GUN Man tries to rob 7-11 hours after being released from jail gets ass beat by a Marine

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://deseretnews.com/dn/print/1,1442,645195431,00.html

    Ex-Marine takes down man after clerk is hit

    By Pat Reavy
    Deseret Morning News

    A man who had just been released from jail was sent right back Monday after police say he picked the wrong store to attempt a robbery.

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    James Sjostrom
    The 30-year-old man was in line at a 7-Eleven, 2175 E. 9400 South, just before 8 p.m. When he got to the counter he asked the female clerk for a carton of cigarettes, said Sandy Police Sgt. Victor Quezada. But after he received them he walked out without paying, Quezada said.

    The clerk told another female clerk who followed him outside the doors and told him to stop.

    Instead, the man turned around and punched the clerk in the face, Quezada said.

    James Sjostrom was standing in line right behind the man who took the cigarettes and saw the entire thing unfold.

    "He just turned and clocked her," Sjostrom said. "He pounded her face. It was pretty vicious."

    That's when Sjostrom went after the man who assaulted the store clerk.

    As he went outside, Sjostrom said he saw the man standing over the clerk, who was kneeling over on the ground, as if he were going to punch her again. When the man saw Sjostrom coming at him, he took a swing at him, too.

    But the attacker quickly found out he was no match for the bulky Sjostrom.

    Sjostrom is a former Marine who taught hand-to-hand combat and currently teaches a course on Russian kettlebells, or the martial art of strength training, at the Sports Mall in Murray.

    "I grabbed him, threw him on the ground, put his hands behind his back, sat on him and waited for the cops to come," Sjostrom said.

    In just a matter of a few seconds Sjostrom had the man pinned. When the man realized he had no chance, Sjostrom said he became "pretty quiet."

    "Anybody would have done the same thing," he said. "Another guy in the store said he was in the Army and asked if I needed any help."

    With a grin, Sjostrom replied to the man, "The Marines got here first."

    The would-be thief refused to tell police who he was. They figured it out, however, when they found his release papers from the Salt Lake County Jail still in his pocket. The man had been released from jail on another assault arrest just hours earlier, Quezada said.

    Although police don't normally encourage people to go after bad guys themselves, in this case, "The guy did something that was great," he said.

    The female clerk who was punched suffered a cut above her eyebrow. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.
     
  2. Gimik

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    Oh sure, when it's hand to hand they think it's great.

    Good job anyway, Marine.
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    rofl another one here.
     
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    That's why you cap him off camera, and throwdown a pocket knife. :o

    And they said the MCMAP program was worthless :mamoru:

    Actually, he's kind of lucky, a majority of Marine close combat training is lethal, not compliance tech.
     
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    Heh... good story.

    My brother is a martial arts instructor in the USMC, too. I sent this story to him.:big grin:
     
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    I respect him more for his kettlebell training
     
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    He would have been justified to use lethal force if he wanted to here.
    A female being assaulted? That falls under serious bodily harm.
     
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    rofl, bad guy got pwned
     
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    Good story, but "the Marines got here first" was kinda lame :o
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    :werd: I thought so too :o
     
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    It's a Marine thing, you break everyone's balls as often as possible.
     
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    I laughed at that... just cuz I can see my brother saying exactly that to the Army guy.
     
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    How long has your brother been in service? I sent the story to my father who's a staff sargeant.
     

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