Monday, November 24, 2008

"I was just grocery shopping, like any other day.."

Americans, non-apathetic for once. An excellent use of the Butterball.

Extracts from
Carjacking suspect hit with frozen turkey
WRAL, Nov. 23 2:00 p.m.

Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — Authorities arrested a man whom bystanders say they hit with a frozen turkey when he carjacked a woman's sedan outside a Fuquay-Varina grocery store Sunday.

The man stole money from a BP gas station and then ... approached Irene Moorman Bailey loading groceries in her car.

Witnesses told police that the man started beating Bailey in the face, trying to get her keys.

Bystanders intervened and hit the man in the head with a frozen turkey that Bailey bought, police said.

"I was just grocery shopping, like any other day, and I happened to come out and I saw all this chaos that just had happened," shopper Leanne Sweet said.

"Several people interceded and tried to get him away from her," Owens said.

The man managed to get into Bailey's Maxima and hit five other cars while escaping from the parking lot, officers said.

"He backed across and he hit the Cadillac and our car," Owens said. "My bumper's cracked and the whole side is dented in," Sweet said.

Officers found Fred Ervin, 30, in Bailey's car... When he is released, he will face these charges: assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery, driving with a revoked license, hit and run and larceny.

"Sad is what it is, especially during the holiday season," Owens said.


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