Saturday feel good stories

| August 11, 2018 | 13 Comments

police tapeIn the woods this weekend, trying to find $10,000.  Best I can do from this neck of the woods is:

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  1. Mick says:

    Good hunting, Dave!

  2. AnotherPat says:

    Following Dave’s lead:
    https://www.13newsnow.com/mobile/article/news/local/mycity/chesapeake/7-eleven-manager-fights-back-on-shoplifting-by-recording-thieves-with-phone/291-58252377

    “7-ELEVEN MANAGER FIGHTS BACK ON SHOPLIFTING BY RECORDING THIEVES WITH PHONE”

    “One 7-Eleven manager in Chesapeake, Virginia is taking matters into his own hands by videotaping thieves with his phone and posting the videos on Facebook.

    “Unfortunately, stealing is a daily occurrence at many 7-Eleven stores. However, one local manager is taking matters into his own hands by videotaping the thieves with his phone and posting the videos on Facebook.

    “I just hate how much money we are losing, and it’s just not us, it’s every single store that’s losing money,” said Malik Akhtar.

    Akhtar manages a 7-Eleven in Chesapeake, Virginia. He said at least three or four times a day, customers are caught stuffing merchandise into their pockets.

    “It’s more adults and it’s not like they are broke or something, it’s more just like it’s a habit for them,” said Akhtar.

    Akhtar decided to begin using his own cell phone camera to record these thieves. Then, instead of calling the police, he ridicules them, demanding they give the stolen merchandise back. Eventually, he posts the video on the store’s Facebook page for all to see.

    “I actually want to expose those people so other store managers actually know,” said Akhtar. “People actually gave me a positive response, ‘oh we know this guy’, so now you know what they are up to, it’s just like awareness for other people to watch out.”

    Akhtar said it’s also nice to embarrass these criminals, so hopefully, they don’t do it again.

    Akhtar said most thefts include beer, candy bars and energy drinks, which may not seem like much, but it adds up. One time he confronted a customer with $90 of merchandise tucked away.

    “Everybody whose store he is walking into is losing money because of him being there and I’m sure he did not spend a penny in there,” said Akhtar.

    He said the videos may seem humorous, but theft is a serious matter, and he’ll do whatever it takes to stop it.”

  3. 5th/77thFA says:

    Bastards do this thieving cause they know, even if caught, there is no real punishment. Gotta sell a buncha lotto tickets to make up a $90 shop lifting loss. And hell, that from just the 1 he caught.

  4. Jon The Mechanic says:

    Woman being choked by boyfriend is saved when son gets gun, daughter shoots, kills man

    A 15-year-old girl who shot and killed her mother’s boyfriend will not be charged, according to the district attorney’s office.

    Rutherford County deputies were called Wednesday night to a home on Lakeview Drive in Forest City about a shooting.

    They found Steven Kelley dead in the home with two gunshot wounds.

    Deputies learned that Kelley and his girlfriend, Chandra Nierman, 44, and her three children, a son, 12, and daughters, 15 and 16, had recently moved to the area from Indiana.

    http://www.wbtv.com/story/38860970/woman-being-choked-by-boyfriend-is-saved-when-son-gets-gun-daughter-shoots-kills-man

  5. AW1Ed says:

    WBSM Bedford Link

    New Bedford Cab Driver Fatally Shot Man During Attempted Robbery

    NEW BEDFORD — Prosecutors say the issue of self-defense is being looked into as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting in New Bedford’s North End on Friday.

    Before 1:12 a.m. on Friday, a cab driver for Yellow Cab of New Bedford was dispatched to Cottage Street to pick up two male fares, according to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn. “There was an attempted robbery of the cab driver, allegedly by physical force and with a knife,” said Quinn.

    The cab driver was stopped in the area of 20 Bentley Street when he was able to escape a chokehold one of the men in the back seat had put him in.

    At that point, said Quinn, the driver took out a firearm and fired several shots into the back seat, striking Christopher Dunton, 24, four times. Dunton was found lying on the ground outside of the taxi. He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

    The second suspect fled the scene as the driver began firing. “He’s alleged to have participated in a violent armed robbery of this cab driver,” said Quinn. “I would consider him to be armed and dangerous and would be cautious in approaching an individual who is alleged to have been involved in that kind of violent activity.”

    Quinn did not provide any further information of the second suspect, who is still being sought by police.

    District Attorney Quinn said the cab driver, who has not been identified, is a legal gun owner. The man has not been charged in connection to the incident and is not being held by police. It was unclear if the driver had sustained any injuries during the altercation.

    The fatal shooting and attempted armed robbery are under investigation by New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

  6. AW1Ed says:

    Agusta Chronical Link

    Augusta man acquitted of murder charges in 2014 shooting

    An Augusta man accused of murder in a 2014 shooting was acquitted Friday.

    A Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated about an hour before finding Demarco M. Williams, 30, not guilty of murder, criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

    He was accused in the Nov. 5, 2014, shooting of Javarius Walthour, 20, on Cornell Drive.

    Defense attorney Peter Johnson argued to the jury that Williams shot Walthour in self-defense because he knew Walthour was armed and looking for him. Walthour had already robbed him once that day, Johnson said.

    The position of the shell casings – spread out 35 to 40 feet – proves Williams was telling the truth when he testified that he fired blindly at Walthour as he ran, Johnson said. He was trying to keep from being shot in the back.

    Assistant District Attorney Amanda Pennington argued to the jury that it didn’t make sense that Williams would go to the neighborhood where Walthour hung out if he was scared of him. Williams shot Walthour for revenge, Pennington said.

    Though the jury acquitted Williams of the main charges, it found him guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was convicted in 2008 of fleeing. Sentencing was delayed until next week.

  7. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Now how “cool” was that, that the home owner shot the home invader.

  8. AnotherPat says:

    “Watch: Employee stops man in
    wheelchair from robbing Jacksonville store”:

    https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/watch-employee-stops-man-in-wheelchair-from-robbing-jacksonville-store/804981419

    A local man is facing charges after he was accused of trying to rob a Downtown gas station.

    It happened at the Shell gas station on North Main Street which is just one block away from the First Baptist Church.

    It happened behind the counter because the suspect – who is in a wheelchair went to the clerk for help claiming someone was trying to steal from him in the parking lot.

    The clerk who did not to want to go on camera told Action News Jax he saw the suspect reach into his waistband and he thought he had a gun. That prompted the clerk to reach for a bat, lunged down and press the emergency button to call the police.
    A fight broke out at first between the two men as they both grab on to the bat, but then the clerk kicked the man into the hallway, shutting the window and locking all the doors until police arrived.

    According to police, no money was taken, and no one was injured. An officer on the scene said the suspect will be charged with robbery.

  9. HMC Ret says:

    Props to the 15 y/o daughter who shot had killed the lowlife who was attacking her mom. Women, you can do better.

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