Black Friday shopping turns violent at Clinton Walmart

Black Friday shopping turns violent at Clinton Walmart

CLINTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Black Friday shoppers have turned to violence in some parts of the country, and that includes here in Utah. At least one person may have been trampled at a Walmart in Clinton.
CLINTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Black Friday shoppers have turned to violence in some parts of the country, and that includes here in Utah. At least one person may have been trampled at a Walmart in Clinton.

Video of shoppers outside Atlanta, Georgia show just how wild Black Friday can be. If you're looking for holiday cheer, you won't find it here.

Thursday night at the Walmart on 1632 N. 2000 W. in Clinton, Youtube video captured the moments after two women deal hunting for a $50 tablet were shoved to the ground.

"Everybody out of the way, out of the way, get out of the way!" said a man in the video.

Although neither woman was seriously hurt, police in the store at the time had to jump in to stop the crowd.

"Just had to create a barrier and push a whole bunch of people out to give them a chance to get out and get away," said Officer Vicki Jeppson, Clinton Police Dept.

A similar scene played out at a Walmart in North Carolina. Then in Las Vegas, a man who just bought a television got shot.

"The gentleman let off about two rounds, shooting the guy in the leg and he just hopped in the car and took off. He didn't even get the TV. If you can see it's still sitting over there on the ground," said a witness.

Compared to other shopping frenzies, what happened in Clinton could be considered mild, but next time it may not be.

"Be safe, don't push, don't cause a scene, don’t cause problems and everybody can enjoy the shopping experience a little better," said Jeppson.


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