Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday stampede

This is the saddest story I've read in a long time!

Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday stampede

11:47 AM EST, November 28, 2008

A 34-year-old Wal-Mart worker died Friday morning after "a throng of shoppers . . . physically broke down the doors" and knocked him to the ground as the crowd pushed its way into the store at a Valley Stream mall, Nassau police said. One police officer told Newsday the prelude to the death was "a mob scene."

Nassau County police said the 34-year-old worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m., an hour after the store opened. The cause of death was not immediately known.

The man who died was a temporary, part-time Wal-Mart worker, the officer said. Shoppers who surged into the store were asked to leave by Wal-Mart workers, some of them crying and visibly upset, said one shopper, Kimberly Cribbs of Far Rockaway.

Though rumors circulated among the shoppers that someone had been badly injured, people ignored the Wal-Mart workers' requests that they stop shopping, move to the front of the store and exit, Cribbs said.

There is no 52" Flat screen TV worth a life.
Do you shop on Black Friday?

- Jennifer


Gwen said...

This makes me sick. People can be so obtuse.

If I shop on black Friday, I do it in antique stores or boutiques. Stores like these are empty on Black Friday. Further proof that most people are dummies.

Susie said...

Is this for real? Sometimes, I can't tell with you guys.

B.E. Earl said...

It's real. It happened about 20 minutes from where I live. I talked to a woman this afternoon who was there right after it happened. She said the shoppers kept on pushing past the cops and medical workers to get into the store.

Absolutely ridiculous.

Dr Zibbs said...

Stupid white trash Walmart shoppers.

Philly said...

I do not even like to go out on the road on Black Friday.


Cowguy said...

Pretty sad stuff. What the hell is wrong with people anyhow? Good grief.

Anonymous said...

That is completely F'ed!
I do not shop on Black Friday. Actually I try not to go out at all. Today I went to the grocery store and that was plenty.

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Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

I do not shop on black Friday because I hate crowds, well, I hate shopping all around anyway.

This is just unacceptable in my book. You're SO right!! NO TV is worth a life!!

Michelle J said...

It's horrible!

I feel sick to my stomach!!!!

People suck!!!!

Michelle J said...

It's horrible!

I feel sick to my stomach!!!!

People suck!!!!

Two Blessings From Above said...

I don't shop on Black Friday either. I heard a pregnant women lost her baby being pushed around too. How sad!