All this because JC Penney is offering 50% to 70% off. Isn’t THAT worth rioting about?
Ok, so that’s just a wee bit silly.
Seriously, though. Are people that desperate to save a few bucks on stuff they probably don’t even need?
Obama’s crappy policies have left everyone checking the couch for change, but has it really come to this?
The SWAT Team has to be called because of brawls over bargains?
Malls across America descended into chaos and violence on Monday as bargain-hungry shoppers engaged in mass brawls, fought in food courts and – in one instance – led to a SWAT team being deployed.
Fights were reported across the country, with instances at malls in Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, Connecticut and New York. Many saw fights taking place in food courts, and incorrect reports of gunfire. Many involved teens or juveniles.
One incident, at The Mills in Jersey Gardens, New Jersey, saw 48,000 people fleeing after a fight culminated in a loud bang and a person shouting ‘shots fired’ at around 5pm.
Video shows corridors packed with panicking customers trying to escape the mall as heavily armed police in body armor arrive at the scene to sweep the area for suspects, Pix11 reported.
Law enforcement is suggesting that at least one of the incidents may have been organized on social media.
Video shows cops with riot shields and assault rifles heading into the mall, while staff tell customers to get back from windows.
In one video, a man is heard should that there is a ‘gun over there’, although no weapons were found. The sound of a gunshot was actually a chair being thrown, police later said.
The fleeing shoppers snarled up traffic outside the building, delaying NJ transit buses to the mall by up to an hour.
Eight people were injured in the fight and subsequent stampede, but no one was arrested. The mall will reopen Tuesday.
In Aurora, Illinois, the Fox Valley Mall was evacuated when several fights broke out between customers. Read more: Daily Mail
Fortunately, much of the chaos was captured on video for posterity.
Watch the chaos in NJ as people try to flee the mall after reports of gunshots:
Here is the brawl in the Food Court in Aurora, IL:
Here is the mayhem outside that same Mall in Aurora, the Fox Valley Mall:
Rushing for the exits after a big fight breaks out:
The Instagram video of SWAT team arriving at the Mills Mall in New Jersey:
That’s just crazy!
What do you think of these violent bargain hunters that are heading to the Mall for a Brawl?