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Local police on hand for Black Friday

Patrolling and undercover

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 8:33pm

We all know shopping on Black Friday can be fun, but sometimes the rush to get that special sale can turn chaotic, even violent.

This Friday there will be undercover cops to keep the peace in parts of central Texas.

Killeen and Harker Heights are just two departments that will use secret shoppers.

Waco police will be patrolling certain spots in the early hours of Black Friday.

All this is a way to keep people safe from fellow overzealous shoppers and potential parking lot thieves.

Most stores participating in Black Friday open doors at midnight but some stores, including Wal-Mart, will open doors Thursday night.

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