25 Nov '11, 4pm

Woman Pepper-Sprays 20 In "Competitive Shopping" Spree on Black Friday

Woman Pepper-Sprays 20 In "Competitive Shopping" Spree on Black Friday

After previously wondering why one gets pepper sprayed for camping in a park, but not for camping in front of a big box store, It turns out you are not safe from the stuff there, either. In a California Walmart, according to the Los Angeles Times , a woman used pepper spray for "competitive shopping" purposes, to "to gain preferred access to a variety of locations in the store." 20 people were injured, although a fire department spokesman says that 10 of the injuries were due to "rapid crowd movement", ie they were crushed or trampled. And she didn't really say "It's just a food product, essentially."- that is a poor joke on Megyn Kelly of Fox News. The Times is careful to note that the Walmart had "$5 Bratz dolls, $10 Wii video games and $29 tricycles," just in case readers were wondering what all the fuss was about. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, one woman was shot and tw...

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