Grovetown man says he was beaten during Augusta carjacking

Friday, Aug 21, 2009 5:24 AM
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A Grovetown man, who said he stopped Thursday to give directions to a woman and three men on an Augusta street, told police he was Tasered, beaten and robbed of cash, items and his car.

According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the incident happened in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard about 3:30 a.m.

The victim said the four suspects fled in his car after robbing him of about $500. In the car was a cell phone, a Dell laptop and a flat screen TV, according to the report. The man, 36, suffered a few minor scratches to his head, but refused treatment.

The victim’s 2002 Ford Explorer was found abandoned on Old Savannah Road, about a mile away from where the carjacking occurred, according to a sheriff’s report.

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El Guapo
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El Guapo 08/20/09 - 09:38 pm
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Anyone who stops on MLK at

Anyone who stops on MLK at 3:30 am is not doing the smartest thing in the world... Sorry for the guy's situation, but it's to be expected in that area.

anotherday
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anotherday 08/20/09 - 09:53 pm
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He will get a good pay-out on

He will get a good pay-out on his insurence policy with that report.

sunshine827
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sunshine827 08/20/09 - 10:02 pm
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May I ask WHY was he carrying

May I ask WHY was he carrying those items in his car at 3 in the morning? If I were that insurance adjuster, I'd definitely ask to see receipts! LOL!

RAWR
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RAWR 08/20/09 - 10:32 pm
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sunshine if its his stuff he

sunshine if its his stuff he can do whatever he wants with it

omnomnom
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omnomnom 08/20/09 - 11:05 pm
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seriously, el guapo, its like

seriously, el guapo, its like escape from L.A. over there.. and that guy was obviously not Snake Plisskin.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/20/09 - 11:37 pm
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You "should" be free to go

You "should" be free to go anywhere in America and not fear for your safety, etc. However, we don't live in that world right now and doubt we ever will again but I guess we can hope. Who knows why he was there but if I were a betting man, being on Laney Walker Blvd. at 3:30am with $500.00 in cash and other items when you live in Grovetown, you aren't exactly up to anything positive.

IMRIGHTYOUREWRONG
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IMRIGHTYOUREWRONG 08/21/09 - 01:54 am
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This sounds terribly bogus.

This sounds terribly bogus. 1) Why would you be driving around with $500 cash and a rough $1000 in electronics at 3:30 in the morning, let alone, by MLK. 2) The car was found one mile away with the electronics and cash unaccounted for, but the vehicle intact. Why would the suspects drive just a mile and risk being seen with a flat screen TV and laptop in plain sight at 3:30 in the morning after these items were reported missing in the carjacking. 3) Lastly, the victim had "minor scratches" and "refused treatment." HE WAS BEATEN. Minor scratches are not indicative of a tasering and beating by four individuals on one. Sunshine is right, he should seriously produce some receipts if he expects a payout from the insurance company.

double_standard
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double_standard 08/21/09 - 05:01 am
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Drug deal gone bad.

Drug deal gone bad.

mercyme
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mercyme 08/21/09 - 05:55 am
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double standard, You are

double standard, You are probably right!!!!!!!!!!!

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 08/21/09 - 06:00 am
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Insurance doesn't pay for

Insurance doesn't pay for contents or upgrades to a vehicle, at least not State Farm. That will be ordered as restitution by a judge if the suspects are caught and convicted.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/21/09 - 06:26 am
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Auto insurance won't pay for

Auto insurance won't pay for it but homeowners will! This one has the same odor I get from Island Seafood!

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 08/21/09 - 06:46 am
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He's riding around with his

He's riding around with his TV. Maybe the Explorer was his home.

LouLou
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LouLou 08/21/09 - 06:53 am
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whoo euuu there CBBP! :)

whoo euuu there CBBP! :)

Native007
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Native007 08/21/09 - 07:24 am
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Fishy! I read this paper to

Fishy! I read this paper to much. No one gets directions from me ANYMORE!!!

HHSgrad
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HHSgrad 08/21/09 - 07:25 am
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His homeowners insurance may

His homeowners insurance may cover the items stolen, but not his auto insurance. The homeowners policy will only cover up to $200 cash and he will have to provide receipts for proof of the other items. I am an agent and all my adjustors would really investigate this and make him provide proof before paying off.

DonH
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DonH 08/21/09 - 07:53 am
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It's things like this that

It's things like this that make me hopping angry! Try to help someone, and they turn on you. Well, no more Mr. nice guy here. I won't give you the time of day or anything else after dark.

xpresso1
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xpresso1 08/21/09 - 07:54 am
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And the government wants to

And the government wants to take away our rights to carry guns to protect ourselves...

artsy fartsy
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artsy fartsy 08/21/09 - 08:35 am
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who rides around with a lap

who rides around with a lap top, flat screen tv, and $300? That's just asking to be mugged

FlyersFan77
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FlyersFan77 08/21/09 - 09:09 am
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I can't speak for anyone

I can't speak for anyone else, but I've had my lap top and over $500.00 with me in my vehicle numerous times. And I'm not asking to be mugged. I doubt I'd stop to give directions in that particular neighborhood, even in daylight. Maybe he was just trying to be helpful. Maybe he is not too bright. Maybe he is scamming the insurance company. With the way things are in the world today we're very quick to be suspicious and judge without all the facts.

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mable8 08/21/09 - 09:30 am
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FYI some vehicles do have

FYI some vehicles do have installed TV's for those in the rear seats to watch. The article did not indicate if the TV was being transported or was a part of the vehicle's interior--seems some have made a decision before all the facts are in. As for the laptop and cash; many people tote their laptops with them all the time and carry various amounts of cash as well. So why criminalize the victim before you know anything pertaining to FACTS in the case? The rush to judgment causes many innocent people to be convicted of crimes they did not commit.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 08/21/09 - 09:40 am
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M8, no scenario for a

M8, no scenario for a Grovetown resident on MLK blvd at 0330?

bowler
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bowler 08/21/09 - 09:52 am
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I don't mind my car getting

I don't mind my car getting stolen, but they better not try and steal my scorchin inferno bowling ball.

mable8
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mable8 08/21/09 - 10:06 am
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gnum: So what if he was on

gnum: So what if he was on MLK at 3:30 am; it is anyone's right to go where they want to, it is NOT a right of anyone to harm another, period. How do you know the man wasn't visiting his family who may live in that vicinity? Like I said, get some FACTS before making a judgment.

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corgimom 08/21/09 - 10:10 am
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Yeah, he gave directions, all

Yeah, he gave directions, all right. Drug deal gone bad.

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butterflygina 08/21/09 - 10:21 am
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I bet he was trying to sell

I bet he was trying to sell that stuff he had in the car. He was trying to see how much crack he could get for it. That was the question. The answer was none as they took more than he bargained for.

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butterflygina 08/21/09 - 10:22 am
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And the stuff probably didn't

And the stuff probably didn't even belong to him in the beginning.

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1trugent 08/21/09 - 10:23 am
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First of all, a person doen't

First of all, a person doen't stop in a vehicle to give directions to pedestrians on the street. If anything, he would stop and ask for directions. Likely this is a drug-related deal or possibly trying to get a date with a prostitute.

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SusieQ 08/21/09 - 10:31 am
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Don't some of you people read

Don't some of you people read the complete story? MLK in one post became Laney Walker, The $500.00 became $300.00 in one post. Also I don't think a 2002 Ford Explorer would have a flat screen TV installed in it. I would like to know how he contacted the police? If he was tasered and beaten, did someone find him on the street? This story really smells fishy.

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philsreel 08/21/09 - 10:43 am
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He thought she was a

He thought she was a prositute!! C'mon Augusta let's get real!

corgimom
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corgimom 08/21/09 - 11:21 am
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Mable, honey, he stated he

Mable, honey, he stated he stopped to give 4 people directions. Now ask yourself, how did he know that they needed directions? Psychic ability? Reliving his days as a Boy Scout? Who in their right mind would stop to give 4 people directions at 3:30 in the morning?

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