Walmart Pepper Spray Suspect Surrenders

And Target shopper dies, ignored by Black Friday shoppers
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2011 4:45 PM CST
Walmart Pepper Spray Suspect Surrenders; Target Shopper Dies on Black Friday
Shoppers wheel their purchases out of a Walmart store in Los Angeles, California, before dawn on Black Friday.   (Getty Images)

A woman who may have pepper-sprayed Walmart shoppers over an Xbox purchase yesterday turned herself in last night but refused to discuss the details, the AP reports. Hours after pepper spray was used in the "competitive shopping" incident, an unidentified woman showed up at an LA-area police station—and refused to talk, invoking her right against self-incrimination. The cops have let her go pending further inquiry.

In another Black Friday incident, 61-year-old Walter Vance collapsed while shopping at a Target in South Charleston, West Virginia—and lay there while shoppers ignored him. An ER nurse eventually noticed him and he was rushed to hospital, where he later died, possibly from heart problems that have dogged him for years, WSAZ reports. "Where is the good Samaritan side of people?” said a friend of his. “How could you not notice someone was in trouble? I just don't understand if people didn't help what their reason was, other than greed because of a sale." (More Black Friday stories.)

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