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Black Friday Madness: Tales from Dunwoody and Across the Country

As shoppers competed for "door busting" deals and other bargains Friday, the yearly shenanigans began to pile up.

It's Black Friday, and it's already happening in Dunwoody. A suspect at Perimeter Mall was arrested by police for suspicion of keying someone's car in the parking lot of Perimeter Mall.

Why? Because a coveted spot oh-so-near the unbeatable bargains inside the mall was taken - apparently - and the person who lost out on the spot in the early morning was none to happy about situation.

Dunwoody Police live tweeted all their calls from the madness on Black Friday. Click here to check out the Friday's feed.

It's not only Dunwoody where criminal acts and general craziness mark the day. Here's a taste of the early reports from around the country. Here's some video of the lowlights.

Huffington Post reports that a man pulled a gun on a shopper who cut in line in San Antonio.

From Huffington Post: Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.

Police Sgt. Rob Carey tells the San Antonio Express-News a man rushed into the store when it opened Thursday night to get to the front of a line, started arguing with people and tried cutting in front of them.

Apparently, Black Friday started a little too early - or too late - in Seattle. A man was arrested on suspicion that was driving around while intoxicated to some of the Black Friday sales.

Apparently, Black Friday started a little too early - or too late - in Seattle. A man was arrested on suspicion that was driving around while intoxicated to some of the Black Friday sales.

From Huffington Post: A man suspected of driving drunk to get a Black Friday deal at Wal-Mart hit two people who also were going for Black Friday deals, investigators said.

The driver, a 71-year-old man, was arrested for vehicular assault after deputies said he pinned a 45-year-old woman under his Mercury SUV. She was flown to Harborview Medical Center, the region’s trauma center. A man in his 40s who was with her also was rushed to Harborview.

And then there is Springfield Mass. where a man allowed his desire for a 51-inch-flat-screen T.V. get in the way of common sense. It's cold up there, but not that cold.

From Huffington Post: Springfield Police Captain Cheryl Claprood told 22News at around 1:30AM Friday, a man left his girlfriend's two year old child in the car, so he could go into the K-Mart at the Liberty Street Plaza and buy a 51-inch television.

34 year old Anthony Perry of Springfield will be charged with reckless endangerment to a child.



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