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Date: 2010-09-27, 1:43 a.m. E.S.T.

To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last. I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.

First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. my girlfriend was happy that I just returned safely from my 2nd tour as a Combat Marine in Afghanistan .. She had just bought me that Kimber Custom Model 1911 ..45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ... isn't it?!

I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].

After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as those of four other people in the gas station, -- on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 153 gallons and was extremely grateful! I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]

I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ...... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.

Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what 's going on with that? Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target. The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).

In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... but I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime.. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career path you've chosen to pursue in life.. Remember, next time you might not be so lucky. Have a good day!

Thoughtfully yours, Semper Fi,

Alex

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Let's hope it's bogus,

If it's not bogus, Alex committed armed robbery at the point where he demanded the original thief's wallet at gunpoint and then used the credit card to fill up his tank and other peoples'. If he'd simply relieved the guy of his wallet to identify him there wouldn't have been an issue.

Then he damaged private property when he broke the mirror off the guy's car, broke the window and key'd it.

He then committed fraud - ID Theft, really - when he used the guy's credit card to call those numbers.

Latly, he a DA and implied a threat against POTUS.

All in all, the original guy with the poopy pants would have earned himself maybd 3 to 5 with a plea deal but this guy earned himself about 20+, even with a plea deal, and the poopy pants guy could probably sue him in civil court and win.

Yeah, it's a chuckle, I just hope Alex wasn't really that stupid.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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I'm all for folks exercising their constitutional rights, but I'd rather this sort of discussion be pursued somewhere other than TIJ.

Please. No more vigilante posts, as attractive as they may seem to some folks.

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I'm all for folks exercising their constitutional rights, but I'd rather this sort of discussion be pursued somewhere other than TIJ.

Please. No more vigilante posts, as attractive as they may seem to some folks.

Don't mean to stir the fire, but after my first visit to Savannah, I immediately started the process of getting my concealed carry permit. I'll never walk around their historic district at night again without my Kimber 1911. Memphis, either.

That said, two of the coolest cities around.

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Sorry Kurt, I really didn't mean to cause a ruckus. I just got a chuckle out of it and you guys might as well.

No sweat.....

Thanx for understanding.

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I am pretty sure that Ben knew this was just a story but some people like to forward this type of stuff as factual. It is really easy to do a little research on the internet before you assist in adding to the world of internet hoaxes and urban legends.

When I receive forwarded stories that seem unbelievable, like the one above, I send a nice note back to the person and recommend that they check them out before they forward them. If they continue to include me in their mailing list of strange tales I block their email from my mailbox. I include the following list of resources in my note:

http://www.snopes.com/

http://urbanlegends.about.com/

http://www.breakthechain.org/

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/

http://www.sophos.com/security/hoaxes/

http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/hoax/

http://www.vmyths.com/

http://www.symantec.com/business/securi ... hoaxes.jsp

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/

http://virusbusters.itcs.umich.edu//hoaxes.html

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Ha, yeah I was 99.9% certain it was fabricated. But being someone who has had a gun or three shoved in my face, multiple vehicles broken into, and thousands of dollars stolen from me, a small part of me wanted to believe it.

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I have walked, eaten in the historic district of Savannah four or five different occasions, at night with family & friends none of us never ever felt remotely afraid, unsafe or the need for a weapon.

John C

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I have walked, eaten in the historic district of Savannah four or five different occasions, at night with family & friends none of us never ever felt remotely afraid, unsafe or the need for a weapon.

John C

Well, that should make the families of all the murder victims there each year feel better.

They rate city safeness on a scale of 1-100, with 100 being the safest. Savannah is a "4". A FOUR! [http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ga/savannah/crime/[

Ignorance is bliss.

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There's no sense in re-hashing the gun-carrying argument here. Nothing we read on TIJ is going to change anyone's mind one way or the other. I'll just join Kurt in asking that we wrap it up here.

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That crime index is not breaking it down by areas of the city or if most of the violent crime is minority on minority-which it is. Tampa for example has a crime index of 2, Boston and Chicago a 9. I better not go to a Red Sox game anymore unless I’m packing. You better pack iron Kurt for the cub’s games. I better stop going out to restaurants in Tampa at night when I visit. I understand crime can and does happen anywhere but especially when you’re in cities you have to be alert, know the area and where you're going, but you don’t have to be scared.

Well, Jim is right enough said.

John C

Your so right ignorance is definitely bliss.

I have walked, eaten in the historic district of Savannah four or five different occasions, at night with family & friends none of us never ever felt remotely afraid, unsafe or the need for a weapon.

John C

Well, that should make the families of all the murder victims there each year feel better.

They rate city safeness on a scale of 1-100, with 100 being the safest. Savannah is a "4". A FOUR! [http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ga/savannah/crime/[

Ignorance is bliss.

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