Indeed A “Black Friday” for Wal-Mart

November 29, 2008

Long Island (ChattahBox) — One person at Wal-Mart, nation’s leading retail chain, was trampled to death as shoppers turned chaotic and deadly. Four other employees at the Wal-Mart store in Long Island, NY were also trampled by customers who broke through the door.

On Friday, customers surged towards Wal-Mart at the Long Island store’s entrance. There were nearly 2000 shoppers at 5 am at the store and no policemen were in sight. It was difficult to hold the rabble and the sliding-glass doors bowed in with the weight of the assault from the people lined up. Several employees tried to hold them back but were helpless. The crowd poured in knocking down 34-year old Jdimytai Damour, a temporary employee at the store. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but was declared dead. The exact cause of his death still remains unknown. Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries including a 28-year old pregnant woman who was also taken to the hospital.

The day after Thanksgiving is usually called as the Black Friday which is the official start of the holiday season. It is called as Black Friday as the merchants went into black in earlier times, or turned profitable, for the year.

In another incident at the crowded Toys R Us store in Palm Desert, California, two people pulled guns and shot at each other after women with them brawled. The store later issued a statement that the shooting was a result of personal dispute and not due to the holiday season shopping.


One Response to “Indeed A “Black Friday” for Wal-Mart”

  1. Kathy on November 29th, 2008 9:39 am

    Let’s all sit back and watch the mainstream blame Walmart but of course not the animals that actually caused this travisty.

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