While Thanksgiving, which traditionally falls on the fourth Thursday of November, is a time for enjoying family and friends, Black Friday is when Americans take the gloves off and fight for their right to shop!
The unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season is a time famous for amazing deals — not to mention the bitter battles the day spawns among the most dedicated bargain hunters.
While some items, such as pricy electronics, are an obvious draw, it turns out something as basic as a waffle iron can create chaos.
Men, women and even children have found themselves in the center of the shopping storm during Black Fridays past.
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Cops had to step in and control a crowd that went a little wild while shopping for deals at Walmart.
The Galleria Mall became a real life fight club when a trio of men began wailing on each other.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Despite the Thanksgiving dinners the day before, these shoppers seemed a little hangry when waffle irons sparked a riot.
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These shoppers weren’t ready to throw in the towel when Walmart offered bath items on discount for Black Friday.
A fight took a shocking turn — literally — when a stun gun was used during a fight at the Franklin Mills Mall in Philly.
Thousand Oaks, California
A giant tsunami of shoppers cheered before flowing into Urban Outfitters after workers raised the store’s gates and ran away to avoid getting crushed.
One shopper discovered getting Black Friday deals was like stealing candy — or in this case a box — from children. Real or staged? You decide!
These women were no angels when they threw down at a Victoria’s Secret store at the mall.