Cops Have Nothing on California Black Friday Shopper
It should be no surprise after so many television viewings, and online parodies, of police pepper spraying Occupy protestors.
A woman used pepper spray to get to the head of several lines at a San Fernando Wal-Mart.
The Los Angeles Times said 20 people were injured. The woman, who has not been identified, fled before authorities arrived late Thursday.
"People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray," said Alejandra Seminario said. With X Boxes and other game consoles one of the main targets of shoppers next year there could be a Black Friday game.
No serious injuries were reported, but victims said they were painful.
"She was competitive shopping," said Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson.
The injured, including children, were hurt in the 10:10 p.m. incident. Shoppers complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats, he said.
Joseph Poulose, one of those hit with the spray at the DVD and video games display, said Target had allowed to many people in the building to keep it under control. "Every aisle was full."
Police said store surveillance photos will be available soon and likely will go right on the Internet. Plus if the woman used a credit card she could be caught even faster.