Friday, November 28, 2008

Consumerism Turns Deadly: Black Friday Shoppers Trample Wal-Mart Worker

Without further comment, this unbelievable report from today's New York Daily News:

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.

The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "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."

3 comments:

Randy said...

'Tis the season of "Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men." Or then again, maybe not.

Maria said...

Ridiculously callous of those people. They aught to be ashamed.

Monk-in-Training said...

So.. all is well as long as the surviving employees say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays".

Seriously there is far more wrong with Christmas in America than just verbiage. Check out the Advent Conspiracy for some hope.