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How Not to Be a Thief

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  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    not wanting to load.. copy/paste the article here
     
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    A would-be carjacking suspect messed with the wrong guy.
    Bishop Thornton allegedly jiggled the handles of several locked cars in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue, Davenport, last weekend before he came to an unlocked one belonging to Justin Tincher’s girlfriend. The 2002 Ford Focus was parked in front of Tincher’s house.
    When Tincher saw the attempted theft in progress, he bolted out of his house without socks, shoes or a shirt, chased Thornton down Franklin Avenue, tackled the 19-year-old East Moline man and had him pinned until police arrived.
    Tincher, 23, is a former mixed martial arts fighter.
    “I don’t take kindly to people messing with my house, my girlfriend or my family,” Tincher said last week while still recovering at home after the ordeal.
    He claims Thornton punched and kicked him while he had the suspect pinned. He also claims Thornton bit him on the left side of his torso after police arrived. The bite mark still was visible Friday afternoon.
    “If he were to punch my face, he wouldn’t like what’s coming down on him,” Tincher said.
    Thornton was in the Scott County Jail on Sunday, charged with a litany of misdemeanor offenses including two counts of third-degree burglary and assault with injury.
    The police version of the story, as narrated by Davenport Police Officer Thomas Babcock in Thornton’s arrest affidavit, doesn’t differ from Tincher’s and even adds a sequence of events that practically brought Thornton to Tincher’s doorstep.
    According to Babcock:
    Davenport police took a call at 4:24 p.m. of a stolen vehicle. Ten minutes later, officers responded to the 6100 block of Appomattox Road after hearing the stolen vehicle had been in an accident.
    Thornton, meanwhile, had fled the scene. He approached an unlocked vehicle parked in the 6200 block of Appomattox, searched it and left.
    Then officers got a call of a disturbance on the next street over, which is Franklin Avenue, and headed there.
    Thornton entered the unlocked Ford Focus belonging to Tincher’s girlfriend, when an unnamed witness emerged from behind and held the driver’s side door closed with the suspect trapped inside.
    The suspect found a cellphone and chucked it at the driver’s side window, causing it to shatter.
    Thornton then escaped the car and attempted to flee when Tincher ran out of his house after him, ordering him to stop.
    Thornton turned around and tried to hit Tincher in the face when Tincher ducked under the punch, grabbed Thornton and pulled him to the ground. Police found Tincher on top of Thornton with his arms pinned.
    After struggling some more, an officer was able to get Thornton to his feet and put him in handcuffs. Tincher assisted the officer in escorting Thornton to the squad car.
    As Tincher held Thornton against the trunk of the squad car so that the officer could unlock the door, the suspect bit Tincher, tearing off some skin.
    Eventually, Thornton was taken into custody.
    “He weighed 190 pounds; that’s exactly my weight,” Tincher said.
    Asked why he chose to chase the suspect and not wait for police, Tincher said he would pay someone to chase down a person who had stolen from him. He added that someone had already called 911 before he pursued Thornton.
    He said he caught Thornton after only a couple of minutes, though the five minutes or so he had the suspect pinned seemed like it lasted forever.
    Tincher said he became suspicious something was wrong when his three dogs wouldn’t stop barking. He peeked out his front door window and saw a neighbor in his driveway, frantically waving at him.
    When he went outside, he saw the smashed window of his girlfriend’s car. He saw that alert neighbors had pulled a pickup in front of the car, blocking Thornton’s path of escape if he had successfully hot-wired the car. He said neighbors had followed Thornton when they saw him jiggling car handles.
    “With Christmas shopping and everything, it slipped our minds to lock our car,” Tincher said.

     
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    Bishop .... yeah, n/m


    good for this guy. should've put him out in a rear naked choke. lol
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I'm actually surprised at the amount of restraint he showed.

    Didn't another would be carjacker get his ass beat by an MMA fighter too?
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    I do not know if I would have shown that much restraint.
     
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    Still laughing at this one! That cop flattened his ass real good - perfect timing on the hit.
     
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    Jon Jones and Greg Jackson chased down a robber the night before Jones took the title from Shogun Rua.
     
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    God daaaaaaaaammn at the sound of that guys head smacking the concrete!
     
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    He face plants on the cruiser then head slams against the street......
     
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