Shelf crash destroys 6,810 wine bottles

Oct. 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin liquor store that lost 6,810 bottles of wine and champagne in a shelf collapse has posted footage of the incident to YouTube.

Superior Discount Liquor in Sheboygan posted security camera footage of the collapse, which occurred in July as Badger Liquor Co. salesman Nick Haen was restocking the shelf, to the video sharing Web site.

"I heard a little shift and all of the sudden I looked up and just saw bottles start coming, and so I turned around and booked it as fast as I could," Haen, 23, told Friday's Sheboygan Press. "It was a little bit of a rush, a little bit of a, 'Holy man, did that just happen?' It was unbelievable."

Jodi Berglund, general manager of the Superior Liquor chain, was standing only feet away from the 78-foot section of shelf when it collapsed, flooding the store with booze.

"I was coming in from the front of the store. I had put the hand truck down and I just turned to walk away and caught it out of the corner of my eye," Berglund said. "It collapsed within seconds. It happened so quickly. It was just an amazing sight afterward."

Store manager Lori Gregorie said the prices for the lost bottles ranged from $3.99 to $149.99.

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