Woman Uses Pepper Spray on Black Friday Wal-Mart Customers to Get to More Door Buster Sale Items
A woman looking to get access to more "door buster" sale items at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart late last night used pepper spray on other customers to keep them away from the products she wanted. 20 people, including some kids, were hurt in the incident out at the northwest end of L.A.'s San Fernando Valley during the store's 10 p.m. Black Friday sale.
Authorities say the woman was engaged in "competitive shopping." She used the pepper spray "to gain preferred access to a variety of locations in the store," said Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson.
"After pepper spraying the crowd, the woman was able to get to grab an Xbox, purchase it and leave the store. Police are still looking for the woman," reports ABC7.
Authorities say they are having trouble getting a clear description of the suspect. The store was swarmed with bargain-seeking shoppers elbowing each other and shouting. Many did not realize the stench they noticed was the pepper spray.