HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- Black Friday shopping started off with a bang, but crowds slowly tapered off over time.
At Parkway Place Mall, the doors opened at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night. Mall employees said they saw a huge crowd then and another burst at midnight, but things died down after that.
Huntsville police officers patrolling the mall said that everyone was on their best behavior and no arrests were made. One employee at Belk said they had a few tug-o-wars between some customers and merchandise, but most shoppers were peaceful and pleasant.
Over at the University Drive SuperTarget, there was also a steady stream of shoppers Friday afternoon, but navigating the store wasn't a problem, and there were no lines at the checkouts.