Sunday, June 11, 2006

Only In America!

Where else but America can a person who has been convicted of a robbery end up suing his intended victims?

Dana Buckman entered the Rochester, NY, AutoZone with a pistol and demanded money. But, he was unprepared for two employees beating him with a pipe and holding him at bay with his own gun. But, when they went inside to call 911, he escaped. He was caught a week later and plead guilty to first degree robbery. He got 18 years, because he was a repeat violent felon.

So now Buckman is suing the employees of AutoZone and the store because he says they "committed assault and battery and intentionally inflicted emotional distress."

This will be a case to watch. Are we not able to defend ourselves? Does a criminal have any rights, when he/she is in the process of a robbery? Stay tuned, and we will see!

Linked at Basil's Blog - Picnic 2006-06-11

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