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Fart machine draws man's ire in Augusta Mall

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 10:31 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 10:53 AM
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A 15-year-old boy said someone stole his fart machine while he was using it at the Augusta Mall, police said.

The boy said he was walking around the mall with some friends around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, setting off his fart machine by different people and groups, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said.

After using the machine on one man, the man became upset and took the fart machine away, which he valued at $20. After taking the machine, the man struck the boy in the back of the head with his hand in an “aggressive manner,” the report says.

The boy was picked up by his grandmother a short time later.

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Longtime CSRA resident
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Longtime CSRA resident 01/16/12 - 12:21 am
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Sounds like the boy farted

Sounds like the boy farted around with the wrong person.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 01/16/12 - 12:30 am
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It's all fun and games until

It's all fun and games until someone takes your fart machine.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/16/12 - 12:32 am
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Just what needs to happen to

Just what needs to happen to some of these little knuckleheads.

albertoli
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albertoli 01/16/12 - 01:05 am
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ah, to fart or not to fart,

ah, to fart or not to fart, that is the question. whether tis nobler to fart in public, or by abstaining to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous indigestion.

rkbelch
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rkbelch 01/16/12 - 01:14 am
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Something doesn't smell right

Something doesn't smell right about this story.

xpresso1
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xpresso1 01/16/12 - 02:03 am
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Really? This is news?

Really? This is news?

countyman
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countyman 01/16/12 - 02:41 am
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The chronicle is obsessed

The chronicle is obsessed with the Augusta mall...

GaStang22
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GaStang22 01/16/12 - 03:14 am
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I'm sure he got this idea
Unpublished

I'm sure he got this idea after watching this on World's dumbest the other night, and if he did, she should have known it could get him hurt, he's lucky thats all that happened! lol Also.....if stories like this bother certain people so much all the time.... why read them and on top of it, why waste your time to comment?? Do your complaining in the rants and raves section where it belongs!!! At least thats what I've been told! Haha

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 01/16/12 - 04:25 am
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KUDOS to the Man who slapped

KUDOS to the Man who slapped the obnoxious punk. Hopefully, the Man slapped the miscreant hard enough to knock some sense into the punk's obviously hard head.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/16/12 - 06:29 am
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Funny the Chronicle is using

Funny the Chronicle is using that word. Heh.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/16/12 - 06:38 am
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"Fart". Heh, heh. The

"Fart". Heh, heh. The Chronicle said, "fart"!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/16/12 - 06:44 am
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I say let the kid have his

I say let the kid have his fart machine back if he promises to use a strawberry fragrance with it. Remember when Augusta tried to mask the sewage smell with a strawberry aroma?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/16/12 - 06:47 am
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About using the word fart in

About using the word fart in the article and headline, I have a feeling when the real Chronicle crew shows up today to take over from the weekenders, they are going to be upset. Heh.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/16/12 - 07:00 am
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dichotomy, your 11:32pm

dichotomy, your 11:32pm comment is so true but sadly this man will probably be charged with theft and simple assault. My hope would be that grandma who picked him up would wear his behind out but seriously doubt it happened.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/16/12 - 07:52 am
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i'm just dissapointed with

i'm just dissapointed with myself for choosing to click on this story before all the other news.

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 01/16/12 - 08:01 am
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I guess I am the only one who

I guess I am the only one who sees this from the boys point of view. Were they wrong messing with people....sure. But come on...these are just boys having fun and they didn't hurt anyone other than this man's sensitivity. If the man wanted to respond to these kids fine but it is still stealing to take property that doesn't belong to you. He just took it too far. Come on, if these boys had done this to me I would have been laughing with them... but that's just me.

innorthaugusta
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innorthaugusta 01/16/12 - 08:01 am
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I guess he "blew" that

I guess he "blew" that one........

scoobynews
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scoobynews 01/16/12 - 08:12 am
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Thank goodness names were not

Thank goodness names were not published because if that was my son I would be real embarrassed. I am assuming he used his own money for this because as a parent I would never buy something that stupid for my child to use.

david jennings
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david jennings 01/16/12 - 08:24 am
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The kid was acting out his

The kid was acting out his immaturity, but there are a lot of worst things he could do. The man who struct the lad might want to be careful, nowdays some kids have guns instead of novelties. Give the kid his machine back and tell him be careful, some old farts don't have a sense of humor.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/16/12 - 09:07 am
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Just THE good ol' boys Never

Just THE good ol' boys
Never meaning no harm
Beats all you never saw, geting in trouble with the law
Since the day they was born

Straightenin' the curves
Flattenin' the hills
Someday the mountain might do'em
But the law never will

The weekenders are more fun....doncha think....!!

raul
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raul 01/16/12 - 09:08 am
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The man should have taken his

The man should have taken his complaint to Paul Blart, Mall Cop!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/16/12 - 09:10 am
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Even though this was a

Even though this was a naughty trick....rather have fart machine in his hand than a gun...

raul
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raul 01/16/12 - 09:10 am
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@Riverman, You are kidding,

@Riverman, You are kidding, right? The city used a strawberry aroma to mask th sewage smell? That is hilarious.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/16/12 - 09:12 am
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Raul, I couldn't make that

Raul, I couldn't make that up. It came out a mixed smell....LOL. Yeah, there are probably articles online in the AC about it. Actually, Columbia County tried it at the place on Stevens Creek Rd about the same time.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/16/12 - 09:22 am
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The man should be charged

The man should be charged with theft by taking and felony child abuse.

belle
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belle 01/16/12 - 09:29 am
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Obviously the man did not hit
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Obviously the man did not hit the child hard enough to matter or there would be assault charges filed. He clearly tapped on the back of the head to indicate "use your brain for something productive". Congrats to the man for not being afraid to parent a child who needs it even if he is not his child.

whatsupwiththat
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whatsupwiththat 01/16/12 - 09:37 am
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PP - have another cup of Kool

PP - have another cup of Kool Aid. The guy should have stayed around long enough to smack the grandmother too. Unfortunately, the mall is turning into a playground for teens who lack enough imagination to find something else to do.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/16/12 - 09:48 am
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This is just not right. He

This is just not right. He definitely needs to be straightened out. Somebody take that kid to a commission meeting...and show him how to use his machine appropriately!

You are right, David Parker, why are we reading and commenting on this?

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 01/16/12 - 09:55 am
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That man should be sent to

That man should be sent to the electric chair immediately. The nerve of him, to take the boys fart machine, and then hit him. That's enough to outrage anyone. The man should try picking on someone his own size. Maybe he should try hitting me on the back of the head, that fart machine would take on new meaning to him. This man is a coward and he deserves jail time for what he did.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 01/16/12 - 09:59 am
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Really Patty you do not mean

Really Patty you do not mean that.

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