Brad's Beat: Last Minute Shoppers

By Brad Douglas

Published 12/24 2013 05:13PM

Updated 12/24 2013 07:00PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Last minute Christmas shoppers were out in force this afternoon. Thousands of shoppers crowded the Northpark Mall in Joplin. Many have been putting off shopping until the very last minute in the hopes that they will find something good to put under the tree. As usual, there seemed to be more men shopping than women. One man we talked to said, you better pick out something quick because time is running out, but you do have options.

"You go hit your neighborhood gas station, bottle of wine, tequila," said Clay Carter, Married 25 Years.

Fellas, you're out of luck, the mall closed at 6 p.m. tonight.

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