WalMart Stampede

Posted: 11/28/2008 by that's Elbert in crime, News & Politics
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A Walmart employee was killed during a stampede of customers trying to enter WalMart in Long Island, NY. The New York Post reports:

Throngs of Black Friday shoppers stampeded the man as they rushed into the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream minutes before it opened.

“When the doors opened, all hell broke loose,” a law enforcement source told The Post.

Fox News reports further:

The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead an hour after shoppers breached the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, Long Island, about 5 a.m. Friday and knocked him down, police said.

“He was bum-rushed by 200 people,” Jimmy Overby, the man’s 43-year-old co-worker, told the New York Daily News. “They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too … I literally had to fight people off my back.”

Four others were injured including a 28-year-old pregnant woman.

This was crazy. I sure hope the bargains were worth it.

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