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Early Bird Shoppers Trample Wal Mart Employee

Friday, November 28, 2008

A rush for bargains at a Wal Mart on Long Island turned into a deadly stampede early today. Nassau county police say a 34-year-old employee was knocked down when he opened the doors of the store at 5 AM for about 2,000 impatient customers. Detective Seargent Anthony Repalone was a witness:

REPALONE: While he was on the ground, he was certainly stomped upon by hundreds of people either stepping on him directly or stepping around him.

REPORTER: No official word yet on what caused the man's death. A woman who is eight months pregnant, and three other people, suffered minor injuries.

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I am deeply sorry for the employee. I truly am. My wife works at a Wal-Mart as well. If this were to happen to her I would lose my top but I think there is a bigger concern. An 8 month pregnant woman, although only sustained minor injuries, was trampled in this Childish act. What the headlines need to read is "Mother To Be Injured in Wal-Mart Stampede" or something like that. Even a seperat story about her would work. Yes the employee geting stomped on is horrific but for christ sake man this woman is pregnant. What if these "MINOR" injuries cause a miscarriage in the future or cause long term effects on the unborn child. Let Wal-Mart worry about their employees. Sorry to offend anyone.

Aug. 19 2010 11:34 AM

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