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Pepper spraying Wal-Mart shopper turns herself in

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, November 26, 2011 13:03 EDT
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The woman who reportedly used pepper spray on fellow Black Friday shoppers at a Los Angeles’ Wal-Mart has turned herself in.

According to CBS affiliate KCAL, the woman turned herself into LAPD officers Friday evening. The incident came as crowds were in line to buy a new XBox 360.

At least 20 shoppers suffered minor injuries, with more than half treated for pepper spray inhalation.

“It was a burning feeling in my throat for me,” shopper Juan Castro said. “There was a lot of people who got it in their eyes. They were burning, they were screaming, crying.”

In a statement defending the company in the midst of another year of wild Black Friday incidents, Wal-mart issued a statement.

“It was an unfortunate situation but we’re glad everyone is okay,” the statement said. “We are working with law enforcement to provide security video and information.”

WATCH: Video from CBS Los Angeles, which was broadcast on November 25, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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