Man attacks Kroger employees with knives

Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 10:15 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 12:44 AM
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A man listed in jail records as homeless is accused of cutting a 15th Street Kroger employee with a knife around 1 p.m. Sunday.

According to a booking report, a man named Anthony Terrell Robinson, born 1974, was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault at the downtown grocery store.

A Richmond County Sheriff's Office report said a man giving that name entered the store and took two knives from the meat department at 1:11 p.m.

He then chased four employees with the knives, cutting one of them, 27-year-old Christopher Selmuk, on the face and throat, the report said. Approached by the three others, Robinson threw one of the knives at them, it said.

The assailant was seen by Medical College of Georgia police running toward the nearby Courtesy Motel and taken into custody, the report said.

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Vettegirl
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Vettegirl 01/09/11 - 11:38 pm
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Well, if his goal was to find

Well, if his goal was to find a warm and dry place to sleep and a few hot meals, he has achieved that!

thrashman85
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thrashman85 01/09/11 - 11:54 pm
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Was pretty scary knowing he

Was pretty scary knowing he could've cut me and several more if my co-workers if he wanted.

Iamrightyouarewrong
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Iamrightyouarewrong 01/09/11 - 11:55 pm
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Too bad a store manager or

Too bad a store manager or someone else wasn't LEGALLY armed. Never take a knife to a gun fight.

Hoser
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Hoser 01/10/11 - 01:12 am
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I was in there at the time of

I was in there at the time of the incident and just missed him fleeing the store. Several of us, myself included, thought he was still there so we canvassed the aisles. Thankfully the police caught him. I saw the employee at the front of the store that got cut. Thankfully he'll be okay:)

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leelita 01/10/11 - 04:39 am
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You people are so quick to

You people are so quick to judge a person as if you're god, leave that to him. Know a persons walk of life before you up and call someone names. I expect that from kids. First and foremost he was not homeless,he was traveling to his moms house in florida and he was drugged at the bus station, which explains his irrational behavior. This guy is my brother. He is the most kindest, sweetest person who wouldnt harm a fly. I cannot express how sorry I am that he did this to that employee. I can say with the most sincere feelings that he had to of not been in the right state of mind to have comittted such an act. The comments about him being homeless and finding a meal, I mean really who makes fun of that besides a person who obviously has no conscience. I love my brother, and I am at a complete stand still as to why he would have done this. Something had to of set him off like this. Please accept my apologies for what he has done, but also please believe me when I say he is not this type of person. Our family is deeply saddened by this whole ordeal. I wish the employee a speedy and healthy recovery and I am truly sorry. Truly.

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BombquishaDavis 01/10/11 - 04:07 am
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I lived in the Harrisburg

I lived in the Harrisburg area for years and shopped there often. Those employees are some of the best Kroger employees in Augusta and they deserve better protection in that store. I'm glad they caught the idiot...and thank goodness that it wasn't worse.

>LOL @vettegirl...yep..good way to get 3 hots and a cot.

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BombquishaDavis 01/10/11 - 04:08 am
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I lived in the Harrisburg

I lived in the Harrisburg area for years and shopped there often. Those employees are some of the best Kroger employees in Augusta and they deserve better protection in that store. I'm glad they caught the idiot...and thank goodness that it wasn't worse.

>LOL @vettegirl...yep..good way to get 3 hots and a cot--

leelita
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leelita 01/10/11 - 04:42 am
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@Bomb whatever, had you of

@Bomb whatever, had you of known the details you wouldnt have been so quick to call the man an idiot. And I agree with you on the part about it not being worse.

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BigDamHero 01/10/11 - 10:28 am
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I am the employee who got

I am the employee who got stabbed, only the newspaper misspelled my last name and it is actually "Selmek". They stitched me up pretty good and I am fine now. I want the man who did this to know that I forgive him.

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hepher 01/10/11 - 10:48 am
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Leelita, We comment on what

Leelita, We comment on what we read. I am sorry for your brother and family, but I personally do not care what made him do it, he hurt a lot of people, not only did he cut someone. He has frightened many people. The employees that have to return to work, will probably wonder when the next guy will come in as well as the customers that patronize this store. I have a conscience, but it leans toward the victims. You judge us a quickly as you accuse us of.

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DowntownJaguar 01/10/11 - 11:17 am
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I wonder if this is the same

I wonder if this is the same guy who was trolling downtown Saturday asking for bus fare.

leelita
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leelita 01/10/11 - 11:34 am
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@Downtown..his bus didnt make

@Downtown..his bus didnt make it in augusta til Sunday this morning and he didnt need to ask for bus fare because his brother was coming there to pick him up. @Hepher, Im not judging anyone on here, you might want to go back and read my post to clear that thought up in your head, nor am I asking for any type of sympathy or favor from anyone. What he did was never and will NEVER! be right and he will pay his debt to society as ordered. I just wanted the guy to know that our family is sorry for what happened to him, we are just so sorry for everyone affected. I wont make this a back and forth thing. I understand how you feel completely.

leelita
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leelita 01/10/11 - 11:39 am
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@BigDamHero....I CANT PUT

@BigDamHero....I CANT PUT INTO WORDS HOW SORRY I AM FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU! Alot of people on here are angry and they should be but, I want you to read what I am saying and see it as ME apologizing for what HE has done, not asking for people to pitty him. I heard you are a Veteran, I myself am one (Army) and so it my brothers, they both did 3tours in Iraq. You are a hero in my eyes. Im sorry. I dont know, we dont know how to explain this. People have mental breakdowns and he had his. I wish I could take back what happened to you. Im so sorry. I prayed for you last night, and Im more then happy you are ok. Please accept my apology.

BigDamHero
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BigDamHero 01/10/11 - 01:24 pm
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I would be interested in

I would be interested in knowing why he tried to kill me. But I accept your apology.

thrashman85
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thrashman85 01/12/11 - 02:47 pm
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Qwerty

Qwerty

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