Transcript for Black Friday Frenzy Turns Violent
The Black Friday shopping mania still playing out tonight at malls across America. Retailers opening their doors earlier than ever -- crush a frenzied shoppers lured by seductive door buster deals. But in many locations the rush turned violent. Shoppers openly brawling over discounted merchandise. Is the sheer numbers and America's malls that are staggering -- estimated 97 million shoppers crammed in the stores today. For the time the weekend is over that number is expected to swell to 140. Million. And from coast to coast to shop till you drop for millions of deal seekers. We begin our coverage tonight with ABC's chief business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. Across the country -- And crowds and wild scenes and spread to customers were determined to snagged jaw dropping Black Friday deals. Watch as merchandise. The crowds at his. And this one in South Carolina. North Carolina's season -- Very busy vessels to grab a -- -- A father even leaving his infant in the car outside of -- best -- so that he could shop the baby is okay. -- -- flew outside this -- in Illinois multiple injuries reported after police chased alleged shoplifter into the parking lot. Even protests at some wal -- over wages. But from coast to coast and those scenes were just eager shoppers enjoying early store openings. Wal-Mart doing more than ten million transactions in the first four hours of the frenzy. Two point eight million to -- 300000. Bikes and one point nine million adults. But in spite and crowds like this one a record 151000. People at Macy's in New York City shoppers hung tough. Guards leaving stores filled to the brand. And at this best buy in New York City they have been opened since 6 PM last night the store showing a steady stream of traffic. People waiting outside coming in and waves because it is -- capacity analysts anticipate Americans will spend in nearly forty billion dollars this Black Friday weekend that's up 2% since last year Byron Rebecca thank --
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