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."
This sort of thing happens every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As soon as Wal-Mart pays millions to this poor dude's family(they deserve every penny), maybe other stores will reconsider letting people stampede like dumb animals through the doors to beat everybody to a stupid toy.
If you are one of those idiots who gets up at 3AM, camps out in the mall parking lot, and then rushes the doors of the mall to beat everbody to some deal, then you are of roughly the same intelligence as any herd animal. And it's jerks like you who contribute to this sort of thing every year. Next year, it might be you who gets trampled to death or miscarries your baby as people step on you, racing to grab the last ShamWow.
Idiots! I swear!