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Walmart worker run over trying to stop fleeing shoplifter
dispatch.com ^ | 21 Oct 2010 | Theodore Decker

Posted on 10/21/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog

A brother and sister have been arrested on charges that they ran down an employee of a South Side Walmart last night when he tried to stop them from shoplifting computer equipment, police said.

Nikolai and Elizabeth Young of 288 Chambersburg Rd. were charged with aggravated robbery after their 9 a.m. arrest at their South Side home, police said. Both are jailed pending an appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday.

Dustin Carrel, a 24-year-old Walmart customer-service representative, remained in serious condition this afternoon at Grant Medical Center.

Carrel was injured at 11:42 p.m. last night while trying to stop a woman who had stolen a hard drive from the Walmart at 3579 S. High St.

Police said the woman went to the store's electronics section, asked about hard drives, picked up a boxed hard drive, and ran out of the store.

Carrel followed her and tried to stop her as she got in the passenger's side of a waiting Mercedes driven by a man. The car sped off, hitting and dragging Carrel before running him over.

Columbus police Lt. Michael Woods of the burglary squad said detectives identified Nikolai, 25, and Elizabeth, 28, as suspects through the description of the Mercedes and a partial license-plate number obtained by witnesses.

(Excerpt) Read more at dispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: columbus; hitandrun; ohio; theft
Shoplifters driving a Mercedes? Mom's car?
1 posted on 10/21/2010 4:29:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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2 posted on 10/21/2010 4:31:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: smokingfrog

Probably not mom’s car. You see, welfare reform caused recipients to downsize from Cadillacs to Mercedes.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 4:32:04 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: smokingfrog

Nope...democrats...


4 posted on 10/21/2010 4:32:22 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: smokingfrog

Poor Dustin will probably get fired now.


5 posted on 10/21/2010 4:46:10 PM PDT by peggybac (Restore America and restore her honor.)
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To: smokingfrog

Where is this?


6 posted on 10/21/2010 4:50:09 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: smokingfrog

Aggravated robbery??? Those two pieces of crap should be charged with attempted murder.


7 posted on 10/21/2010 4:50:54 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: smokingfrog
While this gesture might have been noble I still fail to see why someone earning close to minimum wage would see the need to put his life on the line for his employer.

This gesture will indeed cost this poor guy his job.

8 posted on 10/21/2010 4:51:08 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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..should be charged with attempted murder...

Sounds like the Walmart guy is in serious condition. If he doesn't pull through, it could be murder (second degree?).

9 posted on 10/21/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: luv2ski

Columbus Ohio


10 posted on 10/21/2010 5:03:45 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: pnh102

Why bother putting 4 walls on stores if the employees are taught to “not interfere” with shoplifters? Might as well fill your cart up aned walk out the door if they’re not going to stop you.<p<
Hope they throw the book at these 2 POS’s. Regardless if they were theives they tried to KILL someone.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 5:04:15 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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Ohio?

Have they fired the Walmart employee yet?


12 posted on 10/21/2010 5:06:24 PM PDT by dragnet2
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio;
13 posted on 10/21/2010 5:07:01 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Mark Kirk "republican" Illinois, not no but HELL NO!)
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To: pnh102
While this gesture might have been noble I still fail to see why someone earning close to minimum wage would see the need to put his life on the line for his employer.

Bet he's laying in the hospital wondering the same thing...And they'll probably fire him for violating company policy.

Fact is, the owners and insiders running Walmart lose more money every two hours, than this guy will make in a life time.

14 posted on 10/21/2010 5:11:20 PM PDT by dragnet2
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Have they fired the Walmart employee yet?

Have a heart man, at least wait until the guy gets out of surgery!

/s

15 posted on 10/21/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.”


16 posted on 10/21/2010 5:41:45 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: smokingfrog

Trash. Unquestionably, trash. Throw the book at them.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 5:58:05 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: boop

I used to work for a major department store as a sales clerk 8 years ago. We were told that if we suspected someone of shoplifting, to notify security. We were not to say anything or do anything on our own.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: smokingfrog

Not Guilty!! At least for the babe. One of the hottest mugs that I’ve seen for a while on this site.


19 posted on 10/21/2010 8:25:34 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: dragnet2

I heard that it is about $ 100,000 per month at our local store.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 2:40:49 PM PDT by 11johara28
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To: peggybac

He will definitely be fired. And he will not have his medical bills paid under Worker’s Compensation since he violated Wal Mart policy.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 2:40:55 PM PDT by 11johara28
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