Black Friday: Horror Stories From the Trenches

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Getting that perfect gift can drive people to do rash things. And the struggle to nab that gift at a low, low price can make people go even more berserk. That’s why Black Friday — with its limited-time deals and midnight openings — remains the perfect storm.

However, the need to get the latest and greatest gadgets has gone way too far, resulting in terrible behavior toward customer service folks, stampedes that rival The Lion King (1994) and, in some cases, violence. Take a look at some of the wildest stories from the Black Friday trenches.