“Black Friday” of 2012 has come and gone, but videos of the wild confrontations are still surfacing.
In Roseville, California, a dispute over women’s undergarments at Victoria’s Secret led to a massive fistfight drawing in spectators of both genders, it seems.
The New York Daily News summarizes:
“I’ve been in the retail business six years now, and I’ve never see a Black Friday this bad,” Jessica Wilbourn, an employee at the lingerie store, told the station.
“They were throwing merchandise in the air, and we had some boxed gift sets and it hit another girl in the head,” she added. “Some people got trampled on, and a 15-year-old got punched in the stomach.”
Customers reportedly went wild, climbing onto the store’s “panty bar.”
Mall shopper Lawrence Corpus said he filmed the ensuing fisticuffs with his iPhone as a crowd gathered outside of the stores. Three men began pummeling one another and knocked over a display — possibly over a pair of shoes, according to CBS 13 in Sacramento.
“It could have easily become a riot,” Corpus told the station.
One man took the top of a trash can and then threw it into the air, witnesses said. [Emphasis added]
As the fight spilled out of the store, one man can be seen kicking another in the head repeatedly.
And after just twenty minutes of the mayhem, Wilbourn said their store was trashed, and it took “all day” to clean it up.
(The video and an interview with the man who took it, via Fox40 is available at the link provided above. )