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Walmart greeter, 69, roughed up by customer (Retired Marine hits back; Video)
KING TV / WESHTV ^ | December 29, 2009 | DAN BILLOW

Posted on 12/29/2009 3:50:31 PM PST by Stoat

When you leave Wal-Mart after making a purchase, you walk past a scanner that sets off an alarm if you haven't paid for something.

And if the alarm goes off at this Wal-Mart, Ed Bauman will want to talk to you.

Ed Bauman, Wal-Mart greeter, says "I'm getting too old for this stuff."

Too old to be punched in the head by a customer who exception to Bauman's questions.

Ed says "when he swang, he got me right here," pointing to the back of his head.

The 69-year-old greeter was at the entrance when a man in red shorts, identified as Skyler Lowery set off the alarm but then refused to stop when Bauman questioned him.

Bauman went outside to get his license but then the guy rips Bauman's clipboard from his hands and goes back inside.

Ed says "I grabbed the clip board back and as I was doing that, he hit me with a doubled-up fist behind my ear."

The 6-foot-2 retired Marine didn't back down.

Ed says "the security officer said if you would have hit him in the jaw the way you hit him in the chest, you would have knocked him out."

Police arrested Lowery who would have faced a charge of misdemeanor battery had Bauman been under 65. But hitting an older person is a felony and Bauman says he still doesn't know why it happened.

The alarm was false and Lowery had a receipt for everything in his bag.

Failing to show the receipt in this case meant the difference between 10 seconds and five years. It would have taken 10 seconds to show the receipt but now he faces up to five years for battery on a person over 65.
 



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; hatecrime; marine; marines; semperfi; walmart; whenblacksattack
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1 posted on 12/29/2009 3:50:32 PM PST by Stoat
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To: freema

“Don’t mess with a Marine” ping ;-)


2 posted on 12/29/2009 3:52:19 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

LOL...looks like the old guy did the roughing up to me.


3 posted on 12/29/2009 3:53:49 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Stoat

It figures that the “bad persons’” name is Skyler.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 3:55:32 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Snurple
LOL...looks like the old guy did the roughing up to me

WalMart will terminate him by weekend.

5 posted on 12/29/2009 3:57:35 PM PST by digger48
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To: Stoat

Why didn’t the numbnut just stop and show his receipt?


6 posted on 12/29/2009 3:59:58 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Why didn’t the numbnut just stop and show his receipt?

Cause he's a numbnut??

7 posted on 12/29/2009 4:01:02 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Stoat

A little misleading at the end. There is no duty to show a receipt. The 5 years is for wailing on the greeter.


8 posted on 12/29/2009 4:01:04 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Stoat

Those scanners go off for a lot of reasons other than shoplifting.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 4:01:25 PM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Stoat

Skyler.

Snort.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 4:03:16 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: ReneeLynn
Why didn’t the numbnut just stop and show his receipt?
The alarm was false and Lowery had a receipt for everything in his bag.

Failing to show the receipt in this case meant the difference between 10 seconds and five years. It would have taken 10 seconds to show the receipt but now he faces up to five years for battery on a person over 65.

Perhaps he felt that he was being "dissed" by this "old white guy" ?  You don't talk dat way to a playa......

11 posted on 12/29/2009 4:04:12 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Snurple

Exactly!


12 posted on 12/29/2009 4:04:43 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Stoat
Too old to be punched in the head by a customer who exception to Bauman's questions.

Does this sentence make any sense? I guess you have to watch the video because this article is so poorly written it takes some real digging to find out what happened. Useless journalist.

13 posted on 12/29/2009 4:05:54 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Stoat

The guy went to his car before coming back into the store, the odds are he dumped whatever set off the alarm in the car.


14 posted on 12/29/2009 4:06:32 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Stoat

I’ve had a false alarm too at Wally’s. I just showed them my receipt. Usually happens when you buy a CD or DVD and take it to the front counters. They forget to disarm whatever it is that sets off the alarm.

Always pickin’ on the white woman.


15 posted on 12/29/2009 4:06:42 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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Just a GREAT story with GREAT video. Looks like the perp was also parked in the handicapped spot. I'd recommend looking into that and, if so, add that hefty fine too.

Punk.

16 posted on 12/29/2009 4:07:36 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: usmcobra

Good point, and I’d be my house it is what happened.

There’d have just been a greasy smear on the ground if I saw him him an old man. Of course, the old man was probably doing a better job than I would have.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 4:08:04 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Stoat

Why not just sentence him to having Bauman beat the hell out of him?


18 posted on 12/29/2009 4:09:56 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: Harley
Useless journalist.

As opposed to what?

19 posted on 12/29/2009 4:17:20 PM PST by Michael.SF. (At least Hitler got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Spike Knotts

I have never tripped one of those scanners by accident.

The only time they go off is when you have something on you that either did not get voided properly by the clerk, was from another store, or you stole something.

Walmart constantly check those devices to ensure they are working properly.

Common courtesy is wait until you are cleared to go.


20 posted on 12/29/2009 4:21:01 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Man named Skyler = douchebag


22 posted on 12/29/2009 4:22:38 PM PST by reegs
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To: Stoat
The alarm was false and Lowery had a receipt for everything in his bag.

Failing to show the receipt in this case meant the difference between 10 seconds and five years.

LOL! To hell with that! He DISSED me!

23 posted on 12/29/2009 4:24:34 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: ReneeLynn

***Usually happens when you buy a CD or DVD and take it to the front counters.***

I’ve been dinged several times while leaving the store. I show the receipt and go on my way with no problem. It is usually something from the electronic isle that sets off the dinger.

Except when I bought a bag of ice at the counter (Silver City, NM) then picked it up on my way out of the store. No one called me back so I went on my way. I had the receipt ready to show someone but no one showed up.


24 posted on 12/29/2009 4:25:11 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Morgana
WTF? People beat up the greeter?

This is what the legendary Bob Grant would refer to as "serving notice upon society."

ML/NJ

25 posted on 12/29/2009 4:25:51 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Stoat

I too wuld not have stopped for an alarm-I’d let the store folks call the police if they desired while I go about my business. My right from unreasonable search and seizure applies to the authorities, not a proprietor. Store employees, security or otherwise, may not control my actions w/o my permission, which I nor any reasonable person should not give.

If the store alarm system is not operated properly, that is not my problem. As a law-abiding, moral person, I would not have stolen anything and I check my receipt before leaving a cashier to insure all the items I purchased are on the receipt..

The idiot went way wrong by a) returning to the store for whatever reason, b) assaulting the store employee, even worse since the victim was an elder person-meant to be respected, not assaulted.


26 posted on 12/29/2009 4:27:49 PM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret) "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: Morgana
WTF? People beat up the greeter? How rude!
 

In my view, this sort of behavior indicates that the perp is less than a Person....but then again I'm just another one of those "Evil, Right-Wing Etremists" that we all keep hearing about so I'm given to understand that my opinions don't count.

Undoubtedly the perp will make up a claim that he acted in self defense because the greeter was a racist and said "the N-word" to him.  Hopefully Florida Justice will not be thwarted by that sort of ruse.

 

27 posted on 12/29/2009 4:30:03 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Harley

“Too old to be punched in the head by a customer who exception to Bauman’s questions.”

I’m sure that the word ‘took’ is missing. Should be between ‘who’ and ‘exception’...


28 posted on 12/29/2009 4:31:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Morgana

Makes my day that this punk was arrested and likely will be found guilty. He’ll have a very difficult time finding a decent job for the rest of his pathetic life.


29 posted on 12/29/2009 4:35:22 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: usmcobra

“The guy went to his car before coming back into the store, the odds are he dumped whatever set off the alarm in the car.”

Good point. They should have done a car search. If I’m on the jury Skyler is guilty.


30 posted on 12/29/2009 4:35:53 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Stoat

Did they check the car? He went to the car and then came back before attacking the Greeter. How do we know that he did not dump a stolen item in the car and the come back?


31 posted on 12/29/2009 4:37:05 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Stoat

After watching the video all I can say is I hope that Skylar isn’t out procreating.


32 posted on 12/29/2009 4:38:38 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: NoRedTape
Just a GREAT story with GREAT video. Looks like the perp was also parked in the handicapped spot. I'd recommend looking into that and, if so, add that hefty fine too.

 

Punk.
 

I'm delighted that you liked the story :-)

Too bad that all too often follow-up stories are never done....it certainly would be interesting to learn what actually happens to this trash.

33 posted on 12/29/2009 4:38:44 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: perez24
Those scanners go off for a lot of reasons other than shoplifting.

You're absolutely right, its happened to me. I immediately turned around and walked back to the self service cashier and ended the problem.......altho there was no problem.

Some people just go thru life with a chip on their shoulder wanting their ass kicked I guess.........Idiots choose WalMart greaters......LOL!

34 posted on 12/29/2009 4:39:42 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: Stoat

“The alarm was false and Lowery had a receipt for everything in his bag.”

I doubt it. Did they check the parking lot? I bet Skyler ditched whatever he stole.


36 posted on 12/29/2009 4:41:47 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Did they check the car?

Since it appears that the perp was arrested on the spot on a felony charge, I believe that the standard procedure would be to tow the car to the impound lot after it's been searched.

The details of what, if anything, were found in the car may not have made it into the story for a variety of reasons...the poorly-written article suggests that 'reporter laziness' may well be among them.

37 posted on 12/29/2009 4:43:16 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Harley
Too old to be punched in the head by a customer who exception to Bauman's questions.

Does this sentence make any sense?


Sometimes, when the sentence doesn't make sense, I look for a misprint or an omission. I've also learned to analyze the context in order to arrive at the proper contents when what's in front of me doesn't make sense.

In the context of what was being said, I read that statement as "Too old to be punched in the head by a customer who took exception to Bauman's questions.".

The context is important and it led me to conclude that something was missing from the sentence or statement. A missing word is sometimes what happens when your typing gets ahead of what you're thinking. However, proofreading is a writer's best friend.
38 posted on 12/29/2009 4:44:02 PM PST by adorno
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To: Stoat

Yesss.


39 posted on 12/29/2009 4:48:26 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: ReneeLynn

notice were ‘numbnuts’ car is parked. Not in the parking lot but in a red zone. He is an idiot looking for trouble.


40 posted on 12/29/2009 4:53:01 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: adorno

I noticed that too and wondered what he meant.


41 posted on 12/29/2009 4:56:26 PM PST by RGirard ("If you read just one book this year ... " by An American Man)
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To: Stoat

Skyler?

What a frigging stupid name.


42 posted on 12/29/2009 4:58:11 PM PST by mowowie
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To: adorno; ButThreeLeftsDo
Thanks for interpreting what the reporter left out. Here's a fun sight about WalCreatures.
43 posted on 12/29/2009 4:58:25 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Harley

Yeah, that site became so popular at work (during the lunch hour, of course) that the corporate firewall was cinched up to block it....


44 posted on 12/29/2009 5:00:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Stoat

Why do these stories usually have ‘Walmart’ in the headline.... LOL!


45 posted on 12/29/2009 5:03:51 PM PST by BossLady (POLITICS - Showbiz for Ugly People)
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To: Harley
LMAO! Ive seen some really wierd critters at wally world over the years...this is my fav shirt...
46 posted on 12/29/2009 5:04:31 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Manly Warrior

Manly, I can’t believe your naive enough to believe Skyler didn’t have stolen property on his person. I would bet the farm he threw the goods down in the parking lot before he returned to the store. Stop taking up for these turds.


47 posted on 12/29/2009 5:08:04 PM PST by kempo
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To: BossLady; All
Why do these stories usually have ‘Walmart’ in the headline.... LOL!

hehe!

And Marines are often involved, as well ;-)

This one from Dec. 15 of this year:

Marine tackles, restrains Walmart greeter's assailant

48 posted on 12/29/2009 5:08:07 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

How low has one sunk to accost an 83 year old Walmart greeter??? One should just hang it all up at that point....hahaha!


49 posted on 12/29/2009 5:14:56 PM PST by BossLady (POLITICS - Showbiz for Ugly People)
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To: Stoat

Can someone tell me why he would need his license?


50 posted on 12/29/2009 5:18:05 PM PST by ditto h
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