10 Black Friday Horror Stories

They Stepped Over His Dying Body
Paramedics help a shopper who fell shortly after the doors opened at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, 2005 at the Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Just after midnight on Black Friday 2011, something went terribly wrong for one shopper in a South Charleston, W.Va., Target store. The 61-year-old man became ill and dropped to the floor -- where he remained as frenzied shoppers stepped over his body on their way to Black Friday bargains.

Eventually, a nurse discovered the ailing man and started performing CPR. An off-duty paramedic also came to the man's aid, and they waited with him for an ambulance to arrive. Although the man was transported to the hospital, he later died. Outraged friends and family said they couldn't fathom why someone didn't help him sooner [source: Kattalia].