4 Horror Stories From Black Friday

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Black Friday might be a crazy experience, but it's almost always a safe crazy experience. That said, there are examples of when shoppers have lost control and a fun days shopping turns really dark.

Black Friday might be a crazy experience, but it's almost always a safe crazy experience. That said, there are examples of when shoppers have lost control and a fun days shopping turns really dark.

Here are four instances when Black Friday truly was black.

1. Woman uses pepper spray in hope of getting toy.

A woman injured 20 people when she tried to disperse a Black Friday crowd with pepper spray at a Walmart in a Los Angeles suburb in 2011.

What was so important that she needed to use pepper spray? Discounted Xbox's of course.

Luckily, nobody was seriously hurt and the incident wasn't enough to close the store.

Black Friday had to go on.

Related: The One Black Friday Shopping List You Need

2. Man dies while shopping and shoppers ignore him.

Also in 2011, a West Virginia resident collapsed in a Target while he looking for a deal on Christmas decorations.

Witnesses reported they saw the 61-year-old lying there and other shoppers were stepping over him as they continued their bargain hunting.

An off-duty nurse eventually saw the man and administered CPR, but it was too late.

Related: Why Would Anyone Choose Black Friday Over Cyber Monday?

3. Two men shoot each other dead at a toy store.

Two men shot each other dead at a crowded California Toys 'R' Us in 2008.

The incident reportedly started when the women that both men were with got into an altercation in the check-out line. The men then took out their weapons and killed each other.

4. Stampede Tramples Walmart Employee To Death

In 2008, a large crowd outside a Walmart in New York attempted to forcibly enter the store before it opened. One employee tried to hold back the crazed shoppers and was trampled and died.

Witnesses said Walmart employees tried to rescue the 34-year-old man, but when they reached him he was already fatally injured.

A detective at the scene said it was “utter chaos” and the “crowd was out of control.”

Watch a Video of the incident

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