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Pepper Spray Wielding Shopper May Sue Wal-Mart, Attorney Says

He claims a large man punched Elizabeth Macias in the face.

The attorney for the woman accused of unleashing pepper spray on a Porter Ranch Wal-Mart Thanksgiving night crowd of shoppers says she may sue the store.

In an interview with Louisa Hodge of KCAL9, attorney Michael Champ, said Elizabeth Macias was fighting for her life and those of her teenage children. He said her son was knocked to the floor "being punched and kicked by a rather large man" who also punched Macias in the face when she tried to come to her son's aid.

However, witness Christina Acuna told Hodge, "I remember her specifically showing the security guy that she had pepper spray attached to her purse strap and she specifically told him that she called the Devonshire Division and that it's okay to use if she felt her life was threatened."

The county District Attorney declined to file felony charges, but the City Attorney's Office is still considering misdemeanor charges.

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Zookeeper91326 December 10, 2011 at 04:49 PM
Awe, geesh...This keeps getting better and better (not!). I hope the local D.A. prosecutes her, and that EVERY PERSON affected by this mad woman's pepper spray sues her. This assault was pre-meditated... She knew what Black Friday was like, she knew there was a crowd, she didn't leave when she realized there would be a crush for the X-Box, (she wanted her deal), and SHE BROUGHT PEPPER SPRAY! Who does that??? Unless, of course, she anticipated she might need it to get her "deal." I don't buy her story...
Kat December 10, 2011 at 05:18 PM
Oh puh-leeze. First she uses the pepper spray. Then she manages to buy an X-box despite all her 'trauma', now she's trying to cash in.
AG December 10, 2011 at 05:47 PM
Oh well. It seems some people have a very odd narrow view of 'self defense'. Judgemental adjectives posted here has proven a unfair biase, but it's only an opinion. And anyone knows what they say about 'opinions', everyone has one, etcetera....Are people that too emotional to rush to judge about this matter here ?? I can stay objective to find out the facts of this event. I guess not. Too bad, a shame. These examples of over emotional view of this matter conveniently stops all discussion on the important topics. Not very tollerant, American, or working to discovering the facts of this matter.
Zookeeper91326 December 10, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Well, AG, these are the facts: 1) She waited in line with her children, for hours, amongst a mutually eager crowd. 2) At 10:00 p.m., when the doors opened, she raced and pushed through the crowd, with children in tow, to get her hands on an X-Box. 3) She brought out and sprayed innocent people with pepper spray (that she had conveniently brought with her (just in case?). 4) Only AFTER she obtained her X-Box, did she try to retreat. Justifiable? Not in my neighborhood.
AG December 12, 2011 at 03:29 AM
All the facts are not here. So, people are inncocent until proven guilty in my country, yours may vary.
AG December 16, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Another defensive pepper spray incident done in front of police and no charges filed. video LINK: http://youtu.be/_sgJ1yCTZtw

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