Thursday, July 16, 2015

And she can vote

Idiot of the day video.  You can't make this up.

Here is a story on the robbery itself from June 15:

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man who attempted to rob an East Knoxville convenience store early Monday morning was shot and killed by a bystander, according to Knoxville Police Department.

Officers responded to the Breadbox located on the 6200 block of Asheville Highway around 2:35 a.m after receiving a call that shots had been fired.

When officials arrived, they found Tamon J. Stapleton, 18, dead with a gunshot wound. Police say Stapleton, armed with a 9mm handgun, had entered the store and was forcing the female clerk behind the counter at gunpoint.

A male friend of the clerk, who was outside the store in his parked vehicle, witnessed the attempted robbery, retrieved his handgun, entered the store and fired one shot, hitting Stapleton.

WATE 6 On Your Side wanted to find out if that was legal so we reached out to Knox County’s top prosecutor.

“The law in Tennessee as to third party is basically the same as it is to any individual in self defense,” said Knox County District Attorney General Charme P. Allen. “If you walk upon a stranger and you think that stranger is fixing to be hurt, then you can act on behalf of that strange.”

Knoxville police said no other injuries were reported. Officers say the friend will not face any charges because he was acting to protect another citizen. The gun Stapleton used is believed to be stolen and its serial number had been removed.

Officers say this incident was not related to a second robbery also occurred at the Breadbox located on Millertown Pike aro
und 3:30 a.m.


Anonymous said...

She wants justice, but I'm sure she'll settle for money.

One amazing thing, the mother and the son have the same last name. How often do you see that in a story like this?

I'm Hurt By Her Stupidity said...

They should be charged with littering for those candles and letting those balloons go like that

Anonymous said...

At least he died doing something he loved!

Anonymous said...

Mommas don't let your sons grow up and be robbers...

Anonymous said...

Purchased fuel that location many times. Understand why any dummy would try to rob it because there are 3 high speed exit paths available away from the location. Curious though how convicted felon with gun still doesn't have charges to answer despite the self-defense determination for the death itself.

Anonymous said...

shooter should be given a CIK. [civic improvement killing]

Anonymous said...

@9:23, it's not so rare. When the mother can't determine who the father is, baby gets momma's last name.

Anonymous said...

To your point, way, way too many people can vote.

Anonymous said...

After a constitutional amendment for congressional term limits, then one for a balanced federal budget (exceptions made fora real national emergency), how about one for voting classes? Like different classes of stock in a corporation. If you take no government assistance of any kind you get one vote. IF you work full time and get government assistance you get 1/2 vote. If you don't work full time and take government assistance you get no vote. If you work for the federal government you get no vote. If you work for a state or local government you get 1/2 vote. If you own property and take no government assistance you get two votes. Do that for about 12 years and the improvements would be mind boggling. Let the people who actually fund the government have a larger say.

Anonymous said...

Aren't they going to NEED those candles? How are they going to cook their heroin, now?

Anonymous said...

3:35 just like iq tests. We can all ask people "how many dimples on the average golf ball" and questions like that. If we don't agree with someone else's life or lifestyle or their politics, lets make it so they can't vote.

Is that what you really, really want? Wait until you are 'unworthy' of a full vote...

Anonymous said...

A healthy 18-year-old gets taken out by a decrepit fossil wearing a nasal cannula for oxygen? If the father was ever known he should be ashamed for being the sperm donor for such a wuss.

Jeff said...

Got the report a month ago:

Follow up story:

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