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Suspect in PlayStation 3 robbery killed

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A young man accused of robbing a fellow college student of two new Playstation 3 video game consoles was shot and killed — possibly while holding a game controller, his roommate said — by officers sent to arrest him.

Peyton Strickland, 18, was killed Friday at a house he shared with three roommates, Sheriff Sid Causey said.

"If this boy would've come to the door, opened the door, we probably wouldn't be talking," the sheriff said Sunday.

Roommate Mike Rhoton said Strickland was unarmed when he got up from playing a Tiger Woods golf game but may have been holding a controller when he went to the door as officers bashed it in. Strickland's dog, a German shepherd, also was shot to death.

The sheriff said Strickland was shot by members of a specially trained team who went to help university officers serve arrest warrants. Causey said officers considered the arrest a high-risk situation.

"Anytime that someone beats a person severely and commits an armed robbery, I certainly would consider him a risk and a danger," Causey said.

Authorities promised Monday to fully investigate the shooting. "No one is above the law and no one is beneath its protection," District Attorney Ben David said. He declined to discuss details of the case.

The State Bureau of Investigation is examining the case and three deputies on the team were placed on paid leave, normal practice whenever officers fire their weapons, Causey said.

Arrest warrants alleged that Strickland, a student at Cape Fear Community College, and a University of North Carolina-Wilmington student stole two PlayStation units from another UNC-Wilmington student Nov. 17, the day the consoles were introduced.

The sheriff said the robbery victim waited three days in line to buy the units for $641 each at a Wal-Mart. He was unloading them at his campus apartment when one man beat him to the ground while another took the consoles, Causey said.

The second man named in the warrants was arrested at another address and released on bail Saturday, authorities said.

The nationwide introduction of the Sony game system was marked by rowdy crowds and store stampedes. One buyer waiting in line at a Connecticut store was shot by robbers.
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what dummy he should have put down the controller R.I.P german shepard.
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holy crapola man this is getting ridiculous.
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This death, over a video game, is almost as ridiculous as the kid killed for throwing eggs at cars...
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F**K 'em man. Don't be robbing people. Karma sucker.



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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-05-2006, 06:50 PM
 
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Yeah True But It Also Seems To Be A Little Excessive On The Officers Part. Im Mean They Didnt Say It Was An Armed Roberry So The Threat Of Violence Would Have Been Low If That Was The Case They Acted As If Was A Warrant For A Drug Dealer By Raming The Door And Shooting The Dog. And Im Sure That Some One Doing A Petty Crime As That Would Not Be A Threat When Served A Warrant For A Game Console
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OK...the kid who was killed conspired to commit a violent crime...

He had a partner..while one beat the victim down to Unconsciousness...the other grabbed the game systems and ran...

The police had a warrant for his arrest...From experience, I can tell you that when the police beat on your door, identify themselves and tell you they have a warrant...They are coming in...If you do anything besides lay face down on the floor...or face against the wall, with arms extended...you could end up the same.

The police had a warrant to arrest a violent criminal who had committed aggravated assualt and robbery...

Do you think the police should have knocked on the door and said, "Please, please come out so we can talk about and understand what made you go to this unhappy place?"

Suppose these two idiots had beat down a senior citizen in front of the bank and stole their SS check?

They were violent criminals...

If they were such "good boys" as their family and friends have described them... they wouldn't have committed felonious assault to steal a flippin' video game system...
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OK...the kid who was killed conspired to commit a violent crime...

He had a partner..while one beat the victim down to Unconsciousness...the other grabbed the game systems and ran...

The police had a warrant for his arrest...From experience, I can tell you that when the police beat on your door, identify themselves and tell you they have a warrant...They are coming in...If you do anything besides lay face down on the floor...or face against the wall, with arms extended...you could end up the same.

The police had a warrant to arrest a violent criminal who had committed aggravated assualt and robbery...

Do you think the police should have knocked on the door and said, "Please, please come out so we can talk about and understand what made you go to this unhappy place?"

Suppose these two idiots had beat down a senior citizen in front of the bank and stole their SS check?

They were violent criminals...

If they were such "good boys" as their family and friends have described them... they wouldn't have committed felonious assault to steal a flippin' video game system...
With all of that being said,
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I junmp on that wagen
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poor dog
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The dog probably smelled the bay ken strips............
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The dog probably smelled the bay ken strips............
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yeah they have been known to let off that scent
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The dog probably smelled the bay ken strips............
Dood just layed a fat burn.



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