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Crazed shoppers pile up at Target

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Shoppers waited out in the cold wet weather for hours. When the doors opened at 4 a.m. the Black Friday chaos turned ugly.

Seconds after the doors opened, something went dangerously wrong. Crazed Black Friday shoppers began piling up on each other.

"It went from controlled to a mob in less than five minutes and it just got nasty," said a shopper.

When officials heard the screams, they ran over right away to help.

Shopper Rich Mathewson said, "It was a lot of angry people just jumping in after we waited patiently for a long time. It actually started way before that, people started getting angry at everybody."

After it happened, one man bent over in pain but he took off into the North Buffalo Target store seconds later, along with everyone else. Seconds after the pile up, shoppers got back to business. News 4 called store officials to see if anyone was injured, but no one was available to comment.

Target released this response following the incident:
The safety of our guests and team members is a top priority. We take this incident very seriously. Target plans well in advance of Black Friday and employs numerous crowd management tactics to prevent incidents. We continually analyze and improve those plans, and will do so in this case, to help ensure a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.

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Asked by SavageGrl at 4:11 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Shopping

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Answers (6)
  • lol people are fckn hilarious.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 4:17 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • that is crazy that happened at the target by my house in cali... over TV's go figure but it was two girl and it was within minutes before the store opened... i was laugh and thinking is it really worth it...

    Answer by Lynnsae at 4:38 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • crazy!!!

    Answer by san78 at 5:03 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Yep, that's why I stayed home.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 12:43 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Sounds like some people will get a lot of money. Law suite after law suite.


    Answer by trashymom at 2:12 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Stupid *sigh*

    Answer by Truelove77 at 11:11 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

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