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Man Who Hid Knives in Pants Stabs Self

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by funnybone, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. funnybone

    funnybone Well-Known Member


    Man Who Hid Knives in Pants Stabs Self

    Jan 8 07:09 PM US/Eastern

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man who hid hunting knives in his pants to try to steal them from a western Michigan store tripped while fleeing and stabbed himself in the abdomen, police say.
    The suspect was hospitalized after Monday night's attempted theft from a Meijer Inc. superstore in Grand Rapids and is expected to face a misdemeanor shoplifting charge, police say.

    The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, The Grand Rapids Press reported.

    The man had put about $300 worth of hunting knives in his waistband, police told WZZM-TV. Police say he tried to leave the store, but Meijer employees confronted him and a scuffle followed.

    The man then fell and was stabbed by the knives he had hidden in his clothing, police said. They said it happened about 5:40 p.m.

    "The man was taken to the hospital," said Meijer spokesman Frank Giuliano. "We are cooperating with the investigation by police."

    Police said the suspect has a record of retail fraud.

    "I saw a man laying down on the mat by the carts, a knife by him with blood on the full blade of the knife," shopper Heather Dodd told WOOD- TV. "It was not a dull kitchen knife or a sharp butcher's knife, it was somewhere in between.

    "Someone was holding him down so I just walked around him, grabbed my cart, made sure everything was OK and got out of the way."


  2. Constantine-p89

    Constantine-p89 Well-Known Member

    Well that's what he gets.
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    Always get a sheath - it'll prevent mishaps like this. :D
  4. Mandirigma

    Mandirigma Well-Known Member

    Didn't his mama teach him not to run with sharp pointy things?
  5. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Well-Known Member

    The Darwin/Karma train keeps chuggin along.
  6. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

    Ya gotta steal a sheath, genius!

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