Police officer: Black Friday 'the slowest I've seen up here'

Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 07:07 PM.

Laurel Hill resident Cathy Steele avoided the Thursday and Friday sales lines while doing her early Christmas shopping Friday morning. Among goodies in her basket was a red radio-controlled truck for her son Christopher.

"I saw the last one of them so I snagged it," she said, happy with her acquisition. "I said, 'I'm not going to let that get away.' My little one is going to be so happy."

While Steele examined a display of plush throws, Neisha Smith, DeAuna Moorer and Mikayla Lee excitedly waited near the front of the line for the start of the 8 a.m. electronics sales.

"We're second in line for the iPhone," Smith said.

Steele said she appreciated the relative calm of Friday morning's shopping experience and didn't feel she missed anything the night before.

"I haven't started the midnight (shopping) thing," she said. "I'm not that slap-happy."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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