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. Officers were quick to quell Friday morning’s fracas.
In general, however, the tweeters had gone things to say about shopping at Woodland. “Woodland Mall is the place to go! Not busy at all,” tweeted Nick Vandermyde.
(Image: File video of Kentwood Police units at Woodland Mall on a call in 2011.)