Saturday, November 29, 2008

Walmart Shoppers Angered that Store Closed After Man's Death

If you need more details on the Walmart shoppers trampling a worker to death in Valley Stream, NY, yesterday, during Black Friday sales, then check this link. The post has links to video also. However, I had to write about the Walmart stampede again after reading the following paragraph:
Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers stepped over him and became irate when officials said the store was closing because of the death, police and witnesses said. ... "This crowd was out of control," Fleming said. He described the scene as "utter chaos," and said the store didn't have enough security.

Dozens of store employees trying to fight their way out to help Damour were also getting trampled by the crowd, Fleming said. Shoppers stepped over the man on the ground and streamed into the store. (HuffPo)
What the hell is wrong with people, more concerned about saving $300 on a TV than a dying man on the floor?

Updated, CNN video. The police say Walmart shoppers even pushed police officers who came to give the dying man assistance.



I've also added video about the shootings at Toys "R" Us in Palm Desert, Ca., which reportedly had nothing to do with a Black Friday squabble or an argument about bargains. It was an "incident between two individuals," reports The Los Angeles Times.
The dead men were identified by Riverside County sheriff's officials as Alejandro Moreno, 39, of Desert Hot Springs and Juan Meza, 28, of Cathedral City. Two handguns were recovered at the scene.

Calls to both mens' apparent homes were not returned.

The shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. Friday after two women got into a fight. After the women began arguing, witnesses said, Meza pulled out a gun. Moreno also pulled out a gun and started chasing and shooting at Meza, witnesses said. Frantic shoppers either dropped to the floor or stormed out of the store. (LAT)

1 comment:

Armine said...

This was one of the most disheartening news of this year. Police should be decisive to find the guilty. As HULIQ writes http://www.huliq.com/3257/73797/police-hunt-tramplers-black-friday-wal-mart-death Police Hunt for Tramplers in Black Friday Wal-Mart Death