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michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 28, 2012 - 02:57pm PT



Woman Attacked By 4 Men In Road Rage Incident; Men Were Armed With Assault Knives


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=444_1356076644


The two drivers were vying for the same lane while turning from Red Run to Owings Mills Boulevard.

The encounter quickly escalated with blaring horns, aggressive lane changes and more.

"There was a young lady in the car. She actually threw something at my car and then flipped me off,” said Tranelle Butler, “So I was like, 'Okay.' I wasn't worrying about that you know. I was just trying to get home."

Butler had no idea she had anything to worry about until that same car followed her home and the man behind the wheel confronted her.

"So I kept trying to get them to leave the neighborhood, but he said, 'You don't own this neighborhood. You don't run this neighborhood.' 'No, but I live here.' I'm asking like, 'Why are you here? It isn't that serious.' So my sons hear the confrontation and they come downstairs. Of course they hear a man's voice so they come down ready to defend me with bats, and the guy was like, 'Oh, so that's how you wanna do.... that's how you wanna do. I got something for that.'"

The car left, but minutes later, Butler says the driver returned with three men armed with knives who encircled her and her sons.

"The tall guy actually hit my youngest son and then just started swinging back and forth and the two guys who were in front of me, they came past me and started jumping on my sons, and as I was calling 911, cause everything was happening so quick... that's when the driver of the car turned around and hit me in my eye."

Photos taken after the incident show the brutal effects of the attack, and the men responsible for the violence remain at large.

Police are looking for a gold, late-model Toyota Camry, and while Butler’s physical wounds have begun to heal, she lives with the psychological damage every day.

"I'm concerned every day when I come home, because I don't know that I'm coming home to. I don't know if someone's sitting out there watching me coming and going. My family... we shouldn't have to live in fear like that, and it's very terrifying."

The incident happened about 11:30pm on Thanksgiving Day, and if you witnessed the incident or know anything about the car or the suspects, you’re asked to call the Baltimore County Police.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
thank god they didn't have assault rifles! what's your point? Knives are less lethal than guns? I mean assault rifles
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Ya as long as they don't kill they're perfectly fine!

Thank god Assault Knifes don't kill people.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Cool story, Scooter.

What's your point?
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
An "assault knife" in my hand would be used to kill someone. Bring it!
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
I just want to be sure to ban all assault knives is all. Don't want them to kill anyone. That's all
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
Roger that.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
Tell me if I am wrong Michael, but your point is that large clip assault weapons are being talked about after the slaughter to have some restrictions, then knives should be also?

because knives are every bit as deadly as Bushmasters, right?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
Ya Norton you have it. Large clips on knives too.


I just want all assault things banned.



Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
The problem isn't assault knives it is women drivers!




:)
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Dood that's not even funny! That assault knife almost killed her!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
What a great 1 sided story & dumb OT thread, sorry i clicked. I'm sure she did nothing to provoke these people to follow her(sarcasm). Often ppl feel invincible & unaccountable for their actions when behind the wheel. I'm sorry there was violence but I'm with Brandon on this one- what's your point?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
DUDE THAT ASSAULT KNIFE ALMOST GOT HER!


Assault Knives are deadly and need to be banned!
ruppell

climber
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Credit: ruppell
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
OH MY GOD IS THAT AN ASSAULT PEN!?
ruppell

climber
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
LOL. Glad you like it.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
What about those assault ball-and-peen hammers? They've gotta' go too!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
Its not that I think all knives should be banned, but there is no sporting purpose to owning one of these assault knives.
You can cut anything you need with a Swiss Army knife.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
So, all shooting should be done with a thirty aught six?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
Ban assault vehicles.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
How am I supposed to fend off wolves and zombies without my assault knife?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 03:54pm PT
CALL THE POLICE DUDE!
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
^^^^ Call the Popo!!!

Dude, I live in California - either 911 is out due to deferred maintenance or the cops are too busy writing cell phone tickets for the fine money to help cover their pensions!

We're on our own out here.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
If someone is following you in a suspicious or intimidating manner, drive to a police station. Park in front. Lean on the horn, flash your lights. If not a police station, a police car.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:57pm PT
Don't do that MH - you'll get a ticket for disturbing the peace.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
If you ban assault knives then only bad guy's will have assault knives!

EDIT: I for one am against this ban on assault type knives. Does this make me a hypocrite if want to take your assault rifles but let you keep your knives?Ahh f*#kit who cares?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
Dude out in cali is safe though! They have tough laws against assault knives! You can't have them larger than the palm of your hand, they can't be double sided, the laws in cali work!
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:04pm PT
Knife Laws????

Just great - now what the hell am I supposed to do with the Ninja Katana, the Aussie Outback Killing Machete and the Renaissance Faire Broadsword I just ordered on Amazon?
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
A "Crotch Thread" - what happened - you get stuck with a case of Gold Bond Powder from Costco?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
THIS TOPIC ISN'T DANGEROUS DOOD I'M JUST REALLY SURE WE NEED A BAN ON ASSAULT KNIVES!


DUDE YOU BOUGHT A BASTARD SWORD? HOLY SH*T YOU MUST BE CRAZY! DON'T GO ON ANY MASS MURDERS!
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
DON'T WORRY - I PROMISE NOT TO BECOME A MASS MURDERER - MAYBE JUST A COUPLE OF SELECT ASSHOLES THAT HAVE VEXED ME OVER THE YEARS BUT THAT'S IT.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
Oh okay, then that's perfectly fine. As long as you don't kill children, cops, or anyone of significance, then I guess it's not that bad.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
This is a stupid thread but:
I'm sure she did nothing to provoke these people to follow her(sarcasm).

Are you kidding?

Do you normally follow people to their homes when they piss you off after fighting over who goes first in a lane merge? Even when they flip you off, yell nasties through a probably closed window so you are left wondering if they told you to "F*#k Yourself" or yelled "F*#k Off, as#@&%e?" Even when, after swearing at you, tossed a can of soda or Burger King bag filled with crumpled food wrappers out the window?

And that it would be *normal* to go get your buddies when the sons of the person you followed to their home, a woman, come out ready to defend their mother?

And that it is acceptable that that lane battle, yelling and garbage toss would then warrant pulling a knife, beating those sons and punching the woman in the face? Because the way you view life, she somehow "asked for it?"
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
A friend of mine was walking around DC late one night when a guy walked up to him, pulled out a butter knife and demanded his wallet. Did not end well for the would-be mugger.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Will this mean the end of SushiFests?


I'm pretty good at chipping skinning blades from basalt and flint - we could go "Old-School"...unless Neolithic has been banned too.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Now if she had just had a sawed-off shotgun under her seat....
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Perhaps a different approach in needed in today's society.

Let's consider banning EVERYTHING for a full year after which we can consider which items will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

My MagickUnicornHappyFairie assures me that is we did this - all Mankind would live in peace and harmony forever...okay...maybe just the one's who didn't die in that first year.

But what price can you put on Utopia?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
Hey happiegirl, u completely misunderstood my post. Note the word sarcasm in brackets.

Edit- no there is nothing normal about this situation, at least with only the one half of the story we are aware of. Who knows what really happened.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
I do have ONE serious questions.

If we ban Assault Knives and such - does this mean no new season of Game Of Thrones?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:43pm PT

Ban assault vehicles.

Available in Japan if you have some extra cash around.

weezy

climber
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
^^ "I'd buy that for a dollar!"
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:11pm PT

Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
actually, if you take away my assault knives, I'll adapt.


love hurts.
love hurts.
Credit: Michelle
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
You guys are a little behind the curve.

It's already happened.

British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings




Instead of gun crime, the UK worries about knife crime. And has been practicing knife control.

The UK outlawed the switchblade and gravity knife in 1959.

In 1988 possession of a pocket knife with a blade larger than 3 inches in public became illegal.

In 1996, it became illegal to sell a razor blade to anyone under the age of 16.

In 2007, you needed a license to be able to sell “non-domestic knives.”

Despite all that knifepoint robberies rose by 10 percent this year and there are some 60,000 stabbings each year. So the push is on to outlaw long kitchen knives. Once that’s done, surely utopia will be at hand.


http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/british-doctors-call-for-ban-on-long-kitchen-knives-to-end-stabbings/#.UN2Rfz_2Qjc.twitter

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
Sheesh!

















edit;
And Cosmic, that is an old idea. Seen 'em from the early 19th century.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
You can have my assault knife when you can pry my cold dead fingers from it!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:53pm PT
You guys are over-reacting. They're not talking about banning all knives, just the ugly ones.

Example: The knife at the top of the pic will be banned, obviously, because it has a black, tactical, military-style stock:



The second knife in the pic will still be legal to oiwn, because Dianne Feinstein doesn't think it looks as scary as the other one, due to its wooden handle.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 28, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
stab and shoot, stab and shoot
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