Recent deaths during “Black Friday” sales give a whole other meaning to the phrase, and they illustrate how completely out of control some people are getting based on the mindless greedy rush to get a deal.
A worker at a Wal-Mart in Nassau County, N.Y. was trampled to death on Friday as a crazed crowd of shoppers broke down the door and proceeded to run right over him. The exact Wal-mart location is 77 Green Acres Rd, Valley Stream, NYâ€Ž (at the Green Acres Mall), and here it is on a map:
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A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island, New York, store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. The 34-year-old 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 28-year-old pregnant woman was knocked to the floor during the mad rush. She was hospitalized for observation, police said. Early witness accounts that the woman suffered a miscarriage were unfounded, police said.
Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries, cops said.
This next video, filmed by some guys who were waiting to get in the actual Green Acres Mall Wal-Mart, captured the lead up to the brutal event. WARNING: there is a LOT of bad language in this video because it’s a few excited young guys. Of course, the entire crowd sounds like a riot, so you know something bad is going to happen.
And after the deed was done, some people stood around and filmed paramedics while laughing and joking about it. Nice.
So, you may be wondering what happens at all the other Wal-marts and stores across the nation even when it works out properly? Pandemonium.
And how people are acting when they are actually inside the stores? Like freakin’ animals!
So, what can we all learn from these experiences? How about this. Stay at home and shop online!!! The stupidest thing of all is that while these morons were lining up outside the Wal-mart, they could have already been purchasing the sale items at home on Walmart.com!
Yes, that’s right. Walmart, and just about every other retailer, made their Black Friday deals available online long before the stores ever even opened. Oh, and I had already dished out the sites that help you do that early bird shopping well in advance.