Toys for tots Marine stabbed by shoplifter

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  1. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    Ops! poor thing must have tripped over a foot locker

    November 27, 2010

    Associated Press

    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 was transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken leg, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions and assorted lacerations including a broken nose and jaw...injuries he sustained when he fell trying to run after stabbing the Marine.

    The suspect, whose name was not released, was held until police arrived. The Richmond County Sheriff's office said it is investigating.
     
  2. JayJay

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    Boy, that must have been some bad fall---GO MARINES!!
    Wish I'd been there....
    With alcohol and bandaids folks!!!(snark)
     

  3. sailaway

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    Bet he thinks twice before falling like that again.;)
     
  4. Ezmerelda

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    I'm glad the Corporal wasn't too badly injured.

    As for the perp, he's apparently too clumsy to be allowed out without a keeper. ;)
     
  5. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    UPDATE:

    Update: Marine who was stabbed by shoplifting suspect on Black Friday released from hospital : News : MySouthwestGA.com

    what a FINE upstanding member of society...
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    Attaway was jailed and charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a knife in the commission of a crime.

    Best Buy officials say Attaway was seen on surveillance cameras placing a laptop under his jacket. When store staff confronted Attaway, he reportedly dropped the laptop and ran out the front door.

    Duggan and three other Marines were outside collecting donations for Toys for Tots.

    Witnesses say Duggan clotheslined Attaway, and after that he got up and stabbed Duggan in the back.

    Attaway tried to run away but the other Marines tackled him in the parking lot and held him until police arrived.

    Investigators say Attaway also tried to steal two digital cameras, an Xbox game, a PS3 game and a PS3 game controller with a combined value of $1,365.
     
  6. SurviveNthrive

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    Semper Fi!

    Looks like another encounter between the finest society has to offer and the worse we tolerate.

    I'm glad it appears the Marine is going to recover.
     
  7. Bigdog57

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    Go Marines! Hoorah! :2thumb: