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Kige Ramsey
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Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman was trampled at the Toys R Us in Clarksville before the doors opened for business on Black Friday.

According to a police report, several calls made to 911 described a "mob" of shoppers pushing and knocking people down. Store management waited for police to arrive before opening store doors.

Amy Serna, age 32, said she had been waiting in line since 8:00 p.m. Thursday, only to be pushed down around a quarter to midnight.

"There was no representative, no security, nobody out there telling people 'you need to get in the back of the line,'" said the mother of two. "There was no kind of authority out there and that's what caused all this chaos."

Serna said she was pinned between a shopping cart and cement wall.

"When they pushed forward they pushed brutally," said Serna.

Serna went to the hospital and was treated for a swollen knee, an aching back and head injuries.

Company officials did not return calls seeking comment, but Serna said a district manager called Friday afternoon and said he would do his best to get the items she had been waiting for.

Serna said management told her that it would be best if she left the store after all the chaos.

"It's unfair," said Serna. "I'd stood in line for four hours. I'd been trampled on, and you know – I just felt like it wasn't justified. I felt terrible."

Serna said store managers could have done more to avoid the incident.

The National Retail Federation had issued safety guidelines for retailers and customers. They suggest stores mark entrances and exits clearly, along with directions toward the season's hot items. This comes a year after a New York man was trampled to death in a Wal-mart.

"I'm so glad I slept in this morning. I am so glad," said Clarksville shopper Brittney Marquez. "That would have been me on the floor."

"I would never ever, ever do Black Friday shopping again," said Serna. "I will never go in a line like that ever again. It's not worth it."

At the Rivergate Toys-R-Us location, some shoppers said an altercation broke out when a few people tried to skip line. The police were also called because too many people were inside the store at one time.

People there said that before the doors opened, the line was nearly a half-mile long.




genuineLSUtiger
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
Those idiots get everything they deserve. When shopping is elevated to a competitive sport this is what you get.


Festus
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
I think the OT set the over/under for black friday deaths yesterday at 3 nationwide. I wonder what the final count will be.


Kige Ramsey
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Those idiots get everything they deserve. When shopping is elevated to a competitive sport this is what you get.


+1


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jguidroz
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
National Retail Federation? WTF? Is this really needed?


As RXd
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Those idiots get everything they deserve. When shopping is elevated to a competitive sport this is what you get.

Agreed. However, I think it should be mandatory for any store to have security. If someone is injured, it should be presumed by the court that the store was negligent in tort claims.
Maybe that would stop a lot of this bs these stores try to instigate.
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Kige Ramsey
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Tiger in Texas
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I think the OT set the over/under for black friday deaths yesterday at 3 nationwide. I wonder what the final count will be.
That's true- it was one of the threads yesterday, that very same issue...


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Dorothy
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
I have never stood in line waiting for a store to open just so I might be able to get one of the "doorbuster" (aptly named) items on sale. Usually stores just have a handful of those promised items anyway, and it's not worth my time or effort just to possibly save a bit of money on something I probably don't need anyway.

I worked at Dillard's for a while and the big day for them was the day after Christmas. The store had to station managers at the escalators because people would run up the down escalators to get to the home department where all the Christmas stuff was located. It was crazy--the safest thing to do was stand next to a wall and watch.


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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
National Retail Federation! Has a Monday night RAW ring to it. Appropriate for the retail mayhem.


Kige Ramsey
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National Retail Federation! Has a Monday night RAW ring to it. Appropriate for the retail mayhem.


Haha it does sounds like something the government formed


wish i was tebow
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
what was she in line to get??


Flowbie
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
this is sad


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Pepe Lepew
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
[quote]National Retard Federation?]

fixed it.....


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Tiger in Gatorland
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
Bish better get out da fuking way nex time. She prolly incited schit and den got har azz stomped.


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ellasue2
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re: Clarksville TN Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping
It cant be said enough.....bunch off fricking idiots!


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