Relative calm reported at area stores for Black Friday
Only routine madness was reported on Black Thursday/Friday in Yuba-Sutter.
Reports of a riot at the Yuba City Walmart were "highly exaggerated," police Sgt. Kim Slade said. Arguments over XBox 360 video game consoles led to pushing and shoving between customers.
"Tempers flared during the shoving match, but that was about it," Slade said.
Police received no reports of injuries.
Seasonal shopping chaos was "about the same" as in previous years," Slade said.
The only difference, Slade said, was the jostling started Thursday night instead of Friday morning.
The same was true in Yuba County, sheriff's Sgt. Joe Million said.
"Actually, it's been one of our quietest Thanksgiving holidays," Million said. "I hope it continues through the weekend."
Yuba County deputies responded to a fist fight in the parking lot at the Walmart in Linda. Nobody was injured.
Deputies said the fight was more a product of regular craziness and not related to early holiday shopping.