Friday, December 17, 2010

Marine stabbed by suspected shoplifter in Georgia

This is from my hometoen newspaper, The Augusta Chrinicle. The story happened on Black Friday. Some holiday spirit, eh?

Marine stabbed by suspected shoplifter in Georgia
Fri Nov 26, 4:28 pm ET

   AUGUSTA, Ga. – A U.S. Marine reservist collecting toys for children was stabbed when he helped stop a suspected shoplifter in eastern Georgia.

Best Buy sales manager Orvin Smith told The Augusta Chronicle that man was seen on surveillance cameras Friday putting a laptop under his jacket at the Augusta store.

When confronted, the man became irate, knocked down an employee, pulled a knife and ran toward the door. Outside were four Marines collecting toys for the service branch's "Toys For Tots" program.
Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of them, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back. The cut did not appear to be severe.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was held until police arrived. The suspect was transported to University Hospital with possible broken ribs and multiple lacerations and bruises suffered when he fell while attempting to flee after having stabbed the marine. The Richmond County Sheriff's office said it is investigating.

(OK. So I made the last part up. But still, you know he had a few bruises when they carted him off. )


Dan said...

I saw this and thought it was so stinking cool. That guy learned what every sailor on liberty knows...don't mess with Marines!

Steve said...

or the Shore Patrol! bwhahahahahahahahahaha