Friday, November 28, 2008

The Worst & The Best

Wal-Mart employee dies Nov. 28: A worker at a Wal-Mart on Long Island died after being trampled by a crowd. MSNBC's Contessa Brewer reports.

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart worker has died after being trampled by a throng of unruly shoppers shortly after the Long Island store opened Friday, police said. Unconfirmed reports said a pregnant woman also miscarried as the crowd rushed in.
Nassau County police said the 34-year-old Wal-Mart worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m. ET, an hour after the store opened.
A police statement said a throng of shoppers "physically broke down the doors, knocking him to the ground." The exact cause of death "will be determined by the medical examiner's office," the police stated.

So, the worst is obvious. I'm shocked. Who would keep going after seeing someone getting trampled? In all fairness, maybe they were getting shoved from behind and couldn't stop. But don't you do something?
The best is also obvious. The man that put his own life in jeopardy to try to get his coworker out of there. God bless him.

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