Thursday, October 26, 2006


Prank turns tragic, cart breaks woman’s neck

‘A shopping cart that had been hoisted atop a supermarket flagpole by pranksters fell on a store employee and broke her neck.

The cart fell Saturday as the woman untied the rope to raise the flag, as she did every day when she went to work, police Lt. Lisa Perrine said Tuesday.

Shantie Marjal, 62, was hospitalized in serious condition. Police said she broke her neck and suffered serious head injuries but was not paralyzed.

Police Chief Bernard Melekian urged the pranksters to come forward.’

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