I think we were all playing it a little tongue-in-cheek there, Typhon. No worries.
On a serious note, though, things like that do happen. Every year you seem to hear about the little old lady who got trampled at Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving because everyone's greed took control and they had to get to that iPod at half off!
It's really a sad commentary on how self-centered the people in this world can sometimes be.