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Police Give Tips To Shop Safely On Black Friday
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 20, 2012 @ 7:32PM
Created on November 20, 2012 @ 7:12PM
A record of number of folks are expected to get their holiday shopping started later this week.
Most stores open late Thursday night, or early Friday morning.
Putting all those folks together who are looking to save a dollar or two can be dangerous and sometimes even deadly!
That's why police are urging those bargain hunters to take their time, and told them that it's not worth getting hurt or arrested to save some money.
Officers said anytime you put a crowd of folks together it's not too hard for the situation to spiral out of control.
Luckily because big crowds of folks are expected to head out and hunt the deals, late Thursday evening and early Friday morning, police will be out at the stores to help control any sort of situation that might develop.
They said if you plan on heading out for Black Friday shopping it's important to remember to take your time.
"Avoiding a fight is always best," James Smith, the Chief of the Westover Police Department, said. 
Smith also advised to watch your wallet. That's because there will be a lot of folks at the store and that gives crooks more of an opportunity to swipe your cash.

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