Last-Minute Shoppers Fill Local Malls

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Time is running out to get Christmas gifts and local malls were filled to the brim with last-minute shoppers.

Outside the Mall at Robinson, the scene was representative of the agony of the frenzied shopping experience.

Shoppers like Jason Hazzard, of Mt. Washington, were out in force.

“Definitely harder because you got stress pretty much all in one day and there’s no way around it,” he said.

Other shoppers, like Tim Davis, put a positive spin on it.

“It’s the best time to go,” he said. “I think I like the insanity.”

Some of the women at the mall seemed a bit more relaxed. Beth Lehmier said her husband had to be coaxed out of the house to shop.

“Not exactly kicking and screaming, but yeah, I had to drag him out,” she said.

Janey Norrington, of Sheraden, and her granddaughters enjoyed the rush.

“We’re in the spirit,” she said. “We’re looking for their parents and their grandparents, so it’s good, it’s good.”

And of course, the most excited of all were the children in line to meet Santa.

“And I have the opportunity of reminding all of the kids that it’s about the joy,” Santa said.

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