The Black Friday shopping orgy got a little nasty in Southern California.
Reports of a melee sent Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to the Los Cerritos Center mall in Cerritos around 2:30 a.m.
Sgt. Ciro Racowschi tells City News Service that a half-dozen men got into a fight in the food court, running and knocking chairs to the ground. Deputies were unable to find the brawlers.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that police in the city of Hemet were called to a Target store about 4 a.m. and broke up an argument between customers in two lines.
Sgt. James Waters says one line had formed at 10 p.m. Thursday and stretched a quarter-mile. A shouting match started when shoppers who arrived later formed their own separate line.
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