Customers wade through sea of boxes after Black Friday frenzy leaves Nike store in ruins

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TULALIP, Wash. — Black Friday left its mark on a Nike store in Washington.

A customer took video of the aftermath of Black Friday shopping at the Nike Factory store at Seattle Premium Outlets. Larry Downer went to the store around 8:15 p.m. to get a pair of shoes for his son.

By that time, the store had been open for about 15 hours. He told KCPQ that it looked like an “earthquake leveled the place.”

Downer’s video showed customers wading through a sea of orange boxes on the ground after merchandise had been picked through and thrown aside.

"It's a huge store and it seems like every inch of the floor was covered in merchandise," Downer told KCPQ. "I saw people just tossing stuff around and showing disregard for the store merchandise."

Downer eventually found a pair of shoes for his son. He told the TV station that he found one of the shoes in one aisle and the matching shoe over in the next aisle.

He described the staff as looking “overwhelmed and tired.”

The store closed a few hours later at midnight and reopened at 5 a.m. Saturday.

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