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Man fired on after lending phone to group

Sunday, May 19, 2013 6:05 PM
Last updated 10:38 PM
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An Augusta man used a road sign to shield himself from a hail of gunfire on Wrightsboro Road on Sunday after four people asked to borrow his cell phone and began shooting as they ran off.

Bret Mason, 26, of Evans, told police he was at Super Express on Wrightsboro Road when he was approached about 3:40 a.m. by four black males, one of whom asked to use his phone to make a call. When Mason obliged, the four “began laughing” and started to walk toward Mary­land Avenue, according to a Rich­mond County sheriff’s report.

Mason said he stopped them and said they needed to stand still if they wanted to use the phone. The four then ran off, with Mason chasing them.

After reaching the street corner, one of the group began shooting at Mason with a handgun. Mason took cover behind a sign.

Deputies found several shell casings on Maryland Avenue but were unable to find suspects.

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like-it-is
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like-it-is 05/19/13 - 06:17 pm
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3:40 a.m.

4 males ask to used my phone that time of the morning ( ain't happening ). The victim should have used it and call 911. Hope he's ok.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/19/13 - 06:52 pm
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Never let a group like this

Never let a group like this invade your space. Try to move on if you can. If they follow, be prepared to defend yourself, hopefully with your legal, permitted, concealed firearm. I'm tired of hearing about punk scumbags and hoodlums robbing people. It's time to take back the streets, parking lots, and the Riverwalk. Do whatever is necessary to protect yourself, your family, and your property.....whenever and wherever necessary.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/19/13 - 07:17 pm
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"Never let a group like this invade your space."

You can't do that dichotomy, it is profiling......

I can just hear the race cards hitting the table already.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/19/13 - 07:27 pm
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CBD

Well, the crime was not in the central business district, so it doesn't count.

just an opinion
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just an opinion 05/19/13 - 08:00 pm
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They are going to win this thing

There is no way to stop them

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/19/13 - 08:39 pm
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3:40am.....

Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb
Censored word

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/19/13 - 09:02 pm
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Speaking of PROFILING. Why is

Speaking of PROFILING.

Why is the President of the USA and the IRS allowed to Profile 501c3's ☺

Pops
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Pops 05/19/13 - 09:03 pm
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This guy is lucky

to be alive.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/19/13 - 09:05 pm
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BTW:

can anyone say Cell Phone GPS tracking?
The police now know every place that phone called from and where it sat for extended period.

4 Idiots are going down, IF the Investigator(s) are allowed to do it ?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/19/13 - 09:49 pm
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An Absolute Perfect

situation for a CWP holder after the first shot fired.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/19/13 - 11:47 pm
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"... The police now know every place that phone called

...from and where it sat for extended period..."

Like Little Lamb wrote, it didn't happen in the CBD, so it probably didn't happen. If it did, there's no money in tickets to be made, so it's not one of 'Grateful Mother's' priorities. Assuming the case notes and such aren't lost, left behind in another move.

Georgialina
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Georgialina 05/20/13 - 12:12 am
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3:40 AM

As my Grandmother always said, "Nothing good happens after midnight"

rebellious
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rebellious 05/20/13 - 06:30 am
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A Favorite Movie

of mine starred Charles Bronson. Death Wish was about a man who fought back against the animals. Coming to a street near you soon?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/20/13 - 07:37 am
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Hold up on blaming the victim

I have worked til 2am on my job on Greene St...sometimes later if they needed me to stay.....at times a person needs gas at odd times...soooo should I worry about the gas station or worry about running out of gas on the Gordon HY...That is a choice some make....

This was a while back & thank goodness I don't have to make a choice like that any more....
But MANY work these hours....nurses---drs---cooks--firemen etc.....the problem isn't the hard working guy ...now is it??

If these PUNKS had a JOB they would be TIRED & in the dang bed at that time...so stop the dang freebies & MAKE thm get a job.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/20/13 - 07:38 am
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A big joke to them...

When Mason obliged, the four “began laughing” and started to walk toward Mary­land Avenue, according to a Rich­mond County sheriff’s report.

Same in Atlanta...a big joke & they laughed when mugging the female cnn center anchor..

jimmymac
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jimmymac 05/20/13 - 10:28 am
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If cops see four young thugs
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If cops see four young thugs walking around at 3 in the morning they should be rousted and asked what they're doing out at that time of the morning. If they're juvi's they should be arrested. Augusta needs tough laws to stop these punks from doing harm to innocent people. If they're worthless parents don't watch them then give the parents fines for they're kids bad behavour.

General Disarray
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General Disarray 05/20/13 - 10:34 am
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So vigilante justice is
Unpublished

So vigilante justice is a-okay to some of you? Bet if the tables are turned and one of your precious loved ones is shot because someone with an itchy trigger finger couldn't wait to play Rambo you won't be so gung-ho for quick, armed solutions without a zero thought to the situation.

chascushman
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chascushman 05/20/13 - 11:21 am
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“If cops see four young thugs
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“If cops see four young thugs walking around at 3 in the morning they should be rousted and asked what they're doing out at that time of the morning.”
jimmymac, Many of the black leaders and the NAACP would call that racism and profiling.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 05/20/13 - 11:52 am
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Some thugs are going to have
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Some thugs are going to have to take some dirt naps, before they understand that their playtime is now over. It is time for us to take back our streets and neighborhoods.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 05/20/13 - 12:24 pm
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So what. Let 'em squawk.

They're out late prowling the streets in the wee hours of the morning, and the operative word is "prowling". They sure as heck should be rousted, if for no other reason than to protect them from getting killed by someone who really will put up rather than shut up.

Did y'all read about the family in Atlanta that were beaten bloody and knocked out simply for stopping for gas in a non-profiled neighborhood? That garbage beat the father and mother unconscious and broke the teenaged daughter's face, simply and only because the father stopped for gas after dark in the thugs' neighborhood, and dad was guilty of being white. That is the exact reason the garbage gave to the family as they beat the crap out of them.

It's unconscionable that these animals are allowed to be treated as citizens and live off the public dole, the ones here and in Atlanta.

grinder48
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grinder48 05/20/13 - 01:40 pm
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2 Miles
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Maryland Avenue ia almost 2 miles from that Super Express. So they ran down Wrightsboro past Damascus, the full length of Daniel Field, crossed Highland and Monte Sano with the victim chasing them? Something doesn't add up ...

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/20/13 - 04:47 pm
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Dixieman awards no points to any of these people

Duh.
1. Concealed carry.
2. If you do not have your weapon on you, LET THE PHONE GO! Or your wallet or whatever they get. Your life is not worth it. Turn around, call 911 and then call the phone company to terminate service.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 05/21/13 - 09:43 am
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This is drug seeking
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This is drug seeking behavior.

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