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SC Sheriff: Dead motel robber was going to rape clerk
wfie.com ^ | 26 July, 2011 | Kelsey Wheatcroft

Posted on 07/27/2011 5:41:15 PM PDT by marktwain

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Deputies say a man is dead after the motel clerk he tried to sexually assault and rob early Monday morning fought back and killed him.

Investigators say 43-year-old Vincent Carson of Orangeburg entered a Days Inn motel at 133 sometime before 6:00 a.m.

As the female clerk went into the breakfast room to prepare breakfast, she found Carson waiting inside. The victim said Carson held a knife to her throat and said, "This is a robbery."

Investigators said when her attacker slipped the knife into his pants pocket to begin tying her up with plastic ties, the woman pulled a handgun from under her shirt, turned, and fired into the man's chest at point blank range.

Deputies say the victim was about 100 pounds lighter than Carson and stood at least a foot shorter than him.

When deputies got to the scene, they found the suspect unresponsive on the floor. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Carson died from a single gunshot to the chest.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Carson's intent was not only to rob the motel, but also to rape the clerk.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; good; job; rape; robber; sc
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The sheriff seemed like a reasonable peace officer.
1 posted on 07/27/2011 5:41:23 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Good riddance.


2 posted on 07/27/2011 5:43:10 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: marktwain; Diana in Wisconsin

BANG!

And she didn’t even waste a second round on the scumbag! What a woman!


3 posted on 07/27/2011 5:43:55 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: marktwain

Who writes these headlines? SHEESH.


4 posted on 07/27/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: marktwain; Squantos; Travis McGee

One shot, one kill. Now that’s gun control.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 5:45:08 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: marktwain
When deputies got to the scene, they found the suspect unresponsive on the floor.

Sounds like a straightforward case of lead poisoning. Tsk, tsk. He shouldn't be eating toys from China, or licking the paint off the walls. Probably suicide, poor fellow. Well nothing to see here, move along...

6 posted on 07/27/2011 5:45:53 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so..)
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To: marktwain

Looks to me like he was not going to rape anyone ever again:)


7 posted on 07/27/2011 5:46:20 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: marktwain
So sad. The perp never checked in but he did check out.
8 posted on 07/27/2011 5:46:30 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: marktwain

Don’t mess with mama grizzlies.


9 posted on 07/27/2011 5:48:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: marktwain
...to begin tying her up with plastic ties...

...Carson's intent was not only to rob the motel, but also to rape the clerk.

Where's that venerable advice to just cooperate with the criminal in order to avoid injury?

10 posted on 07/27/2011 5:48:47 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: M. Thatcher

Indeed. The miscreant must have had some powerful Viagra. He’s dead and thats a good thing. The 2nd. Amendment, the best rape prevention in the world.


11 posted on 07/27/2011 5:49:12 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: marktwain

Hope she’s doing okay.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 5:49:26 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: marktwain

Armed women are never raped.

Pray for America


13 posted on 07/27/2011 5:51:19 PM PDT by bray (Palin is the DC Nightmare)
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To: All

As the old saying goes: You can’t rape a 38.


14 posted on 07/27/2011 5:54:08 PM PDT by MCF
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To: marktwain

LOL, this is too funny.....I love it...


15 posted on 07/27/2011 5:54:08 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republicans that vote for socialism, support socialists are socialists.)
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To: marktwain

A .22 at point blank works just fine.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 5:57:13 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: stockpirate

Wonder just how they knew rape was the intent...article doesn’t say, but who cares? One dead perp!


17 posted on 07/27/2011 5:57:20 PM PDT by Froggie (uires)
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To: marktwain
I would hope that our current House has as much intestinal fortitude as she did.
18 posted on 07/27/2011 5:57:32 PM PDT by mountainlion (AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.)
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To: marktwain

Perps pic, must have been from his last arrest.

http://wfie.images.worldnow.com/images/15152384_BG1.jpg


19 posted on 07/27/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: marktwain
Sheriff Lott says this was an unfortunate situation in which the victim feared for her life and defended herself.

"Unfortunate" is not the word I would have used. More like "joyous", "festive", or "gleeful".

20 posted on 07/27/2011 5:59:00 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: marktwain

...if I were a woman I would have taking two shots.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marktwain

A .22 to the heart did him in, but I would suggest at least a .380 for the Woman.


22 posted on 07/27/2011 5:59:52 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: marktwain

Sheriff Lott also says the clerk had been victimized in one of two recent robberies at the same Days Inn and had gotten permission from her employer to carry a .22 caliber gun.

No charges have been filed, and deputies say they don’t expect to file any.

OK. Problem solved. No one discount the effectiveness of a 22.


23 posted on 07/27/2011 6:00:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: marktwain

I like happy endings!

“Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.” — L. Neil Smith


24 posted on 07/27/2011 6:02:41 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: marktwain

The bigger they are....


25 posted on 07/27/2011 6:03:11 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: M. Thatcher

“Who writes these headlines? SHEESH.”

Lol. You beat me to it.


26 posted on 07/27/2011 6:03:46 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jmacusa

I don’t care how strong his viagra was.
There is no way he was stiff after she made him a stiff!


27 posted on 07/27/2011 6:06:25 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: marktwain
When deputies got to the scene, they found the suspect unresponsive on the floor.

Best line in the article. I just love happy endings so much, I think I may have a few Boehner tears.

28 posted on 07/27/2011 6:08:02 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: marktwain

I just hope she doesn’t take on any baggage from this. She did exactly the right thing, and everyone who matters is proud of her.


29 posted on 07/27/2011 6:08:20 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: nuconvert

How did the motel die?


30 posted on 07/27/2011 6:08:28 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: marktwain

Good shot.


31 posted on 07/27/2011 6:11:47 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Teflonic
A .22 at point blank works just fine.

Amen....I've always been a propenent of that for reasons obvious to those other than the bang-bang-caliber group here on FR.

It only takes ten seconds to think it all out, and that includes calculating the cost of drywall/plaster repair.

My 85 pound wife wields a mean .22 Ruger, but even a .25 might cause a bit of a waver.

32 posted on 07/27/2011 6:12:45 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: marktwain
Carson died from a single gunshot to the chest.

All's well that ends well.

33 posted on 07/27/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Texas Fossil

Shocked, shocked I tell you.

Seesh black on white crime happens so often..............


34 posted on 07/27/2011 6:13:47 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Future Snake Eater

It is the creed of liberals.


35 posted on 07/27/2011 6:13:56 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Born to Conserve
I just hope she doesn’t take on any baggage from this. She did exactly the right thing, and everyone who matters is proud of her.

She probably saved dozens of women from being raped. He obviously had done this before, many times. He was prepared and knew what he was doing. He had likely never run up against an armed woman before.

36 posted on 07/27/2011 6:14:06 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Teflonic
A .22 at point blank works just fine.

Amen....I've always been a propenent of that for reasons obvious to those other than the bang-bang-caliber group here on FR.

It only takes ten seconds to think it all out, and that includes calculating the cost of drywall/plaster repair.

My 85 pound wife wields a mean .22 Ruger, but even a .25 might cause a bit of a waver. (Disclaimer, though....we DO have a 20 gauge scattergun with the short barrel, hanging on an interior door - but that's the Zombie home defense weapon)

37 posted on 07/27/2011 6:14:26 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: marktwain

Glad she got him. Hard to miss point blank unless you’re a highly trained officer. Like that DEA agent who shot himself in the foot after chiding everyone in the room about being the only one there who could handle the weapon properly.


38 posted on 07/27/2011 6:16:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dead

I was wondering how a dead person could rape anyone. Was his name Lazarus?


39 posted on 07/27/2011 6:16:58 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Secret Agent Man
A lot of people miss at point blank range. It is a good idea to practice a bit. The first time I tried "combat" style shooting, I had been on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for two years.

A good friend handed me a .38 snub-nose Smith & Wesson model 10.

She said, "When I say go, shoot five shots at that target (man size silhouette from five yards), as fast as you can.

I missed with all five shots.

Now I do better. A lot better.

A day or so later, we were hitting beer cans with that snubbie at 70 yards (resting off a car door) 50% of the time.

40 posted on 07/27/2011 6:27:15 PM PDT by marktwain
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And she didn’t even waste a second round on the scumbag! What a woman!

Lack of training.

41 posted on 07/27/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

If this had happened in the UK she’d be in jail right now. Glad we can still get it right over here.


42 posted on 07/27/2011 6:31:33 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Dang, he kind of looks like Coach from Left 4 Dead 2.


43 posted on 07/27/2011 6:31:59 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: mylife

LOL!!


44 posted on 07/27/2011 6:33:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: marktwain
A lot of people miss at point blank range. It is a good idea to practice a bit.

I'd say this was a contact shot rather than a point blank shot. Impossible to miss when the gun is touching his chest.

45 posted on 07/27/2011 6:34:08 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Looks to me like a trial and long incarceration will not be necessary; PLUS....as you said, his raping days came to a screeching halt!


46 posted on 07/27/2011 6:36:11 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Texas Fossil
Perps pic...

Just as I pictured him in my mind. I must be getting psychic in my old age.

47 posted on 07/27/2011 6:37:11 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Balding_Eagle

Knowing the history of SC, I am surprised to hear that. But in this day and time I guess I should not be.

Guess my age is showing.


48 posted on 07/27/2011 6:39:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: JPG

Now, now. How could this women possibly know what was in the “victim’s mind”. She should have waited to be tied up and he was ripping off her dress before she defended herself. It’s only fair—ya know?


49 posted on 07/27/2011 6:41:29 PM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: Zhang Fei
I'd say this was a contact shot rather than a point blank shot. Impossible to miss when the gun is touching his chest.

Quite likely. That might explain some of the potency of the shot. In a contact shot, a lot of high pressure hot gases are injected into the body cavity. It does a lot damage in milliseconds.

I like to encourage people to train. Taking just a tenth of a second more per shot can give you a tremendous increase in accuracy.

It is also a lot of fun to try different situations, positions, positions of targets, etc. It gives confidence.

50 posted on 07/27/2011 6:41:52 PM PDT by marktwain
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