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Former Marine fends off Atlanta robbers.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, May 30, 2006.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Associated Press

    ATLANTA - A former Marine used a pocket knife to fend off a group of would-be robbers, killing one and wounding another, police said.
    Thomas Autry, who authorities said will not be charged, had been walking home from his job waiting tables Monday night when four people got out of a car and chased him, Atlanta police detective Danny Stephens said.
    One of the attackers had a shotgun and another had a pistol, Stephens said.
    The suspects caught up with Autry, who yelled for help and pulled a knife out of his backpack. He kicked the shotgun out of one of the attacker's hands and stabbed both a 17-year-old girl who jumped on him and a man who also attacked him.
    The suspects fled in their car but police found them later at a hospital where the girl was pronounced dead. The man stabbed in the incident was in critical condition, Stephens said.
    Autry's attackers will face robbery and aggravated assault charges and are suspected in other robberies over the past week, Stephen said.
    Stephens credited Autry's military training with helping him fend off the group.
    "I would say he had to do what he had to do to stop the threat," Stephens said. "You can tell his training kicked in and he knew what to do."
    Autry, 36, suffered a cut to his hand and a bruise on his chest, Stephens said.

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  2. protechk5

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    Hahaha thats awesome, besides that girl dying, she would had beeb better off sitting in prison for the next 20 years.
     
  3. pauly383

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    Nah , stuff happens the way it was meant . She'd be alive is she was suppossed to be alive . You get what you put into life .
     
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    excellent idea. :screwy: i bet the guy gets to keep the knife... cost to the government for disposal of one dirtbag = $0. cost of letting one rot in jail for 20 years is considerably more tax dollars wasted.
     
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    Nice:waytogo: Always carry your pocket knife:D

    John
     
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    Now thats an awsome story! 4 slimeballs off the streets and countless other robberies prevented!:bow:
     
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    AMEN!!! Yeah I am starting to see especially in the Houston areas that people are getting sick and tired of robbers or crooks. Just in the past month there have been atleast two cases where there were home invasions in which the homeowner or one of the homeowners family took away one of there guns and fataly shoot atleast one if not more of the would be attackers. And I am glad people are becoming more vigilante instead of bending over and letting it happen. It will send out a message that you dont have to be a puss, and will send out a message to criminals that hey, they arent just going to bend over like a puss and let it happen. That makes me want to go out and buy these people a steak dinner everytime I see something like this. Too bad Im poor.

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    Bad Guys-
    Qty: 4
    Weapons: 1-Shotgun, 1-Pistol

    Good Guys-
    Qty: 1 US Marine walking home after work
    Weapons: 1-Pocket Knife (in a backpack)

    Outcome-Bad Guys
    1-Dead
    1-Alive in critical condition (soon to be in custody--if he manages to live)
    2-in custody apparently un-injured

    Lesson to be learned:
    Don't **** with a US Marine.
    Hoorah
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