Blog: Leonie BarrieToe capping

Leonie Barrie | 11 July 2006

I was in central London yesterday and couldn’t help noticing that the summer sales are in full swing. But it’s just as well I hadn’t picked up the papers before heading into town since there was one story that caught my eye this-morning and made me realise that for some, sales shopping is a far from pleasurable experience.

And none more so than the poor residents of the Turkish city of Karabuk, about 125 miles north of Ankara. Here, on Friday, a fight broke out at a shoe sale and one customer got shot in the foot by an over-zealous assistant. The shoppers apparently swarmed the store in the hope of getting a $6 footwear bargain, but when the retailer tried to close its doors to the surging crowds, fighting broke out between the shoppers and sales staff. A store employee shot a gun into the air, but the bullet struck a customer's right foot.

Not to be deterred, the store says its sale will continue to the end of the month. But as they say: "if it’s too good to be true, it probably is."

 


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