It seems that running riot whilst shopping is not just a US thing. Yesterday during the after Xmas sales rush in a furniture shop in Bradford, Yorkshire a riot broke out.
Several punters saw a cosy black leather three piece suite for sale, 75% off and they made a bee line for it. One couple jumped on the suite and screamed, "it's ours". Then another couple built like wardrobes (suitable) and eating several bags of soggy chips also jumped onto the chairs and screamed, "it's ours"!
Then other couples out for their traditional between Chrismas and New year visit to the furniture shop dived on top of the suite and claimed, "it's ours!"
The scene escalated as several blows were thrown, fights broke out and others, not interested in the suite, joined in. After all it is the season of goodwill (?). The police were called and managed to dodge pieces of flying furniture aimed at them and then arrested the whole bunch.
A spokesman for the furniture shop gave the following statement: "normally we have OAP's and families with kids in here, but the times certainly are changing; well at least they didn't have knives with them, happy new year to everybody."
A glazier company employed to mend the broken windows also wished everybody a happy new year including the rioters, I wonder why?