The savings made her do it.
A woman shopping with her two kids at a Wal-Mart in Northridge figured she’d jump on the “casually pepper spray everything” train by pepper spraying other Wal-Mart shoppers to keep them from buying what was constitutionally hers:
A woman who pepper-sprayed other shoppers Thursday night at the Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch had armed herself with the caustic spray to gain an advantage in the fight for merchandise at the Black Friday sale, a fire captain said.
The woman, who is still being sought, used the spray in more than one area of the Wal-Mart “to gain preferred access to a variety of locations in the store,” said Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson.
“She was competitive shopping,” he said.
Twenty customers, including children, were hurt in the 10:10 p.m. incident. Shoppers complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats, he said.
Given the number of deaths and injuries that have occurred over the years because of the Black Friday feeding frenzy, Wal-Mart might as well go all out and force shoppers to fight for low-low prices, Thunderdome-style. Outfit every shopping cart with chainsaws and an assortment of medieval weaponry, and livestream it to pay-per-view. The one percent could sip champagne and titter about how deliciously Dickensian it all is.
They would love that.[cross-posted at Angry Black Chronicles]