Black Friday may entice stores to break out their greatest deals, but it doesn't always bring out the best in shoppers.
A 21-year-old Wisconsin woman was arrested Thursday night when she threatened other shoppers while waiting in line at her local Toys R Us.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the woman attempted to cut the long line that had formed just after 10 p.m. (For those who may be confused, Toys R Us had elected to start Black Friday on Thursday this year.)
When confronted for her indiscretion, she threatened to get a gun and start shooting shoppers.
Police arrested the woman on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct as no gun was found on her person.
The same can't be said for California resident Christopher Scott, who took a .40-caliber Glock handgun and ammunition with him to Wal-Mart early Black Friday morning. According to the Palm Beach Post, Scott was arrested by police after the gun was spotted by an officer assigned to guard the store during the holiday sale.
Of course, it's unclear if Scott, who was also carrying knives, a pepper grenade and a controlled substance without a prescription, was armed in an attempt to score the best deals. He told police that he was retired federal law officer, an assertion that has yet to be confirmed or discredited as of press time.Police were able to determine, however, that Scott had five previous arrests, one for a misdemeanor and four for felonies.
Unfortunately, arrests during Black Friday sales are nothing new. Check out what else you need to be on the lookout for while shopping this weekend in MainStreet's roundup of Black Friday Horror Stories.