Oh, America. I love you except when I hate you. The annual videos that pop up around the web every year showing Americans getting into fist fights at Black Friday sales are definitely not something that fills me with national pride, although I will admit I can’t take my eyes off them. Below I’ve scrounged up some videos of people fighting and rioting during Black Friday 2015 sales. Warning: Do not watch these unless you want to have your faith in humanity significantly damaged.
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Here are two guys fighting in a mall in Kentucky at the start of Black Friday sales last night:
This scene at an El Paso Walmart is basically chaos as people scramble to pick up televisions:
And here’s a lovely specimen of humanity who was caught on camera literally stealing from a child (UPDATE: Snopes is claiming this particular video is likely a hoax. That may be true but it’s sadly all too plausible given the other videos we’ve seen):
This guy has the bright idea to get into a fight with the cop while at Walmart:
And then there’s this dude, who tries and doesn’t quite succeed at climbing over a refrigerated case to beat the crowd to something he wants to buy:
People, when you go out shopping today, please remember that this is just stuff and not something worth getting violent over. Because I guarantee when you look back in five years and recall the time you stepped on a little kid just so you could beat him in line to get the best deal on an Xbox bundle, you will not feel proud of yourself.