Shoppers step over and around the body of man who dies in Target on Black Friday. Via Google Images.
When a West Virginia man died while shopping in a Target in South Charleston on Black Friday, it was reported that fellow shoppers stepped around and even over his body.
Family members reported that 61-year-old Walter Vance of Logan County, West Virginia had become ill and collapsed while he was shopping for Christmas decorations in the Target store. His family said he died later, after being taken to the hospital.
Witnesses reported that shoppers walked around and even over Vance’s body.
Sue Compton, a co-worker and friend of Vance, asked “Where is the good Samaritan side of people? How could you not notice someone was in trouble? I just don’t understand if people didn’t help what their reason was, other than greed because of a sale.”
Vance had gone into Target shortly after midnight on Friday, entering the Black Friday fray to look for deals, like everyone else. His co-worker, Annette Fortune, said that Vance had been looking for holiday decorations for the display at his newly remodeled workplace, the Aracoma Drug Company store in Chapman.
Fortune said, “He was so excited about Christmas this year, he wanted everyone to enjoy the holiday he loved so much.”
Vance was the co-owner of the Aracoma Drug Company store since the 1970′s and had been working there since he was 16.
According to friends, Vance had open heart surgery 11 years ago and has been suffering from heart problems for years. Still, his death was a shock.
An E.R. nurse and an off-duty paamedic who happened to be shopping in the store tried to help Vance while he was on the ground. The nurse attempted to administer CPR.
Target has not yet offerred a statement at this time.
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