Millions of Americans will be hitting retail outlets later today for the start of the mad rush for Black Friday deals.
If you are planning to be among them, local authorities have some safety reminders for you during a high stress time of year. Chief Ben Lowers indicates if you plan to venture out whether it is Thanksgiving night or early Friday morning, it is best to travel and shop in pairs.
If you plan to hit up the mall in local cities, the Chief reminds shoppers to remember where you've parked and when you return to your vehicle, make sure your keys are handy as you get to your vehicle.
When walking around the store you are at, Chief Lowers says it is best to carry wallets or cash or credit cards in your front pockets.
Additionally, when you leave your vehicle to go shopping, put away all expensive electronics and other valuables and make sure your vehicle is locked.