Marine stabbed in Toys for Tots scuffle

Marine stabbed in Toys for Tots scuffle

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 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, assorted lacerations and bruises he obtained when he (supposedly) 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.

Rick Smythe Chaplain Marine Corps League St Charles County Detachment 725

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 2:54 PM

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What a great story!

Like they used to say, "Fuck with the bull and you get the horns."

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 4:21 PM

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and if I do, I sure as hell hope I don't "fall down".
Good job men!

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:07 AM

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hehehe!

bring on the pain,good story

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:25 AM

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LBC

this story made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside didn't it? LMAO

3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:30 AM

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Greasy

yep,you know the Marines were outside just hoping something like this would happen so they could kick some ass,sent a message to other shoplifters to stay away from stores with Marines out front.

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:39 AM

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LBC

sent you a PM yesterday.did ya see it?

3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:58 AM

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yes i did

haven't had time to respond to it yet,but thanks,and pat Heather on the head for me too!

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