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The Moment of Foment

According to police reports, Thomas Oliver, 23, knocked on the door of a mobile home in Springfield, Mo., to ask for help. The resident took one look and called 911. When police arrived Oliver said he had been beaten by several men with a pistol, a hammer, a flashlight, and nunchucks. Officers followed his blood trail to another mobile home, where Davy Lee Montgomery, 31, opened the door with blood-covered hands. Montgomery started to make a statement, telling officers “He stole my gun!”, but then decided to clam up and ask for a lawyer. (MS/Springfield News-Leader) ...One thing for sure: this is going to negatively impact property values in the trailer park.
Original Publication Date: 20 February 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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