Skip to comments.Marine stabbed at Best Buy (Augusta GA)
Posted on 11/26/2010 7:11:15 PM PST by PAR35
A Marine reservist collecting Toys for Tots donations at Augusta's Best Buy was stabbed in the back this afternoon while helping subdue a shoplifting suspect.
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Attaway, of the 500 block of College Street in Waynesboro, has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife in commission of a crime.
(Excerpt) Read more at chronicle.augusta.com ...
The Marine is expected to survive.
Prayers up for this brave, young American.
Prayers up for the brave Marine!
“39-year-old Tracey Attaway”
Tracey is a girls name.
Did the cops show up and shoot the Marine? Nope? Must not have been in Las Vegas...
BTW, here’s hoping the brave Marine has a speedy recovery!
Best Buy is expected to survive.
Thank god they didn’t stab an environmentalist /s
Pray for him and his family
Gotta’ love our folks in uniform, always ready to help and do their duty. Prayers up for this brave Marine.
Glad to hear that the Corporal’s injuries do not appear to be serious. Toys for Tots is a charity that Mrs Alfa6 and I are happy to help out with. We often drop off the goodies at the local recruiting station. It is always fun to see the look on the recruiters face when we show up with 5 or 6 large black bags full of goodies:-)
No mention in the article that the perp is expected to recover from his injuries after being subdued by the Marines???
Sounds like you have the same opinion of Las Vegas that I have.
Prayers up for the Marine
Not a smart move on behalf of the perp.
What we have here, is a failure to communicate!
Can’t a bro catch a break? He needed the laptop to post on FR! C’mon!
That would be about the extreme end of the scale for life expectancy.
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (with a combat v)? - lol
Can also be a man's name, as can
Beverly & many others, including
Marion - which was John Wayne's real name ;o)
I knew the ethnicity of the perp just from the headline, unfortunately.
I really wish I wasn’t right about these things. Nothing would make me happier to read accounts that prove race is irrelevant in crime statistics.
Great Society? We’re doomed.
The digital divide is turning violent.
More than a few of us have the same opinion as yours.
Hmmm. It looks like 3/4” rope would be necessary, but also sufficient for the job.
That young Marine should be mildly chastised for permitting USMC property to be damaged in the event. Thus, once he has recuperated, he should be afforded some extra training on how in future to insure that it is the perp that is damaged, and not his person.
I’m sure there are some qualified USMC instructors in the area who will be more than willing to offer him useful tips and a little practice. It is good to keep up with such practical matters.
My husband pulled a robber off the cashier at his CVS store, threw the robber on the ground and sat on him until the police arrived. In the struggle the robber cut my husband up with a box cutter. The result? 47 stitches and CVS wanted to fire him. According to company policy he was supposed to just stand there while the robber attacked the cashier (17 year old young lady).
How did all this turn out?
Unarmed self-defense skills when placed against armed assault rarely succeeds, but it appears the Marine took the proper approach by bringing the fight in close, mano a mano, so as to constrain the number of areas the knife could reach.
Hence truisms such as, “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”, etc.
That’s because the corporate decisions of businesses like CVS are made by people managing their situations, instead of living their lives with virtue. Unless they have been provided the resources to manage, they would helplessly flounder.
Armed combatant, not in uniform. He should be sent to Gitmo for the duration.
Actually, I will complement the Marine on the technique he used, that is, he “clotheslined” the perp. With just a tad more technique, he would have won clean, but he made a mistake, he let go.
Typically, Marine Jiu-Jitsu is like that. Take down and keep moving, don’t continue with the guy you just knocked down. But he needs the “step 2” of grappling training. With his arm around the perp’s neck, he would *own* him, even if he had a knife.
It even makes me wince a little bit when I think about the civilian Jiu-Jitsu bruisers I’ve known. I wouldn’t let them within a leg’s length of me if I had my druthers, otherwise they would squeeze out my sauce in a fight.
And, of course, if he had held on, his Marine buddies would have still been there. Perp probably would have been taking a nice nap.
A Marine reservist collecting Toys for Tots donations at Augusta's Best Buy was stabbed in the back this afternoon while helping subdue a shoplifting suspect... Attaway, of the 500 block of College Street in Waynesboro, has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife in commission of a crime.The POS shouldn't live to see trial. Thanks PAR35.
District manager on up wanted him fired because of “liability.” The only reason he didn’t get fired was because all the other coworkers would have all quit if he got fired.
Exactly. And this is why robbers find the stores “easy pickings.” They don’t expect anyone to fight back. All corporate cares about is liability. They don’t care about doing the right thing.
Which makes me wonder what would have happened to Best Buy employees if they tried to stop the thief.
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