Police: Man Used Skateboard As Weapon

Posted: July 15, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A man faces felony charges after police said he hit another man in the head with a skateboard.

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Now that just goes to show how dangerous a skate
board can be.

Posted by: oldrustynut

July 15, 2013 at 5:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Well, here we go. Here's what will happen: Barnes will be convicted of a felony for protecting his, or someone else's property from a idiot out doing damage, then the idiot will sue Barnes for hitting him and probably win. I guess we're just supposed to let people do whatever they want because if we try to protect what's yours, or, what's not theirs to damage, then you're at fault. This is what's wrong with this nation right now. And don't go there with, "should have just called the cops". If there's no proof that this guy was slashing tires, it makes it hard for the police to make an arrest. It's one person's word against another. Maybe the idiot will think twice now against vandalizing. That's like the guy that had snakes in his store @ night for protection against burglars, and when someone got bit, after they broke in mind you, the owner got sued. See the problem there? We as a nation have gotten WAY too soft on criminals. For 10 years, let's go barbaric. If you steal something and there's 100% proof, you lose your dominate hand. Can't work and provide food for yourself, well, then just die. You Kill someone for no justified reason, fine, convicted today, you're on the gallows tomorrow swinging from your neck while the towns people watches on. Sporting gang tattoos, or symbols? Castrate you so you can't reproduce and create more idiots, and maybe cut a leg off so you can run around killing others. I bet that by the end of the 10 years, people will straighten up. Let a gang-banger see their friend hobble around without his genitals and see if he doesn't have 2nd thoughts about being affiliated with a gang. Let someone see people running around without appendages because they stole something, or, let the kids watch someone hang from their neck and see if that doesn't stay in their mind all their life, so they know what happens if you kill. Also, do away with the violent video games that glorifies all this crap and makes kids think this kind of behavior is OK. I could go on and on, and if this isn't taken down, I'm sure I have a lot of backlash from people, but, the backlash will come from those that promote the current system that has put us where we are.

Posted by: kennie

July 15, 2013 at 7:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is the rest of the story?

I guess he, the skateboard striker, should have grabbed the subject with the knife and took a chance of not getting sliced instead of knocking the crap out of a person destroying personal property.......

I only hope both are white! Boy we don't need another Sanford event in this country!

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

July 15, 2013 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oh, heaven forbid if they're different race. Then the fact that someone was destroying someone else's personal property won't even be the issue, we'll be hearing about a "minority" striking a white guy or vise-versa.

Posted by: kennie

July 15, 2013 at 8:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Actually, we wouldn't hear about a minority hitting a white guy, only the opposite. Wait: In NWA, I think whites are the minority. Huh. Go figure.

Posted by: kennie

July 15, 2013 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kennie advocates banning violent video games one sentence going on a tirade of crazy, requesting we have government sanctioned castrations and dismemberment for having certain tattoos on the human body.

Hard to tell if I'm losing my mind or if everyone else is...

Posted by: CordisK

July 15, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One sentence after*, that is.

Posted by: CordisK

July 15, 2013 at 11:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Good thing Zimmermann didn't use a skateboard! If he had Holder would be after the manufacturer, the NSA would bug all their phones, the IRS would audit them, and Obama would write another decree banning them!

Posted by: jeffieboy

July 15, 2013 at 6:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

They didn't post anyone's race so this story should be safe from national media attention.

Posted by: jeffieboy

July 15, 2013 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

He shoulda hit him from behiind, then turned to run and let the other guy hit him from behind and he coulda probably legally turned and whacked him. Once someone "gives" and turns away the altercation is over and there is no self defense issue. He shouldn't have hit the dude while he was running away. Should just tracked him to where he was going and called the cops. But who knows? Maybe he just wanted to copycat the Zimmermann deal...but oops! He just got the order of events wrong. They gonna fry him.

Posted by: jeffieboy

July 15, 2013 at 7:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

So, just as I pointed out in my post above: Watching the news last night, the Fudville Police spokesperson stated that the slashing of the tires was a misdemeanor and that the action would have had to been done in their presence in order to be prosecuted. So, what was Barnes to do? Ask the guy to wait until the police got there so he could get caught? Or as DNC noted above: grab the person with the knife and hope he didn't get cut/stabbed. I guess I'm too harsh for some, but, if I catch someone damaging my property, they'll be digging birdshot out of their body. I'm locked and loaded. I work too hard for what I have to let some idiot damage it and get away with it because the cops aren't here to witness it.

Posted by: kennie

July 16, 2013 at 7:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hope he wasn't hit with the wheel side, could have caused some serious damage.

Posted by: JailBird

July 16, 2013 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

if you damage me or my property. i will attempt to damage and restrain you. running is not the best option. thats not legal? oh well. USSR. where thugs rule and DREAM the red diaper doper babies got here in the 6o's. their children are running congress. USSR. read about congress going nuclear. over 150 bills have been passed less then 10 have been denied. Why is congress majority going nuclear? This is illegal. This is traitorous. Closing in for the kill.


Posted by: UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA

July 16, 2013 at 8:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )