November 25th, 2011
08:32 AM ET

Violence mars Black Friday

Violence marred Black Friday shopping in at least four states, including California - where police say a woman doused fellow shoppers with pepper spray in a bid to cut to the head of the line.

The incident happened at a Walmart in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, police spokesman Officer Robert Chavira said.
About 15 people were exposed to the spray. Los Angeles firefighters treated them at the scene and no one required hospitalization, Chavira said.

The woman was able to pay for her purchases and leave the store before police arrived, Chavira said.

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  1. leeintulsa

    LOL. She finished shopping and left before cops got there? What was she in such a hurry to buy she had to pepper spray people, tic tacs?

    So what are cop response times in LA?

    November 25, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    YEP, and with the stores KNOWING they are going to have a crowd, rush them, why no security to begin with?

    November 25, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Avoid crowds–no: avoid others altogether.

    November 25, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lol duh! like she didnt know she was gonna have to wait 4ever on black friday sheesh! and good security??? Another reason to gift card it!

    November 25, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jj

    they didnt require hospitalization like the OWS people? oh maybe thats because they didnt have a stupid point to prove. lol lol lol

    November 25, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    oh and that would be like your stupid point?

    November 25, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    and im rather certain she didnt spray as much on them as the police did with the students (not ows btw)

    November 25, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. rooney

    What happened in the other 3 states? They said violence in at least 4 states but only talked about California.

    November 25, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      More incidents are outlined on the FULL STORY link. Most were robbery incidents, all of them seem to be Wal Mart incidents.

      I know no one needs another reason to avoid Wal Mart, but – avoid Wal Mart.

      November 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jacintha

    ...and it's just gonna get worse. People getting killed over a tv or whatever. Gift cards are ok if you don't care if the person receiving the card knows how much you spent on it.

    November 25, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Big Game James

    Every year its a WalMart. People care less and less each passing year.

    November 25, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. nancy

    What a B!T©H !! I hope her christmas stinks and she has a crapy new year!!

    November 25, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    @ chrissy good point on your 2nd post

    November 25, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    thanks gung hoe, did you have a nice holiday?

    November 25, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jj

    chrissy your not gonna call me a racist today?!! are you feeling ok? too much turkey? or did you finally put the coocoo back in the clock? i woke up next to tyesha this morning who happens to be a fine black woman. am i still a racist??? did your little pea sized brain just implode?

    November 25, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. BOMBO

    Why am I not surprised that this happened at Wal Mart. I seldom go there. It's like a different planet in there, the way people act.

    November 25, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
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