This blog is updated in 2020
This video of a pregnant woman getting knocked down by a stampede of shoppers at a Michigan Walmart will haunt you forever. She was taken to the hospital and turned out to be OK, thankfully.
2007: Crowd Gets Pepper Sprayed For an Xbox 360
An Xbox is a pretty dope system and all, but pepper spraying a crowd of people over one calls for an intervention. A crazed woman pulled out her pepper spray to ward off other shoppers after workers at a Los Angeles Walmart pulled out a crate full of discounted Xbox 360s. About 20 people were injured.
2008: Worker Killed
An overnight employee was killed after being trampled by eager shoppers at a Long Island Walmart. As if this story couldn’t be even more horrifying, four other people were injured, including a pregnant woman.
2008: Shoppers Shot Dead at Toys ‘R’ Us
A toy store is the last place you’d expect to become deadly, except on the busiest shopping day of the year. Two men shot each other to death after the women with them got into a bloody brawl over toys (toys, guys) at a California Toys ‘R’ Us.
2012: Huge Crowd Busts Down Metal Detectors at Urban Outfitters
The dudes who filmed this video sound like they were sitting back and eating popcorn as they enjoyed watching this crowd go crazy at a California Urban Outfitters last year. Their door buster sales must have been out of this world. Four people were injured.
2012: Death Threats at Sears
A San Antonio man cut the line at a Sears store last year, getting into a brawl with another shopper. He then allegedly pulled out a gun on the guy who attacked him.
Moral of the story: just stay home and eat turkey, guys.