Walmart's Black Friday sales are known to be particularly chaotic — so much so, that the company took great strides this year to prevent injury to its customers. It hired crowd control experts, incorporated a wrist band policy, and enlisted overall security measures to ensure shopper safety. But, unfortunately, it wasn't enough. With discount events beginning Thanksgiving night, the usual Friday mayhem just started earlier. While the level-headed among us were enjoying a lovely tryptophan hangover, there were some spending the evening throwing boxes — and punches — in the name of cheap buys.
And, it gets worse. People are taking to social media to chronicle the instances of bad shopping behavior across America: @YourAnonNews started documenting the chaos Thursday night, encouraging others to use #WalmartFights to report what they see. Before midnight, the tag was already trending. Anyone not surprised? We don't want to detail the whole grisly scene, but we did see tweets mentioning knife fights, fist fights, and a line-cutting incident that ended with ambulance sirens. Here's a video that nicely summarizes why we're thankful to be at home right now, safely isolated from this particularly ugly strain of shoppers. (Buzzfeed)