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Marine stabbed by suspected shoplifter

(AP) AUGUSTA, Ga. – A U.S. Marine reservist collecting toys for children was stabbed when he helped stop a suspected shoplifter in eastern Georgia.

Best Buy sales manager Orvin Smith told The Augusta Chronicle that man was seen on surveillance cameras Friday putting a laptop under his jacket at the Augusta store.

When confronted, the man became irate, knocked down an employee, pulled a knife and ran toward the door. Outside were four Marines collecting toys for the service branch's "Toys For Tots" program.

Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of them, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back. The cut did not appear to be severe.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was held until police arrived. The Richmond County Sheriff's office said it is investigating.

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Asked by SavageGrl at 4:19 PM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good, hopefully the guy goes to jail and never shoplifts again. Hope the Marine heals quickly.

    Answer by Melbornj at 4:35 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • oh my goodness :( I'm happy the man was caught and the marines are ok

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 4:36 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • he was definitely caught. I didnt read the entire article, just enough to know the Marine is fine and the perp is from the county next to mine.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 6:50 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Yea, the Marines were collecting for Toys for Tots. Geez.

    Comment by SavageGrl (original poster) at 10:29 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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