Nothing embraces both the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday and the celebration of the birth of Jesus like beating the crap out of fellow consumers during a festive holiday shopping experience. Onward Christian Soldiers. There are deals to be had.
From the Washington Examiner.
Black Friday fight in Alabama causes mall to close early
by Steven Nelson | Nov 24, 2017, 10:26 AM
A group of fist-flinging young women forced an Alabama mall to close earlier than expected Thursday night.
The Riverchase Galleria near Birmingham planned to remain open until midnight ahead of the popular Black Friday shopping day.
But a fight involving at least two women forced the mall to close early at 11:20 p.m., Al.com reports.
Footage shared on social media shows pairs of jeans on the ground and a table flipping over as police move to detain the women. A widely shared video doesn’t show what started the fight, but shows its resolution.
The video shows one police officer grab an uncooperative woman in an attempt to detain her while two other women remain seated, watched over by police and a security guard.
“Go to jail!” a male voice says in the video, as many shoppers watch the altercation’s aftermath.
WBRC-TV reporter Clare Huddleston reported on Twitter that the incident occurred at the entrance of the Buckle clothing retailer.
Huddleston reported hours after the encounter that local police told her nobody was arrested for the fight.
Police “say this fight was personal between two females. Had nothing to do with Black Friday sales,” Huddleston reported. “Thankfully no injuries. No arrests made.”