It’s that time of year again. In an event dubbed “Black Friday,” retailers opened their stores as early as 4 a.m. for shoppers anxious to take advantage of marked-down prices.
But Nov. 24, which officially kicked off the Christmas shopping season, soon turned dismal in many parts of the country. The long- awaited “Black Friday” has left the holiday shopper with a black eye.
Chaos erupted in a Southern California Wal-Mart where a woman peppered sprayed other customers as she tried to get more “door buster” items. 20 customers, including children were hurt in the melee at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart, where they complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats, officials said.
“This was customer-versus-customer ‘shopping rage,'” said Los Angeles Police Lt. Abel Parga to the L.A. Times.
Authorities are searching for the woman, but are having difficulties getting a description of her.
In another incident, In San Leandro, a Wal-Mart shopper walking to his car was shot and wounded in a suspected robbery early Friday, authorities said. The victim is currently in stable condition at a hospital.
Opening its doors at 10 a.m., Wal-Mart offered many “door buster” items, which included a Samsung 32” Class LCD for $278, a Spy Net Video Watch for $25 and Wrangler Jeans for $9.97.
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