I don’t carry a gun with me everywhere I go, but that’s not to say that I don’t keep myself prepared to defend myself.
I have this small piece of solid steel that if you hit someone on the head with it, it would probably knock them silly for about a half a day.
One time did I end up having to use it. I was walking somewhere and this guy tried mugging me. I happened to have my wallet in the same front pocket as the metal bar, I pulled it out instead of the wallet and knocked him between the eyes with it. It definitely made him think about it.
When the cops got there, they asked him why he was trying to do it and he told them it was just a totally random choice.
A man was brutally stabbed simply because of the color of his skin, but there has been no media-fueled national outrage, nor has the attacker become a household name.
The reason is that the assault was allegedly perpetrated by Jayvon Hatchett, a 19-year-old black man who is now facing charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime for repeatedly stabbing a white AutoZone employee in Columbus, Georgia, on Tuesday, according to WRBL-TV.
The motive for the brutal attack? Police say Hatchett told investigators he “felt the need to find a white male to kill.”
“SHOCK: Jayvon Hatchett stabbed Auto Zone employee 7 times after ‘watching Facebook videos of police shootings,’” WLTZ-TV’s Robbie Watson wrote on Facebook as she shared photos of the young man in court.
“Hatchett smiles telling Detective he chose white man at random and stabbed him in the neck,” Watson wrote. “Victim’s critical and traumatized by attack according to court testimony.”
When the employee turned away, Hatchett ambushed the man and repeatedly stabbed him, according to police.
Police said the worker, who wasn’t identified, was in critical condition and was fortunate to have survived the savage assault.
The Columbus Police Department tracked Hatchett down after several tipsters identified him as the man seen entering and leaving the store on surveillance camera images the department released to the public, WTVY-TV reported.
According to police, when investigators showed up at his home near the crime scene, Hatchett admitted attacking the 51-year-old worker and gave officers the knife he used in the attack as well as the shirt he wore during the crime, which was in the backyard and partially burned.
Hatchett, who reportedly was involved in a separate crime in the area, was being held without bond.