28 November 2008

Roll-back, my ass...

...more like ROLL-OVER...

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.

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."
(h/t reader rich)


UPDATED: How on earth could this happen?


Anonymous said...

Tell me again, that there is an economic crisis out there...these people weren't stampeding in a bread line. This was all to get a great deal on a 46" LCD.

Neo Conservative said...

you ever notice on television how the majority of the people they interview at the food bank, or at an ocap hunger-o-thon are morbidly obese?

i've gotta say... it's a pretty weird kind of starvation.


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Rose said...

Poor buggers, such a diverse group except for the first responders of course.

So if the US is in a recession where'd all these people get the mulla to buy plasma TVs?

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