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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:20 PM
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No felony charges for Black Friday pepper spray suspect
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Source: CNN

A southern California woman accused of pepper-spraying video-game shoppers in a Walmart on Black Friday will not face felony charges, prosecutors said.

"We have reviewed the evidence, and made the determination that it did not rise to the level of a felony filing. We referred the case to the City Attorney's office for consideration of misdemeanor charges," said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office Thursday.

The incident at a Walmart in the neighborhood of Porter Ranch made national headlines.

Elizabeth Macias, 32, is accused of dousing fellow shoppers with the irritant as people were grabbing for Xbox video game consoles, police said.

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