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Former Marine takes down man after clerk is hit

by Mark5019 / August 23, 2006 7:02 AM PDT

man who had just been released from jail was sent right back Monday after police say he picked the wrong store to attempt a robbery.
James Sjostrom The 30-year-old man was in line at a 7-Eleven, 2175 E. 9400 South, just before 8 p.m. When he got to the counter he asked the female clerk for a carton of cigarettes, said Sandy Police Sgt. Victor Quezada. But after he received them he walked out without paying, Quezada said.
The clerk told another female clerk who followed him outside the doors and told him to stop.
Instead, the man turned around and punched the clerk in the face, Quezada said.
James Sjostrom was standing in line right behind the man who took the cigarettes and saw the entire thing unfold.
"He just turned and clocked her," Sjostrom said. "He pounded her face. It was pretty vicious."
That's when Sjostrom went after the man who assaulted the store clerk.
As he went outside, Sjostrom said he saw the man standing over the clerk, who was kneeling over on the ground, as if he were going to punch her again. When the man saw Sjostrom coming at him, he took a swing at him, too.
But the attacker quickly found out he was no match for the bulky Sjostrom.
Sjostrom is a former Marine who taught hand-to-hand combat and currently teaches a course on Russian kettlebells, or the martial art of strength training, at the Sports Mall in Murray.
"I grabbed him, threw him on the ground, put his hands behind his back, sat on him and waited for the cops to come," Sjostrom said.
In just a matter of a few seconds Sjostrom had the man pinned. When the man realized he had no chance, Sjostrom said he became "pretty quiet."
"Anybody would have done the same thing," he said. "Another guy in the store said he was in the Army and asked if I needed any help."

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http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,645195431,00.html

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Message to clerk
by JP Bill / August 23, 2006 8:09 AM PDT

A carton of gigs/or anything in the store, ain't worth it.

Good Samaritan Stops Then Sits On Robbery Suspect

Sgt. Victor Quezada of the Sandy Police Department says it?s usually best to not put yourself in harm?s way, ?we appreciate all the help but don?t get your self hurt over some cigarettes. It?s not worth it.?

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Sure, why not?
by marinetbryant / August 23, 2006 8:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Message to clerk

Let folks walk in and get what they want and walk out. Wouldn't have to worry about paying clerks. And let the guy pound the crap out of the clerk or maybe kill her. Laws do not apply to criminals, I guess.

Tom

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it people like some
by Mark5019 / August 23, 2006 8:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure, why not?

here who think defending yourself, stoping robberies giev those people courage there to busy not wanting to get involved.

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Response
by JP Bill / August 23, 2006 10:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure, why not?
Let folks walk in and get what they want and walk out.

I didn't say that.

If someone walks out without paying, get a description, and direction of travel, phone the police and let them do what they are paid to do.

And let the guy pound the crap out of the clerk or maybe kill her.

The clerk went out of the store and confronted the thief. If she stayed inside and phoned the police, she woulddn't have been beaten.


What's a carton of cigs cost down there?

How much does it cost to have an ambulance take the clerk to the hospital?
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so the marine shoulda ignored it
by Mark5019 / August 23, 2006 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Response

or would you have him call the cops meanwhile the clerk was in danger?

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Right
by marinetbryant / August 23, 2006 10:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Response

Like the police are going to spend many man-hours going after this guy. 5 will get you 10 if the store didn't make the clerk pay for the cigarettes because she didn't do anything. Again, it seems you believe that criminals shouldn't have to obey laws and that the police have all the time in the world. If I had been there, and armed, there wouldn't be a trial after he went after the clerk. Guess it's easier to not be involved and do the see no evil act or I don't want to get involved.

Tom

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you know
by Mark5019 / August 23, 2006 10:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Right

see no evil say nothing

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it seems you believe that criminals shouldn't have to obey l
by JP Bill / August 23, 2006 11:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Right

Then things aren't always what they seem.

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I've really tried to give you the benefit of doubt
by marinetbryant / August 23, 2006 12:14 PM PDT

But with some of your inane posts, the doubt has been removed. Have a nice life.

Tom

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Around here, the police wouldn't even respond.
by Kiddpeat / August 23, 2006 1:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Right

They couldn't even pull the guy over because the clerk staying inside the store could not describe the car or license number. The clerks could wave good bye.

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And in the cop's own words
by Steven Haninger / August 23, 2006 9:05 PM PDT
?we appreciate all the help but don?t get your self hurt over some cigarettes. It?s not worth it.?

Why should even the police put themselves in jeopardy over the smokes? The Marine only intervened when the criminal was in the act of harming a citizen....already too late for police. Whoever would dare to criticize the actions of this Marine deserves the pounding he would get if in the clerk's position rather than any assistance from bystanders. Wink
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The thief has enough advantages
by Steven Haninger / August 23, 2006 11:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Response

Obstacle #1= Employees...but they are told to not resist but hand over the money or goods
Obstacle #2= Public citizens...but they are advised not to interfere with police responsibilites
Obstacle #3=Police...but they cannot be everywhere and have very strict rules when it comes to apprehending a suspect.


Now the thief expects a cake walk with all the odds in his favor. Other would be thieves find the risks low enough to want a piece of the action....but now steps in

Obstacle #4=Big Marine...who's taught that, when you see a problem, don't go looking for someone else to fix it. Do it yourself.

There's one obstacle a thief needs to know might present itself. Happy

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When I worked
by Glenda / August 23, 2006 1:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Sure, why not?

at Circle K we were told to never try to stop anyone, We were to call the police, If we went out of the store after some one we would be fired. This was after a clerk in Phoenix was shot dead trying to stop a guy from stealing a 25 cents pack of gum:( When they did beer runs I used to ask if they wanted chips with that and could I bag it for them:)

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(NT) (NT) Great story!
by Kiddpeat / August 23, 2006 8:52 AM PDT
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No such thing as a "former" Marine and Semper Fi to him!
by Tony Holmes / August 23, 2006 9:23 AM PDT

BTW,that was one big ole boy if you watch the video in JP's link.

From his vantage point he was able to determine that the skinny weasel was unarmed and acted on instinct when he took after him.He was never in danger.

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true bro
by Mark5019 / August 23, 2006 9:44 AM PDT

some people just have to try to put down anything good:)

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