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Exhausted Worker Loses Control Of CarIn 2011, Black Friday had a bitter moment when a Target employee drover her car into a 20-foot-deep canal. The poor woman, who was 36 and had just come back from working the night shift, lost control of her car because she was so freaking exhausted.
She wasn't able to swim, but she was able to call cops from her cell phone. She and the car began to sink when Palm Beach County police came to her rescue and got her out of the canal. The car accident landed her in recovery, which a Target spokeswoman wished was "speedy."
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Clarksville Woman TrampledIn Tennessee, 32-year-old Amy Serna had been waiting in line since 8pm. At a quarter to midnight, before the doors even opened at Toys R Us, the poor woman was completely trampled.
Pinned between a shopping cart and a cement wall, Serna claims "There was no representative, no security." The mother of two went to the hospital were she was treated with an aching back, head injuries, and a swollen knee.
After four hours waiting on the line, management recommended she leave the store after all the chaos.
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Cop Ends Up in Hospital After Walmart BrawlA Rialto Walmart brawl landed a police officer in medical care on Black Friday 2013.
Thanksgiving week took an odd turn when three separate fights took place at the same Walmart in Rialto. When cops tried to break up one of those three fights, the two men brawling it out ended up breaking the cop's wrist. The injured officer was treated and released the same night, but one shopper said "This is my first Black Friday and my last."
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Vegas Target Shopper Shot On Way HomeA shopper was carrying a big screen TV that they had bought thanks to Black Friday week sales. At 9:45pm, when the victim was carrying it to his apartment, someone fired warning shots.
The incident, which took place near the University of Nevada, involved two robbers taking the television from the man. The stubborn shopper tried to take it back, but the robbers shot more warning shots, including one that hit the victim in the leg. Non-threatening injuries were sustained and no arrests were made.
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An All-American BrawlRome wasn't destroyed in a day. In Rome, New York, Black Friday 2011 took a twisted turn during one of their electronics sales. At Walmart, Robert Perry was arrested for disorderly conduct after taking part in a fight after midnight, which is exactly when the deal started.
Two women, Laurie Underwood and Melinda Wishart, were taken to the hospital for back injuries after two fights broke out after midnight. When the clock struck 12, it was chaos, and the pushing and shoving landed at least one man in prison.
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Woman Wounded During RobberyA 55-year-old woman was shot during Black Friday 2011 in South Carolina.
At a Myrtle Beach Walmart, the victim and a 25-year-old man were at their car when she was shot in the foot over her purse. Suspects took her purse and ran while another woman fired warning shots with a gun from her car. She was taken to the Medical Center, treated for her wounds, while police searched for suspects.