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

From bad to worse to downright deadly.


Miles Klee


Published Nov 27, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 2:55 am CDT

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?

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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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*First Published: Nov 27, 2014, 2:00 pm CST