Getting a black Friday price break comes with the caveat of waiting in a long line, except when you have a gun.
madison.com: A 21-year-old Middleton woman was arrested Thursday night when she threatened other shoppers while waiting in line at the Toys R Us store, 7309 West Towne Way, which opened for Black Friday shopping at 10 p.m., Madison police reported.
Several hundred shoppers were in line just after 10 p.m., when the woman attempted to move to the front of the line, police said. When she was confronted by other shoppers, she made threats to retrieve a gun and shoot the shoppers.
Doesn’t this bring a smile to your face? You’ve waited all hours to get to the front of the line, humiliated yourself in front of ambivalent sales assistants and are now patiently waiting to get shot at for all your wonderful resourcefulness.
No gun was found, and the woman, who was not named, was arrested and taken to the Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.
“She’s now spending her shopping money to post bond,” said Madison Police Sgt. Erik Fuhremann.
Which makes us think on some level the woman with the make believe gun got what she really wanted for Christmas- a visit to the tabloid headlines and not to mention the local jail cell.