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Man Throws Potatoes at Woman in Walmart, Police Say
Herald-Tribune ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2011

Posted on 08/14/2011 3:28:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 36-year-old man accused of assaulting a 66-year-old woman inside a Walmart remains in the Sarasota County jail today in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Venice Police arrested Steven Renard Grant on a charge of battery on a person 65 or older late Tuesday night.

Officers say that Grant approached the woman inside Walmart, 17000 Tamiami Trail, and claimed to work for God. When the woman told him she did not think so, Grant reportedly told her she was going to Hell, screamed profanities at her, pushed her shopping cart and started throwing potatoes from the produce section at her.

Other customers reportedly came to the woman's aid until police arrived.


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: floriduh; napl; obamavoter
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1 posted on 08/14/2011 3:28:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

LOL! Post of the day. Thanks.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 3:30:35 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus and gain a new perspective on the Constitution.)
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To: nickcarraway
As I said earlier on another thread...

All of the fun people seem to live in Florida! ;-)

3 posted on 08/14/2011 3:31:31 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: nickcarraway
Perp
4 posted on 08/14/2011 3:32:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: nickcarraway
Man throws potatoes at woman...

Look out, Itchy, he's Irish!
5 posted on 08/14/2011 3:34:00 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obviously a nut case. You get a better trajectory with bananas.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 3:36:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Allegra

“...All of the fun people seem to live in Florida! ;-) ...”

We’ve got more than our fair share in Hawaii too.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 3:36:55 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: nickcarraway

I hate to admit it, but this post made me laugh LOLOL!


8 posted on 08/14/2011 3:39:03 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: nickcarraway

Honestly.. who among us hasn’t thrown potatoes at the hellbound in Walmart?

I know I have, and I’ve seen it done often.

It’s the Lord’s work.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 3:39:30 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: nickcarraway

I think this is called a “Code Idaho” in Walmart intercom lingo.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 3:40:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: nickcarraway

A “Salt and Buttery” with Potatoes!


11 posted on 08/14/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He’s living in his own private Idaho.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 3:42:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Attention shoppers! Mr Potato Head on Isle 3.....


13 posted on 08/14/2011 3:43:02 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: nickcarraway
I am not condoning this, but...

A lot of people are struggling and hurting out there. They have no money so they become ostracized by friends and family. No job, no hope. No more house/apt/condo. They don't know where to turn.

The deep emotions that inevitably surface appear irrational and usually come at an inopportune time.

Again, what he did was downright wrong but there's probably more to the story.

14 posted on 08/14/2011 3:43:40 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: nickcarraway

15 posted on 08/14/2011 3:46:27 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: MichaelCorleone

Probably the story is that the guy is a loony and should have been placed in an institution years ago.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 3:46:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Sooo,
Going to Wal-Marts produce section and throwing potatos at old people is wrong? Against the law?
Who knew?
Can’t do anything for fun any more.
Was either drugs or alcohol maybe involved???


17 posted on 08/14/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: nickcarraway

if i were there...

i’d consider sending him to the Boss’ office


18 posted on 08/14/2011 3:48:12 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m chuckin taters fer God.

Are ya with me brothers and sisters?


19 posted on 08/14/2011 3:48:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, that guy’s a real spud.


20 posted on 08/14/2011 3:49:42 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: nickcarraway

“This spud’s for you.”


21 posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:41 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: humblegunner; null and void

This guy obviously was in violation of the dress code policy. Way too subtle an outfit for a WalMart potato launching agent of God.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Honestly.. who among us hasn’t thrown potatoes at the hellbound in Walmart?

Just sayin' ping.

23 posted on 08/14/2011 3:52:54 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
We are definatly gonna need more potatoes.
24 posted on 08/14/2011 3:54:48 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: glock rocks
Way too subtle an outfit for a WalMart potato launching agent of God.

Standards have been "relaxed".

Mostly that means anyone can do it, and thus the end of another industry.

25 posted on 08/14/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: nickcarraway

He who is without sin, let him cast the first....oh, never mind.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 3:55:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Everybody just calm down. We don’t even know what kind of potatoes were thrown at the old lady.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 3:55:33 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: nickcarraway

28 posted on 08/14/2011 3:59:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

You should only throw Tater Tots at the little sinners though. Fer the chirren ya know.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 4:01:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: dfwgator

“Probably the story is that the guy is a loony and should have been placed in an institution years ago.”

Right. The other possibility may be that because of financial issues and/or political correctness, people have been set out into the streets who are totally disfunctional. A societal basketcase.

You’re probably closer to the mark than I was.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 4:04:30 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: humblegunner; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"THE POWER OF STARCH COMPELLS YOU! THE POWER OF STARCH COMPELLS YOU!"


31 posted on 08/14/2011 4:06:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a surprise: Flori-duh.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 4:09:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Nooooooooooooose!


33 posted on 08/14/2011 4:15:10 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: MichaelCorleone; All

Out of curiosity, I went to a website that had photos of people at Walmart.

Perhaps we should cut the guy some slack?

After seeing some of those photos, I might lose my mind, and start chucking stuff, too!


34 posted on 08/14/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: dfwgator
Probably the story is that the guy is a loony and should have been placed in an institution years ago.

...or run for office.

35 posted on 08/14/2011 4:16:33 PM PDT by null and void (Day 934. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: All

Here is one link I just found for your viewing pleasure. Maybe this is why the guy wigged out?

http://www.walmart-people.com/popular-funny-pictures.aspx


36 posted on 08/14/2011 4:20:31 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: humblegunner

If you’re really “kinder and gentler,” you would only throw “sweet potatoes.”


37 posted on 08/14/2011 4:20:47 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh! We had a guy who looked exactly like that come to our little straight-laced Baptist church one Sunday a few years ago. In the middle of the sermon, he stood up and was shouting that he was a “prophet of God”. Very uncomfortable and weird. Probably not the same guy, since we were in So. Cal. then.


38 posted on 08/14/2011 4:21:37 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: Joe Boucher

The rotten apricots I saw this morning in my local walmart would have had much more “squish” affect than the spud.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 4:22:38 PM PDT by 9422WMR (FOBO)
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To: null and void; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...

The observation window depolarises, revealing RIMMER. He is NOT in uniform.

RIMMER: Is something amiss?
LISTER: (Slight quaver in him voice) Amiss? God no, what could possibly be amiss?
RIMMER: You don't think there's anything amiss? I'm sitting here wearing a red and white checked gingham dress and army boots and you think that's un-amiss?
CAT: No, of course not. It's just that we thought you had gone nuts! We were tryin' to humour you.
RIMMER: I was just doing a little test -- a little test to see if you had gone crazy.

He abruptly tenses and lets out a horrible yell.

RIMMER: CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! If there is one thing I can't stand it's crazy people.
LISTER: Well we've passed the test, Rimmer. You can let us out.
RIMMER: I can't let you out.
LISTER: Why not?
RIMMER: Because the King of the Potato People won't let me. I begged him. I got down on my knees and wept. He wants to keep you here. Keep you here for ten years. CAT: Could we see him?
RIMMER: See who?
CAT: The King.
RIMMER: Do you have a magic carpet?
LISTER: Yeah, a little three-seater.
RIMMER: So, let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you are completely sane?! I think that warrants 2 hours of W.O.O. LISTER: What's W.O.O?
CAT: You had to ask.
RIMMER: With ... out ... oxygen. No oxygen for 2 hours. That will teach you to be bread baskets.

He disappears.

40 posted on 08/14/2011 4:23:59 PM PDT by null and void (Day 934. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: nickcarraway

We’ve come a long way from fire and brimstone.


41 posted on 08/14/2011 4:27:14 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: All

But, wait! There is more!

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/top-rated/


42 posted on 08/14/2011 4:28:13 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: NoLibZone
This is the perp...............


43 posted on 08/14/2011 4:28:26 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: dfwgator
Probably the story is that the guy is a loony and should have been placed in an institution years ago.
...........................................................

That would be my guess also.

But before someone gets on my case, that is an opinion fromone who doesn't have a degree in pschycotherapy.

44 posted on 08/14/2011 4:30:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jacquej
MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


45 posted on 08/14/2011 4:31:40 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

46 posted on 08/14/2011 4:33:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Joe Boucher
Was either drugs or alcohol maybe involved???

Vodka, maybe?

47 posted on 08/14/2011 4:33:08 PM PDT by magslinger (Senator Olo Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern (RINO))
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To: Grizzled Bear; humblegunner
If you’re really “kinder and gentler,” you would only throw “sweet potatoes.”

Enough already with the religious arguments!

48 posted on 08/14/2011 4:35:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jacquej

I needed a good laugh right about now - thanks a lot.


49 posted on 08/14/2011 4:38:54 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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Click it.

50 posted on 08/14/2011 4:41:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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