Teens in Custody After Woodland Mall Fight

Robb Westaby, Fox 17, November 23, 2012

A fight broke out in the midst of early Black Friday shopping at Woodland Mall early Friday.

Details are sketchy, but Kentwood Police confirmed that two teens were taken into custody.

The news spread quickly on Twitter. “Gang fight at Woodland Mall,” tweeted Michael Peneycad. “Cops tackled them and sprayed pepper spray, everyone in that wing started coughing and sneezing.”

Pepper spray was used, but it is unclear who used it. “Everyone is coughing at Woodland Mall!” said @TannerSheppard on Twitter. “I guess someone sprayed pepper spray and everyone’s running away from jcpenney, coughing and gagging,” said @KrystalSchaible.

Police credit beefed up security at the mall since a number of violent incidents in 2011. {snip}

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