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(Columbus Dispatch)   Grocery store robber beaten with own bat by store employees   ( divider line
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1655 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jul 2001 at 8:47 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-06 08:59:11 AM  
Shouldn't this have gotten a "cool"?
2001-07-06 09:15:57 AM  
The NY Mets oughta sign up these store employees. At least they can grab a bat and hit something.
2001-07-06 09:26:20 AM  
2001-07-06 09:39:02 AM  
Note to self: rob stores with a gun.
2001-07-06 10:43:24 AM  
As a charter member of FIDFUTPETA (Fark Irony Definition Faction for the Unethical Treatment of PETA), I will put my seal of approval upon this article's use of the "Irony" tag. And it was good.
2001-07-06 10:43:43 AM  
"You can emerge now from my chips. The opportunity to prove yourself a hero is long gone."
2001-07-06 11:07:13 AM  
2001-07-06 11:07:27 AM  
Sounds dangerously close to "Falling Down".
2001-07-06 11:36:23 AM  
Wow, someone else has seen Falling Down? I thought I was the only one! What a great movie. He starts off with a baseball bat, then gets a small cache of guns, then he gets a friken bazooka! Man, I love that movie. That's probably gonna be me in about 20 years or so. Something to look forward to.
2001-07-06 11:46:37 AM  
Falling Down was great. Plot was kinda thin but the execution was classic
2001-07-06 11:57:55 AM  
I loved Falling the way, how the HELL do you pronounce "Tsghe"?
2001-07-06 12:10:07 PM  
I'm sure the theif is going to sue for assault & battery.
2001-07-06 12:31:35 PM  
2001-07-06 12:53:29 PM  

I'd guess "Si", or possibly "Ti".
2001-07-06 01:44:18 PM  
Joey Ramone would have been proud.
2001-07-06 02:26:07 PM  
Falling Down is how i feel everyday being stuck on the freeways in LA.
2001-07-06 03:49:17 PM  
These here are viet nam jungle boots, cost ya half as much, last ya twice as long and they're great for stomping queers. Then you have to clean the waffles out with a stick but you can't have everything can ya.

I'm the bad guy? When did that happen?
2001-07-06 04:26:38 PM  
As another member of FIDFUTPETA, I hearby give my endorsement to the correct use of the "Ironic" tag.
and now for the official FIDFUTPETA SLOGAN - MEAT, MEAT, MEAT, AND BEER!
2001-07-06 04:28:33 PM  
Can't we all just wonder-if-the-guy-will-sue-and-if-a-hot-attorney-will-go-to-bat-for- him,-and-whether-there-any-
will-get-to-first-base along?
2001-07-06 04:56:47 PM  

Woo hoo!!
2001-07-06 06:18:09 PM  
Am I the only one who thought the funniest line in that article came from the cop.

"The robber's the one who's assuming the risk,'' Smith said. "You can't just beat him to death, however.

So your allowed to beat him to near death. God I love america and law enforcement officers who are realistic. And no this is not sarcasm.
2001-07-06 10:20:43 PM  
My first submitted article :-)
2001-07-06 10:22:28 PM  
There was a case in Kansas City last year where some guy was shoplifting at an Osco. The store employees tackled and sat on him until the police arrived. Unfortunately the guy died, I'm unsure of what. But his family came out and portrayed him as a martyr and a victim. The store was also picketed for months.
It's tragic the guy died, but it was an accident. What are you supposed to do, let everyone rob you and not do anything?
2001-07-06 10:43:45 PM  
"So now you're gonna die wearing that stupid hat. How does that feel?"
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