Chicago-Area Store Closes For Two Hours After 'Mass Push Of Bodies' On Black Friday (VIDEO)
A store in a suburban Chicago shopping mall closed for two hours Friday morning after people and merchandise alike were knocked to the ground during what police called a "mass push of bodies."
The Pink store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Ill., attracted around 100 people who waited outside the stores to await the 4 a.m. start of their Black Friday sale, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
When Orland Park Police received 911 calls from customers who were being knocked to the ground inside the store. The store, a spinoff of Victoria's Secret geared toward teenage girls and young women, was forced to close for about two hours, according to NBC Chicago. When the store re-opened after some cleaning up, mall security set up ropes and barricades to help control the crowd of shoppers swarming for deals.
No arrests, injuries or stolen goods were reported from the scene.
Orland Park Police Cmdr. John Keating told the Chicago Tribune "we are very lucky there were no injuries."
"They didn't anticipate the volume of shoppers that showed up for their sale," Keating added.
Representatives from neither the store nor the mall returned calls from both the Tribune and Sun-Times requesting comment on the incident.