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Apparently a woman shopping at a Wal-Mart  this Black Friday blatantly doused the surrounding crowd with pepper spray so that she could have first access to the items on sale. More than twenty people were injured in the resulting melee. The woman fled the scene, but police are searching for her now. Read the full story here.

Can you see why my first reaction was “What the f*ck?” I mean, come on, who in their right mind thinks it’s a good idea to use pepper spray on a crowd of shoppers just so you get first dibs? There were even children present. Children. It makes you wonder what in the world was going through that person’s head at the time. To make it even more unbelievable one person was quoted saying “I don’t care, I’m still getting my TV” ( Wow, you must really need that TV lady. Good luck with that.

Seems to me that both of those people need to re-examine their priorities a little. The one who used the pepper spray consciously and intentionally did physical harm to others for no better reason than she wanted a deal on a video game. The other one apparently just doesn’t give a shit.

How’s that for Holiday Spirit and Human Empathy folks?

Nov. 26, 2011 – Update

Here’s another version of this story. Some repetition here, but a few things the other story doesn’t have. Namely, that the woman who used the pepper spray did it more than once to get several different types of merchandise.

Nov. 26, 2011 – Another Update

Well, the lady who wielded pepper spray against her fellow shoppers on Black Friday has turned herself in. Check out the story here. There’s also an added story about a fight over some towels at another Wal-Mart.¬† Here’s a link to a clip on – Wal-Mart Towel Fight. Holy Shit, it’s INSANITY! Look at the little girl caught in the middle of the melee. You can hear someone screaming in the video. An officer quoted in the story said they were fighting over towels priced at $1.88. Wow, a towel at just under two bucks? Give me a baseball bat! I’ll get those people out of the way. No! Wait! I can use PEPPER SPRAY! Yeah, like that woman in California! That’s the ticket. Cheap towels here I come!