Update: Apparently the woman who used the pepper spray has been indentified and the investigation of the victims continues. Apparently her using the pepper spray was not intentional. She got in used the pepper spray and then purchased her XBox and left the store. But security video cameras helped to catch who it was.
20 people had to be treated for pepper spray injuries when a woman at the Walmart in Porter Ranch.
Authorities are investigating the video surveillance as the woman escaped.
There’s a video of the crowds gathering
Go in for what you need and get out. That is the best advice for dealing with large crowds and pushing and shoving. I have made a decision to not participate in the Black Friday sale today, as there are just too many people running around the stores.
Digital Monday or Digital Weekend starts today and should offer some pretty amazing deals.
This video was taken at the Walmart in Porter Ranch, CA on November 24th, 2011 during the store’s Black Friday sales.
What you’re seeing is a clip taken of a group of shoppers ripping and tearing at each other and a kiosk to get their hands on discounted Xbox 360 games. During the mayhem, one woman thought she was going to be robbed, so she pulled out her pepper spray and blasted the crowd. From my understanding another girl was shot directly in the face with the spray.
You can see the Security guards escorting the girl in a white shirt away from the area at the end of the video.
All this for a few video games….
This video was shot by Melissa Sampson.