Black Friday: Nov. 25, 2011

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Dangers of shopping
• A man in Roanoke, Va., shopping at Best Buy was recorded on video assaulting another shopper.
Sources: ShopperTrak; ComScore; Wikipedia





• At a store outside Columbus, Ohio, several employees were pinned against stacks of merchandise while customers rushed in.

• In 2008, a crowd of approximately 2,000 shoppers in Valley Stream, N.Y., waited outside the local Wal-Mart. When the doors were unlocked, the crowd broke the door

down and trampled a 34-year-old employee to death. • A man in Buffalo, N.Y., was trampled at a Target store in 2010.