Los Angeles Woman Who Pepper Sprayed Black Friday Shoppers Surrenders to Police
The unidentified female may be charged with battery after injuring 20 fellow customers in the pursuit of an Xbox video game console.
The woman who allegedly pepper sprayed Wal-Mart shoppers during a Black Friday sale has surrendered to Los Angeles police, officers confirmed.
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The woman's identity has not yet been revealed, but according to the AP, police intend to release more details as the day goes on. Police Sgt. Jose Valle said that the woman is not currently in custody, but could face battery charges.
The shopper is accused of firing pepper spray into the crowd at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, just after doors had opened for the sale. She reportedly succeeded in purchasing a discounted Xbox video game console, paying and exiting the store amid chaos as fire trucks arrived to treat 20 customers that were injured by the incident.
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"The investigation is still ongoing," an LAPD officer said on Saturday. "We have several victims and witnesses that need to be interviewed to determine what appropriate actions need to be taken." The woman turned herself in at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
The violent incident is one of several that have marred Black Friday this year. One man was shot outside a San Leandro, Calif. Wal-Mart while walking to his car with his purchases. Another man was stab in front of Macy's in a Sacramento mall.