Everyone knows the Friday after Thanksgiving is the “best time” to buy gifts for the holidays (can’t beat a $3 toaster!) but it seems that people just keep upping the crazy ante in such a way that makes us want to stay the hell away. Like the two women in Florida who started camping outside a Best Buy — 9 days early. Stop the insanity! Here’s a look at some of our nation’s blackest days in Black Friday history.
Toys R Us Double Shooting
A Brampton man has been sentenced to a year in jail for anonymously telephoning Toronto Police and Crime Stoppers with threats to blow up a large shopping mall in New Jersey days before the 2006 U.S. Thanksgiving.
A Canadian trying to blow up New Jersey shoppers in search of a bargain? Nice try buddy, back to the evil drawing board.
Queens Shooting Over New Flatscreen
A 64-year-old man was shot by two hoodlums who were trying to steal his shiny Black Friday TV. The Daily News reports:
Dudley said the robbers couldn’t fit the oversized box into their car — and fled without it, dumping it on 223rd St.
Remember criminals, you must properly plan your crime before executing it! This is a sorry waste of a good sale item. (The victim, fortunately, survived.) A Family that Heists Together, Stays Together
Speaking of robbery advice from dear old mom, a couple and the man’s mom were arrested for planning a heist for the day after Black Friday. The family tried to steal 7.4 million dollars in cold hard cash. Consumerist reports:
Roger Lee Dillon, 22, who had worked at the northeast Ohio company for about nine months, had security clearance and used a pass code to get access to areas where cash and checks were kept.
That’s the true spirit of Christmas, y’all!
Walmart Worker Killed in Human Stampede