History of Violence On Black Friday – The Dark Side
No doubt Black Friday is a great day for shopping because of its huge discounts and amazing deals.
But at the same time, it has a dark side, which is violence.
In the United States, every year, more than 12 people lost lives and more than 100 people get injured during Black Friday sales.
Below, I will share with you a few incidents of violence from history, that occurred on that shopping day.
In 2008, Crazy Shoppers Trampled & Killed A Walmart Employee
Black Friday’s madness was shown in 2008 when almost 2000 crazy shoppers broke the doors of a Walmart store in Valley Stream, New York, and entered trampling a 34-year-old employee, named Jdimytai Damour.
Excited shoppers kept trampling him till he die.
When other employees tried to stop them and help the injured person, shoppers started arguing that they were in the line for a long time in the cold and can’t wait longer anymore.
Even, when the local police arrived there they kept doing the same. This was the first time in the history of Black Friday when an employee had to lose his life.
On the very same day, two persons were shot in California at a toy store.
[Youtube Video Credit: CNN]
In 2011, A Woman Sprayed Pepper On Other Shoppers To Take The Advantage
In 2011, a woman with two children sprayed pepper on 20 other shoppers to get the advantage of buying a discounted Xbox 360 video game on the Black Friday sale.
However, later police arrested the woman. The event occurred at Porter Ranch, California in front of a Walmart store.
In 2015 Many People Fought For Just A Pair of Shoes
At a shopping mall in Kentucky, many people fought like cats and dogs over a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.
2015 is called the worst Black Friday year in the United States because of many other severe violent incidents.