I love the Marines

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

November 27, 2010
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A U.S. Marine reservist collecting toys for children
was stabbed when he helped stop a suspected shoplifter in eastern Georgia.

Best Buy sales manager Orvin Smith told The Augusta Chronicle that a
man was seen on surveillance cameras Friday putting a laptop under his
jacket at the Augusta store.

When confronted, the man became irate, knocked down an employee,
pulled a knife and ran toward the door. Outside were four Marines
collecting toys for the service branch’s “Toys For Tots” program.

Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of them,
Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back. The cut did not appear to be severe.

The suspect was transported to the local hospital with two broken
arms, a broken leg, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions and assorted
lacerations including a broken nose and jaw… injuries he sustained when
he fell trying to run after stabbing the Marine.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was held until police
arrived. The Richmond County Sheriff’s office said it is investigating.

  1. Mark Simon says:

    Now those are some true men of service. Love it

  2. Brilliant! Hope the stabbed marine wasn’t too hurt. Such a shame about the suspect falling and getting so very badly injured…

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