LI Wal-Mart worker killed in Black Friday costumer stampede
Investigators outside the Green Acres Mall in Nassau County, where a part-time worker was killed Friday morning.(Patrick E. McCarthy for Newsday)
BY JOSEPH MALLIA and JONATHAN STARKEY
Bargain-hungry shoppers stepped on a fallen Wal-Mart worker, who died Friday morning, after the crowd knocked down the store's front doors -- and the worker -- during the "utter chaos" of a Black Friday shopping melee, Nassau County police said.
"A throng of shoppers . . . physically broke down the doors" at around 5 a.m. Friday and knocked the 34-year-old part-time worker to the ground as the crowd pushed its way into the store at the Green Acres Mall, Nassau police said.
"This crowd was out of control," said Nassau Police Det. Lt. Michael Fleming, who is investigating the death. He characterized the melee as "utter chaos."
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