What would you do to ensure you get the best gaming deals on Black Friday? Would you pepper spray an entire Wal-Mart aisle to get those video games for your kids? One seriously messed up woman did — all for an Xbox 360.
Ahh, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when family and friends turn into deranged maniacs who will fight each other for a two dollar waffle maker. It's a terrifying experience if you ever get caught in the shopping war zones at retail stores (I'm so glad online shopping exists) and yet it's almost comical.
One unidentified lady thought it was acceptable to pepper spray the shopping monsters at a Los Angeles Wal-Mart to get an Xbox 360. And she got away with it, too. She apparently paid for all her items before the cops arrived. It's absolutely insane!
According to another shopper Alejandra Seminario:
"People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray" the Sylmar resident said.
The pepper spray wafted through the air, Seminario said, and she breathed some in and started coughing. Her face also started itching.
"After we paid, we saw five that were in really bad shape," she said. "They had been sprayed in the face, it looked like, and they had swelling of the face, really extreme swelling of face, redness, coughing."
You think that's bad. Think again. Apparently, even if people did know that the Wal-Mart was filled with pepper spray in the air, they still wouldn't care:
Nakeasha Contreras, 20, of North Hollywood, said she arrived at midnight and hadn't heard what happened. Even if she had, she said, she wouldn't have minded: "I don't care. I'm still getting my TV. I've never seen Wal-Mart so crazy, but I guess it could have been worse."
Now we're curious. How far did you all go to get your Black Friday shopping done? Me? I stayed home and shopped at a great place called Amazon. Tell us your story in the comments below. We promise we won't judge. We just want a good laugh at the madness.