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Atlanta police: Halloween prankster, 17, shot dead after egging Mercedes

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 1, 2010, titled Atlanta police: Halloween prankster, 17, shot dead after egging Mercedes. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Authorities say a driver enraged because a 17-year-old boy egged his Mercedes on Halloween fatally shot the prankster in the neck and leg as he tried to run away.

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Wow

Elk River, MN

#1 Nov 1, 2010
I guess the driver wanted to make DARN sure that teenager got what was coming to him - 10 shots! I'm not condoning the egging behavior, but shooting the kid numerous times seems like overkill (no pun intended)- a new paint job wouldn't be that expensive...
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 1, 2010
A little extreme for an egging incident. Throwing things (like eggs, snowballs) at cars is stupid and dangerous and can cause damage or worse. Hopefully his little punk friends will think twice before throwing anything at a car again.

Message for the driver, was teaching this loser kid a lesson by killing him worth ruining your own life over an egg thrown at your car?

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#4 Nov 1, 2010
Earlier reports said the kid shot was not even with the egg-throwers. Geeeeez ...
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 1, 2010
Margie Gunderson wrote:
Earlier reports said the kid shot was not even with the egg-throwers. Geeeeez ...
I didn't hear that. I guess it's murder anyway you look at it.
T Bagger

Chaska, MN

#8 Nov 2, 2010
Sounds like an obvious case of self defense. The poor motorist has suffered enough. Let him go.
Felix The Wonderful Cat

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 2, 2010
Geeesszzzeee when I was a kid, if you got caught egging something, you had to wash what you egged and usually got an egg shampoo from the owner of what you egged. The cost has gone up quite a bit.
Atlanta is all hood

Sierra Vista, AZ

#10 Nov 2, 2010
I am frequently in Atlanta, and it is 90% "the Hood" It's called consequences, once in a while your stupidity comes back to bite ya!
Come On Now

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Nov 2, 2010
Atlanta is all hood wrote:
I am frequently in Atlanta, and it is 90% "the Hood" It's called consequences, once in a while your stupidity comes back to bite ya!
For God's sake! Are you trying to say because the 17 yr was black (which we don't know, your implication) and he possibly egged a car (again, we don't know if it was in fact the murdered 17 yr old who actually threw the eggs) the consequence of being killed for doing this is justifiable? Black boy deserved it for messin' with a white man, is that it? If it's eventually reported that all of the players in this case are white, would you make the same asinine comment? Probably not since you're a racist pig!
cher

Columbus, IN

#12 Nov 2, 2010
At 17 years old, I think the young man was a bit too old to be 'egging' a car. Sounds like they should have found something less distructive to do rather then what they were doing.

The driver sounds like he has a BAD case of roadrage for other cars and pedestrians.

Either way, they both lose. Very sad and unfortunate.
Saint Paul

United States

#13 Nov 2, 2010
Come On Now wrote:
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For God's sake! Are you trying to say because the 17 yr was black (which we don't know, your implication) and he possibly egged a car (again, we don't know if it was in fact the murdered 17 yr old who actually threw the eggs) the consequence of being killed for doing this is justifiable? Black boy deserved it for messin' with a white man, is that it? If it's eventually reported that all of the players in this case are white, would you make the same asinine comment? Probably not since you're a racist pig!
Wow someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! LMAO! Reread the post...That person did not even say anything about the victim being black. They said Atlanta is 90% hood. You're the one that associated "hood" with black...Are defensive like this all of the time? Do you have friends?
Yep

Pasadena, CA

#14 Nov 2, 2010
T Bagger wrote:
Sounds like an obvious case of self defense. The poor motorist has suffered enough. Let him go.
Exactly. A few years ago a kid threw an egg at a passing vehicle, and it struck the driver in the head! The driver lost control and hit 3 people walking on the sidewalk.
Come On Now

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Nov 2, 2010
Saint Paul wrote:
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Wow someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! LMAO! Reread the post...That person did not even say anything about the victim being black. They said Atlanta is 90% hood. You're the one that associated "hood" with black...Are defensive like this all of the time? Do you have friends?
The poster IMPLIED it jerk, and you know it. "The hood" is a euphemism for a black neighborhood and you know that too. It isn't just my association of the term. I'm not being defensive, I just don't tolerate racism. Obviously you do and are most likely a racist yourself. And yes, I have many friends. Some are even *GASP* black! How about you?
Saint Paul

United States

#16 Nov 2, 2010
Come On Now wrote:
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The poster IMPLIED it jerk, and you know it. "The hood" is a euphemism for a black neighborhood and you know that too. It isn't just my association of the term. I'm not being defensive, I just don't tolerate racism. Obviously you do and are most likely a racist yourself. And yes, I have many friends. Some are even *GASP* black! How about you?
I am black! I am just not a defensive black person. I don't fall into sterotypes like "the hood" I know plenty of white people, black people, asian people and so on that live in "the hood" I was born and raised in St. Paul. I do not think anything was implied from that persons comment. Ok so let me ask you this. Obviously we know the victim was black...but what do you think the shooter is? Should we "imply" that the shooter was white because they drove a mercedes??? Come one now. The original comment was not racially focused...you made it that way! You fall into the sterotype. Fix the problem...dont be the problem...idiot!
Bilky

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Nov 2, 2010
Saint Paul wrote:
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I am black! I am just not a defensive black person. I don't fall into sterotypes like "the hood" I know plenty of white people, black people, asian people and so on that live in "the hood" I was born and raised in St. Paul. I do not think anything was implied from that persons comment. Ok so let me ask you this. Obviously we know the victim was black...but what do you think the shooter is? Should we "imply" that the shooter was white because they drove a mercedes??? Come one now. The original comment was not racially focused...you made it that way! You fall into the sterotype. Fix the problem...dont be the problem...idiot!
Agreed. What a chumbolone.
Come On Now

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Nov 2, 2010
Saint Paul wrote:
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I am black! I am just not a defensive black person. I don't fall into sterotypes like "the hood" I know plenty of white people, black people, asian people and so on that live in "the hood" I was born and raised in St. Paul. I do not think anything was implied from that persons comment. Ok so let me ask you this. Obviously we know the victim was black...but what do you think the shooter is? Should we "imply" that the shooter was white because they drove a mercedes??? Come one now. The original comment was not racially focused...you made it that way! You fall into the sterotype. Fix the problem...dont be the problem...idiot!
An anonymous poster on a forum board can profess to be anyone and anything. I do not believe for a minute you are black and you know exactly what that original poster was trying to imply with their post. Because you chose to jump all over me instead of that poster speaks volumes. Not buying it, white boy! But go ahead and have your fun.
Saint Paul

United States

#19 Nov 2, 2010
Come On Now wrote:
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An anonymous poster on a forum board can profess to be anyone and anything. I do not believe for a minute you are black and you know exactly what that original poster was trying to imply with their post. Because you chose to jump all over me instead of that poster speaks volumes. Not buying it, white boy! But go ahead and have your fun.
Idiot...I am a black woman. Now your saying because I do not agree with you I am not black?? You have got to be young...I'm done talking to you! I'm not about to prove my "blackness" to you because you took someones post the wrong way!
Felix The Wonderful Cat

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 2, 2010
Saint Paul wrote:
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Idiot...I am a black woman. Now your saying because I do not agree with you I am not black?? You have got to be young...I'm done talking to you! I'm not about to prove my "blackness" to you because you took someones post the wrong way!
Well said!

Some people just feed on racial conflict.
(They are a waste of air and space.)

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