The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.
said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and
was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.
"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby,
43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled
and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to
fight people off my back."
More were injured and pregnant woman was taken to hosipital. There is conflicting information on whether or not she actually miscarried.