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Black Friday shopper cuts in line, punches fellow shopper


Just before 11 p.m. on Nov. 22, Beaverton police officers were dispatched to the Best Buy store at 8905 S.W. Cascade Ave. on a report of a large fight that had just broken out in a line of customers waiting to enter the store.

Upon arrival, they learned 18-year-old Carlos Daniel Gil-Medina of Beaverton reportedly assaulted a 54-year-old Beaverton man. The suspect was reportedly intoxicated when police contacted him.

An investigation showed that Gil-Medina and the victim were in line at Best Buy for the early Black Friday sale, said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman.Gil-Medina

“Gil-Medina was cutting in front of people at the front of the line, and when asked to leave, he punched the victim in the face,” Rowe said. The victim sustained a laceration to his face next to his right eye that was bleeding while officers talked with him. He was transported to an area hospital, where he received stitches to close the laceration.

Gil-Medina was lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and giving false information to a police officer.

“This is a good reminder with the holiday shopping season upon us, to be patient,” Rowe said.