5 hit by car at mall

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Five people were injured at Augusta Mall when they were hit by a car in the parking lot Friday, according to an official at a local ambulance service.

The injured were taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, said Gold Cross EMS Maj. Gene Peebles.

He said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Emergency vehicles were sent to Augusta Mall about 9 p.m.

A police dispatcher said someone reported a car had struck several people in the parking lot near the mall's food court entrance.

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy at the scene said a man was arrested in the incident.

The man was still being questioned late Friday night by authorities and charges were not immediately available.

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MJ
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MJ 05/16/09 - 02:13 am
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mercyme
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mercyme 05/16/09 - 06:01 am
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It is not safe to go anywhere

It is not safe to go anywhere these days !!! You just don't know what kind of crazies are out there!!!!

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bubba37 05/16/09 - 06:26 am
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I bet the driver hit a group

I bet the driver hit a group of black people. I dont know why but they are too stupid to get out of the way of cars in parking lots, street, wherever.....

Tots
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Tots 05/16/09 - 06:40 am
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7:26-you really did not need

7:26-you really did not need to say that.Are you trying to get crap started with people on here?

abouttime
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abouttime 05/16/09 - 06:54 am
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bubba37, God Bless you too.

bubba37, God Bless you too. I don't know why people like you even exist. As a white person, I am ashamed to share the same race as idiots like you.

Rose
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Rose 05/16/09 - 07:01 am
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7:54 Amen!

7:54 Amen!

Rose
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Rose 05/16/09 - 07:02 am
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WRDW reported that a crowd of

WRDW reported that a crowd of people were beating on his car and he took off, hitting a few.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/16/09 - 07:13 am
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As much as it sickens me, he

As much as it sickens me, he has right to be a racist just as much as a communist. It isn't against the law. There will always be racist as long as there is ignorance so time to educate a lot of black and white people down here. It is a free country so you choose. It isn't racial but just certain people do have the habit of walking on the road like they own it-even blocking traffic with no care or intentionally blocking the road daring you to beep. But bububbabutt can only think of something hateful to say this early over a tragic accident, Where is justus when you need him. Course he will say all whites are that way but just do it in "code". Yep another racist. See they are everywhere.

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cparker 05/16/09 - 07:27 am
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Race matters more than we are

Race matters more than we are willing to admit. I poke at people that make comments like this all the time on this site. The topic can be suds in American sinks, and whites just have to spin things to make it about blacks having free suds in the projects, or welfare suds, or Section 8 suds. Today we can't discuss five people being injured because we have to get passed the number of blacks walking in the parking lot of the mall as though they own the mall.

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aaa 05/16/09 - 07:27 am
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The Augusta Mall has

The Augusta Mall has definitely deteriorated since the closure of Regency. No doubt. When you go out there you will see one of two things: a butt crack on the teen whose pants are down around his knees or so much bling you have to wear sun glasses even at night. Seriously, folks - it is a very dangerous place to go anymore. And you can't generalize it to race. Plenty of good people of all races. It's just a few of one race and very few of another race that think they can intimidate everyone else by "gettin in yo face", use of profanity, and carrying weapons. Maybe it's time that right-minded folks "take back the mall" - let's designate a certain night, show up in massive numbers, wear some sort of common clothing like a red shirt or something, and buy something from one of the many fine merchants. And let's "get in their faces" and let them know we won't tolerate their rude social behavior and abberent dress code any longer! Who's with me? Who wants to organize this? Sounds like a good project for a pastor or minister. Can you imagine what would happen if just the congregations of Maranatha and Warren Baptist showed up to support the merchants and "take back the mall"?

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RealMan 05/16/09 - 07:39 am
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Why do people even respond to

Why do people even respond to comments like that? Can't you all see that he's just doing this to start some B.S. A smart person will not respond. You all are just giving him what he wants. Stick to the subject and don't comment on stupid comments like that. Five people are hurt and all we can think about is race. God Bless those who are in the hospital.

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Tots 05/16/09 - 07:53 am
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STOLT8:27- not a good idea at

STOLT8:27- not a good idea at all.Rose8:02 posted WRDW reported a crowed was beating on his car.The boy may have felt his life was in danger.What did you wont him to do? Let the mob pull him from the car and kill him.Then you would be writeing,Not me I would have just tried to leave.If your standing in front of a car beating it and trying to get at me,I would do the same thing.If this is really what happened.

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dustins803 05/16/09 - 07:54 am
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I am the deputy that worked

I am the deputy that worked the call last night. It started as a domestic between the suspect and his ex-girlfriend, who he had a 6 month old with. After a verbal and physical altercation, he did a u-turn in the parking lot, and intentionally tried to run into his ex-girlfriend, but struck her cousin who was holding the 6 month old, another friend of his ex-girlfriend, and two males who were trying to stand up for the ex after the earlier verbal and physical altercation. And the suspect was arrested by another Deputy after fleeing the scene further down Wrightsboro Rd. So there is the true events of what happened.

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mad_max 05/16/09 - 07:56 am
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Part of this is crappy

Part of this is crappy reporting. How about a few facts. Was this a nutcase who did this or was this a group of kids walking in the middle of the parking lot, refusing to move to the side, blocking traffic and some driver blew their horn and got attacked? Did they attack the car? Did the driver panic and hit the gas out of fear for his life? With no facts to judge, speculation follows. If you have been to the Augusta Mall on a weekend night lately and seen the groups of thugs who have taken over you can understand that, lacking facts, any scenario for the incident is possible. If it was a nutcase, lock them up. If it was thugs blocking traffic and didn't like being honked at, then I wish they had hit 20 of them. Give the driver a medal and cut them loose.

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Rose 05/16/09 - 08:00 am
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So he hit his own child.

So he hit his own child.

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hurlyburly11 05/16/09 - 08:01 am
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so it was all a baby mama

so it was all a baby mama thing?......

Rose
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Rose 05/16/09 - 08:06 am
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Here is what wrdw reported.

Here is what wrdw reported. you can also see the picture of the RC deputy who was fired for sexual harassment. That deputy even wrote a letter of apology to the woman.

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Bizkit 05/16/09 - 08:07 am
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So domestic violence and

So domestic violence and attempted murder. That driver will be seeing some time pass in prison-hopefully.

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Rose 05/16/09 - 08:08 am
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Tots
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Tots 05/16/09 - 08:08 am
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Dustin8:54-If you really are

Dustin8:54-If you really are a deputy and this is what happened,then I hope they lock him up for a very long time.I just needed more facts and details.When they put stories on here with out the facts all this race SH-T starts.So thank you.

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dustins803 05/16/09 - 08:17 am
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Ga does not have the

Ga does not have the attempted murder charge. it falls under Aggravated Assault, which he will face atleast 5 counts of. And yes, it was a baby mama thing.

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Nero 05/16/09 - 08:17 am
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dustin - Thank you for the

dustin - Thank you for the post and your service to the community.

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Tots 05/16/09 - 08:33 am
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Rose9:08-I went to that web

Rose9:08-I went to that web site.It wasnt much better.Your9:06 post ran two different stories together.

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cparker 05/16/09 - 08:34 am
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Regardless of the facts being

Regardless of the facts being known or not, I have a problem with suggesting that if blacks are giving you a hard time in the parking lot we should get in our cars run over people. I would like to believe that we can find ways to deal our problems than to make a public statement to harm someone else because we are in fear of one another due to ignorance. I hate shopping at the mall for many of the same reasons you all are complaining about. I know fools that feel a group of white kids congregated at Burger King at midnight with a four wheeled drive trucks are up to no good. At some point we have to decide to address race before we allow our true hatred of one another to lead to further chaos. People are killing one another throughout the world because of race and religeous philosophy, but we fool ourselves to believe we are different even when we are talking about running over folks in the parking lot that may not present any danger to us at all.

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disssman 05/16/09 - 08:37 am
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It is obvious this was a

It is obvious this was a social gathering for a group of people with no intention of actually shopping. Why do some people have to do their socializing at places that someone else owns? I will say however the mother is a fine example of parenthood, with a 6 month old out at 9:00 at night riding around. Kinda funny the paper referenced a mama but didn't say a word about a daddy. Totsalot I think all this race [filtered word] starts at home when little girls spread their legs for the next bum to waddle down the street because he is so cool with his drawers around his knees.

cparker
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cparker 05/16/09 - 08:58 am
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disssman... Although you are

disssman... Although you are regular racist on this site, you are totally off point. This started as a domestic problem between two ex's, not a group of kids up to no good. The mall sells clothes kids like, so they shop at the mall. I would agree about the baby thing, except it was a Friday night. This race stuff gets started when people like you make poor assumptions about people you don't even know. You are making racist generalizations about these folks and they maybe white folks. That's why we have poor race relations in Augusta.

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storiesihaveread 05/16/09 - 09:01 am
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Good story about outstanding

Good story about outstanding 3 young black men NOT!!!!http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/latest/lat_519204.shtml

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1941 05/16/09 - 09:10 am
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Mad Max; YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!

Mad Max; YOU ARE SO RIGHT!! Kids of today they think they can walk where they want to, without regards to the traffic.When I am driving, and a group of kids are in the street, and wont move, I make them feel the heat of the car!!!

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mitzpoo@nu-z.net 05/16/09 - 09:25 am
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God Bless the real man ,Cause

God Bless the real man ,Cause he said a mouth full AMEN

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Grimzine 05/16/09 - 09:30 am
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This is a repost of what I

This is a repost of what I made on the other article... Last night was pretty crazy I was down the street when they pulled this guy over at the Copy Center on Wrightsboro. They took no chances they pulled him over, guns drawn. The car looked like hell as you can see from the pics. The drivers mom actually showed up saying something to the effect of "i'm here to get my son" apparently she didn't understand that this guy plowed through a crowd of people. The events were explained to me by a Marine who actually followed the car reporting his position to police so this evil evil person would not get away. So my friend and I shot some video of the felony stop and we went to the mall and what I saw blew my mind. they loaded a woman on a backboard and her INFANT. I am talking a few months old at best. Definately throwing some prayers their way.

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