Victoria's Secret at Woodland Hills rolled up the doors early Friday morning and a crush of excited Black Friday shoppers flooded the store.
The retailer was offering gift bags with purchases. A man caught the crowd on cell phone video, and posted it to YouTube.
The video has been shared and liked hundreds of times.
"How can people be this crazed over bras and underwear?" asks Donna Morris on FOX23's Facebook page
"Look at the employees who had to open the gate! They literally ran for their lives!" said Kelly Walker on FOX23's Facebook page.
FOX23 tracked the man who shot the video and uploaded it to YouTube. Chad Carter was minding his business late Thursday doing some Black Friday shopping at Woodland Hills Mall when he noticed something he couldn't ignore.
“I was on the second floor, and I looked down to the first floor and there was this mob of people,” Carter told FOX23. That mob was a group of what he estimated to be 250 shoppers waiting to get into Victoria's Secret when the doors opened at midnight. Here's what it sounded like, that sea of shoppers rushing store, enough to make carter scratch his head. “This is Oklahoma, and typically in Oklahoma a lot of people are friendly, they'll let you in front of them and say, “Excuse me, Pardon me,” but to just see them hoard into this store and engulf it in seconds was amazing,” Carter said. As he was shooting this clip, “I had a feeling it was going to get ugly.” Woodland Hills' owners, Simon Property Group, say it just looked ugly and sent this statement to FOX23. “Contrary to earlier reports today on social media, there were no injuries of any kind when Victoria's Secret opened its doors early this morning at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa. There was a big crowd of eager customers waiting to enter this popular store, but store personnel have confirmed to mall management that there was no fighting and no injuries.” The video is still gaining steam on YouTube and social media sites. “This response that the video's been getting is mind boggling,” Carter said. It’s being viewed and shared across the globe. “It’s kind of the ultimate kudos to get a viral video. It's not something I was aiming for, it just happened, am I still stunned that it's gone viral.” FOX23 called and e-mailed Victoria’s Secret corporate offices, and our inquires were not returned.
Woodland Hills Mall says it is up to the stores whether or not to open the gate.