Hot Black Friday Deal Turns Shoppers Into Enraged Lunatics (VIDEO)

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Just hours after they probably sliced into turkeys, toasted the holiday, and gave thanks for everything wonderful in their lives, some eager shoppers said "to hell with graciousness" and elbowed their way into packed stores to -- literally -- battle it out over hot items. So, which piece of merchandise stood out as the one most worthy of slaying crowds to conquer? No, not iPads or a laptop (my guess) and not even that precious Elmo doll that promises your child a lifetime of hugs and affection.

It's still way too early on Black Friday to declare this the item of the season, but the one that has (so far) brought out the worst in people is...

...the television set. 


But, it's true! At one Wal-Mart in North Carolina, a shopper says he was kicked out of the store after videotaping 50 or so shoppers pushing and shoving each other while trying to get their hands on one of the many flat-screen TV's that Wal-Mart had marked down considerably. In the vid, one woman can be heard screaming "Oh my God!" and a shop worker seems to be trying to help another woman who had been trampled on in the middle of the TV-obsessed mob.

TV mania was also reported in New Jersey, where yet another Wal-Mart shopper was arrested on Thanksgiving night because he argued with a store manager over a television set.

What could there be to argue about? You're getting a huge TV for $98 -- you should be penning handwritten notes of thanks to these shop workers for sacrificing their holidays in order to deal with your consumer madness. According to police, the 23-year-old shopper was charged with aggravated assault on an police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He has to appear in court today, which is surely punishment enough for a person who would much rather be shopping again.

I get that the deals are amazing, but watching this video only proves to me that Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping are so not worth it:

Did you shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday? See anything wacky?


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nonmember avatar shandeigh

I really have no idea why anyone would be stupid enough to go to a store on Black Friday.

miche... micheledo

Sickening.  What do people NEED so badly that they must wait in line for hours, only to scream, and fight over what they want?

Makes me think of pictures I have seen - only those people are starving, and waiting in lines lasting days, hoping for just a handful or bag of rice to eat.

Truly sickening.

Kattey Kattey

Example 1 of why I think it's so wrong to open doors on Thanksgiving. Instead of a great family time, employees are subjected to this.

Rebecca Dorman

my husband worked walmart black friday and they had to have paramedics in the store on stand by! they ended up having to take 5 people to the hospital for varius injuries. The one that got to me was a 2yr old that had a cconcussion. Becuase someone knocked her out of her fathers arms to get to a touch screen phone!! Abosulutly REDICULOUS!

BeccaLS BeccaLS

And this is one of the many reasons that people judge Americans. Seriously, people are so damn greedy anymore.

My grandma and great-aunt are some of the people who go every year and rip things out of people's hands and push people down and stuff. It's sickening.

I will never ever be a part of that. I don't care how good the deals are.

nonmember avatar boss

I went out on black friday, I'm 8 months pregnant an had carts pushed into me, people bumping into me, all types of things. People stealing, not even merchandise but out of others pockets! People act like animals. Needless to say I got my $98 tv lol

Amber Jasper

I went at 6 this morning and back home by 8:30 I still got all the deals and no craziness. Stores were not busy. Black Thursday/Friday is no place for little kids. Parents should not put them in danger to save a few bucks. Yes I have 2 kids and can always find a way to shop that does not interfere with their schedule. It is called go while they sleep and dad stays home with them.

Kylej33 Kylej33

The risk is not worth it. The line needs to be drawn way before the civility is lost.

Saras... Sarasahmof3

The TVs went on Sale at 6pm and 8pm. I had people coming up to me at 12am-7am asking if we had any left. I had to tell them no that they were all gone with in 1.5 hours of each sale start. Then they yelled at me saying that we should have had enough for the whole day. I am just a cashier, and failing to plan on your part is not my fault, so if we sell out I am sorry, but next time get here when the sale starts or there will not be any. Most of them were crap TVs anyway.

MumsT... MumsTheWord571

Seriously? I've been doing Black Friday shopping for years! I've NEVER seen anything like this. The stores here hand out TICKETS to people while they're in line outside then those with tickets are sent to another line where they are getting their items in an orderly manner. I went last night and everyone was polite, happy and considerate! Where ARE these crazy people at?

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