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    Double Stabbing at Bloomington (Minnesota) Wal-Mart
    Suspected shoplifter stabs two Wal-Mart employees

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox...Y&pageId=1.1.1

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Two Wal-Mart employees were stabbed Friday afternoon in Bloomington while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter.

    Around 1:00 p.m., shoplifting suspect David Barnes was seen stealing items off store shelves inside the Wal-Mart at 715 East 78th Street and stuffing them inside a backpack. When he headed for the door, a loss prevention officer stopped him. Barnes then took out a four-inch blade and stabbed the employee.

    When a second loss prevention officer stepped in to help, Barnes stabbed him in the leg. A Wal-Mart employee said she held one of the bleeding employees until help arrived. The officers were treated for their injuries at the scene.

    Barnes left the Wal-Mart and fled the scene in a car. Police caught up to him in Richfield, near Old Cedar Avenue and Bloomington Avenue. Barnes is in police custody, facing charges of attempted murder and first degree assault.

    A Wal-Mart spokeswoman released the following statement:

    “The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority. We can confirm that two associates were injured while attempting to stop an alleged shoplifter at the Bloomington Wal-Mart. Out of respect for our associates, we will not comment on their condition at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.”
    "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." Sun-Tzu

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    I hope the authorities are also charging the suspect with armed robbery.

    If the old "EYE FOR AN EYE, TOOTH FOR A TOOTH," rule was still inplay, I wonder how many people would take such actions to commit a theft.

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    • #3
      Knife-wielding shoplifter charged in Hennepin County Court

      http://www.startribune.com/local/13806091.html

      "A knife-wielding shoplifter who stabbed two loss-prevention agents at a Bloomington Wal-Mart store last week was charged today with two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts second-degree assault, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court."
      "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." Sun-Tzu

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