Glue Bandits in South Carolina close stores on Black Friday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Vandals armed with tubes of super glue targeted as many as 60 high end stores and businesses on fashionable King Street in Charleston, SC Friday morning, squirting glue into the locks of stores.

Managers couldn't unlock their stores for early morning sales on Black Friday. Locksmiths swarmed the shopping area while frustrated shoppers waited on the sidewalk for stores to open.

At Dumas and Sons, frustrated employeees broke through a glass window instead of waiting on beseiged locksmiths. They cleaned up the glass inside the store and opened for businesses.

Witnesses say every store from Saks Fifth Avenue, to Aldo, including stores like Lacoste, Banana Republic, and J Crew were targeted by the vandals.