ToysRus shopping brawl, shooting! Is a TOY worth a LIFE??

@mommyboo (13198)
United States
November 30, 2008 1:41pm CST
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-11-28-toy-store-shooting_N.htm This is crazy! My husband told me about this yesterday, two women getting into it with each other probably over a stupid TOY while shopping and then their husbands pulled out guns and shot each other to death! Come on people, is there ANY toy worth the lives of two men, especially spouses? What were they thinking?! I went into a ToysRus on Friday to shop but the lines were wrapped around the store for checkout, so I left. I highly doubt any member here is going to argue that a toy is worth a life, but give me your thoughts on this. I hear about mobs, trampling, fights, shootings that happen annually around big shopping crazes. Why do people allow themselves to get so worked up it escalates into violence of this proportion? I will admit to showing up early in order to take advantage of a super great sale, but I'm going to go for self preservation first, I'm not into getting into an argument with another person over something to BUY!
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8 responses
• United States
1 Dec 08
Mommyboo, did you read the article you posted? It said the fight was not over a toy.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
3 Dec 08
It said they did not KNOW what the fight was over and they were unsure if it was GANG RELATED. It happened in a TOY store, what reason do people fight in a store? Probably over an item they both want when there is only ONE item. Unless these women knew each other and were having a hissy over something unrelated to shopping, and I don't remember seeing anything about that.
• United States
3 Dec 08
"Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez said the fight was not over a toy and that handguns were found by the men's bodies. He refused to say whether the shooting was gang-related." But that aside, they should of at least took their drama outside and not in the middle of a toy store.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
1 Dec 08
According to the article "Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez said the fight was not over a toy" No a toy is not worth a life. Nothing is.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I've seen mixed reports about this. For someone who just hears about a brawl/fight leading to a shooting in a toy store, one would assume that, you know?
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Hubby told me about this a couple days ago when it happened but their were no details. My Niece told me yesterday that she'd seen it on the news on TV and the report said the fight started over a Barbie doll. It wouldn't surprise me b/c I remember the crazies that came out over the talking Elmo doll a couple years back. There were shootings and robberies over that too. Some ppl just get nuts and don't stop to think about their actions. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
2 Dec 08
A BARBIE doll? Ugh. I remember the nuttiness over the TMX Elmo, I bought one but NOT while people were lining up. I think I waited for the next shipment and then arrived during a traditionally quiet time of day (middle of the day while kids are at school) without my daughter so I could buy it and hide it. She enjoyed it a LOT but the following summer she decided elmo wanted to go swimming, and she put him in our pool... needless to say elmo didn't work too well afterwards, even though he did dry out. I bought her another one when I found it on sale for $25 - much better than the $55 for the first one!
@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
1 Dec 08
My daughter and I were having a conversation similar to this yesterday. I told her I love Christmas time but would love it even more if people really celebrated the true meaning of it rather than being so worked up over buying everyone the perfect gift. My son is a senior in high school and this year really is important to me and I want it to be the best ever because it may be the last one that he is home for. It seems once boys go off to college, get married and begin their own families they leave their parents and other siblings behind for that new life.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Can you blame him? I don't mean to make you feel sad by saying this but I know from having been 18 myself that I wanted to be on my own, start my own family, etc etc. I still love my extended family but my priority is my own family and probably always will be. My daughter was a senior in high school last year so last Christmas was the last one she had with us. She is trying to get back here to spend some of the holidays with us, but that is fully dependent on whether she can get time off from college. She got time off from work but the school is still up in the air. I also see what you're saying, I keep in touch with my sisters (both younger, both married) but I rarely talk to my brothers (also both married), they are busy.
• Japan
30 Nov 08
This is so stupid and sad. I think that some people leave all common sense in the car when they go to these super sales. I love sales,any chance to save a bit but I have walked away when it go to rowdy, saving a bit is not worth it sometimes. Jacks
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I love sales too, but not enough to risk injury or a life over it! I was even nice while squeezing thru crowds at Walmart on Friday, I said excuse me lol. Of course it is easier to get thru if you're carrying items in your arms and don't have a cart
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
30 Nov 08
this is just insane and shows how dumb people really are to take away a life for some dumb toy that will hardly get use probally. I hope those women rought in jail and think of what theyve done because they are just so damn stupid makes me want to smack them.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
30 Nov 08
When I first read the story the other day the cops were unclear as to what had started the fight. A toy? Ain't no toy great enough to fight over, let alone lose a life over Christmas shoppers are tough!
@Liveon17 (81)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Well hey its survival of the fittest, in other words, if they are stupid enough to fight over a toy like a little child then hey, they weren't fit to be in this world anyway, who wants to live in a world with a person like that? I sure don't..
• United States
1 Dec 08
No one was fighting over a toy.
• United States
1 Dec 08
Pretty damn close, either way if they are willing to shoot each other over something, that something being ANYTHING then hey I say get the f... out of this world, cuz baby there ain't no types of room for you.