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Black Friday Brawls: Plenty Fought, No One Died

Black Friday is traditionally pretty crazy. Last year a Walmart employee was killed by a stampede of shoppers and while there were no major casualties this year, there were plenty of classy confrontations including women having spitting contests and brawls at Walmart.

Brawls broke out at two separate Walmart locations in California. The LA Times reports that police were called to the Upland branch because customers were "fighting inside." Shoppers were tearing into shrink-wrapped merchandise and refusing to form lines. Eventually police threw the 300 customers out into the parking lot and told them to get in line while Walmart employees emptied everyone's carts and put all merchandise back on shelves. Naturally, not everyone was pleased about this. Shoppers were reportedly yelling, banging on windows and trying to sneak into the store through the lawn and garden section. Things eventually calmed down and the police left once everyone was behaving like civilized human beings.

A little later on, a fight broke out at the Rancho Cucamonga Walmart. A spokesperson for the San Bernardino County sheriff’s department said deputies were called with Walmart employees claiming, “subjects near the electronics area were fighting." Fortunately, the drama had played out by the time the deputies arrived.

The reports that 14 police units were dispatched when a fight broke outside the Jantzen Beach Toys R Us, near Portland, Oregon. Two women began swearing and spitting at each other; and about 100 people who were lined up in the dark started plowing into each other in an effort to get ahead. The ruckus was soon brought under control.

Did you see any notable bad behavior while out shopping this year? Let us know in the comments below!