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Black Friday Insanity


This is why I do not go shopping on Black Friday...the nuts are running loose.

A HERO STEPS UP: A U.S. Marine volunteering at a Toys for Tots toy drive today at Augusta's Best Buy stopped a violent shoplifter from fleeing and was stabbed in the back, authorities said. Marine Cpl. Phillip Duggan tackled suspect Tracey Attaway as the suspect was trying to leave, police said. Cpl. Duggan received a single stab woun...d to the middle of his back close to his spine, a non-life threatening wound. The incident started when Attaway tried to hide a laptop about 1 p.m. today and was confronted by employees and was subdued by employee Tommy Walker. During the struggle, the suspect produced a knife and Best Buy employees backed away from Attaway to keep the suspect from harming them or their customers. Attaway was eventually subdued by Cpl. Duggan and three other Marines, and he was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and weapon possession.

posted on Nov 26, 2010 7:23 PM ()

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Have been avoiding holiday shopping for years. I understand, particularly in the current economy, why people are so desperate to pay less and meet all their obligations, but the craze for presents at Christmas has gotten way out of proportion. Also, I had friends who didn't feel like good parents unless each child got 30 gifts. That is insanity.
comment by tealstar on Dec 1, 2010 7:07 PM ()
I agree with you. I never had a problem telling my boys we could not afford something. You will have to save up your money and buy it for yourself.
reply by gapeach on Dec 2, 2010 8:42 PM ()
Hiya Nancy, it is freezing! The weather forecaster has said to expect more this evening, so far we have had nothing. But, we are just off to bed and my husband has not long gt back from walking the dog, and he thinks it may be approaching now
Oh well, we'll see (it'll bean excuse to have a lie in, in the morning anyway)
G'night Nancy, see you tomorrow
comment by augusta on Nov 30, 2010 6:38 PM ()
Hiya Nancy
comment by augusta on Nov 30, 2010 10:00 AM ()
Hey! Are you frozen yet? The weather reports don't look good over there.
reply by gapeach on Nov 30, 2010 6:15 PM ()
In this day and age, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the shop lifter and stab inflicter doesn't sue the Marine for some odd reason or another!
comment by solitaire on Nov 30, 2010 5:53 AM ()
Oh My Gosh! That is what my boss said today. A sleazy lawyer will probably say he did it in self defense because the Marine attacked him.
reply by gapeach on Nov 30, 2010 6:13 PM ()
I blame (partly) the stores for having these early madhouse sales. People were trampled in a couple of instances when doors opened.I would think the shoppers don't have a right to sue if they place themselves in such harm's way, and the stores are just money-hungry capitalist creeps anyway for doing this. How about normal hours and considerate shoppers for a change?
comment by jondude on Nov 28, 2010 7:41 AM ()
I completely agree with you on this.
reply by gapeach on Nov 29, 2010 6:25 PM ()
Lucky that he survived
comment by augusta on Nov 27, 2010 5:46 PM ()
I agree. I hope they put the shop lifter where he will not see the light of day but with our lax judicial system that won't happen. He'll just get a slap on the wrist and probation.
reply by gapeach on Nov 27, 2010 6:53 PM ()
What a relief it wasn't a mortal wound, a ridiculous circumstance in which to die. Can you imagine his descendants explaining how 'grandad' died?
comment by troutbend on Nov 27, 2010 3:20 PM ()
The shop lifter should be thankful he is not facing murder charges right now.
reply by gapeach on Nov 27, 2010 4:38 PM ()
I've never understood the Black Friday Insanity. Craziness.
comment by juliansmom on Nov 27, 2010 10:48 AM ()
I agree with you...it is crazy!
reply by gapeach on Nov 27, 2010 11:43 AM ()
Marines are da bomb. Wow. That is just insanity....
comment by kristilyn3 on Nov 27, 2010 8:47 AM ()
The Marine was outside the store accepting Toys for Tots and according to the newspaper when the stop lifter ran by the Marine clotheslined him. When the guy got up he was swinging a knife and in the scuffle he stabbed the Marine in the back. Crazy!
reply by gapeach on Nov 27, 2010 11:42 AM ()
Insanity is right! People were camped out in tents trying to get a 40
inch flat screen tv for 300 dollars here.
comment by elderjane on Nov 27, 2010 8:01 AM ()
The local TV station showed one of our shoppng centers at 3:30am and people were lined around the building.....but this lady was not one of them.
reply by gapeach on Nov 27, 2010 11:39 AM ()
Thee are too many nuts around--how is the Marine doing?
comment by greatmartin on Nov 26, 2010 8:18 PM ()
Martin, according to the reports he is in the hospital with a non life threatening wound so he will be ok, thank goodness.
reply by gapeach on Nov 27, 2010 5:26 AM ()

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