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Shopper Is Knocked Unconscious as Sale Begins.....hahaha...tis the season...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Dec 1, 2003.

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  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Shopper Is Knocked Unconscious as Sale Begins

    Published: November 30, 2003

    ORANGE CITY, Fla., Nov. 29 — A mob of shoppers rushing for a sale on DVD players trampled the first woman in line and knocked her unconscious on Friday as they scrambled for the shelves at a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

    The woman, Patricia VanLester, had her eye on a $29 DVD player, but when the siren blared at 6 a.m. announcing the start of the post-Thanksgiving sale, Ms. VanLester, 41, was knocked to the ground by the frenzy of shoppers behind her.

    "She got pushed down, and they walked over her like a herd of elephants," her sister, Linda Ellzey, said on Saturday. "I told them: `Stop stepping on my sister! She's on the ground!' "

    Ms. Ellzey said that some shoppers tried to help Ms. VanLester, and that one employee helped her reach her sister. But most people just continued their rush for deals, she said.

    "All they cared about was a stupid DVD player," she said.

    Paramedics called to the store found Ms. VanLester unconscious on top of a DVD player, surrounded by shoppers seemingly oblivious to her, said Mark O'Keefe, a spokesman for EVAC Ambulance.

    She was flown to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where doctors told her family that Ms. VanLester had suffered a seizure after she was knocked down and that she would probably remain hospitalized through the weekend, Ms. Ellzey said. Hospital officials said they did not have any information on Ms. VanLester's condition.

    "She's all black and blue," Ms. Ellzey said. "Patty doesn't remember anything. She still can't believe it all happened."

    [Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that it hit a single-day company sales record on Friday, taking in more than $1.52 billion nationally. Last year, Wal-Mart reported sales of $1.43 billion for the day after Thanksgiving.]

    Ms. Ellzey said Wal-Mart officials called on Friday to ask about her sister. The store apologized and offered to put a DVD player on hold for her, Ms. Ellzey said.

    A Wal-Mart Stores spokeswoman, Karen Burk, said she had never heard of a such a melee during a sale.

    "We are very disappointed this happened," Ms. Burk said. "We want her to come back as a shopper."
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

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  3. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    wow, on hold for her? jesus. like wally world cant afford to handout one dvd player.
  4. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest


    just kidding dunlop...

    some of the pre-opening fight footage from a louisiana walmart was incredible...
  5. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Hahahaha. Move it or lose it sweet heart. On another note, I should go to wal mart and get trampled on my way to buying a riding mower or some shit. Maybe they'll hook a player up for free. I could make it happen.

    Yo man i was trying to come in here to buy 8 john deeres but now i dont know if i ever want to come back to wal mart again.

    BOZACK Member

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    translation: "get well soon so you can start buying from us again"

    BOZACK Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 999 Likes Received: 0
    only in louisiana
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