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Augusta man was choked unconscious, robbed in alley

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 11:59 AM
Last updated 7:31 PM
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An Augusta man contacted police after he said he was choked unconscious and robbed while walking home from work Thursday morning.

According to an incident report, Erik Starlings, 27, of Third Street, was walking through the alley to his apartment after leaving his downtown job when an unknown person grabbed him by the throat and choked him unconscious around 3 a.m.

When he regained consciousness later, he learned he had been robbed of his cell phone and wallet.

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just an opinion
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just an opinion 08/09/13 - 09:26 pm
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These guys are animals

I bet he thought he was dead. That's the level they are on. Animalistic

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/09/13 - 12:33 pm
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We truly live in the day of

We truly live in the day of "kill them before they kill you". Time for people to wise up and protect themselves.

unapologetik
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unapologetik 08/09/13 - 12:46 pm
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I'm with dichotomy on this

I'm with dichotomy on this one.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/09/13 - 01:02 pm
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And of course...

...this sort of thing happens all the time in Columbia County, according to some posting here.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/09/13 - 01:20 pm
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The man is lucky he survived.

The man is lucky he survived.

Darby
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Darby 08/09/13 - 05:04 pm
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Sort of reminds me of what was happening to

that Zimmerman guy before he was able to get to his handgun.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 08/09/13 - 06:08 pm
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From the AC .. In the heart

From the AC ..

In the heart of downtown at Eighth and Broad streets, the SunTrust building stands as one of the city's tallest corporate buildings. Last month, the ninth-floor office where Gwen Fulcher Young runs a real estate broker business was hit by thieves who entered by removing a hall ceiling.

"It proves you can't be totally secure anywhere," she said, adding that since the incident, she no longer works at her office at night.

"Fortunately," she said, "no one was hurt. You feel violated when someone has been in your office and have gone through your things."

Thieves stole her laptop computer, food from a snack bar and car keys, she said.

Another business on the second floor of the SunTrust building was ransacked the same day, with robbers again stealing laptops, Mrs. Young said.

In the past six months, robbers also have targeted Regions Bank and Wachovia Bank, both on Seventh and Broad streets. Thefts have occurred at Broad Street businesses including The Augusta Chronicle, Imperial Theatre and Pizza Joint, in addition to law firms on Greene and Telfair streets.

Thieves also recently ransacked offices at a child support agency inside the New South Building at Reynolds and Bay streets. Office equipment was stolen, and a vending change machine was robbed at the four-story office facility.

Richmond County sheriff's Maj. Kenneth Autry said law enforcement has beefed up downtown patrols with more deputies walking beats, riding bicycles and mules - the golf-cart vehicles.

This was written 7/17/04... SSDD

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/10/13 - 05:50 am
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Defend yourselves ...

Get a gun, get trained, get a carry permit and defend yourselves.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 08/14/13 - 07:24 am
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Darby what does Zimmerman

Darby what does Zimmerman have to do with this story. If he was being choked he deserved it for following someone he was told not to. If someone was following me I would imagine the first thing that would come to mind is he was trying to harm me and I would probably choke him too. Too bad the person being followed was the one that got murdered.

Downtown Darby
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Downtown Darby 08/14/13 - 12:29 pm
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Wrong Darby

I didn't want anyone who read these comments to confuse me with whoever that other Darby is. This is Darby who works downtown.

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