Black Friday violence

Cop shoots ‘thief’ as Black Friday violence erupts across country

By Post Staff Report and Associated Press
November 29, 2013
 

CHICAGO — A police officer responding to a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago-area store Thursday shot the driver of a car that was dragging a fellow cop, authorities said — just one of several reports of violence ahead of Black Friday, according to reports.

In the Chicago case, police shot the driver just after 10 p.m. Thursday after responding to a call of two people allegedly shoplifting clothes from a Kohl’s store in Romeoville, Police Chief Mark Turvey said at a news conference in that southwest Chicago area suburb.

“As officers approached the front door, one of the two subjects ran out the door into the parking lot” and the officer chased him to a waiting car, Turvey said.

“The officer was struggling with the subject as he got into the car and then the car started to move as the officer was partially inside the car. The officer was dragged quite some distance. He couldn’t get out,” Turvey said.

Videos of Black Friday chaos have also emerged online, with one showing shoppers at an unidentified Walmart getting violent over discount items, according to Mediate.

Other clips on YouTube reportedly shows crowds storming a Walmart in Mayaguez in Puerto Rico, and shoppers getting violent over tech bargains in Forth Worth, Texas.


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They call this shopping? I suppose we will be told this is not really happening either.