Reality and Sanity

June 10, 2006

If You Can’t Rob ‘Em, Sue ‘Em

Filed under: Stupid Criminal Tricks — Paul @ 9:53 am

Some fool that is a repeat violent felon, beaten by store employees with a pipe after he stuck a gun in their faces, is now suing the employees from jail: Foiled Burglar Sues Store Employees for ‘Emotional Distress’.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man who was beaten by employees of a store he was trying to rob is now suing.

Police say Dana Buckman entered the AutoZone in Rochester, New York, last July, brandished a semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash.

That’s when employees Eli Crespo and Jerry Vega beat him with a pipe and held Buckman at bay with his own gun.

Buckman escaped when they retreated into the store to call 911, but he was arrested a week later. He pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 18 years in prison as a repeat violent felon.

Now Buckman is suing the auto parts store and the two employees who beat him, claiming they committed assault and battery and intentionally inflicted emotional distress.

From the details given, if the judge says anything other than “Why are you wasting my time with this? Get out of my courtroom!” the employees should countersue for the emotional distress of having to face down a gun.

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