In the high energy craziness that always seems to come along with Black Friday, police are already reporting brawls and arrests at a few of the major department store chains including Kohl’s and Walmart. ABC News in Los Angeles reported that two Black Friday 2014 female shoppers at the Kohl’s in Tustin, California, had to be placed under arrest on suspicion of assault and battery on Nov. 28.
There were actually four women involved in the early morning hour store brawl at the Kohl’s located in the 18100 block of Irvine Boulevard. Police say they don’t yet know the reasons why the brawl started up just after 1 a.m.; but one woman had to be hospitalized with unknown but non-life threatening injuries. A second woman was medically evaluated at the scene for lacerations and then released.
Tustin police Sgt. Ryan Coe said that the physical altercation between the four women started up in the baby section of the store, according to The Press Telegram. Kohl’s was scheduled to be open for Black Friday shoppers from Thanksgiving evening at 6 p.m. through midnight on Saturday.
“We located two victims on the second floor near the baby section and two suspects on the first floor,” Coe said. All four people involved in the fight were women.
“It looks like they got into an argument. It occurred on the second floor and a physical altercation ensued,” he said.
Syracuse.com reported that police had to be called to a Walmart store in Norwalk, California, on Thanksgiving evening after a fight broke out between two women fighting over a Barbie doll. After an initial pushing and shoving match between the women flared up, one of the ladies allegedly punched the other which warranted a visit to the store from sheriff’s deputies at approximately 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Deputies said that they managed to help diffuse the situation and that neither of the Black Friday shoppers were injured or arrested.
Two male shoppers got into a fight at an Indianapolis, Indiana, mall after one of the men was evicted from the mall for being “too rowdy.” After he got kicked out of the shopping center, that shopper got into a fight in the mall’s parking lot with another man. The guy swinging the punches and his girlfriend were both arrested.
Authorities told the news station that they didn’t see the fight, but told the assailant to leave after seeing the victim with a bloody nose. The suspect and his girlfriend then allegedly started punching the off-duty officer.
Reportedly, the off-duty officer was not hurt. For Black Friday deals, brawls and craziness see the video accompanying this article.