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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:52 PM

Man honored by White House for heroic actions during El Paso shooting made up his story: Police

Source: ABC News

Chris Grant was supposed to receive an honor this week from the White House for heroically distracting the gunman during last month's shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart and possibly saving lives.

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Grant, who sustained bullet wounds during the shooting, gave an interview from his hospital bed in which he said he threw soda bottles at the gunman to distract him from shooting others, prompting the gunman to turn his weapon on Grant.

“Chris grabbed -- listen to this -- soda bottles, and anything else in front of him, and began hurling them at the gunman, distracting him from the other shoppers and causing the shooter to turn towards Chris and fire at him,” Trump said in his speech. “Chris suffered two very serious gunshot wounds but he is recovering well and we wish him the best.”

El Paso police have reviewed video surveillance, which they say contradicts Grant's story. But they declined to describe what action, if any, Grant took, or comment on any interaction he might have had with the gunman.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/man-honored-white-house-heroic-actions-el-paso/story?id=65535973&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_card_hed

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Reply Man honored by White House for heroic actions during El Paso shooting made up his story: Police (Original post)
groundloop Wednesday OP
jberryhill Wednesday #1
Lefta Dissenter Wednesday #2
CatWoman Thursday #13
SharonAnn Thursday #16
madaboutharry Wednesday #3
oldsoftie Wednesday #5
Iliyah Wednesday #4
TeamPooka Thursday #6
orleans Thursday #7
truthisfreedom Thursday #9
jberryhill Thursday #15
Aussie105 Thursday #8
bucolic_frolic Thursday #10
Cosmocat Thursday #12
llmart Thursday #11
Bernardo de La Paz Thursday #14
dchill Thursday #17

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:56 PM

1. Give Trump another Sharpie

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:02 PM

2. LOL! 😆. (N/t)

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:49 AM

13. ROFL!!!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:20 PM

16. Trump has never been good at vetting people. And his staff apparently isn't, either.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. These kinds of stories really bother me.

I think Chris Cuomo interviewed him. I don’t get why people need to embellish things. What actually happened always comes out.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:30 PM

5. ESPECIALLY these days, with video pretty much everywhere. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:25 PM

4. Damn . . .

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:28 AM

6. Cops don't care about fake valor like soldiers do.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:51 AM

7. they say the video contradicts grant's story so

why won't they comment or explain it any further?

it's like: the guy's a liar but we're still going to give give him cover for his lies...we just want you to know he lied.

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:21 AM

9. Probably some lawyer is instructing them not to talk about it

Could possibly affect a case later.

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:34 AM

15. Maybe they simply have better things to do

 

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:59 AM

8. Everybody loves a hero!

Somehow, one act of heroism allows people to say 'It could have been worse!'
And then, magically, the death and carnage around the 'brave act' stops being important.

People are easily fooled. In this case, though, there was video!

To paraphrase the NRA: To stop a bad guy with a gun, all it takes is a good guy with a . . . . . soda bottle?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:59 AM

10. I suspect PTSD

Shot, sedated, in hospital, he may have honestly believed that he took some kind of action in response to the wonton shooting to distract, hinder the gunman, or to think his actions were the reason the gunman turned on him. I think someone in his position is trying to assert some degree of control or rationality on the irrational hatred he went through. Let's not be harsh on him. Let's try to understand first.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:50 AM

12. Very possible - unfortunately society and GOP

lap up shit eagerly because they want to believe it.

Verify first.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:49 AM

11. Many people revise their histories to suit themselves.

If the Dump can say he helped out at Ground Zero, well, then I guess we all can pretend we're heroes.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

14. "Only the best people" . . . nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:49 PM

17. Figures.

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