Shoppers Pack Monroeville Mall On Black Friday, Victoria’s Secret Deal Leads To Hot Tempers

MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — People camped out, lined up and pushed through the doors when stores opened as early as midnight for early bird specials this Black Friday.

Everyone was looking for a good deal on that holiday gift, but not everyone was in a giving mood. A small scuffle reportedly broke out at one sale in the Monroeville Mall.

Some consider Thanksgiving to be the start of the holiday season, but dedicated shoppers say it’s today, and they were out in full force.

The gift of sales – a joyous day that comes but once a year. It had shoppers up in the middle of the night, all for a discount.

“I left the house about 10:30,” said one shopper.

Not 10 a.m., no, that’s 10:30 at night.

With many businesses opening much earlier this year, stores had waves of customers at places like Monroeville Mall, where many stores opened at midnight unlike the normal doorbuster rush of Black Fridays past.

One of the most climactic parts of the day was at Victoria’s Secret, where a hot deal on yoga pants had some women fuming.

“Literally, girls were punching each other,” said shopper Liz Wentling. “They threw little bags in baskets and they were just like, ‘Here.’ Girls were literally shoving each other, moms were getting into it.”

The morning shoppers finally settled down, but getting up in the middle of the night meant that some literally shopped till they dropped. Some took advantage of the massage chairs conveniently set up in the mall as they checked their shopping lists.

“Just myself,” said shopper Shannon Smith. “I’m still shopping for myself.”

Of course, Santa Claus is at the mall too. He’ll be there every day from now until Christmas Eve.

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  • kristy

    all this for YOGA PANTS? freakin’ losers. get a life.

    • Dave Foltz

      The worst comment I’ve ever read. Were you dropped on your head as a child?

  • drlynch

    @animalfarm No, they have plenty of OUR money to spend.

  • jason

    Victoria’s Secret? What self-respecting woman would buy anything from Victoria’s Secret. It’s sexist and demeaning to women. Girls, you really need to make better choices in life.

    • Sammie Jo

      like what? granny panties?

    • patriotgirl1

      Demeaning to women? I love feeling feminine and sexy. If you don’t like VS, I would say there is def something wrong with you as a man.

      • Gay Friendly

        So there is something wrong with gay guys? I’m getting your IP address from CBS and sending it to the Obama administration so that they can prosecute you for hate crimes. Gay people get beat up and killed everyday because of people like you who promote hatred against them.

      • Jake

        Obama already has at least three websites where you report people. In fact, I just reported Gay Friendly for violating Obama’s Stop Snitching policy.

      • English police

        What is “def”? Are you one of the Beastie Boys? If not, please learn how to write in English.

    • Rose

      Personally, I have bigger issues to think about than where I buy my underwear. I’m more worried about where I buy my food just what is in it (hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, etc.). I think most of this country could stand to make some better choices, but underwear is pretty low on my priority list. Beating people up over merchandise is just plain trashy and embarrassing, but I don’t think buying some underwear and bras at Victoria’s Secret is demeaning to women.

    • a. james

      What’s wrong with a woman expressing femininity and sexuality? Would you like women to wear burkas?

      …furthermore, the majority of the items sold at Victoria’s Secret are bedroom attire. Who are you to judge what people wear behind closed doors?

      • regulate bedroom behavior now

        I can judge anything I want. That nonsense about people having the right to do whatever they want behind closed doors is just that, nonsense. Society has a right to regulate EVERYTHING because everything you do affects your health and therefore possibly your need for social assistance. Don’t like it? End the weflare state and then you can have your privacy.

      • Leo Jerome


    • jerry

      great job Jason you just called almost all women sexist because ask a woman and they will tell you it is “their decision” to shop at those places because ‘they’ like how it makes them look and feel, not just for mens eyes. In our hyper feminist pc world do you think all of the victoria secret type places would exist if millions of women didnt want that product? jason people like you who judge others like this are sexit and demeaning to women and men…. go live in the catholic middle ages with the rest of your kind.

      • jerry is a bigot

        I don’t see anything about religion or Catholicism in his comment. His comment seems to be more related to 20th century feminism, which was virulently anti-Catholic. When you irrationally insert an anti-Catholic comment in your response to an original comment has nothing to do with religion or Catholicism, your anti-Catholic bigotry is shining bright…

    • leah

      The fact that women need and wear underwear objects them to sexism? Whoa. I wonder what tampons do to us…

    • biff

      It is sexist…but man I still love a good push up bra. But demeaning…although there are those thigh highs…

      • TheEuropean

        You don’t know the meaning of the word demeaning until your sweetie gets on her hands and knees and eats out of a dog dish.

    • whitemanking

      well, guess we know who the ugly girl here is

    • Illogicbuster

      As opposed to wearin’ a potato sack

    • freecheese

      Sexist and demeaning ? Huh? So are women who seek out rich men — and there are MANY of them !

    • Everyday Guy

      You’re just saying that because you date a feminist fat pig.

      • Non-feminist

        He didn’t say it was demeaning to feminists, he said it was demeaning to all women.

      • James


  • Snuggle Pugs

    Many have been so indoctrinated to be robots …. SILLY PEOPLE

    • Kip Noxzema

      There you go talking about Oba-Mao voters again.

    • johnnie


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  • Judy

    Outradministration has been feeding into this ME generation and that they are entitled to act like animals like they do on Wall Street. Do you really think that these girls were buying presents for their mother or the 19 year old boy is getting his parents a new TV. I don’t think so.

  • Wayner D. Palke

    The real secret was not Victoria Secret yoga pants resulting in fisticuff’s! It is all the whacko’s that would devote themselves to getting up at 3 in the morning, for a so called Black Friday, instead of shopping for Christmas gifts all throughout the year?? That’s what Wayner doe’s!

  • JM in San Diego CA

    The stores put people up to this for the publicity value. (There’s a sucker born every minute.)

  • JM in San Diego CA

    Crayola is removing all racist colors from next years boxes of Crayons.

    It’s true. it was on the news.

  • Dan!

    Hey! you’re wrong! I’m a liberal arts major with a dual degree from a top undergrad school, advanced grad degrees. I come from money and “do very well”. My girl is a blue blood professional, seasoned world traveler, and successful entrepreneur. She and I love VS.

    • a. james

      lmao. Liberal Arts. There’s a badge of honor that most people wouldn’t want to wear. Hmm, on second though, it’s not a badge of honor at all.

    • MadMike

      Liberal Arts “major”, not much to brag about buddy.

    • Kip Noxzema

      You forgot to include you and Ms. Very Well are into ego as well.

    • Casper

      Sorry, you two turned out to be such inconsequential wastes. Typical left-wing idiots. I’m positively sure of it.

    • rw

      I read a quote today from, of all people, Barry Switzer the football coach that describes you perfectly.

      “Some people are born on third base and live their lives like they hit a triple”.

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  • 102 lbs and gorgeous

    Victoria’s Secret is a place where people who care about their bodies can ship for nice things that compliment them. It’s not a place for savage fatties.

    • 102 lbs and gorgeous

      Obviously not “ship,” that should be “shop” lol. I love their items.

      • Seth

        102 lbs and gorgeous… I’ll be the judge of that.

      • BobbyONJ

        Where are you gorgeous?

  • Jason's opposite

    Sounds freaking HOT.

  • jeff

    hey old dude you are as stupid as Joy Behar if you think that is why it is called black Friday. Just so you can be informed Black Friday means that you are trying to get out of the red which is negative into the black which is good. You should go try occupying a school for a while you moron

    • Sammie Jo

      That may have been the original meaning but it sure isn’t anymore, thanks to, GUESS WHO?

    • Toby

      Actually, Black Friday originally did NOT mean anything about a store moving from the red into the black financially.

      That’s something that was invented in the 80s (ahh… consumerism) when they wanted a positive spin on the name that was coined in the 40s and used akin to the terminology of “Black Tuesday” since the person in question wanted a way of describing the nastiness of the day (people ate turkey and then had to work the next day in retail environments, police had to work to keep order from the crazy people after sales, etc.)

    • Kip Noxzema

      You took it the wrong way, but you were definitely right about Behar.

    • biff

      Easy on poor Jeff…he was up early trying to get a good deal on yoga pants this morning.

    • PeasPlease

      Jeff, it was sarcasm. Know it when you see!

    • Tom

      Earth to Jeff…..Earth to Jeff: OldDude was making a joke, trying to point out how everything gets turned into a racial issue. Jeez. Talk about your morons.

  • M

    Shop V.S. all you want and vote for all the liberals – Hillary C. is promoting Islam and pushing Comcast to carry Al Jazeera. Soon nobody will be able to see your latest V.S. purchase under that Islamic shroud the Muslums will be forcing all women to wear! Talk about sexist! I’d rather wear V.S. than a burqua!

  • cheyenne001

    I was staning in line outside the walmart store this morning and i was assulted by an old lady, she kicked me in the balls.

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  • rembrandtqeinstein

    Chick fight? Yoga pants?? Victoria Secret??? WHERE’S THE VIDEO????

  • schmuck281

    I’ll bet that most of those women fighting over yoga pants couldn’t even fit in them.

    I definitely don’t want to see that video

    • WhoKnows

      Big momma trying to fit into a size 2 while her waist is a size 50? Nope, don’t wanna see that.

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  • Panic Mom

    It’s an accounting term — “in the black” means you’ve made money as opposed to “in the red…” Accounting 101.

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