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A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday in a Walmart and charged with disorderly conduct and aggravated assault on a police officer after allegedly arguing with a store employee over a TV, NBCNewYork.com reported.

 

In the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, a driver believed to be involved in a shoplifting scheme was shot by authorities after dragging a police officer who was trying to stop him in the parking lot of a Kohl's department store late Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

 

The suspected shoplifter and two additional suspects were arrested, police told the newspaper. Both the driver and the officer sustained injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, according to the report.

 

At a Wal-Mart in the Southern California city of Rialto, a police officer was injured while trying to break up a fight after a store manager decided to open the doors early, which police said led to the melee, according to the San Bernardino County Sun.

 

Police said there were three fights at the store, two of which were inside over merchandise and the third outside that left the officer injured. All of the people involved in the fights were taken into custody, the newspaper reported.

 

In Las Vegas, a customer who had purchased a big-screen television at Target was shot in the leg while walking to a nearby apartment complex, KLAS-TV reported. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

 

In the past few years, retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night. They've also pushed up discounting that used to be reserved for Black Friday into early November, which has led retail experts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings will steal some of Black Friday's thunder. 

 

Overall, The National Retail Federation expects retail sales to be up 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion during the last two months of the year. That's higher than last year's 3.5 percent growth, but below the 6 percent pace seen before the recession.

 

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#walmartfights is trending on FB and twitter...lotsa pics and videos of the insanity

 

It's certainly not worth my time or patience to get involved in the mess, I despise Walmart on a normal day, let alone fighting the masses to save a few dollars.

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Pathetic

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Surprising how a few dollars reduction will turn people in to wild unreasoning animals

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Crazy!

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Dude with the TV is an idiot, that's a given.  But having a cop draw and fire his weapon under those circumstances seems rather excessive to me.  I would not want a guy like that to be on my local police force.

 

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Ok, never mind...seems like there's multiple stories here in this "article" and I got them mixed up.

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This is my favorite part of Black Friday!  :laugh: 

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Don't you have laws against that kind of thing?

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Crazy!

Reminds me of World War Z.

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pure awesomeness

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It's bizarre that Walmart owned Asda are trying to push Black Friday in the UK. 

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That is very, very sad. Those people do not represent what the USA is like! Its disappointing people become animals over discounted products like this!

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That is very, very sad. Those people do not represent what the USA is like! Its disappointing people become animals over discounted products like this!

 

It's even happening in the UK.. my local ASDA (basically Walmart) joined in and put some ###### Polaroid TV's on the sale along with other crap, there are reports of theft and fighting, then later found out it's been happening all over the country.

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Animals behave better than this, Its Frgggin electronics people , i guess having these over food and a roof over there heads are more important.

 

It's even happening in the UK.. my local ASDA (basically Walmart) joined in and put some ****ty Polaroid TV's on the sale along with other crap, there are reports of theft and fighting, then later found out it's been happening all over the country.

 

yeah its a friggin joke that people behave like this.

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If people act like this over discounted products, image how they'll act during a doomsday event  :unsure:

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Its symptomatic of the same mentality as you will see on an aircraft when people are trying to reach the exits in an emergency

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I went to Wal-Mart briefly on Thursday.

 

 

They had half the store barricaded.

 

I don't get why the food section was blocked up, and had long lines.

 

There seemed to be one employee for every customer !

 

I bought some normal stuff and got out while I still could :p

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Escaping alive...................that's a good practice for when the Zombies arrive

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I must say youtube videos of Black Friday are really entertaining.

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The violence does happen but considering how many shoppers are out and about, it's not that common a thing. We had at least 200 or 300 people in line to get into Target last night, and when my wife an I got in there it was busy but there was no one unruly.

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The violence does happen but considering how many shoppers are out and about, it's not that common a thing. We had at least 200 or 300 people in line to get into Target last night, and when my wife an I got in there it was busy but there was no one unruly.

The videos are mostly from Wall Mart.

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