It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Or so the song goes. At a Garfield Walmart, holiday greed came to light over a TV.
NJ.com reported that 23-year old Richard Ramos of Passaic began arguing with another shopper over a television, and reportedly attacked a Garfield Police officer who had been summoned by the store manager. Lieutenant Martin Gray said that police had to use pepper spray on Ramos to arrest him.
The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Thanksgiving night, NJ.com reported. Police and firefighters had already been in the area to provide security for the businesses that are expecting huge crowds of shoppers over the holiday weekend.
Walmart customers said even though they drew a large crowd, the pre-Black Friday sales were well organized by the Garfield store, according to WABC. No other customers were injured during the incident.
Gothamist reminds us that a greeter was trampled to death by shoppers at a Long Island Walmart in 2008, and provides a current video from a North Carolina store.