Even a Shooting Doesn't Stop Black Friday Shoppers

Well, technically Black Thursday...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2013 7:57 AM CST
Even a Shooting Doesn't Stop Black Friday Shoppers
Hundreds wait in line Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at Kohl's in American Fork, Utah for an early Black Friday opening. The crime in question happened in Romeoville, Ill.   (AP Photo/Deseret News, Scott G Winterton)

It's tough to decide which part of this story is worse: the crime or the aftermath. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a police officer's arm became caught in a Pontiac Sunfire around 10pm last night while chasing after a man who was allegedly part of a Black Friday shoplifting scheme at a Kohl's in Romeoville. As the car dragged the officer ("quite a distance, in WLS' telling), its driver refusing commands that he stop, police fired, hitting the driver on his left side, in the shoulder area.

And then there's this, per the Tribune: Apparently not bothered by the three or four shots that were fired, nor by the fact that police had marked off a store entrance as a crime scene, shoppers continued to do their thing inside, though some stopped to snap cell photos of the scene. (Read more Black Friday stories stories.)

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