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Pepper spray clears path to Walmart specials

Reports of injuries, fights and a minimum of one shooting entered from nationally this season, with one California customer even fending off other shoppers with pepper spray. The incidents were a grim reminder in the 2008 Black Friday stampede in a Long Island, N.Y., Walmart that left one employee dead and a preg-nant girl hospitalized.



Wal-Mart Stores spokesman Greg Rossiter said he doesn't believe Black Friday shopping violence is often a singularly Walmart phenomenon, although he declined to elaborate for the record. Nor did he prefer to hazard opinions about the effect the current economy could be wearing shoppers ?a or about the form of shopper the company's stores could be attracting.



"It's been an extremely safe event at 1000s of Walmart stores," Rossiter said. These were "a few unfortunate incidents."



Amongst those incidents:



? Police in a Phoenix suburb were under fire Friday after an online video showed a grandfather on a lawn of a Walmart using a bloody face after officers said he was subdued wanting to shoplift during a chaotic rush for discounted games. The man's wife and also other witnesses said he only agreed to be wanting to help his grandson as soon as the boy was trampled by shoppers, and hubby put a slidemovie game in the waistband to free his hands.



? In Myrtle Beach, S.C., men including a woman were injured since they were leaving a Walmart about 1 a.m. Friday. Assailants hit the person while in the head and shot the lady within the leg, CNN reported, but fled when another shopper also pulled a gun.



? In Kissimmee, Fla., one man was arrested from a fight in a Walmart jewelry counter, police said.



? In Rome, N.Y., a fight just after midnight reportedly landed a couple inside the hospital with minor injuries.



? As well as in San Leandro, Calif., people in family members endeavoring to get their purchases home about 1:45 a.m. were accosted by couple of assailants, authorities said. One relative was shot after refusing at hand in the goods. Others wrestled one suspect to the ground; other suspects fled. The pinned suspect was arrested, as well as the shooting victim was listed in critical but stable condition Friday.



The violence pales by comparison, though, on the 2008 New york incident during which "a throng of shoppers physically stopped working the doors" on the Walmart, knocking down and trampling a 34-year-old temporary employee, as outlined by Nassau County officials.



The staff member died of his injuries, including a Wal-Mart Stores statement at the moment named the situation tragic.



Not as tragic, and surely headline-grabbing, was the pepper-spray incident late Thursday for a Walmart store in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. A lady trying to get her practical merchandise used pepper spray to scatter other sellers, authorities said.


Saturday, 26-Nov-2011 08:18 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Pepper spray clears path to Walmart specials

Reports of injuries, fights and a minimum of one shooting entered from nationally this season, with one California customer even fending off other shoppers with pepper spray. The incidents were a grim reminder in the 2008 Black Friday stampede in a Long Island, N.Y., Walmart that left one employee dead and a preg-nant girl hospitalized.



Wal-Mart Stores spokesman Greg Rossiter said he doesn't believe Black Friday shopping violence is often a singularly Walmart phenomenon, although he declined to elaborate for the record. Nor did he prefer to hazard opinions about the effect the current economy could be wearing shoppers ?a or about the form of shopper the company's stores could be attracting.



"It's been an extremely safe event at 1000s of Walmart stores," Rossiter said. These were "a few unfortunate incidents."



Amongst those incidents:



? Police in a Phoenix suburb were under fire Friday after an online video showed a grandfather on a lawn of a Walmart using a bloody face after officers said he was subdued wanting to shoplift during a chaotic rush for discounted games. The man's wife and also other witnesses said he only agreed to be wanting to help his grandson as soon as the boy was trampled by shoppers, and hubby put a slidemovie game in the waistband to free his hands.



? In Myrtle Beach, S.C., men including a woman were injured since they were leaving a Walmart about 1 a.m. Friday. Assailants hit the person while in the head and shot the lady within the leg, CNN reported, but fled when another shopper also pulled a gun.



? In Kissimmee, Fla., one man was arrested from a fight in a Walmart jewelry counter, police said.



? In Rome, N.Y., a fight just after midnight reportedly landed a couple inside the hospital with minor injuries.



? As well as in San Leandro, Calif., people in family members endeavoring to get their purchases home about 1:45 a.m. were accosted by couple of assailants, authorities said. One relative was shot after refusing at hand in the goods. Others wrestled one suspect to the ground; other suspects fled. The pinned suspect was arrested, as well as the shooting victim was listed in critical but stable condition Friday.



The violence pales by comparison, though, on the 2008 New york incident during which "a throng of shoppers physically stopped working the doors" on the Walmart, knocking down and trampling a 34-year-old temporary employee, as outlined by Nassau County officials.



The staff member died of his injuries, including a Wal-Mart Stores statement at the moment named the situation tragic.



Not as tragic, and surely headline-grabbing, was the pepper-spray incident late Thursday for a Walmart store in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. A lady trying to get her practical merchandise used pepper spray to scatter other sellers, authorities said.


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