Friday, November 28, 2008

Is this what Christmas is about? Man trampled to death!

This is absolutely horrifying. It was only a few years ago, before I got serious about my faith that I use to go out the day after Thanksgiving to the malls and "fight" the crowds. I regret how much I use to spend on gifts every year when I should have been giving more of that money to worthy charities.

How many people buying so-called "Christmas gifts" participated in this kind of madness all across the US?

Christmas is not about going nuts for bargains!

A 34-year-old man died and a 28-year-old woman suffered an apparent miscarriage when they were trampled in a rush of Black Friday shoppers at a Long Island mall today, police said.

Long lines of shoppers thronged outside the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream before it opened for post-Thanksgiving business at 5 a.m.

"When the doors opened, all hell broke loose," a law enforcement source told The Post.


An unidentified man, believed to be a store employee who tried to restrain the oncoming juggernaut, was knocked to the ground at 5:03 a.m.

He was rushed to a local hospital but declared dead at 6:03, police said.

Four other people were hospitalized, including the pregnant woman. She was knocked to the store floor a short distance from where the 34-year-old man was trampled.

The other three people taken to hospitals suffered minor injuries.

Source: New York Post, 11:16am update (Note: this is a fresh news story which may be updated several times within the provided link. What is provided above is a snapshot in time).

God help us when people have to die for the sake of a bargain.

UPDATE at 4:07pm: Fox News is reporting that woman trampled, who is 8 months pregnant has not miscarried. If someone gets a later update, feel free to drop a note in the combox.

Te Deum Laudamus! Home

The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!


The Zapman said...

...and they were worried about the economy. Funny how many lives that has claimed and will continue to claim.

Requiescant in pace.

Lauren said...

I heard about this on TV today. There was something like this at a Toys "R" Us somewhere else. I'll say a prayer for the guard who passed and for the pregnant lady who's in th hospital