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Former Marine Foils Armed Robbery
WXIA-TV / 11Alive.com ^ | 5.30.06 | Michael King

Posted on 05/30/2006 5:16:41 AM PDT by mhking

An ex-Marine pulled out a pocket knife after five people, including a young girl, allegedly tried to rob him late Monday evening in Midtown. That girl died.

Another one of the alleged assailants is in critical condition.

Investigators are calling the case one of self-defense. They say no charges will be filed against the victim in the case.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; armedcitizen; attack; banglist; crime; formermarine; marine; nosuchthingexmarine; robbery
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This is beyond cool!
1 posted on 05/30/2006 5:16:45 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking

Murtha will say the Marine acted in cold blood, because he was tired...


2 posted on 05/30/2006 5:18:11 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: mhking

Ooops!


3 posted on 05/30/2006 5:18:20 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (De omnibus dubitandum.)
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To: mhking

I guess they picked the wrong guy to rob this time.


4 posted on 05/30/2006 5:20:09 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (DemonRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: mhking
This is beyond cool!

Yeah it is!

Atlanta police say around 11 p.m., the victim -- a former U.S. Marine -- was walking home from work at Jock’s and Jill’s in Midtown. He says that when he got to 4th Street and Penn Avenue, five people jumped out of a Cadillac with guns. He says he kicked the guns out of their hands, and fought back with his very own pocket knife.

Police say that two of the suspects were armed -- one with a handgun, the other with a shotgun.

Investigators say two of the suspects got stabbed. They all took off and drove themselves to Atlanta Medical Center. One suspect died, a second one is listed in critical condition. The remaining three suspects were taken into police custody.

ROFLMAO!!!

Nothin' like a well organized effort, eh.

Gun? That's not a gun!

5 posted on 05/30/2006 5:22:07 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: mhking

Note to all young girls: To avoid being fatally stabbed by an ex-Marine, don't run with a gun-toting gang of muggers.

I'll bet she had a gun, but they're not saying.


6 posted on 05/30/2006 5:23:01 AM PDT by ahayes (Yes, I have a devious plot. No, you may not know what it is.)
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To: mhking
…five people jumped out of a Cadillac with guns. He says he kicked the guns out of their hands, and fought back with his very own pocket knife.

I guess a US Marine can show up at a gun fight with a knife!

“There’s actually been a lookout for these individuals, and tonight, we caught up with them.”

The police are taking credit for catching them?
7 posted on 05/30/2006 5:23:09 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: mhking

This blows holes in the old saying, "You do not bring a knife to a gunfight"!


8 posted on 05/30/2006 5:23:30 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: mhking

Fix the headline! There's no such thing as an ex-Marine.


9 posted on 05/30/2006 5:23:56 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: mhking

Police are said to be looking for this man: Frank Castle, for further questioning.


10 posted on 05/30/2006 5:24:03 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Wolfie

Actually, there is...an individual who left under other that honorable circumstances.


11 posted on 05/30/2006 5:26:17 AM PDT by Poseidon
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To: mhking
Atlanta police say around 11 p.m., the victim -- a former U.S. Marine -- was walking home from work at Jock’s and Jill’s in Midtown. He says that when he got to 4th Street and Penn Avenue, five people jumped out of a Cadillac with guns. He says he kicked the guns out of their hands, and fought back with his very own pocket knife.

Police say that two of the suspects were armed -- one with a handgun, the other with a shotgun.

Outnumbered five to one. One enemy with a strap and the other with a shotgun. He whips out his pocketknife -- and wins.

Two, each made of steel and the size of a bowling ball. Now that's a man!

12 posted on 05/30/2006 5:26:29 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan Any questions?)
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To: mhking
"Young girl"? How young? 22, 18? Funny the way they phrased that.

Good for the Marine.

13 posted on 05/30/2006 5:27:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: mhking

"They started it, I finished it". "They drew first blood! Not Me!"


-- Sounds like a good movie


14 posted on 05/30/2006 5:28:08 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: mhking

I hope he didn't get his uniform dirty.......


15 posted on 05/30/2006 5:28:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: R. Scott
The police are taking credit for catching them?

The dead and wounded don't run all that fast.

17 posted on 05/30/2006 5:29:34 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: garyhope
There is a reason the oath includes:

"All enemies, foreign and domestic!"
18 posted on 05/30/2006 5:29:50 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: mhking

Murtha will want to open an independent investigation trying to prove Marines are carrying on murderous rampages of civilians here in the U.S.


19 posted on 05/30/2006 5:30:07 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: mhking

An ex-Marine..

There's no such thing. Once a Marine, always a Marine.

20 posted on 05/30/2006 5:32:22 AM PDT by ml1954 (NOT the BANNED disruptive troll who was seen frequently on CREVO threads.)
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To: mhking
Police statement: They were actually robbing people.

Duh. I am shocked to read that people with guns were actually robbing people...as opposed to what-pretend robbing them?

21 posted on 05/30/2006 5:32:41 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: mhking
“These are the individuals we have been looking for, for the past two nights,” said Atlanta police Detective Danny Stephens. “They’ve were riding around in this area. They were actually robbing people. There’s actually been a lookout for these individuals, and tonight, we caught up with them.”

Don'try to take the credit, detective. You didn't "catch up to them", you were just the cleanup crew. The "jarhead" did your job for you...

22 posted on 05/30/2006 5:32:56 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: mhking

Atlanta is no place to be after dark.


23 posted on 05/30/2006 5:33:15 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: RabidBartender

Ehhh, If it was Frank Castle(AKA. The punisher) The death rate would have been 5 for 5 IMHO.


24 posted on 05/30/2006 5:33:31 AM PDT by Cheapskate (America , -- -- -- -- Yeah!)
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To: B-Chan

put that guy on a recruiting poster


25 posted on 05/30/2006 5:34:16 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Always Right

Yep – and there’s always a cop hanging around the emergency room.


26 posted on 05/30/2006 5:34:37 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: garyhope

Excellent Point....my bet is these perps were "Black"....

This made my day!!!

SEMPER FI


27 posted on 05/30/2006 5:37:21 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Wolfie
There's no such thing as an ex-Marine

Incorrect. Murtha, Dellums, Garwood, Lonetree, Dennehy, Oswald, Glenn, Massey, et al, are ex-Marines.

In this case the use of the noun ex- is incorrect but there are, indeed, ex-Marines.

28 posted on 05/30/2006 5:37:35 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Wolfie

It was the original newspapaer headline...how stupid are these "journalists"?


29 posted on 05/30/2006 5:37:35 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Illegal Aliens....STFU!)
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To: mhking

I can't wait to hear what the Kimmer has to say about this.

http://www.kimmershow.com


30 posted on 05/30/2006 5:37:46 AM PDT by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: mhking

In Atlanta, it's five punks down and 35,000 to go! Ain't nothing like a kickass Marine! Semper Fi! Atlanta needs a few more good men like this guy, and fast. That city has turned into a cess pool of crime.


31 posted on 05/30/2006 5:38:14 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: 300winmag; HairOfTheDog
He says he kicked the guns out of their hands, and fought back with his very own pocket knife.

I wonder if it was a Hobbit Hole knife? That would be MOST cool!

32 posted on 05/30/2006 5:38:15 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Wolfie

YEAH thewre is Murtha's a POS that the corps should not say he was ever a real MARINE.


33 posted on 05/30/2006 5:38:16 AM PDT by snowman1
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To: Fruitbat
Police say that two of the suspects were armed -- one with a handgun, the other with a shotgun.

Investigators say two of the suspects got stabbed. They all took off and drove themselves to Atlanta Medical Center. One suspect died, a second one is listed in critical condition. The remaining three suspects were taken into police custody.

Devil Dog takes a knife to a gun fight.

34 posted on 05/30/2006 5:38:34 AM PDT by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty)
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To: Wolfie
You said that right!

From all the Marines I know personally....you're either active, reserve, attached to another branch, or just 'takin' a knee' from service.

Even after retiring from The Corps, those dudes and dudettes I mentioned, are still Marines with every fiber in there bodies. God Bless 'Em!!

35 posted on 05/30/2006 5:38:44 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Wolfie
Fix the headline! There's no such thing as an ex-Marine.

What about someone who disgraces themselves and the Marine Corps? Like Lee Harvey Oswald? Or John Murtha?

Mark

36 posted on 05/30/2006 5:38:58 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: ml1954

Incorrect. Murtha, Dellums, Garwood, Lonetree, Dennehy, Oswald, Glenn, Massey, et al, are ex-Marines.


37 posted on 05/30/2006 5:39:06 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Smokin' Joe
"Young girl"? How young? 22, 18? Funny the way they phrased that.

That's all I had -- didn't have an age when I wrote the piece; hopefully when I update the story at noon, I'll have better info.

38 posted on 05/30/2006 5:39:16 AM PDT by mhking ("I make my livin' on the evening news...")
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To: mhking

Hello murtha and linda heard; are you there???


39 posted on 05/30/2006 5:39:29 AM PDT by danamco
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To: mhking

He he he! Consider that a lesson well learned.


40 posted on 05/30/2006 5:40:29 AM PDT by Kolb
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To: Smokin' Joe
"Young girl"? How young? 22, 18? Funny the way they phrased that.

Deliberate obfuscation. They make her sound like an eight-year-old when she's probably a 17-year-old tattoo-covered gangbanger.

41 posted on 05/30/2006 5:40:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: R. Scott
The police are taking credit for catching them?

Heh, reads that way, doesn't it? If it hadn't been for this fine former Marine, the gang would still be robbing people and the police would still be looking for them.

42 posted on 05/30/2006 5:40:49 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ml1954

Except for Murtha...


43 posted on 05/30/2006 5:41:08 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
It was the original newspapaer headline...how stupid are these "journalists"?

Stupid enough to post the story on FR. I wrote the headline, based on the story and information at my desk at the time.

44 posted on 05/30/2006 5:41:49 AM PDT by mhking ("I make my livin' on the evening news...")
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To: tiredoflaundry

"You do not bring a knife to a gunfight"!

Obviously, you can sometimes bring a Marine AND a knife to a gunfight.


45 posted on 05/30/2006 5:42:29 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: tiredoflaundry

Nah... You don't bring a mugger to a Marine fight. The Marine brings the fight to the mugger!


46 posted on 05/30/2006 5:44:13 AM PDT by MortMan (Trains stop at train stations. On my desk is a workstation...)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; Little Ray

Incorrect. Murtha, Dellums, Garwood, Lonetree, Dennehy, Oswald, Glenn, Massey, et al, are ex-Marines.

Except for Murtha...

Good points. Let me revise. Generally speaking, with a few exceptions, once a Marine always a Marine.

47 posted on 05/30/2006 5:44:13 AM PDT by ml1954 (NOT the BANNED disruptive troll who was seen frequently on CREVO threads.)
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To: Wolfie

"...There's no such thing as an ex-Marine..."

There is, now. It's name is Murtha.


48 posted on 05/30/2006 5:44:22 AM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

"I guess they picked the wrong guy to rob this time."

I had three thugs jump me outside NAS, Millington one night. I guess they were going to beat and rob the sailor boy for fun. They were so busy with me that they didn't notice the four Marine friends of mine from school coming up behind them. Guess who got their ass kicked?


49 posted on 05/30/2006 5:44:23 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: mhking

I guess some people CAN bring a knife to a gunfight...and win too!


50 posted on 05/30/2006 5:45:09 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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