and took off running the clerk jumped the register after him cops called found them over by frozen foods both got tased by accident but stopped that would be crook.

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