Sorta brings new meaning to the term “Black Friday,” doesn’t it?
From our good friends at Wiki:
“In many cities it is not uncommon to see shoppers lined up hours before stores with big sales open. Once inside, the stores shoppers often rush and grab, as many stores have only a few of big draw items. On occasion, injuries and even fatalities are reported; in 2008, a worker at a Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, New York was trampled to death by shoppers who broke through the store’s glass doors minutes before the store’s scheduled opening at 5:00 am; a pregnant mother was hospitalized from injuries in the same human “stampede”, though early reports of a resultant miscarriage were determined to be in error . And in Palm Desert, California two people shot and killed each other after an argument, possibly over merchandise, in a Toys R Us store.”
Rest in peace.