Man pulls gun on Black Friday line-cutter

San Antonio shoppers turn violent waiting to get into a Sears store

By Associated Press
Published November 23, 2012 4:36PM (EST)
 A Sears department store (Wikimedia)
A Sears department store (Wikimedia)

Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.

Police Sgt. Rob Carey tells the San Antonio Express-News a man rushed into the store when it opened Thursday night to get to the front of a line, started arguing with people and tried cutting in front of them.

One man who got punched pulled a gun and that scattered shoppers, including the impatient line-cutter who took cover behind a refrigerator. Then he fled.

Carey says the man with the gun had a permit to carry the weapon and isn't being charged with a crime.

Associated Press

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