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Posted: 6/30/2003 8:13:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2003 8:16:50 AM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
Three killed in Kalifornia samauri rampage! Can a sword ban be far behind? [url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50764-2003Jun30.html[/url]
3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Calif. Grocery Attack By GAIL SCHILLER The Associated Press Monday, June 30, 2003; 9:06 AM IRVINE, Calif. - Police shot and killed a sword-wielding man described by relatives as schizophrenic after he slashed and killed two former co-workers and wounded three other people at a supermarket where he used to bag groceries. About 40 to 50 shoppers ran from the store shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sunday as police went in to subdue Joseph Hunter Parker, who was armed with a samurai-style sword and wearing a beret and trenchcoat, said police Cmdr. Jeff Noble. The 30-year-old man confronted an officer before fellow officers shot him, said Lt. Jeff Love. Parker was taken to the hospital and did not survive. One of the wounded was an Albertsons employee and two others were customers, police said. Police did not release the names of the dead or wounded. Parker had been diagnosed as schizophrenic, his mother, Susan Davis, said in an interview Sunday from rural Ford, Va. He also was a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. "He was not in a good state at all," Davis said, adding she had not spoken to Parker in about a year. "He said voices were telling him to do bad things." Davis said Parker, who moved to California about five years ago, collected swords and was a fan of the "Highlander" film and television series in which the hero is a swordsman. "I'm just sorry about what happened," Davis said. Parker's former co-workers said he quit his job bagging groceries about two weeks ago after working at Albertsons for about two years. "I never felt threatened, but he was just a really odd man," said coworker Mark Ming, 26. "He would have full conversations with himself. He obviously had problems, but he was respectful toward customers." Parker's sister, Heather Parker, 28, of Anaheim, said she hasn't spoken to her brother in several months. "He was alone and he was very mistreated his whole life," she said in a telephone interview. "He was being treated for schizophrenia. He's never been in trouble. He didn't drink, didn't use drugs. He was kind." Love called the attacks an aberration in the quiet city 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, which he said averages less than one murder a year. About 143,000 people live here. © 2003 The Associated Press
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Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:19:17 AM EDT
Damn, thats where I grew up. Don't think I went to school with this guy, but who knows.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:23:15 AM EDT
The guy is probably from Virginia. He only lived in California for the past 5 years.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 12:49:03 PM EDT
Why is he "probably from Virginia"?
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:01:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican: Parker had been diagnosed as schizophrenic, his mother, Susan Davis, said in an interview Sunday from rural [red]Ford, Va[/red].
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Maybe because thats where his mother is.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:05:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican: Three killed in Kalifornia samauri rampage! Can a sword ban be far behind? [url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50764-2003Jun30.html[/url]
3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Calif. Grocery Attack (snip) IRVINE, Calif. - Police shot and killed a sword-wielding man described by relatives as schizophrenic after he slashed and killed two former co-workers and wounded three other people at a supermarket where he used to bag groceries.
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[whiny liberal voice]Well, thank goddess he didn't use a gun....[/whiny liberal voice][rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:11:59 PM EDT
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