Its not worth the savings
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
Last night at midnight ushered in Black Friday, a 24 hour period in which US retailers slash prices as incentive to kick-start Christmas shopping to get you to buy their goods. Shoppers got more then they bargained for as the spirit of the Devil descended on malls across America. Think I am exaggerating? See for yourself from this random sampling.
Grandfather and grandson assaulted: Witnesses told Fox 10 Friday morning that a grandfather was with his grandson and wife looking at video games. They said that people were tearing the box of games apart, trying to get to the videos, and a woman ended up getting punched.
Then the grandson was trampled on in all the mayhem — even cutting his lip. His grandpa put the game in his waistband so that he could lift the boy out of the crowd, according to some witnesses.
Witnesses said that’s when a police officer grabbed the man and slammed him to the ground – possibly thinking he was stealing the game. On a cell phone video taken at the Walmart, blood can be seen streaming from the grandfather’s face. But witnesses said police didn’t believe anything was wrong until they turned the man over. One man said he saw the whole thing and that it was uncalled for.
“You would have thought there was a cure for cancer in this box,” said shopper Skyler Stone. “I mean people were literally going insane.
“They grabbed the guy, body planted him into the ground — face shatters on concrete. That’s a hard concrete floor inside Walmart. “All of a sudden, you see this little boy run up and wailing and yelling, ‘Grandpa, Grandpa,’ and crying his eyes out,” Stone said. Fox Phoenix
Woman pepper-sprays other shoppers to ‘get advantage’: (AP) LOS ANGELES — A woman trying to improve her chance to buy cheap electronics at a Walmart in a wealthy suburb spewed pepper spray on a crowd of shoppers and 20 people suffered minor injuries, police said Friday.
The attack took place about 10:20 p.m. Thursday shortly after doors opened for the sale at the Walmart in Porter Ranch in the San Fernando Valley. The store had brought out a crate of discounted Xbox video game players, and a crowd had formed to wait for the unwrapping, when the woman began spraying people “in order to get an advantage,” police Sgt. Jose Valle said.
“Faces were red,” shopper John Lopez told ABC News Radio. “This one guy was coming up to my wife going, ‘Call an ambulance! Call an ambulance!'” Matthew Lopez, 18, told the Los Angeles Times he heard screaming and yelling. “Moments later, my throat stung. I was coughing really bad and watering up,” he said. CBS News
Gunfire erupts at NC mall as early shoppers arrive: FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say gunfire erupted at a North Carolina mall as holiday shoppers gathered, though there are no reports of any injuries. No evacuation was ordered, but several shoppers left the mall and some smaller stores closed. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says detectives are looking for two suspects after gunfire rang out at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville early Friday. Yahoo News
Two women injured, man charged after fight in upstate Walmart: ROME, N.Y. — Police say two women have been injured and a man has been charged after a fight broke out at an upstate New York Wal-Mart store that had just let Black Friday shoppers into its electronics department.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office tells Post-Standard of Syracuse that several fights erupted around 12:01 a.m. Friday near a cell phone display in the electronics department at the Wal-Mart in Rome, 35 miles east of Syracuse. Officials tell the newspaper that some shoppers were pushed to the floor and several fights broke out. Deputies say two women from Rome suffered back injuries in the melee. Police say a Rome man has been charged with disorderly conduct. Deputies say charges are pending against other people. New York Post