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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
KINSTON, NC (WBTV) - Police were forced to use pepper spray after Kinston Walmart customers tried to take electronics that weren't for sale yet.
A former police officer was arrested in the midst of the disturbance.
He says a fight never broke out and police overreacted to people just trying to secure their position in line.
"He was raining it over the whole crowd so that it will rain down on their head," said Gordon Jackson, a former police officer who was shopping on Black Friday. "Some of it got on my granddaughter in her face and eyes and she had to go to the emergency room because she's asthmatic."
Jackson says he simply told police they shouldn't have pepper sprayed the crowd--and the next thing he knew he was in hand-cuffs.