Assailant suffers injuries from fall

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:42:35 GMT  <== Humor ==> 

From [vanderboegh]:

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Orville Smith, a store manager for Best Buy in Augusta, GA, told police he observed a male customer, later identified as Tyrone Jackson of Augusta, on surveillance cameras putting a laptop computer under his jacket. When confronted the man became irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and ran for the door.

Outside on the sidewalk were four Marines collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program. Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of the Marines, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back; the injury did not appear to be severe.

After Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene Cpl. Duggan was transported for treatment.

"The subject was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw... injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off of the curb after stabbing the Marine," according to a police report.

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You mess with the bull

Submitted by joshua dustin lutz on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:14:11 GMT

You mess with the bull you get the horns and one hell of an ass kickin! Didn't your momma tell you about the united states marine corps son were ass kicking machines and are programed to kill so i say buddy your lucky that you only fell!

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Check Snopes on this.

Submitted by dbbeebs on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 05:27:46 GMT

Snopes says this event was partially true and mostly false.

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I suspected that, but

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 07:52:41 GMT

I suspected that, but it's still a very good joke.

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story of Marines and thief

Submitted by leonard on Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:26:13 GMT

True or not, it made me laugh. You can really get hurt slipping on a sidewalk.

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