View Full Version : Walmart Employee Killed on Black Friday

December 3rd, 2008, 9:48 AM
Before you say it, I know it's a little late...
From qj.net
An unfortunate event on Black Friday has occurred at a Wal-Mart branch in Long Island, New York. One worker was killed while at least four other people were injured.

The unnamed 34-year-old worker was doing maintenance work at the store when the people rushed to get inside, trampling him down. Co-worker Jimmy Overby narrated the scenario:

He was bum-rushed by 200 people. 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.

The store was rushed with a surge of eager shoppers awaiting the door's opening at 5AM for the annual Black Friday sale. On the site, a metal portion of the door is "crumpled like an accordion".

The Wal-Mart branch has since been closed after the incident, with the investigation still ongoing. The company is said to be working with the police. Said company spokesman Dan Fogelman, "The safety and securtiy of our customers and associates is our top priority. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families at this difficult time."

Go easy on your shopping, guys. No need to rush. The store's not going anywhere anyway. Always be mindful of what's going on around you so that if heaven forbid another situation like this comes up (knock on wood), tragedy may be averted.

December 3rd, 2008, 10:01 AM
Omg wow i feel bad for him. But i feel bad for the family as well. To lose a son due to crazy mofo's doing a shopping routine in wallmarts. Madness?! This.is.SALES DAY!

December 3rd, 2008, 10:40 AM
*Fixed the text and added a picture*

Also, I'm aware of the thread's name typo.

December 3rd, 2008, 11:38 AM
Man, I saw this on the news... You guys have gotta settle down.

December 3rd, 2008, 12:14 PM
stupid humans.... you guys where so much better 50 years ago >.<

December 3rd, 2008, 12:37 PM
People are imbeciles, unfortunately. :\

December 3rd, 2008, 1:14 PM
And I only thought people burst into stores like that in cartoons...

This is why we can't have nice things: a certain two hundred are retarded.

December 3rd, 2008, 1:20 PM
The discussion on this is already being discussed Here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=161420&page=2).
I recently just merged a thread just like this one over there...