I received an email and a phone call which of course confirmed the madness known as Black Friday. One was from a a friend in New Jersey who reported that in Philadelphia two women got in a fist fight over a television and one drew out a tazer and zapped the other. There is actually a video of it which has gone viral. I thought the below from a reader would confirm that there are issues with Black Friday. You don’t have to read them all but you get the idea.

Black Friday Death Count

DEATHS AND INJURIES

Know Your Death Count:

Deaths Injuries
2013 Shopper Pepper Sprayed, Arrested in Argument Over TV at New Jersey Walmart 1
2013 Thanksgiving Day bargain shoppers send 11 year-old to hospital 2
2013 Teen returning home from Black Friday shopping fell asleep at wheel, killed in wreck 1 4
2013 Man Stabbed During Black Friday Event at Carlsbad Mall 1
2013 Newport, Arkansas Walmart employee injured during Black Friday sales 1
2013 Scenes of chaos during chain store’s Black Friday sales in Northern Ireland 1
2013 Several injured in Black Friday-related shooting outside Kohl’s in Illinois 2
2013 Black Friday: Virginia Man Stabbed In Walmart Parking Lot Over Space 1
2013 Rialto Walmart brawl sends one police officer to hospital 1
2013 Shopper carrying TV home from Target shot in Las Vegas 1
2012 Father charged in crash that killed daughters after Black Friday shopping 2 5
2012 Two People Shot at Tallahassee Walmart Over Parking Space 2
2012 Black Friday Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Walmart Parking Lot 2
2011 Girl trampled in Black Friday Wal-Mart rush 1
2011 Black Friday Worker Rescued From Canal After Losing Control Of Car Due To Exhaustion 1
2011 Black Friday: Target Shoppers Step Over Walter Vance As He Collapses, Dies 1
2011 Fights break out at Rome Walmart during Black Friday shopping 2
2011 Woman Wounded in South Carolina Black Friday Robbery Attempt 1
2011 Off-duty police pepper spray North Carolina shoppers 20
2011 Shooting outside California Walmart, 1 wounded 1
2011 Los Angeles area Black Friday pepper-spray attack at Walmart injures 20 20
2010 Transwoman assaulted at Kohl’s Department Store in Jackson, TN 1
2010 Former Marine stabbed in Best Buy store by violent customer 1
2009 Clarksville Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping 1
2008 Southern California Toys ‘R’ Us Shooting Leaves Two Dead 2 2
2008 Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede 1 4
2006 10 Injured in Southern California Black Friday Mall Stampede 10

 

 

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