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Police Might Not Seek Charges Against Black Friday Pepper Sprayer

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Police might not seek any charges against a woman who pepper-sprayed Black Friday crowds at a Walmart, bought an Xbox and left the store.

The initial reports, which topped national lists of disturbing Black Friday insanity, suggested that the woman was a "competitive shopper" who sprayed other customers at the Porter Ranch Walmart in order to gain an advantage.

But now that the woman — described as a 30-something Latina — has turned herself in, police are not saying whether or not they plan to press any charges. Investigators are not discussing her motives in pepper-spraying a crowd of 20 people, but they haven't booked her or released her name.

Both the Los Angeles Times and New York Daily News speculate that if the woman felt threatened, the police may decide that she was justified in using her pepper spray and won't press charges against her. For right now, the police are keeping mum about how they plan to move forward.

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"We have a ton of witnesses and victims to interview," said Los Angeles Police Officer Bruce Borihanh. "We know who she is."