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Black Friday: The good, the bad and the pepper spray

  • Woman suspected of pepper spraying shoppers turns herself in
  • Shoppers walk around a man who collapsed in West Virginia
  • Target employee drives into canal after working all night
Black Friday: The good, the bad and the pepper spray

Black Friday was more of a melee than a bargain hunt for many people who hit the stores early this year. Some were lucky and found a good deal, but for others, Black Friday was a bit darker.

- A woman who allegedly used pepper spray to fight off her competition at an L.A.-area Walmart turned herself in to police. The investigation is still going on, and police say they aren't ready to file any charges yet. At least 10 people had to get medical help.

- In West Virginia, WSAZ reports that shoppers stepped over and around a man who collapsed inside a Target store. 61-year-old Walter Vance was in the store around midnight shopping for decorations when he fell to the floor. A nurse shopper gave him CPR, but he later died at a nearby hospital.

- A Florida Target employee drove her car into a canal in Palm Beach around 7:46 a.m. after working all night, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The woman's car began to sink in 20-foot water. She called 911 and said she couldn't swim. The Miami Times reports that a sheriff’s deputy jumped in and saved her. The 36-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and released.

Some Target employees tried to fight back against working long hours on the Thanksgiving holiday. The New York Times reports one worker's online petition got 100,000 signatures. 

A Target spokeswoman told the Palm Beach Post: "Our thoughts are with the team member and her family for a speedy recovery." 

She also said the majority of Target employees "enjoy working on Black Friday."

How did your Friday go? Are you still recovering?



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