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White Castle Patron Helps Catch Robbery Suspect
ClickonDetroit ^ | January 9, 2006

Posted on 01/09/2006 2:14:16 PM PST by ShadowDancer

White Castle Patron Helps Catch Robbery Suspect

Police Expect To Honor Man With Award

POSTED: 8:52 am EST January 9, 2006

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. -- A patron at a White Castle restaurant in Dearborn Heights is expected to be honored by police for his action during a robbery early Sunday morning.

Police said a 16-year-old Garden City boy armed with a machete is accused of robbing a White Castle restaurant on Ford and Inkster roads at about 2:45 a.m. University of Michigan student Peter Kim and his girlfriend walked in on the robbery, and Kim sprang into action, Local 4 reported.

"At first, I thought ... 'This can't be real. Is this a movie? Is this a joke?'" said Kim. "Who robs places with a machete?"

The suspect fled the scene, and Kim chased him across Ford Road and through a neighborhood, Local 4 reported.

"My parents own their own business and I wouldn't want that to happen to them, or anybody else in the community," said Kim.

Kim, a former high school wrestler, apprehended the suspect, took away his machete and held him until police arrived seconds later, Local 4 reported.

"He had nothing to say to me," said Kim, about the suspect.

Police said the 16-year-old in custody has a police record in the community. He was transported to Wayne County juvenile detention.

Kim said he is an Eagle Scout, and "the slogan is 'Do a good turn daily.' So I guess that was my good turn daily."

Police expect to honor Kim with an award for his actions, Local 4 reported.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: detroit; eaglescout; hero; whitecastle

Peter Kim
1 posted on 01/09/2006 2:14:19 PM PST by ShadowDancer
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To: ShadowDancer

I like his attitude.


2 posted on 01/09/2006 2:17:16 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: stylecouncilor

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle alert.


3 posted on 01/09/2006 2:17:24 PM PST by windcliff
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To: SandRat
Kim said he is an Eagle Scout, and "the slogan is 'Do a good turn daily.' So I guess that was my good turn daily."

Another Eagle soaring high.

4 posted on 01/09/2006 2:17:55 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked ( God Bless our Military)
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To: ShadowDancer

Eagle Scout!


5 posted on 01/09/2006 2:18:02 PM PST by RonF
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To: ShadowDancer

Atta boy Kim!


6 posted on 01/09/2006 2:18:11 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (I didn't go.)
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To: ShadowDancer; Dan from Michigan
I didn't know you had Murder Burgers in Michigan.

Ah, for the good old days of hanging out at the White Castle on Fordham Road at 3AM with dope dealers and schitzophrenics. And that was just the staff...

7 posted on 01/09/2006 2:18:39 PM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

My father was an Eagle Scout/Member of Order of the Arrow.


8 posted on 01/09/2006 2:19:13 PM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: ShadowDancer

Man, I wish we had a White Castle around here... Got a craving for some sliders.


9 posted on 01/09/2006 2:19:18 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Clemenza

Yep, they're still all over the place here. You can even pay using your credit card in the drive thru now.


10 posted on 01/09/2006 2:21:09 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: HamiltonJay

One reason I look forward to returning to New York. Their Onion Rings rock as well.


11 posted on 01/09/2006 2:21:11 PM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: Clemenza
I look forward to returning to New York

???

I guess it takes all kinds....

12 posted on 01/09/2006 2:24:51 PM PST by been_lurking
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To: ShadowDancer

Nothing like a bag of bombers and a case of Bud to make your Friday night complete... when you're 19.


13 posted on 01/09/2006 2:26:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: ShadowDancer

Peter ain't afraid to kick some butt! Good job!


14 posted on 01/09/2006 2:32:44 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: ShadowDancer
University of Michigan student Peter Kim

GO BLUE!!

radiohead - UM '76, '99

15 posted on 01/09/2006 2:34:08 PM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: been_lurking

Sigh. As the northeastern urban conservative I constantly find myself defending New York and Boston as great places to live. It may be hard to imagine, but the political affiliation of the majority of your neighbors is not necessarily the most important thing about where you live. All of my neighbors in my brownstone are very liberal/democratic. I happen to like them all, even when we argue about Iraq until we're blue in the face.

In more serious news...DAMn I could go for a sack of sliders right now.


16 posted on 01/09/2006 2:34:09 PM PST by Boston Republican
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To: ShadowDancer
Police said a 16-year-old Garden City boy armed with a machete is accused of robbing a White Castle restaurant on Ford and Inkster roads at about 2:45 a.m. University of Michigan student Peter Kim and his girlfriend walked in on the robbery, and Kim sprang into action, Local 4 reported.

2:45 a.m.? Shouldn't this boy be home in bed? Someone needs to speak to his parents...

17 posted on 01/09/2006 2:41:32 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (If Terrorists could vote, John Kerry would be President today.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

My thought exactly, my friend.


18 posted on 01/09/2006 2:45:08 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: been_lurking

Remember that I live in Washington State, which make New York look sane in most regards (except for the gun laws).


19 posted on 01/09/2006 2:46:25 PM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: Clemenza

White Castle is huge in the Detroit area. Almost as big as Coney Dogs.


20 posted on 01/09/2006 2:57:20 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("What does a guy have to do to get fired around here?" - Darryl Rogers, former Lions Coach)
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To: ShadowDancer

Slipped on the bag-o-burgers?


21 posted on 01/09/2006 2:57:56 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Da Jerdge; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

Not exactly what Scouts encourage for doing a Good Turn but hey! That's some Eagle Scout.


22 posted on 01/09/2006 3:17:52 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Wow, good for him!


23 posted on 01/09/2006 3:21:48 PM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-15.)
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To: Clemenza
I didn't know you had Murder Burgers in Michigan.

White Castle started in Kansas. From their website...

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us Hmm… What can $700 get you? Well in 1921 with $700 of borrowed money, the first White Castle opens in Wichita, Kansas, offering hamburgers at the unbelievable price of $.05 a piece.

24 posted on 01/09/2006 5:45:56 PM PST by lesser_satan
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To: HamiltonJay
Got a craving for some sliders.

When my sons were 14 and 15 years old respectively, we would stop at White Castle while traveling and I would order 40 of them. I ate 6-8 of them and they ate the rest, Sometimes I would have to go back and order 10 or so more.

Click my screen name and scroll down a little - they are big boys.

25 posted on 01/09/2006 5:58:08 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58
They were good, had them in Pennsylvania when I was growing up. When I moved to Georgia found Krystal, same type burger. Bag of 25 might fill you up.
26 posted on 01/09/2006 6:49:19 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Clemenza

I passed many a merry late night in that same White Castle. Slider + clam strip = poor man's surf 'n turf.


27 posted on 01/09/2006 7:56:43 PM PST by Dancing Jane
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To: HamiltonJay
Man, I wish we had a White Castle around here... Got a craving for some sliders.

Stop It! Los Angeles is a long way from the nearest White Castle. Six or seven right now would be a nice nosh

28 posted on 01/09/2006 8:23:44 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: Graybeard58

Fine strappin lads.

Well we had our first fresh from the grill white castles not too long ago.. at least in my adult life.. may have had some when really young before they really contracted...

I put down a good 6 or 8 of em... Jr put a hurtin on as well. Wife used to get in Jersey all the time when she would visit her family, so they were a tradition for her.

I believe our introduction was in Louisville Ky, when on a trip.


29 posted on 01/10/2006 6:28:36 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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