Police Respond to Black Friday Fight at Carolina Place Mall

CHARLOTTE, NC — Reports of a lockdown on Black Friday at Carolina Place Mall.

Police say a fight broke out between two groups near the old Sears store and JC Penney just before five o’clock Friday afternoon. Pineville officers who were working off-duty at the mall arrived within seconds, and both groups left immediately.

We spoke with Susan Pettus, who works nearby, and she says it’s sad that something like this happened around the holidays.

“Yeah, you don’t want to think about that, especially this time of year,” said Pettus. “You’re out trying to get your holiday shopping done, and thinking what you can buy for someone special. And to have something like this happen… it’s pretty bad.”

The fight is still under investigation, but the mall is operating under normal business hours Saturday.