Two dead in Black Friday stampede at Wal-Mart

It sounds like an article from the Onion, but it's not. A surging crowd of bargain hunters at a Wal-Mart in Long Island trampled to death a store worker, and caused a miscarriage in a pregnant woman shopper, as they trampled human beings rushing into the store. Joe Gould of the New York Daily News reports: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."A pregnant shopper was also knocked down and lost her baby.Mobs are dangerous entities. Even the slightest provocation (like a savings of $20 on a...(Read Full Post)

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