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In honor of the busiest shopping day of the year, here's a roundup of stories about Black Friday injuries, incidents and deaths that should pretty much convince everyone to stay the hell out of a busy shopper's way this year.
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Wal-Mart Deathly Stampede If you thought any Black Friday experience you had was beyond ridiculous, just consider yourself lucky no one died (though many people find themselves dying on the inside.) Alas, that is exactly what happened back in 2008 at ...
Pregnant Woman Miscarried Well, you can expect this type of violence if the crowds on Black Friday had been historically so bad they killed a man. This particular takedown occurred at the same place where the Wal-Mart worker was killed, making the 2008 ...
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Target Shoppers Step Over Dying Man Walter Vance was shopping at a West Virginia Target store for Black Friday when he collapsed. The 61-year-old pharmacist had already been dealing with a heart condition, but the insanity of Black Friday did not help. When he ...
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Guys Shoot Each Other Black Friday. Toys R Us. Shooting deaths. Normally, people would never think of stringing those words up in the same sentence. Well, maybe the first two, but shooting deaths? However, that’s exactly what happened the same day ...
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Off-Duty Cop Pepper Sprays Shoppers A policeman was arrested (you read that right) on Black Friday in 2011. The Kinston police officer was off duty at the time, but that did not stop him from pepper spraying several people in the chaotic crowd. The Kinston cop, ...
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Cali Walmart Becomes Scene of a Shooting Just before 2 am, Black Friday shoppers got into a fight in the parking lot of a Walmart near Oakland, California. The San Leandro customers were confronted by thieves who wanted their items and, after they refused, one of those ...
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Man Collapses and Dies in Shopping Frenzy In 2011, 61-year-old Walter Vance collapsed while shopping for Black Friday deals at a West Virginia Target store and went unnoticed by patrons of the store who walked around the fallen man, choosing instead to keep their eyes ...
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Black Friday Shoppers Trample Girl Welcome to Muskegon, where every Black Friday, people swarm stores in stampedes. Evidently, it doesn't matter who is in your way; it could even be a teenage girl in a Wal-Mart who's victim to the shopping madness. On Black ...
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Bargain Shoppers Send 11-Year-Old to Hospital Is a bargain worth trampling a precious 11-year-old girl? In 2013, Black Friday at a New Boston Walmart was a horror-filled shopping event thanks to crazed customers. HIPAA laws prohibit the release of the girl's name, but an ...
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Tennessee Transwoman Assaulted at Kohl's In Jackson, Tennessee, the day after Thanksgiving 2012 was brutal fro Akasha Adonis. The transgender woman and her mom were assaulted by other shoppers as soon as store personnel unlocked the doors to a Kohl's Department Store.
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Old Woman Trampled It seems like the saga of the madness trying to get into the store will never end. On Black Friday in 2005, all the people who waited in lines for hours at a Florida BrandSmart instinctively formed a mob mentality once the store ...
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Cop Ends Up in Hospital After Walmart Brawl A 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 ...
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Customers Shove For HP Pavillion Notebooks Along with stampeding and trampling pregnant woman and elderly women, people always seem to go gaga over under-priced laptops. So much that they will shove in line to get them and push people to the floor. That is what happened ...
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New Jersey Walmart Argument Leads to Pepper Spray There are a lot of arguments in New Jersey, but few escalate to this level. A 29-year-old shopper was arrested on Black Friday after attacking an officer at a Walmart. Richard Ramos, the Newark man, was charged with ...
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LA Walmart Pepper Spray Attack Welcome to the Porter Ranch Walmart in California, where you might get attacked with pepper spray on Black Friday. In 2011, the Los Angeles Police Department went on a hunt for a woman who took Black Friday to the extreme. In ...
Parking Spot Debate Leads to Stabbing In Claypool Hill, Virginia, parking spaces are no laughing matter. Especially at a Walmart during Black Friday. Around 6:30PM, a 25-year-old named Christopher Jackson and a 61-year-old named Ronnie Sharp thought they were ...
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Daughters Dead After Dad Crashes Car Palo Alto's saddest Black Friday came in 2013 when a man was held responsible for the death of his two daughters. 48-year-old Arvind Tandel had spent all night with his wife and four daughters shopping for Black Friday fun.
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Ex-Marine Stabbed at Best Buy You would think crazy Black Friday customers wouldn't be crazy enough to mess with a former Marine. However, in Georgia in 2010, an ex-US Marine reservist found himself literally stabbed in the back. Employees asked a very ...
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Pregnant Woman Wig Before jumping into this one, it's weird that this happens in the U.S. Usually when you hear about riots, stampedes or people being killed in crowds, it's important, or political. Here in the U.S., no matter how many civil ...
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Shooting Outside Illinois Kohl's In Romeoville, Illinois, you would think romantic things would happen. That wasn't the case at a department store on Black Friday, after a shoplifting escalated to a shooting. Cops were called to the Chicago area suburb when ...
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Exhausted Worker Loses Control Of Car In 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 ...
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Returning Home from Black Friday Shopping, Teen Killed A car wreck had totally tragic ramifications when one teenager died and four others were sent to the hospital. In Belmont, South Carolina, four passengers fell asleep in the teen's car after a long day of Black Friday shopping.
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Two Shot Over Walmart Parking Space Two people were shot in Tallahassee, Florida. The shooting was a result of a disagreement over a parking space. It was around noon on Black Friday in 2012 when a man and woman were taken to the hospital after injuries ...
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Two Dead at Toys R Us SoCal is known for being the land of the "chill," but that was far from the case in 2008, when a Southern California Black Friday event landed in absolutely horrific fatalities. At a Toys R Us in Palm Desert, ...
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Customers Kicked out of Wal-Mart As a precaution to avoid the 2008 incident where someone died, a Wal-mart store in Upland, CA decided to remain open all night to avoid lines and door-rushing. Unfortunately for them, customers began tearing into the ...
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Do The Wave With Flat-Screen TV's Typical Black Friday scene, which is ridiculous. All these people are standing around with the carts and their overcoats. And then they all pounce onto a box and start tearing out flat-screen TV's. Check out the video to your ...
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Guy Stabbed at Carlsbad Mall A Carlsbad mall was the scene of a crime on Black Friday 2013. Javier Covarrubias, an 18-year-old, was outside the entrance of a mall when he stabbed another man in the stomach. Covarrubias fled the scene with another ...
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Two Shoppers Hit By Likely Drunk Driver Walmart shoppers were hit by a car in the parking lot after Black Friday 2012. It took place near Seattle, when a 71-year-old driver was arrested for vehicular assault. The elderly man pinned a middle-aged woman under his SUV.
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Distribution Frenzy So retailers have a choice: since sales start at 5AM (usually; this year they're starting as early as 4AM, or even 6PM the night before -- we're looking at YOU Wal-Mart), they can either open the store and let all the crowds ...
Walmart Employee Injured During Sales Newport, Arkansas might be a wonderful place to raise your family, but it is no place to shop on Black Friday. A Walmart employee was trying to deal with an out-of-hand crowd during the sales events in 2013. Police officers ...
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Clarksville Woman Trampled In 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 ...
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Two People Shot Over Parking Spot Fight Two people were shot and wounded after a confrontation over a parking spot near a Tallahassee, FL Wal-Mart. The man and woman stumbled over to the store's garden center where they were discovered and hospitalized to treat their ...
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Northern Island Chain Store Chaos Asda stores across Northern Island saw some sad ramifications for their Black Friday promotions. Stampedes were reported, along with people wrestling over merchandise, and ultimately a woman was taken to the hospital.
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Woman Pepper Sprays Crowd to Get Xbox Games On Thanksgiving Day, 2011, a woman at a Porter Ranch, CA Wal-Mart pepper sprayed the crowd surrounding an Xbox game display. Approximately 20 people were hit in the face and treated at the scene. None of the pepper spray attack ...
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Fighting Over Vacuum Cleaners Don’t poke fun at the fact that this is footage happening from the city of Mormons. But here, you see a good portrait of all the box-piling that happens the day after Thanksgiving, over and over and over again along with ...
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Plain-clothes security guard Among the many risks of Black Friday shopping, after the infamous stampede to enter the store and the fighting for the last of the half-priced Xboxes, there still are the lines and the lines and the lines and, not to mention, of ...
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Woman Wounded During Robbery A 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 ...
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Vegas Target Shopper Shot On Way Home A 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 ...
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Gift-Certificate Frenzy It never snows in California, but when it does, people are bound to get injured. The scene: Black Friday 2006, the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance. Mall management made the place snow money when it dropped 500 gift ...
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An All-American Brawl Rome 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 ...