Man pepper sprayed after argument at Wal-Mart

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Police say they pepper sprayed and arrested a man at a northern New Jersey Wal-Mart after a Thanksgiving shopping dispute.

Authorities say 23-year-old Richard Ramos became "belligerent" while arguing with a Wal-Mart shopper over a television Thursday night, and then attacked a Garfield police officer when the manager called for help.

Police tell The Star-Ledger that officers used pepper spray to subdue the Passaic man.

No one else was injured.

Police say the store was packed with "Black Friday" shoppers at the time of the incident.

Ramos is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He's being held at the Bergen County Correctional Facility in Hackensack in lieu of $20,000.

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