Caught on Tape: Black Friday Shopping Brawls

Americans whip out phones to capture chaos and fights for biggest shopping deals.
3:00 | 11/30/13

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what for eager shoppers was a black and blue friday. People slugging it out in the middle of the aisle, fighting to get their hands on some of the best deals. We can't get enough of this video. Using what looks like a stun gun on another bargain-hunter. And abc's rob nelson has been following this all. Has black friday gone a bit too far? I think most people would say yes. Good morning, guys. It seems to be part of our holiday tradition. People whipping out the smartphone and cameras to grab footage of the black friday chaos. No exception, with brauls, and a stun gun, all captured on video, as the biggest shopping day once again came with a violent side. Black friday bedlam once again took over america's malls and department stores. Perhaps the most alarming is this footage from inside a philadelphia mall, where two women began brawling at 2:30 in the morning, one eventually pulling out a taser. You can hear the crackle of the stun gun. And watch as the sparks fly. And check out this brawl from inside a texas walmart, as two women battle for a tv set. Police eventually throwing one woman to the floor and cuffing her. The situation also came to blows in this parking lot at a california walmart. Security expert j.R. Roberts says, stores taking extra steps to lure in big crowds are not always taking extra steps for security. A lot of the retailers who convince people they will get one-in-a-lifetime deals. So, they have to get there. And as a consequence, we see a lot of chaos. Reporter: With black friday shopping numbers on the rise, videos showing off chaos, now seem as customary as the turkey dinner. Happy holidays, everybody. And crazy as the video is. Authorities tell us, that black friday violence and overall arrests are actually down this year, compared to last.

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