Black Friday: Top 5 Shopping Meltdowns
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4. Toys R Us crazy lady: Nothing warms the heart like threatening to shoot your fellow shoppers as you cut in line. Cops say that happened in 2010 at a Toys R Us Black Friday event in Madison, Wisconsin, of all places. Authorities alleged that 21-year-old Lanessa L. Lattimore threatened to get a gun and open fire on shoppers who protested her jumping of the queue.
But maybe we shouldn't judge: She said she's not a violent person.
3. Cerritos mall shootout: You see, in L.A., we don't just talk about it, we be about it.
And so ... shoppers at Los Cerritos Center were reportedly treated to fighting and actual gunfire during its "Midnight Madness" celebration in 2010. Appropriate title, apparently. No one was hurt, but the food court was locked down like a high school during a gang fight in "the quad."
2. H&M hits and misses: Again, Black Friday L.A.-style is a little more gangsta, if you ask us. Outside the H&M at the Fox Hills mall in Culver City last year, actual fights broke out. Amazingly, no one was hurt and nobody was arrested.