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Man Smashes Liquor, Wine Bottles
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 18, 2001 | Matthew Marx

Posted on 12/18/2001 12:55:32 PM PST by buccaneer81

Man smashes liquor, wine bottles

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Matthew Marx

Dispatch Staff Reporter

A Northwest Side man wielding a golf club smashed thousands of dollars worth of wine and liquor at the Big Bear store at West 5th and Grandview avenues last night.

Asad K. Thahim, 24, of 1450 King Ave. Apt. 35, is accused of creating a panic at the store when he pushed the manager to the floor and began slashing glass bottles.

Thahim walked up to the service counter and said it was against his religion for wine to be consumed and that he was going to smash every bottle in the place, witnesses told Columbus police.

Thahim also took a swing at Andrew Raymond, second-shift store manager, who called police.

Raymond refused to comment last night.

Columbus police charged Thahim with one felony count each of vandalism and inducing panic and one misdemeanor count of assault.

More than $50,000 worth of wine and liquor was destroyed, police estimated.

Thahim was in Franklin County jail early this morning.

He will appear in Franklin County Municipal Court today on those charges and some outstanding warrants from separate criminal and traffic offenses. In one of those cases, he is charged with smashing one 40-ounce bottle of beer on the floor of the Speedway gas station at 1626 W. 5th Ave. on Nov. 30.


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Picture the scene in Animal House when John Belushi screams in horror when th bottle of Jack Daniels falls to the ground.
1 posted on 12/18/2001 12:55:32 PM PST by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81
Yeh, well its against MY religion to have booze destroyed by some psycho!
2 posted on 12/18/2001 1:00:45 PM PST by proudofthesouth
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To: buccaneer81
Don't tell me. He was naturalized just in time to vote for clinton in 1996.
3 posted on 12/18/2001 1:02:49 PM PST by Cicero
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To: buccaneer81
Ol' Asad is a real genius, ain't he? Maybe he is one of those scary sleeper cells we have been hearing about. Allah Apcray!
4 posted on 12/18/2001 1:02:56 PM PST by wienerdog.com
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To: wienerdog.com
isn't that alcohol abuse?
5 posted on 12/18/2001 1:05:47 PM PST by OnSafariInBlueZone
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To: buccaneer81
Just doing his part in the drug war. I'll bet he howled gigantic curses against libertarians the whole time.
6 posted on 12/18/2001 1:06:00 PM PST by Physicist
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To: Orual; jjbrouwer
Profoundly disturbing contents. Go back. DO NOT READ.
7 posted on 12/18/2001 1:06:56 PM PST by dighton
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To: buccaneer81
First thing that popped in my mind was Steve Martin in "The Jerk"..

Cans!....He hates cans!

8 posted on 12/18/2001 1:07:01 PM PST by Uni-Poster
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To: buccaneer81
Thahim walked up to the service counter and said it was against his religion for wine to be consumed and that he was going to smash every bottle in the place...

Islam is a religion of pieces?

9 posted on 12/18/2001 1:07:37 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: buccaneer81
Let me guess ... given his name (Thahim), I'd say he was Muslim.

Nothing here a 12-gauge couldn't take care of.

10 posted on 12/18/2001 1:08:02 PM PST by ikanakattara
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To: NoCurrentFreeperByThatName; Dan from Michigan; Bella_Bru; one_particular_harbour
What kind of sick bastard would do this?
11 posted on 12/18/2001 1:08:12 PM PST by riley1992
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To: buccaneer81
This should be a capital crime.
12 posted on 12/18/2001 1:08:19 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: buccaneer81
A teacher I had in high school told me that her father or grandfather (cant remember which) died of a heart attack while berating someone for purchasing liquor.
13 posted on 12/18/2001 1:08:44 PM PST by jdub
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To: Uni-Poster
He hates these cans!
14 posted on 12/18/2001 1:09:24 PM PST by jmp702
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To: riley1992;StoneColdGOP
Destroying innocent alcohol....ugh...makes me sick.

Honey, don't even look, you'll cry.

15 posted on 12/18/2001 1:10:33 PM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: OnSafariInBlueZone
Perhaps, but for a nutty Muslim dude to pull this stunt now indicates there is something afoot that would scare the crap out of alcoholism. I guess he was celebrating the end of Ramadan like any good moon god monkey: let's break some &*^@.
16 posted on 12/18/2001 1:10:40 PM PST by wienerdog.com
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To: buccaneer81
Has Carrie Nation come back from the dead?
17 posted on 12/18/2001 1:11:10 PM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: wienerdog.com
Which brings up an ineteresting point: can you imagine what these doorknobs would be like if they drank too?
18 posted on 12/18/2001 1:13:34 PM PST by wienerdog.com
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To: riley1992
That bastard, and I couldn't do a damn thing. I think I'm gonna cry.
19 posted on 12/18/2001 1:13:45 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: buccaneer81; Travis McGee; Veronica; dennisw; Cathy Ryan; LAzamataz; LBGA; kinganamort...
Tequila BUMP!
20 posted on 12/18/2001 1:13:55 PM PST by Cool Guy
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To: Bella_Bru
Tears... Oh my God this is horrible.

I'm so upset, I can hardly drink this wine...

21 posted on 12/18/2001 1:14:23 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: Bella_Bru
Bheese, you are here already :P
22 posted on 12/18/2001 1:14:37 PM PST by Cool Guy
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To: Bella_Bru
Hold me.
23 posted on 12/18/2001 1:14:58 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: Dan from Michigan
It's okay man, it's okay. One day, we WILL get this mf'er...
25 posted on 12/18/2001 1:15:28 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: riley1992
Give the guy a break. He too was smashed.
26 posted on 12/18/2001 1:16:08 PM PST by jjbrouwer
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To: buccaneer81
"The Police cleaned up the mess using straws"

That was my favorite part of the story.

27 posted on 12/18/2001 1:16:13 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: riley1992
Probably some sick, twisted, anti-alcohol TALIBORNAGAIN type...
28 posted on 12/18/2001 1:16:24 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: buccaneer81
This bastard deserves to spend about 5 minutes with a Texas drinker!!!

Eaker

PS: Send this peckerwood MY way!!

30 posted on 12/18/2001 1:17:31 PM PST by Eaker
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To: buccaneer81
While I really want to laugh at this there are two ammendments in the constitution that say whackos like this can gather enough power to screw up the entire nation, at least for a few years (this really isn't that different than what the temperance movement did leading to Prohibition, they used axes though).
31 posted on 12/18/2001 1:17:49 PM PST by discostu
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To: StoneColdGOP
It's ok....drink it in memory of it's dead breathren....wrenched from this world before their time. Carelessly tossed onto the ground...never even had a chance to enjoy being downed and then returned at the porcelain altar.
32 posted on 12/18/2001 1:18:12 PM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: buccaneer81
Remember when the Taliban did this in last summer at a Kabul hotel? They discovered a false wall that had been hiding bottles of alcohol from the time when the Northern Alliance was in power. Maybe this is a terrorist attack in disguise, and he's really a member of the Taliban...
33 posted on 12/18/2001 1:18:22 PM PST by July 4th
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To: buccaneer81
Alcohol abuse!
34 posted on 12/18/2001 1:18:31 PM PST by Junior
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To: buccaneer81
He should be put on a continuous alcohol drip for the next five years until $50,000 worth of the cheapest booze we make has passed through his liver.
35 posted on 12/18/2001 1:18:35 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Doctor Doom
Oh, Doom...come here.

(((((((((((((((((Doom))))))))))))))))))

36 posted on 12/18/2001 1:18:37 PM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: buccaneer81
In one of those cases, he is charged with smashing one 40-ounce bottle of beer on the floor of the Speedway gas station at 1626 W. 5th Ave. on Nov. 30.

Not to stick up for this guy, but I know of about 80,000 fans in Cleveland and New Orleans who did the same thing this week.

37 posted on 12/18/2001 1:18:57 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: buccaneer81
When I saw the name and the crime, I immediately assumed "Islam." Then I read that "it was against his religion for wine to be consumed," but they refuse to name the religion. That's because the media has such a low opinion of us, they think if they give us the news straight, we'll go out and commit some hate crimes, so they lie to us and withhold information.
38 posted on 12/18/2001 1:19:16 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: buccaneer81

At least he didn't get the beer!
40 posted on 12/18/2001 1:20:00 PM PST by aomagrat
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To: StoneColdGOP
For punishment, they should put the guy in the stocks....in South Boston... or better.....Belfast.
41 posted on 12/18/2001 1:20:40 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: OnSafariInBlueZone
isn't that alcohol abuse?

LOL

43 posted on 12/18/2001 1:21:18 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: one_particular_harbour
(wracked by uncontrollable sobbing)

It's against that guys religion to sob, too. *WHACK*

45 posted on 12/18/2001 1:22:03 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Bella_Bru
:-(

Time for some sad Sinatra tunes about drinking again....

47 posted on 12/18/2001 1:22:36 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: buccaneer81
I'm gonna cry.

Now I know how cat lovers feel when we joke on threads about cat tragedy.

49 posted on 12/18/2001 1:24:05 PM PST by dead
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To: Central Scrutiniser;StoneColdGOP
Yes, we should.

Stone, would you like to read a passage from the Book of Frank to comfort us all?

50 posted on 12/18/2001 1:24:10 PM PST by Bella_Bru
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