STAFFORD, TX (KTRK) -- There were tense moments at a Stafford Walmart Thursday night when customers brawled over a TV on sale, and the incident was captured on cell phone video.
It happened at the store off Highway 59 and West Airport. Tooba Amir, 15, rushed over with her phone when she heard screams and laughter. Customers had thrown themselves on top of TVs. They didn't even listen to police orders at first.
"People were climbing over each other to get a TV," said Tooba. "It was crazy."
We've seen craziness all over the Houston area, as customers rushed to grab the best deals of the year. But with so many stores opening up on Thanksgiving day, Black Friday, which is usually the start of the holiday shopping season, just isn't what it used to be.
There was no traffic, very few line and the outlet malls had a few parking spots left. Many people turn to the Internet for holiday shopping.
"I shop online," shopper Mark Ott said. "I'm the one guy trying to take advantage of other people's need to sleep."
There are plenty more opportunities to shop around town. There's still Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, with plenty of great holiday deals waiting for you.
Tussle over TV at Stafford Walmart caught on video