Many franchise stores opened at midnight this morning to start the crazed Black Friday tradition of shopping for incredible bargains.  But this is a bit ridiculous…

One woman was shot in the foot at a Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart during an armed robbery attempt.

An explosive device was reportedly found in a break room refrigerator at a Wal-Mart in Arizona on Thursday.  Store was evacuated with no horrific incident.

A Black Friday shopper at a Wal-Mart in San Leandro, California was shot and critically injured during another armed robbery.

And my personal favorite:  a woman (supposedly waiting in line for a new X-Box 360 at a Los Angeles Wal-Mart) grew angry with shoppers pushing or cutting in line.  She opened fired on the crowd with pepper spray, injuring at least 15 people. 

Seriously?!?  Is this the new American holiday tradition? 

Well, Happy Holidays, everyone!  Here’s the MSN link to the article with a bit more details: