Shoppers Storm Stores; Officers Stop Fights
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando police officers were called to break up some fights between shoppers early Friday as Central Floridians flocked to stores for one of the busiest shopping days of the year, according to Local 6 News.
Line jumpers at a Best Buy at the Fashion Square Mall apparently started a fight at around 11:30 p.m. Officers responded and there were no arrests.
However, one person may be arrested for starting a fight at a Wal-Mart in east Orange County early Friday.
Some shoppers waited for as long as seven hours to be the first in the doors for bargains.
The day after Thanksgiving is known as "Black Friday" because traditionally it's seen as the day most retailers go into the "black" and start earning a profit for the year.
"I am looking for a plasma TV," Central Florida shopper Laura Campbell said. "I can get it for $287 instead of $700."
Local 6 News showed video of store shelves already empty.
According to a national survey, 64 percent of people polled said they plan to shop Friday.