Men Brawl Amid Black Friday Crowds In Cerritos

CERRITOS (AP) — The Black Friday shopping orgy got a little nasty in Southern California.

Reports of a melee sent Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies to the Los Cerritos Center mall in Cerritos around 2:30 a.m.

Sgt. Ciro Racowschi tells City News Service that a half-dozen men got into a fight in the food court, running and knocking chairs to the ground.

He says deputies contained the area and did a walkthrough but couldn’t find the brawlers.

No injuries are reported.

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The mall advertised a midnight opening and Racowschi says it was packed.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that police in the city of Hemet were called to a Target store about 4 a.m. to break up an argument between customers in two lines.

Sgt. James Waters says one line had formed at 10 p.m. Thursday and stretched to a quarter-mile. A shouting match started when shoppers who arrived later formed their own separate line.

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