From fistfights to pepper spray and the wildness of the crowd, the worst Black Friday stories are also the most memorable - and unforgettable, thanks to all those Black Friday videos. The standard consumer shopping experience continues to change, going more digital, taking advantage of tiered sales over a "Black Friday Week” or reaping the benefits of Cyber Monday. Even so, the old fashioned physical Black Friday frenzy has come as much a part of the modern holiday season as the Elf On The Shelf, inflatable holiday lawn ornaments, and children putting their wishlist for Santa on Amazon.
Many Black Friday fights are directly about sales, the endless lines, and getting those doorbuster deals. However, just as many incidents cannot be traced directly to shopping and seem to stem from the stress of the season, the temptation of savings, and a reaction to the crowded stores. Whatever the reason, Black Friday incidents remain at the forefront of the news each season, reminding us of old altercations while also reporting the newest Black Friday mayhem.
And so, in honor of the busiest shopping day of the year, here's a roundup of stories about Black Friday incidents that should pretty much convince everyone to stay out of a busy shopper's way this year. Especially if you're partaking in Walmart Black Fridays, just statistically.