Bullets & Pepper Spray: Black Friday is Taking America Straight to Hell

This is just the beginning people. GO HOME! Everybody, go home while you’ve still got your lives. It’s not worth it! Run away! Bullets and Pepper Spray… just two of the billion reasons I will NOT be shopping today, Black Friday. It’s not even 9am west coast time and here’s a few incidents being reported already.

In Porter Ranch, a woman pepper sprayed customers at a Wal-Mart in what authorities say was a deliberate attempt to get more “door buster” merchandise. In San Leandro, a Wal-Mart shopper walking to his car was shot and wounded in a suspected robbery early Friday.

Another shooting was reported at a parking lot next to a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, also a suspected robbery attempt. Officials told WMBF-TV they believe the robbery was tied to Black Friday.

At Porter Ranch, 20 customers, including children, were hurt in the 10:10 p.m. incident, officials said. Shoppers complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats.

“This was customer-versus-customer ‘shopping rage,'” said Los Angeles Police Lt. Abel Parga.

The woman used the spray in more than one area of the Wal-Mart “to gain preferred access to a variety of locations in the store,” said Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson.

“She was competitive shopping,” he said.

Police are searching for the woman but said they’ve had trouble getting a clear description of her.

Line of the year: “She was competitive shopping.

I will never understand why people do this to themselves every year. If you go out shopping today, it’s like you’re asking for someone to go all Berkeley Police on your ass. Stay home, have a turkey sandwich, watch a movie with your family. You’ll live to see another day.

-bp

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