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(KGW Portland)   Gym owner turns tables on attacker, offers him a discount membership   (kgw.com) divider line 53
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2012-12-29 01:39:47 PM
The thief ran off with the printer but Price hopes his attacker learned a valuable lesson.

So he risked his life over a printer, and didn't get it back or catch the bad guy. Needs much more dumbass tag.
 
2012-12-29 02:36:40 PM

vossiewulf: The thief ran off with the printer but Price hopes his attacker learned a valuable lesson.

So he risked his life over a printer, and didn't get it back or catch the bad guy. Needs much more dumbass tag.


He managed to stab him in the side. Might be worth it depending on the type of printer
 
2012-12-29 03:05:59 PM

ArkAngel: vossiewulf: The thief ran off with the printer but Price hopes his attacker learned a valuable lesson.

So he risked his life over a printer, and didn't get it back or catch the bad guy. Needs much more dumbass tag.

He managed to stab him in the side. Might be worth it depending on the type of printer


I'm sure the police will be canvassing the ERs in the area looking for someone with this particular injury.
 
2012-12-29 03:18:19 PM

xanadian: I'm sure the police will be canvassing the ERs in the area looking for someone with this particular injury.


"This? Nah, I got this playing shuffleboard. Did you know that it's one of the toughest contact sports out there?"


ArkAngel: He managed to stab him in the side. Might be worth it depending on the type of printer


If it's a dot matrix printer, you'd best believe that I'll risk life and limb for that ish.
 
2012-12-29 03:21:54 PM
An $80 printer for me does not rise to "worth dying or killing someone for". Potentially lethal action is reserved for when I, someone in my family, or an innocent person are at immediate risk of injury.
 
2012-12-29 04:32:54 PM
Hard to say from the article, but it sounds to me like the knife didn't really come out until the guy was confronted. Still possibly not the smartest thing in the world to do, but he didn't necessarily pick a fight with a guy who was already brandishing a knife at him.
 
2012-12-29 04:41:44 PM
To all those saying that it wasn't worth the risk. Do you know how much printer ink costs?!?!
 
2012-12-29 04:41:47 PM
Justified risk given the cost of ink cartridges...
 
2012-12-29 04:42:34 PM
He picked the wrong wigger the fark with!


/sorry, been listening to drum-n-bass all day and just finished working out
//about 23 minutes ago...
 
2012-12-29 04:43:24 PM
Joke's on the thief; that printer was almost out of ink.
 
2012-12-29 04:44:20 PM
Damn you, farkers!

/shakes tiny fist
 
2012-12-29 04:44:27 PM
We're here for the free dismemberment.
Huh uh uh!
 
2012-12-29 04:49:38 PM
Have they canvassed the area within a 26 minute drive from the gym?
 
2012-12-29 04:50:30 PM
I call BS.  Why was the printer (that he "got for Christmas"-which is irrelevant but mentioned twice) still in the car if he came to drop it off?
 
2012-12-29 04:51:53 PM
He is not a hero, unless he is a) enlisted, or b) a chicken.
 
2012-12-29 04:54:47 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I call BS.  Why was the printer (that he "got for Christmas"-which is irrelevant but mentioned twice) still in the car if he came to drop it off?


...or why would the perp drop the knife but not the more cumbersome printer?
 
2012-12-29 04:58:55 PM

99.998er: TheHighlandHowler: I call BS.  Why was the printer (that he "got for Christmas"-which is irrelevant but mentioned twice) still in the car if he came to drop it off?

...or why would the perp drop the knife but not the more cumbersome printer?


And why would they report that he picked up the knife, but had to defend against a possible neck of face stabbing himself? Did the guy brandish 2 knives somehow?
 
2012-12-29 05:00:08 PM
being desperate does funny things to people.

personally i think the guy should have let the printer go, and said merry xmas, it would have done more damage to the thiefs conscience than any stab in the side would have.

besides, taking on someone with a knife regardless of your physical strength is pretty stupid, scars last forever, and the ones through thick muscle hurt forever, as any body builder who has had an operation will surely tell you.

the only time you should ever get in a scuffle when your attacker has a weapon is if you have absolutely no choice.
 
2012-12-29 05:02:05 PM
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2012-12-29 05:03:59 PM

Arcturus72: 99.998er: TheHighlandHowler: I call BS.  Why was the printer (that he "got for Christmas"-which is irrelevant but mentioned twice) still in the car if he came to drop it off?

...or why would the perp drop the knife but not the more cumbersome printer?

And why would they report that he picked up the knife, but had to defend against a possible neck of face stabbing himself? Did the guy brandish 2 knives somehow?


This and that.

Something off kilter here.
 
2012-12-29 05:17:35 PM
Has the meaning of "fit" changed to include "doughy" recently?
 
2012-12-29 05:18:32 PM
so stabbed in the side and carrying a printer he got away,,,
sounds like he is in shape
 
2012-12-29 05:20:41 PM

mraudacia: being desperate does funny things to people.

personally i think the guy should have let the printer go, and said merry xmas, it would have done more damage to the thiefs conscience than any stab in the side would have.

besides, taking on someone with a knife regardless of your physical strength is pretty stupid, scars last forever, and the ones through thick muscle hurt forever, as any body builder who has had an operation will surely tell you.

the only time you should ever get in a scuffle when your attacker has a weapon is if you have absolutely no choice.


I think someone mentioned this already, but it sounds like the gym owner approached the person messing about with his car, and then the that person pull out a knife. Most thieves don't have a guilty conscience; if anything, if the gym owner had done what you suggest, the thief would have laughed & told his friends how much of an idiot pussy the guy was for saying 'merry christmas' when he was being stolen from.
 
2012-12-29 05:21:35 PM

omeganuepsilon: Arcturus72: 99.998er: TheHighlandHowler: I call BS.  Why was the printer (that he "got for Christmas"-which is irrelevant but mentioned twice) still in the car if he came to drop it off?

...or why would the perp drop the knife but not the more cumbersome printer?

And why would they report that he picked up the knife, but had to defend against a possible neck of face stabbing himself? Did the guy brandish 2 knives somehow?

This and that.

Something off kilter here.


This guy was incredibly fortunate. He came away unscathed against a 3 armed Ninja with a stab wound in his side that was able to retreat with his the victim's printer. I am no Joe Friday, but I think this case is closed.

But check the pawn shops to be sure
 
2012-12-29 05:23:13 PM
The printer is already out of ink.
 
2012-12-29 05:32:13 PM

vossiewulf: The thief ran off with the printer but Price hopes his attacker learned a valuable lesson.

So he risked his life over a printer, and didn't get it back or catch the bad guy. Needs much more dumbass tag.


Old boy, it's the principle of the thing, don't you see. Bully good show there. Certainly gave him the ol' one two. Bravo, I say. Brav-o!
 
2012-12-29 05:44:06 PM
All the gym owners near us in North Caroiina have concealed carry permits. This would have ended very differently when the criminal threatened the owner with a knife.
 
2012-12-29 05:46:25 PM
I don't understand why Fark takes the side of a thief. It doesn't matter that he was taking something of little perceived value to you. He was a thief who took out a knife when the owner of the car confronted him. Where is the howling for blood or the wishes that the guy had gotten shot?
 
2012-12-29 05:50:45 PM
Or, you know, next time put your printer in the trunk.

/tinted windows should be standard
 
2012-12-29 05:58:42 PM
Lawyer up immediately.

Can you claim self-defense if you confront someone breaking into your car?

I can just see some milquetoast asking: "Why didn't you remain in a safe area and call the police?"
 
2012-12-29 05:58:59 PM
I read that as  gun owner, because FARK.
 
2012-12-29 06:13:02 PM
Pretend there is no glass in any of your car windows, then decide where you want to leave things "just for a moment".

Thieves need less than ten seconds to bust a window, snag a purse or whatever else they noticed, conceal it, and calmly keep walking.
 
2012-12-29 06:17:25 PM
Price was able to grab the knife and stab the thief in the side. Otherwise he may have been stabbed in the neck or the face.

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2012-12-29 06:33:02 PM
Thinks gym owner made story up. Printer, sminter..next up why guys think they can get into a knife fight..without a knife.
 
2012-12-29 06:40:10 PM
FTA: "Otherwise he may have been stabbed in the neck or the face.

Or the chest, or the thigh, or the back, or the stomach or the arm...
 
2012-12-29 06:49:25 PM

Cyclometh: I don't understand why Fark takes the side of a thief. It doesn't matter that he was taking something of little perceived value to you. He was a thief who took out a knife when the owner of the car confronted him. Where is the howling for blood or the wishes that the guy had gotten shot?


I believe Farkers are taking sides against poor journalism and doubtful circumstances.
It's ok though, since we have always been at war
with Eastasia.
 
2012-12-29 07:06:18 PM
Should've given him a boot to the head.
 
2012-12-29 07:23:30 PM
where's the physically fit gym owner? i just see a picture of a smirking fattie...
 
2012-12-29 07:33:45 PM
Greg is a former body builder as well. So this thief is lucky he got away with his head on his shoulders.
 
2012-12-29 07:43:58 PM
DA will give the perp a choice: 6 months in lockup plus a fine or a two-year membership contract and monthly dues at the gym. He'll enjoy jail, at least he'll get his money's worth.
 
2012-12-29 07:47:55 PM

proteus_b: where's the physically fit gym owner? i just see a picture of a smirking fattie...


Fattie?

Bslim: Has the meaning of "fit" changed to include "doughy" recently?


Yes obviously since he is wearing sweats he must be Fat. If he pulled that hoodie off your manhood would shrivel up. This guy met and worked out with Arnold (True Story) I have seen the pictures.
 
2012-12-29 08:00:36 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: ArkAngel: He managed to stab him in the side. Might be worth it depending on the type of printer

If it's a dot matrix printer, you'd best believe that I'll risk life and limb for that ish.


The classics are always the best. I'd suggest to the gym owner that he should check for that shiat on eBay.
 
2012-12-29 08:01:11 PM
In other news, our offices still use dot matrix printers to print bills and shiat. NO JOKE
 
2012-12-29 08:05:21 PM

xanadian: The classics are always the best. I'd suggest to the gym owner that he should check for that shiat on eBay.


Aren't they, though?

The black and green monitors were the greatest things EVER!

(If not eBay, he could always check the flea markets.)


xanadian: In other news, our offices still use dot matrix printers to print bills and shiat. NO JOKE


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

THAT IS SO PIMP :D

I always loved tearing off those tabs from the sides of the paper!
 
2012-12-29 08:20:43 PM

MorteDiem: Cyclometh: I don't understand why Fark takes the side of a thief. It doesn't matter that he was taking something of little perceived value to you. He was a thief who took out a knife when the owner of the car confronted him. Where is the howling for blood or the wishes that the guy had gotten shot?

I believe Farkers are taking sides against poor journalism and doubtful circumstances.
It's ok though, since we have always been at war
with Eastasia.


Nice.

What I don't get is how so many people are so genuinely ignorant(frequency seems to be on the rise on Fark). /They can't ALL be trolls can they?
//maybe it's the same few morons with alts
 
2012-12-29 08:27:59 PM
There's every chance this story is complete bullshiat.
 
2012-12-29 08:44:05 PM

datoneer: Yes obviously since he is wearing sweats he must be Fat. If he pulled that hoodie off your manhood would shrivel up. This guy met and worked out with Arnold (True Story) I have seen the pictures.


good for him... my krav maga instructor is the head of krav maga instruction in the israeli army, it doesn't mean that i can even beat johnny hoodrat in a fight... the guy's fat, it's not a mortal nor venal sin but he's hardly the image of a "physically fit gym owner" that one might conceive...
 
2012-12-29 08:50:31 PM
jmr61

There's every chance this story is complete bullshiat.

Everything you hear, from anyone, is their "official version of events".
 
2012-12-29 11:57:43 PM
This story ends with the guy coming back where he knows he can find the owner and shooting him as payback. Maybe in a few days, or a few months...and at least now he can print directions to get there...
 
2012-12-30 12:26:57 AM
Imagaine how much easier that would have been if he could have pulled out his firearm and told the man to stop. Wait, never mind, SAANNNDDYHOOKKK, that would make the man and evil conservative.
 
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