Woman pepper-sprays shoppers to nab Xbox on Black Friday

 

From Occupy protests to department stores, pepper spray has been making headlines in the U.S. this month.

A woman in Los Angeles was arrested in Los Angeles after she allegedly sprayed shoppers with pepper spray during a Black Friday eve at Walmart.

While the woman was not identified, she is accused of spraying customers in order to be one of the first in line to snap up a discounted Xbox video game console. Authorities say she quickly bought the Xbox and fled the scene as fire department personnel arrived to treat about 20 people, including some children.

This incident was just one of several violent incidents across the country during the frenzied shopping for the holiday season. 

In California, one man was shot by robbers trying to steal new merchandise in a parking lot outside a Walmart on Friday morning. Security in other stores used stun guns and -- what else? -- pepper spray to control shoppers.

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