Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cheer

This was sent to me by a friend who knows that I harbor a considerable fondness for the Marine Corps. I don’t know why I do, really, I served in the Navy after growing up in the Air Force, but I have always had a warm spot for Marines.

It seems that a guy was shoplifting in a Best Buy store, copped a laptop computer and headed out of the store. He was spotted by an employee and took off running out of the store where he encountered four Marines who were engaged in a “Toys for Tots” thing, which means they were wearing dress blue uniforms. Instead of surrendering, he picked a fight with them, pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the Marines.

As an aside here, I’m having trouble figuring out why anyone that stupid was stealing a computer. What was he planning to do with it? Surely, if he was dumb enough to fight with four Marines, he was not planning to use it.

Be that as it may, the news item continues (emphasis mine),

The suspect was transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken leg, possible broken ribs, assorted lacerations and bruises he obtained when he fell trying to run after stabbing the Marine.

He must have been running really fast when he fell, or perhaps he fell in front of an oncoming truck. And I’ll bet the Marines continued collecting their Christmas toys with pristine uniforms.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Yeah, the truck was called USMC and had 4 tires called Gunny, LCPL, PFC and Pissed Off From Being Stabbed By A Punk. No wonder he was (a) trying to run and (b) transported to the hospital. Lucky it wasn't the morgue.

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