Ripley would have had a hard time believing this one. [Video shows Orlando police using pepper spray at beauty store giveaway: Pushing, shoving at store's grand opening $1 giveaway, ClickOrlando.com, 10-10-14]:
Shoppers started lining up Friday morning and by 8:30 a.m. there were several dozens of people in line. Pushing and shoving occurred and a pregnant woman was pushed down.
Orlando: Why see Universal Studios or Disney World when you can see more amusement at a free hair weave give-a-way?
In surveillance video, Orlando police is spotted trying to get the crowd to back up and when they wouldn't back up, at least two officers started to use pepper spray on the crowd.
Several shoppers tell Local 6 they believe the police overreacted. The Department defended the officer's actions.
"The officers attempted to gain control of the crowd and restore order however they were unsuccessful, therefore they sprayed over the heads of the crowd to gain control," a department spokesperson said in an email to Local 6.
The video shows one officer spraying at eye level.Forget, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"; in Orlando, it's "Hands off my Weave!"