Woman Pepper-Sprays 20 In "Competitive Shopping" Spree on Black Friday

After previously wondering why one gets pepper sprayed for camping in a park, but not for camping in front of a big box store, It turns out you are not safe from the stuff there, either. In a California Walmart, according to the Los Angeles Times, a woman used pepper spray for "competitive shopping" purposes, to "to gain preferred access to a variety of locations in the store." 20 people were injured, although a fire department spokesman says that 10 of the injuries were due to "rapid crowd movement", ie they were crushed or trampled.

And she didn't really say "It's just a food product, essentially."- that is a poor joke on Megyn Kelly of Fox News.

The Times is careful to note that the Walmart had "$5 Bratz dolls, $10 Wii video games and $29 tricycles," just in case readers were wondering what all the fuss was about. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, one woman was shot and two others were assaulted while leaving the Walmart at 1:00 AM with shopping carts full of goodies. at a different Walmart,

Off-duty officers had to use pepper spray in the store after a ruckus broke out early Friday morning, according to WNCT-TV. A disturbance broke out between some customers and the off-duty officers were forced to use pepper spray to make an arrest. One person was arrested, but charges were not known.

Follow me on Twitter and Friend me on Facebook

Woman Pepper-Sprays 20 In "Competitive Shopping" Spree on Black Friday
She claims it's not a problem, "It's just a food product, essentially."

Related Content on Treehugger.com