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. banasy©

    Right...double standard much, people?

    November 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Montana

    California, you guys are wusses. If she tried that here, somebody would've shot her.

    November 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    If someone calls me racist, they'd better be prepared for a real fight.

    BTW, how many of you all are white? Kidding, kidding...

    November 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Gina's right. But I'll bet you're more likely to find a woman like that at Wal Mart, than say, Sears.

    November 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. not paying attention

    Black folks violent on Mars huh. Well, well.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • your an idiot

      You can't be serious. The problems on Mars have nothing to do with race or Obama. We shouldn't be there in the first place. We can't solve all their problems for them. We need to bring our soldiers home, and let them sort it out.

      November 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ both of you


      November 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @not paying attention:
    Thanks for the laugh!

    You 'lil devil, you!

    November 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    @not paying attention:
    Yep. On Friday.
    I'm still cracking up...

    November 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Oh, dear Lord, I'm ROTFLMMFAO!

    This is such an absurd thread!

    November 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. well?

    What is Obama doing about the plight of Mars? Why is he sitting on his ass?
    Nato should be involved!

    November 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Yea it is absurd, cuz its NEVER alright to make racist remarks no matter what color or race!

    November 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO

    Or species, apparently.

    November 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lmao @ BOMBO, arent we quick on the ball today eh?

    November 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Brandt Hardin

    Incidents such as these are sad and shameful for the world-view of our country. Just 24 hours after we are supposed to give thanks and show compassion for those in need, all of this comes to surface from the Capitalist mania the public is worked into by Big Business. I wrote an article about the true meaning behind our holiday and a warning about our national disgrace which is Black Friday at

    November 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. s kel

    Jj I feel sorry for any women waking up next to you and if she is black she must be related to herman cain.

    November 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    WELL? If Pres OBAMA is sitting on his ass about mars he must be sitting on you.

    November 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
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