( 4UMF NEWS ) Mall Brawl Kicks Off Black Friday Violence:
Call it Black-eye Friday. Black Friday brawls broke out all over the country starting on Thanksgiving.
Shoppers fought at a Louisville, Ky., mall on Thanksgiving night, wrestling each other to the ground in a packed food court.
The fracas knocked a woman to the floor as shoppers at Mall St. Matthews gawked at the sight of two unidentified men slapping, punching and tearing at each other’s shirts.
A police officer broke up the fight, as shown in video capturing at least 30 seconds of the melee. It’s unclear who or what sparked the fight or if the assailants will face criminal charges.
At least one participant in the fight was shown being ushered out of the food court by his friends. He made sure to pick up a shopping bag he had dropped on the floor.
In addition, A fight video circulated on social media early Friday showing a scuffle between a group of men at a mall in Florence, Ky.
In both videos, onlookers shouted “World Star,” a reference to a hip hop website that aggregates fight videos into monthly compilations.
Also, in El Paso, Texas, a man can be seen swinging wildly at a police officer during an ugly brawl caught on video.
A shooter wounded one person who was left with non-life threatening injuries outside an Alexandria, La., mall on Thursday night, but local authorities quickly determined the attack had nothing to do with Black Friday.
Big crowds drawn to Black Friday have drawn scrutiny for unruly behavior especially after the 2008 trampling death of a Walmart worker in Long Island.
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