Robber sues store worker who shot him

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  1. Angus

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    Robber sues store worker who shot him

    Published: Friday, August 28, 2009
    Of Journal Register News Service

    The owner of Nick’s Party Stop on Cass Avenue in Clinton Township and several people connected to his store are being sued by a man who was shot while robbing the store.

    The lawsuit, filed by Scott Thomas Zielinski from his cell in a Michigan prison, was assigned to Macomb County Circuit Judge David Viviano.

    John Acho, owner of the store and one of the people sued, said his customers are mad that an armed robber is allowed to file a lawsuit after he threatened the store’s employees with a knife.

    Zielinski is seeking in excess of $125,000 for injuries sustained when he was shot escaping from the owners of the store. They went after him because he held two of the employees at knifepoint and threatened to kill them, police said.

    “He comes into my store wearing a mask and armed with a knife, threatens to kill my employees and steals cigarettes and $793 in cash,” said Acho. “And he is suing us because we ruined his life and he is going through pain and suffering.”

    Zielinski, 22, was convicted of the November 2007 robbery. In a plea bargain, he was sentenced May 20, 2008, to eight to 22 years in prison for unarmed, instead of armed, robbery.

    A year earlier, he was sentenced to one year, seven months in prison for the robbery of Charter One Bank in Warren on Feb. 17, 2006.

    Shortly after being released from prison, Clinton Township detectives said Zielinski walked into Nick’s, frequented by Chippewa Valley High School students and workers, and stuck a knife in the face of several store employees to show he was serious about robbing the place.

    “My store was robbed three times before this and our employees were prepared if it happened again,” said Acho of Sterling Heights. “We are just protecting our property.”

    Acho told Clinton Township police his mother, nephew and cousin were working in the store when Zielinski walked in and put a knife to his mother’s throat. After stealing money and cigarettes, he was shot by Justin Kallo with a .357 caliber Magnum revolver.

    The lawsuit contends that Kallo followed Zielinski out of the store and fired a second time, striking Zielinski in the back and arm. The lawsuit also contends that Kallo and employee Jonathan Kallo repeatedly punched and kicked Zielinski and held him for police.

    In the lawsuit, Zielinski’s attorney Andrew Mychalowych contends that his client suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm, contusions on his head and body and lacerations.

    He also said his client suffered mental anguish, anxiety and emotional distress and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life.

    “His attorney should go to jail for the accusations he made,” Acho said.

    “He said this armed robber is suffering from anxiety and emotional distress. Well, simply put, he could have avoided all of that by getting a job and working hard to make a few dollars like we do and not stealing our money that we worked very hard for and threatening to kill us.”

    Thomas Peters, Acho’s attorney, said he filed a motion in Viviano’s court to dismiss the lawsuit.

    “His attorney claims we used unreasonable force in stopping the crime or stopping him from fleeing,” Peters said. “Well, the employees were scared because he (Zielinski) had a 9-inch knife and threatened to come back and kill them if they lied about not having a safe.”

    Peters said Justin Kallo shot Zielinski when his life was threatened.

    “The kid (Justin) thought they were going to die,” John Kallo said.
  2. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    That's why you shoot to kill.
  3. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, good people are going to have to learn this lesson, because once a live body makes it to an attorney you are screwed. AT this point i dont have sympathy for people. Its time to give crime a good message or fold and let it take over.
  4. numnuts23

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    Yup, someone should finish the job on both him and his attorney.
  5. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Former Sen. John Edwards made millions of dollars representing clients who had ridiculous cases yet persuaded a jury to go along.
  6. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Not so fast.....


    Police: Clerk shoots and kills man trying to steal beer

    By Jeremy Schwartz | Monday, August 17, 2009, 01:37 PM
    A clerk at a Ben White Boulevard convenience store shot and killed a man who officials say was stealing a 12-pack of Budweiser early Sunday morning, Austin police said Monday.

    Jorge Luis Vielma, 22, and another man were on a “beer run,” according to police, and attempting to flee after stealing the beer. Police say Juan Romero, 23, pictured at right, a clerk at the Shell gasoline station at 525 W. Ben White Blvd., fired multiple shots at Vielma outside the store as he ran for his waiting vehicle.

    Vielma later died inside the vehicle and was found shortly after 1 a.m Sunday in the 1000 block of Mansell Avenue, which is near U.S. 183 and Airport Boulevard. Romero was charged with murder and is being held at the Travis County Jail. His bail has been set at $250,000.

    According to Sgt. Joseph Chacon, while Texas law allows residents to take reasonable measures to defend their property, officials determined that “at least on the face of it,” the shooting was not reasonable.

    Chacon would not say where Vielma was shot, but said that the shooting occurred as he was fleeing and that police do not believe Vielma was armed. “Ultimately it will be decided by a jury or grand jury whether it was reasonable,” Chacon said.

    As it stands now, the shooter is charged with capitol murder. . . .
  7. MetalHead

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    Liberalism is a mental disorder...want more proof?
  8. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    ROTFLMAO... and you have evidence that the armed robber is a "liberal"??

    You're by far the funniest zealot I've ever known... I'm sure if it rains on while you're on the golf course, you find some way to blame "liberals"...

    I'd suggest that your knee-jerk blaming of "liberalism" for everything that sucks in your life is the only "mental disorder" in play here...
  9. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I was thinking the same thing.
  10. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Never bring a knife to a gun fight. These people need more range time.
  11. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    And yeah, shoot to kill. Any lawyer who would take a case like this should be shot as well.
  12. MetalHead

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    So silver,since you know me sooooo much...tell me something about me.
    I'm curious...what's my favorite movie?
  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    It's the store worker's fault, everyone knows you shoot to kill.
  14. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    hello silverbear nice to see you.
    i think someones been looking for you.:D
  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I missed Silverbear, if only because it's so entertaining watching Artie get Pwned.
  16. burmafrd

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    Silver is a lost cause Artie- don't waste your time.

    This is an example of what LIBERALS have done to the court system. 40 years ago the judge would have thrown the case out and forced the lawyer to pay court costs. BUT back then even dumb lawyers would have known better.
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Shoot to kill people
  18. MetalHead

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    Burm,No one can say I did not try to make peace.
    Notice I put aside party lines,past brawls,looking to start over.
    Liberalism is a mental disorder...
  19. MetalHead

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