"The lights flickered, tried to come back on and they didn't come back on and we were making light of it, 'oh, Black Friday, this is a real Black Friday,'" Pirelli said.
The store was one of around 750 We Energies business and residential customers left without power after a rollover accident at 76th and Layton.
"There was a loud boom and a couple more booms," said Bret Eulberg.
Eulberg was working inside Robert Haack Diamonds when an SUV smashed into a utility pole across the street. The collision snapped the main power feeder line a few feet above ground leaving the pole tilted. Customers can be seen on surveillance video running over to help the two young women inside the overturned vehicle.
People are using the lights on their phone to exit. Some choose to wait it out for the deals. So proud people didn’t just start hauling off with stuff. @tmj4pic.twitter.com/MRu09qRBBt