While shoppers are keeping an eye out for bargain, thieves are looking for careless shoppers. "Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, " Athens Assistant Chief Rodney Williams III said. "The best thing I can tell you is to use precautions. "With parking lots filled with cars and stores bustling with shoppers, Athens police will patrol the businesses to help reduce car burglaries. They “are a crime of opportunity," Williams said. "In a way, the criminals are window shoppers.