Monday morning feel good stories

| June 25, 2018

From St. Petersburg, Florida;

Three people forced their way into a St. Petersburg house before dawn Sunday before gunfire broke out, killing a suspect and injuring two residents, police said.

About 5:30 a.m., the people arrived at a house in Childs Park, on the 4100 block of 11th Avenue S, and forced their way inside, according to St. Petersburg Police Department spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez.

Three adult brothers live at the house, she said.

Someone started shooting. One suspect, who police did not identify, died. Two residents — Ackeem Marks, 25, and Shaevaughn Marks, 20, were also hit but are in stable condition, police said. Ackeem Marks was critically injured, and his brother Shaevaugh’s injuries were not life threatening, according to police.

In Goochland County, Virginia;

Just two days after arriving in the United States, a New Zealand man was shot after attempting to break into a Goochland home, according to investigators, according to CBS 6.

Deputies with the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened Friday at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Steeplechase Parkway in the central part of the county.

After receiving an initial call for a shooting at the location, deputies also received a call from a man who said his wife called him about an intruder trying to break into their home.

An investigation determined that a suspect, identified as 25-year-old Troy George Skinner, of New Zealand, attempted to break into a home occupied by a mother and two teenage daughters.

Deputies say Skinner attempted to break into the basement of the home with a brick, when the mother told him that see was calling police and that she was armed with a handgun.

After the break-in attempt was unsuccessful, deputies say Skinner went on the deck and broke the glass door with a concrete stone.

“After repeated warning by the mother, Skinner smashed the glass on the door and reached through to unlatch it. As he reached through the door, the mother shot twice at Skinner with a .22 caliber handgun,” according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson.

Skinner suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and stumbled onto the front yard next-door while trying to flee the scene.

When deputies arrived, aid was given to Skinner, who was transported to VCU Medical Center via Med-flight. There is no word on his condition at this time.

Investigators say Skinner came into the United States through the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, June 20.

From Hancock County, Tennessee;

A Hancock County man who reportedly was highly impaired went to jail Friday following an alleged bungled, firearm-assisted home robbery and one of the most flawed and humbling getaway tries imaginable, authorities say.

Central details about the inglorious incident, including the alleged would-be robber’s name, were not available by Saturday evening.

After failing to secure anything of value from his alleged target, the suspect fled to an unidentified body of water, where he became snagged and immobilized by barbed wire, according to District Attorney General Dan Armstrong.

Instead of disentangling himself in the ordinary way, the defendant thought it best to blast his way out. It’s not clear if the man hit the barbed wire. What’s certain is that he shot himself in the leg, according to Armstrong.

Category: Feel Good Stories

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  1. JacktheJarhead says:

    The last one was great. Like something out of a Looney Tunes Cartoon!

  2. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    I’d almost ask you to Spin the Wheel on the first story, but I’m not sure there’s enough information on all the players in the drama.

    And (finally) yes, having a mini-TAH one day con-fab sounds interesting. Possibly sometime in July or early August?

    • Deplorable B Woodman says:

      It’d have to be a Saturday.

    • Claw says:

      First story sounds like a dope deal that went south, so a couple of spins on the Whiz Wheel says:

      Ackeem Marks (WRT) 25×2 = 50

      Shaevaughn Marks (WRT) 31×2 = 62

      And just for Shits and Grins, about the migrating Kiwi who ended up going Full Retard and WRT two days after hitting the States:

      Troy George Skinner 26×7 = 182

      Just a small get-together, say maybe an afternoon at a diner or in the town park at Malad(?). You, me, PrevMed maybe, give it some thought. Malad is only about a two hour drive south of here for me. Maybe have a get-together when Mrs. Claw is out of town Reno next month.

    • desert says:

      Dumbass New Zealander came here for sole purpose of burglarizing a home? Skin him and send the hide back to N.Z. imho

  3. Hayabusa says:

    I guess the New Zealand bloke discovered the hard way that breaking into occupied dwellings in the U.S. is a little different than it is Down Under…

    Patch him up and deport his ass.

  4. UpNorth says:

    Doesn’t Virginia have enough assholes, without importing more? Of course, they do. They have Time Kaine and his son. Too bad the woman didn’t use a firearm big enough to put the bloke down and keep him down.

  5. HMC Ret says:

    Give us your tired, your poor, your batshit crazy criminals. Return to sender, whatever shithole country that might be.

  6. 5JC says:

    I guess building a wall with New Zealand isn’t practical. Maybe we can build it around Los Angeles instead?

  7. Bill M says:

    The first one just has to be drug related.

    There has to be more to the story with the Kiwi. Two days after arriving and Goochland County, Virginia. I’d almost suspect he had an interest in one of the daughters, perhaps an internet relationship? Something weird about that one.

  8. CCO says:

    Turns out the twenty-something Kiwi was trying to contact (or kidnap–he had duct tape with him) the 14 year-old daughter that he had talked to online. He had already been told to buzz off and was not expected and not welcomed either. See

    So, yeah, not random; extra crazy with a slice of pervert—or vice versa. Excuse me while I tend to my Remington.