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These 10 videos will convince you to avoid the stores on Black Friday

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From bad to worse to downright deadly.

As any savvy American consumer is aware, hitting up an overhyped Black Friday sale can get you stabbed, shot, trampled, or pepper-sprayed. Even so, you might be unimpressed by a website like Black Friday Death Count: only 7 deaths and 90 injuries since 2006? Seems like the odds are in your favor, right?

Wrong. While you might manage to make it out of Walmart relatively unscathed, it will be at the expense of your very humanity. As evidence, we humbly submit these jaw-dropping YouTube videos of holiday shoppers in a state of mob frenzy.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'