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Police Release Description of Wal-Mart Pepper Spray Suspect

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The Los Angeles Police Department are releasing more details about the woman suspected of fending off rival shoppers at a late night Wal-Mart door buster sale by using pepper spray.

The woman, who is thought to have made a purchase amidst the Porter Ranch store's sale madness, left the premises without being apprehended. "Witnesses said the woman was bent on nabbing an Xbox game console, which was one of the Black Friday specials at the store," reports L.A. Now.

The pepper spraying "competitive shopper" is described as " a Latina, in her early to late 30s, wearing black pants and a black sweater." She is thought to be a diminutive 5'3" and about 140 pounds.

The LAPD are reviewing surveillance footage gathered in the store around the time of the 10:00 p.m. incident to see if they can spot her and get more information about her.

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About 20 people, including some children, were hit with the pepper spray. 10 of the people affected were treated on scene by city firefighters.