No charges in Thanks­giv­ing cook­ware fight at Wal­mart

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff reports

No charges were filed against ei­ther party in a fight at the Rock­mart Wal­mart on Thanks­giv­ing night as the hol­i­day shop­ping sea­son got un­der­way with a bang for two women.

An off-duty of­fi­cer work­ing se­cu­rity for the event re­ported the fight over Pi­o­neer cook­ware – which there was an abun­dant sup­ply avail­able – be­came the cause of the fight fea­tured in news reports and so­cial me­dia around the globe.

The reports stated the lady as­saulted over her box of Pi­o­neer Cook­ware com­plained that “the of­fender who had al­ready got­ten sev­eral boxes, grabbed the box that the com­plainant had and tried to take it away from her.”

Ac­counts dif­fered from the lady who was al­leged to have started the fight, and was found to have only a sin­gle box in her own cart.

“It is noted there were still mul­ti­ple cook­ware boxes re­main­ing and it is un­clear why the two fought over one par­tic­u­lar box,” the of­fi­cer re­ported last week.

Though some phys­i­cal marks were caused by the al­ter­ca­tion, no charges were filed and a re­port was made only to note the in­ci­dent. Police did ad­vice the woman as­saulted of her rights.

No one was banned from the store over the in­ci­dent ei­ther.

A video of the in­ci­dent which was turned over to police did make the rounds fol­low­ing the hol­i­day on so­cial me­dia and in news reports as far away as the United King­dom.

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