Help Me Hank checks in with Black Friday shoppers at Somerset Mall

Coronavirus pandemic leads to toned-down Black Friday

But everything is different in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The parking lots and lines at Metro Detroit malls aren’t nearly what residents are used to seeing.

TROY, Mich. – It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Traditionally, that would mean thousands of people flooding malls for Black Friday.

But everything is different in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The parking lots and lines at Metro Detroit malls aren’t nearly what residents are used to seeing.

Some shoppers are still getting out to find deals, though.

Consumer Investigator Hank Winchester went a few miles up I-75 to Somerset Mall to check in with some of those shoppers.

You can watch the full Help Me Hank report in the video above.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Derick is the Lead Digital Editor for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.