Why doesn't Black Friday just turn into an all-day looting fest?
Since everyone is discussing Black Friday today, I might as well ask a question that's always bugged me. Every year you see the typical videos of people destroying a store to get the best Black Friday deal; you see people fighting, assaulting each other, everything imaginable, and some unimaginable. But it always appears everyone who does this still waits in line for an hour to buy what they just went through hell to put in their cart.
My question is: Why don't all of those people just walk out the doors without paying? It seems like in all of the chaos if one person does it, mob mentality will sink in and everyone will start doing it. Every year I see every ingredient come together to form a mass-scale looting event. Anyone care to give a logical reason why this doesn't happen more often?