Mall brawl, arguments mark Southern California Black Friday

Shoppers move about in Macy's department store in Midtown Manhattan November 26, 2010 in New York City.
Shoppers move about in Macy's department store in Midtown Manhattan November 26, 2010 in New York City. Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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