Skip to comments.Ferguson Hot Dog Vendor at Home Depot Robbed and Beaten With Hammer for His Cell Phone
Posted on 08/22/2013 11:32:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Police: Suspects hit hot dog vendor with hammer at local Home Depot.
Police are hoping surveillance video will help catch four suspects after a hot dog vender was robbed and attacked with a stolen hammer at a Ferguson Home Depot on Wednesday. view full article
A hot dog vendor at a Ferguson Home Depot was robbed of his cellphone and struck in the head with a hammer by four shoplifters. The incident occurred around 3 p.m on Wednesday. The Home Depot is located in St. Louis County at the 10900 block of New Halls Ferry Road. According the CBS St Louis, the suspects are black men in their early 20s. Two of the suspects were wearing white t-shirts, one had a plaid shirt. The fourth was wearing a blue shirt and had his right arm in a cast.
KMOV St Louis reported:
Authorities said the hot dog vendor was standing at the front entrance of the Home Depot in the 10900 block of New Halls Ferry Rd. around 3 p.m. when four shoplifters walked by and swiped his cell phone.
Police said the vendor chased them out of the store, but was struck in the head with a hammer one of the suspects had stolen. The suspects then got in a car and drove away.
The bloodied victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities were looking at surveillance video to help identify the suspects.
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Anyone who can identify the assailants please call the Ferguson Police Department Detective Bureau at 314-522-3100. Or call Crime Stoppers at (866) 371-TIPS (8477)
That's a racist thought. Off to re-education camp for you, 2d !! /s
What is the attraction for stealing cell phones do they sell them for money?
The victim may have been black, he chased down one perp and tackled him before getting hit. let’s face it, most white guys can’t move that fast and the suspects were built like football players....
It’s time to start carrying whether it’s legal or not.
Your life may well depend on it with these feral animals running around and committing random acts of severe violence.
Swing a hammer at me and I will double-tap center mass.
The police can go ahead and arrest me, JJ and Al can call me a racist on National TV, but I’ll be alive as opposed to having my brains splattered on the street and being incapacitated for life, or worse because these feral animals cannot control their violent impulses.
The Government isn’t about to intervene on the Black on White crime epidemic, and the media continues to sweep it under the rug.
And yes, it is an epidemic.
Just google “The Color of Crime” and read it - about 5% of the population is committing about 50% of the violent crimes.
Hint: It isn’t the Amish.
And it’s only going to get worse.
And when they can get ObamaPhones for free, too!
You can't beat that old fashioned American work ethic, I guess.
I saw a guy on public transit the other day who was carrying a hammer (his long T-shirt hung over it) in his back pocket. No, he wasn’t dressed like a carpenter and he didn’t have a tool box or a tool belt.
Drug deals most likely.
My kids both in their 20’s are on those darn cell phones a lot and I am always telling them to make sure they pay attention because people are smashing you for your phones.
I have a cell phone for emergency’s only and it is an
old flip phone which I guess is old school but I could care less.
If you tell the truth then your a racist.
They may get their race war yet. But they got to watch out for what they wish for it may not be what they want.
Burners. use 'em to make one lawless deal then chunk 'em.
Phone worth $200- $400 can be resold easy on the street. No one tracks the stolen ones in this country like they do in Europe so anyone can have it turned back on in their name. Pretty much the police don't think they are worth the trouble of following up on.
I would guess to that every once in while they get lucky and end up getting credit card numbers when they access your email account on them .
err that’s $200 to over $500 for a phone
One, two, three, many Zimmermans!
another chimp out,,,
Open season, it would seem.
Four men use a shop lifted hammer as a weapon to give a freakin’ hot dog vendor a serious head injury and possibly kill him , just to steal some poor, hard working hot dog vendors cell phone?
This is so FUBAR it defies rational description and really hammers home the level of criminality and contempt this emerging segment of our society has embraced.
The scary thing is that we are seeing the emergence of a new, emerging generation of hyper violent youth for whom murder, violence and criminal behavior are a glorified way of life and primary career aspiration.
Kids used to want to firemen or brain surgeons. Now they want to drug dealing thugs who casually assault, murder, rape and steal just for the fun of it.
The shooter who killed the Aussie baseball player exhibits no remorse, is very proud of his murder, was dancing and singing with joy as he was led to jail and at his arraignment in court and simply does not think he has done anything wrong.
For him, randomly killing an innocent white man is just as normal as can be and is business as usual in the ghetto, hip-hop gangster culture he grew up in.
We are all George Zimmerman. We have to be.
we all need to be exorcists now
no you don’t do it by lighting incense and waving crucifixes
you do it by glorifying the Lord in the devil’s face
These guys probably steal a dozen or more cell phones a day from people.....likely, they don’t get much pushback as here.
I’m guessing they go for the high end smart phones which can be sold online for a nice price. My guess is that these type phones end up in other countries, e.g., the Mideast where they are hard to get or way too expensive new.
I asked him how the TSA let him in with the hammer...
He said he was a builder working in Oakland...with the tools of his trade...
...and that on his walk to the bus station he passes several houses with angry dogs....and that he would use the hammer on a dog if attacked.
My opinion is to always carry a sheet rock hammer.
Available at Home Depo for a few bucks...
(you can hollow grind the blade razor sharp,
After all...you never know when you will meet a piece of sheet rock that needs an attitude adjustment.