This was the most successful Black Friday EVER in terms of sales. It also seems to have set the record for EFFED UP MOMENTS.
--Here's a roundup of some of the things your fellow Americans did to save some money on various items . . .
#1.) The Pepper Spray Incident. At 10:10 P.M. on Thanksgiving, in Porter Ranch, California, just north of Los Angeles, a woman PEPPER SPRAYED her fellow shoppers at a Walmart . . . all to try to clear a path to a crate of Xboxes.
--At least 20 people, including children, were injured. The woman surrendered to the cops on Saturday. Her name and the charges against her haven't been released. She's described as Hispanic, in her 30s, about 5-foot-3, and 140 pounds.
(--Here's a video of the pepper spray incident, although it's a little hard to see . . . mostly, this shows a REALLY FRIGHTENING MOB around a crate of Xboxes.)
#2.) The Waffle Maker Riot. Over the weekend, a video surfaced from a Walmart in Little Rock, Arkansas, where people essentially RIOTED over $2 waffle makers. You can actually see people pushing and fighting each other, all for a waffle maker.
--You can also see some butt crack from one woman who's desperately fighting for a waffle maker . . . even at the expense of her pants slipping down.
(--Here's the video.)
#3.) Cops Break Grandpa's Face. At a Walmart in Buckeye, Arizona, 54-year-old Jerald Newman was shopping with his wife and grandson. As a mob descended on the video game section, he wanted to protect his grandson from being trampled.
--To free up his hands so he could lift his grandson, he put the video game he was holding into the waistband of his pants. The cops saw THAT, thought he was shoplifting, and SLAMMED him to the ground. His face started bleeding like crazy.
--He was arrested for shoplifting and resisting arrest.
(--You can see a video here. Jerald's face is blurred but it's still pretty graphic.)
#4.) Step Over That Corpse For Savings. On Black Friday, 61-year-old Walter Vance of Chapmanville, West Virginia was shopping at Target when he collapsed. He had a history of heart problems and it's believed he had a heart attack.
--As he was on the ground, dying, other shoppers stepped over him to continue going after discounts.
--A few nurses who were shopping DID stop . . . Walter was taken to the hospital and died that night.
#5.) Why Wait In Line? Just Shoot People and Steal Their Stuff. Outside of a Walmart in San Leandro, California, 20-year-old Tony Phillips of Oakland waited for people to come out of the store so he could rob them.
--When one man wouldn't give up his purchases, Phillips SHOT HIM. Fortunately, the man survived and is being treated. Phillips was arrested for attempted homicide and attempted robbery.
#6.) The Manhattan Looting Incident. On Thanksgiving night, people started lining up outside of a Hollister clothing store in the SoHo area of Manhattan. They were waiting for it to open at midnight for Black Friday like so many other stores.
--There was one problem. Hollister wasn't doing a midnight Black Friday opening, they were doing a 10:00 A.M. opening. And the crowd at midnight started getting angrier and angrier.
--It boiled over by 1:15 A.M. and the shoppers ended up BREAKING DOWN THE DOORS . . . and LOOTING the place. The employees who were in the store setting up for the morning sale couldn't stop the gigantic mob.
--The police are reviewing the security tapes . . . a source says the most frightening aspect is, quote, "people inside going through clothes as though they were leisurely shopping."