There is no tradition more American than rioting over sneakers.
The new Jordans cost a paltry $185 and are surely worth harming your fellow man. About 100 people were lined up outside of a Huntsville, Ala., shoe store late last night, vying for 36 pairs of the kicks. Shockingly, trouble ensued.
Police said they did not actually use the pepper spray on the people, but they sprayed it in the general direction of the crowd.
Everyone in line refused medical treatment because they did not want to lose their place in line.
Officers said they had not seen a mob like it in quite a while, and even "Black Friday" crowds were not that bad.
Mall management made everyone leave around 6 a.m. Police said they were prepared to stay until Hibbetts opened and everyone calmed down.
No one was arrested. Police said they think the people who started fighting fled the scene.