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Over and Out – The Marquis Bombing Case

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Switch Kit, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Switch Kit

    Switch Kit Active Member

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    Saw a very close to home Forensic Files on Court TV (trutv) today called "Over and out" was about a 17 year old whom sold and bought cb radios on Internet Forums like these , most folks didn't know he was just a kid .....anyway , he sold a radio to a guy for 400.00 and it turned out it was a little piece of crap Cobra 19 or something like that (not what the guy thought he was getting) , he basically ripped the dude off big time. The guy wanted his money back , even the dudes wife got involved and this kid would not give the guys money back to him, the guy who got ripped off was a cross country truck driver, sad to say , he hunted the kid down and sent a pipe bomb to his house via UPS , his mother brought the box into the kids room when it arrived, he opened it up and it blew a major hole in his leg and it hit a major artery , he died and his mother was wounded in the process. I'd say I have met some crazy S.O.B.s over the years concerning cb radio operators , but this one takes the cake. Nobody deserves to die like that , but it surely helps to be a honest human being in this world and not a rip off artist. This kid ripped off the wrong person , although the person is now doing life in prison without parole. He gave up his wife and home and his freedom for some asshole rip off teenager. This guy had never been in any kind of trouble until this , I suppose every man has his breaking point. This all happened in 1998 almost 10 years ago to the month.It just makes me think about over the years ,even on this Forum , how folks have been ripped off by others, Lord knows many of us have read the horror stories. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E2DC133AF936A35757C0A96E958260


     

  2. Sonwatcher

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    I remember reading about that back around the time it happened. Very bad situation. I think people get a sense of false security when using the internet. Thinking someone is out in "no man's land" and I will never cross paths with them. It may only take one bad situation like this to trigger something in someone you know nothing about.
     
  3. Switch Kit

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    I can remember over the years folks hunting down others for deals that never went well , my God ! Whom in there right minds would want some thing like that to happen ? IM sure in this crazy world of people , folks have killed for less. It's just rip offs / liers and cheats are cruising for a brusing to begin with. IM surely not saying they deserve to die for there deeds , This is just one incident out of hundreds that did make the press. I would bet to say Ebay has had it's share of killings over being ripped off by others. If I were a betting man ,I would bet on that. You are very right Sonwatcher about saying .......I think people get a sense of false security when using the internet.
     
  4. Justme

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    Moral of the story:

    Don't rip off people
     
  5. Switch Kit

    Switch Kit Active Member

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    Yes , that's part of it but blowing the dude up wasn't right either. He must have been really pissed off and not thinking very well to give up his own life because of some idiot kid. I think there could have been a better way to go about it then the road he took in dealing with it. 400.00 bucks ain't worth my freedom , although it would surely be a force feeding of humble pie. Just goes to show you how freak'in crazy people can be over crap like this. It surely pays to be on the up and up with folks . Now in this case , Somebody thought they could rip somebody else off via the Internet and never see or hear from them again ,WRONG ! I look at it this way , especially concerning the Internet , I better get it right the first time , because I honestly wouldn't want to deal with a unhappy customer in the first place.(especially somebody I don't know in the first place) It's a pride thing with me anyway. It still don't mean that folks can be picky about things from time to time , if that's the case ? I'll fix it on the spot. For Christ sakes !! I don't want somebody blowing the Switch Kit up over a freak'in cb radio !
     
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  6. tilehead

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    You would think that if he went ot all the trouble to track him down that the problem could have bee resolved through his parents:(. Maybe he tried, I don't know the details but it is sad what he did I am glad he is locked up. This is one reason I like the EBAY ratings. I know people get hosed on EBAY but I look at the sellers ratings and go from there.If a seller has a couple of negative ratings in the last few months I read the reason why and If it looks like the seller is shaky I am gone.
     
  7. Switch Kit

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    You really needed to see the forensic files eposode , "Over and out", the kid used cb/ham radio Forums to sell his stuff. The mother never knew what was going on , other then the kid had a cb radio hobby and hung out on the web,she was a single working parent.
     
  8. mackmobile43

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    Another famous '' '' is "life is like a box of chocolates'' so consider all scenarios before choosing a career in crime.
     
  9. loosecannon

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    switch kit,

    i have read about this incident before.
    the mother is not as innocent as you might think.
    im surprised they didnt bring that up on the TV show.

    the mother paid her bills by stealing merchandise from stores, among other scams to get money from people.
    she had been teaching this way of life to her son, who was just doing what mom told him when he was scamming people on the net.

    the kid was legally blind i think.

    i agree that none of these things justify what happened, but the articles i read did not paint a very nice picture of the mother.
    wish i could find the article now...
    LC
     
  10. Hc714

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    Not that I condon killing, I think punishments have become so light for so many things that people don't mind the probation or whatever lesser penalty they can get if they get what they want. I think everyone should be forced to carry a side arm and its use to be ok against any wrong. Would you break in line in front of someone holding a nice sized handgun? Would you be able to turn your back on them? There are those who would take advantage of this ,but they would soon be weeded out by their own doing. People take advantage of others because they think they can, take this away and they have to act right. I can't think of a time I acted the badass when someone had a gun pointed at me. Punishment needs to be a deturent not a pesky little annoyance. In some places there are no repeat DUI offenders as the punishment for the crime is death. Better to eradicate weeds then try and cut them back.
     
  11. Happy_Hamer

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    I seen that show, shocking
     
  12. mackmobile43

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    Shocking yes, unheard of no? keep your eye on the sparrow, when the going gets narrow, don't do it.

    ''And dats the troot''
     
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