In the past few years, people have perished from being trampled in the rush to enter a large retail chain (usually Walmart) to be the first to buy the cheapest holiday gifts.
This year went to a new level, as a woman in Los Angeles decided to use pepper spray on other shoppers at a WalMart to purchase an Xbox 360 along with accessories.
According to the L.A. Times, "The woman apparently sought to purchase an Xbox video game console and used the spray to clear out other shoppers. About 20 customers, including children, were hurt in the Thursday night incident, which police officials called 'shopping rage.' Shoppers complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats."
The Los Angeles Police Dept. will be looking at video surveillance and receipts to identify the woman responsible.