Black Friday Trample Update

- By Bossip Staff

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According to Livesteez, the Black Friday fiasco that we reported on Friday, with one man being killed and a pregnant lady being injured is being investigated:

Police are investigating the incident of a Wal-Mart worker, after he was trampled to death by post-Thanksgiving shoppers. Nassau County police are reviewing surveillance videos of the stampede, but they acknowledge it may be difficult to bring criminal charges. Authorities and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said no new information was available Saturday on the employee’s brutal death, which rattled shoppers even as they flocked to the Valley Stream store a day later. “It felt a little freakish,” customer Ellie Berhun, 48, told the New York Daily News. “Some man lost his life because a VCR was on sale? Please. It’s just too sad for words.” Police said the temporary worker, Jdimytai Damour, was mowed down as about 2,000 bargain-hunters surged into the store at Friday’s 5 a.m. opening, leaving a metal portion of the door frame crumpled like an accordion. Damour, 34, came from a temporary agency and was doing maintenance work at the store, Wal-Mart said. Other workers were knocked to the ground as they tried to rescue Damour, and customers simply stepped over him and kept shopping even as the store announced it was closing because of the death, police and witnesses said. At least four other people, including a woman eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or treatment for minor injuries. The store, about 20 miles east of Manhattan, closed for several hours but reopened Friday afternoon, as reported by USAToday. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday because it has traditionally marked the point when a throng of shoppers pushes stores into profitability for the year. Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said it added staffers and outside security workers and put up barricades to try to prepare for the consumer rush. But police spokesman Detective Lt. Michael Fleming said Friday that security was inadequate for a scene he called “utter chaos.” Criminal charges are possible, but identifying anyone in the store’s videos may prove difficult, Fleming said.

They are going to have to round up hundreds of people if they want to make some arrests. They should also investigate the Walmart heads who did not have better security in line along with a more reasonable and logical way of handling all those shoppers.  SMH


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