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UPDATED AGAIN: 7:15 PM EST-Another Incident at 'you guess it', a Walmart store location in Southington, CT shows a African-American man being stun-gunned by store security and staff. Read the update with video, here.
THIRD & FOURTH (we're serious) UPDATE: 9:37 PM EST & 10:57PM EST - An tenth 'Walmart Black Friday' violence event was reported, this time in Fruitport, Michigan. A teenage girl was taken to a local hospital after being caught in a rush of shoppers. The fourth update (11th reported incident) is a video showing an woman at a Mesquite, TX Walmart nearly crushed by a mob of shoppers.
FIFTH UPDATE- 11:41 PM EST- Walmart shopper in Providence, R.I. stabbed at retailers Silver Point Street location make incident number 12 of 'Walmart Black Friday' violence. More details available here.
Walmart, who bragged and advertised on nearly every broadcast station opening at 10PM on Thanksgiving Day for “Black Friday” sales, experienced an outbreak of violence incidents at stores nationwide, from consumers trying to be “first to get the deal”.
"Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand," police Lt. Abel Parga told The Associated Press early today."
Shopping inside the Florence, Ala. Wal-Mart location continued during and after the suspect was stun gunned by local law enforcement authories.
Raw Story reports the victim has been identified as 54-year-old Jerald Newman. He was charged with shoplifting, after being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Details from the media online resource on the incident at Buckeye Walmart store is below.
"After the suspect Grandson got trampled, he put the video game he was holding in his waistband in order to free up his hands and lift the boy out of the crowd, according to KSAZ.
That’s when cops moved in, slamming the grandfather’s head on the hard Wal-Mart floor. The aftermath was caught on cell phone video.
“Are you sure that was necessary for shoplifting?” one customer asked as the cops cuffed the unconscious man, his head lying in a pool of blood.
“You done knocked the mother****** out,” another shopper said.
As an officer rolled the man over, it became obvious that he was out cold. Another officer quickly found that more than paper towels were needed to clean up the mess.
“They grabbed the guy, body planted him into the ground — face shatters on concrete,” shopper Skyler Stone told KSAZ. “That’s a hard concrete floor inside Walmart.”
“All of a sudden, you see this little boy run up and wailing and yelling, ‘Grandpa, Grandpa,’ and crying his eyes out,” Stone added.
She suffered minor injuries after getting caught in a rush to a sale in the electronics department. Read the entire update, with Fruitport Township Supervisor logical thoughts on tailoring 'Black Friday' rush sales, here.
We're catching a flight to Mesquite, TX for the 11th incident of 'Walmart Black Friday' nearly violence today. In the video, linked on ROJS-N article here a woman was nearly crushed by a mob of shoppers demanding electronics.
"We know that’s a recipe for disaster. We’ve seen too much chaos, too many people injured," Michaels stated.
Another year of "Happy Black Friday" shopping at neighborhood Walmart's across our great nation leave us with asking the question, is it time to end "Black Friday"...or the new Thanksgiving Thursday craze? Should allow employees and shoppers to stay home until regular scheduled Day after Thanksgiving retail hours? Feel free to leave your thoughts in our comment section.