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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 02:56 PM

Former Kronk boxer fights off armed carjacker

November 3, 2012 at 1:00 am
Former Kronk boxer fights off carjacker
By George Hunter
The Detroit News
46 Comments


Detroit A 22-year-old man was ordered Friday to stand trial for allegedly trying to carjack a former Kronk Gym boxer in a confrontation that didn't go quite as planned.

And after the victim beat his attacker and wrested away the pistol, the suspect whipped out a piece of paper and yelled, "Give me my gun back; I got a CCW," according to court testimony.

The alleged incident occurred shortly after midnight Oct. 6 at a Marathon station near Seven Mile and Dequindre on the city's east side. Leonard Turner, a 47-year-old former middleweight boxer, had pulled into the station to put air in his tire. He said he was returning home with a friend in the passenger seat.

As Turner put the air in, he said he was approached by a gun-wielding man later identified as Brian Hardman of Detroit.

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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121103/METRO01/211030357#ixzz2BBbqW2np

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Reply Former Kronk boxer fights off armed carjacker (Original post)
Bozita Nov 2012 OP
Atypical Liberal Nov 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #2
gejohnston Nov 2012 #3
rrneck Nov 2012 #4
Lefty48197 Nov 2012 #5
Common Sense Party Nov 2012 #6
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #7

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:01 PM

1. Very rare case on at least two counts.

 

One, CCW permit holders are hardly ever involved in crime.

Two, most people aren't ex-boxers who can successfully fight off an armed attacker.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. And the Judge said...

'Defense attorney Jonathan Jones argued that his client shouldn't be charged with carjacking because he didn't have the gun on him at one point. But Judge Shannon A. Holmes replied, "The reason he didn't have the gun on him is because the defendant got his butt whipped, and Mr. Turner took the gun from him."'

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121103/METRO01/211030357#ixzz2BBmdSVLn

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. did he have a CCW?

whipping out a piece of paper? I thought CCWs were usually laminated cards like DLs.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 07:23 PM

4. Jerk that pistol and go to work...

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:02 PM

5. In all the confusion...

....I can't remember if my right is more deadly than my left. Do you feel lucky punk?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:53 AM

6. If this punk actually does have a CCW--which I highly doubt, and I find it interesting that the

article does not clarify this--then I absolutely support him losing the CCW forever, even if he somehow does not get convicted of the felonies.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:19 PM

7. Let us know if he had a permit, okay? Thanx.

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