No Jail Time for the Black Friday Walmart Pepper Spray Xbox 360 Mom?
Pepper spray in the face? It must be Christmastime!
Just in time for the holidays, an unnamed California woman assaulted other shoppers with pepper spray, so she could buy an Xbox 360 at half-price. At least 20 people were injured.
After she pepper sprayed the crowd, she went to the check-out line, paid for the item and left the store. The female assailant has since come forward and turned herself in to the Los Angeles police. However, the LAPD are trying to decide if they should press charges against the woman. Seriously, WTF?!
According to the Los Angeles Times:
Investigators declined to speculate Saturday whether the woman, described only as a Latina in her 30s, brandished the spray because she felt threatened by the crowd of jostling shoppers or to gain an advantage so she could grab an Xbox game console that was on sale.
Who cares if she felt threatened by the crowd of “jostling shoppers?” She’s a woman. She was a scare-werd. Therefore, what? She’s not responsible for her actions? Baloney.
If you don’t want to be jostled or can’t handle the press of a large crowd, then don’t go shopping on the busiest shopping day of the year. I know I’m using logic and that some domestic violence organizations think the use of logic is abuse, but I refuse to drink that particular batch of kool-aid.
On what planet is it okay for anyone, male or female, to assault and injure others and not face criminal charges? If mommy doesn’t want to spend Christmas in jail, then she shouldn’t pepper spray innocent people so she can obtain a mass-produced electronic device of which there is no shortage.
And why are neither the police nor the press releasing this woman’s name? Had a man committed the same offense, his name and photo would be plastered all over every news outlet.
Here’s to hoping this woman, who committed assault, gets more than counseling as a “consequence.”
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