Newton County, GA - A gun-toting citizen, Marcus Pitts, was arrested after he used his gun to intervene in a police chase on Saturday.
The incident started Saturday morning when officers attempted to pull over a reckless driver on Highway 36. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed before finally crashing at a shopping center on Highway 278, according to WSB-TV.
"The officers never caught up with the SUV. Got so far ahead of him. Got to the intersection of Pace Street and Highway 278 and crashed into another vehicle," Covington Captain Craig Treadwell said.
The suspect, Terence Lenox, bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot across the parking lot. With officers nowhere in sight, it appeared that the suspect was going to get away.
That's when armed citizen, Marcus Pitts, decided to take matters into his own hands. Pitts used his truck to chase down Lenox. When he caught up to the fleeing suspect, Pitts pulled his gun and shot the man in the neck.
Law enforcement arrived and Terence Lenox was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Investigators were unable to determine any reasonable justification for Pitts shooting Lenox. Officers took Marcus Pitts into custody and booked him into the Newton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault.
Citizens are allowed to use lethal force in defense of their life, but shooting somebody who is not posing an immediate threat to someone's life is only going to land you in jail.
“Unless you’re in the situation where a suspect is causing you to be in fear of your life or serious bodily injury, or a death, you cannot use deadly force,” Captain Treadwell said.
Do you think that the jury is going to go easy on him? We'd like to hear what you think. Please let us know in the comments.Spokane, WA - Lucas Werner learned the hard way that Starbucks doesn't appreciate 37-year-old men who want to hook up with children who work in their coffee shops.
Lucas Werner, 37, was at a Spokane Starbucks when he began to flirt with the 16-year-old barista. Werner claims that the barista claimed that he was funny and that she liked him, so he wrote her a "nice note" asking her out to dinner. Werner later returned and Spokane Police Department officers were called to issue him a trespass notice because nobody wants a creepy 37-year-old man hitting on the 16-year-old employees.
Rather than quietly accept the fact that it's the opinion of Starbucks (and Blue Lives Matter) that he's creepy, Lucas Werner wasn't going to go quietly. He began speaking to the media about the age discrimination. After all, if he were a 14-year-old boy, this never would have happened!
Werner spoke with KIRO 7, "I did not ask her to have (sexual relations) with me. I asked if she would like to have dinner sometime," he wrote. "Perfectly normal adult behavior. I figure, if she was 16 and flirtatious, it would still be legal to ask her to dinner. You can't even work at Starbucks unless you're 16, which is the legal age to date people. This is a clear case of age discrimination."
Lucas Werner lays it all out on his Facebook page.
That's only the beginning. Perusal of Werner's Facebook page only shows more and more creepy posts about a guy who appears obsessed with trying to hook up with young girls.
Werner is also a fan of posting creepy memes with pictures of food which somehow equates to dating:
He would also like you to know that this whole age discrimination thing is no joke, and equates it to racism:
Not-surprisingly, Werner's media blitz has backfired on him. The internet is getting behind Starbucks on this one. The reviews for the Starbucks which banned Werner have skyrocketed on their Facebook page.
For those wondering, Werner's actions technically didn't violate any laws; there's a difference between illegal and creepy. However, private businesses like Starbucks have the right to prohibit any creeps from coming onto their property.
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