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    From: http://www.wcpo.com/content/news/say...Q.cspx?rss=703

    The criminal is finding new and legal ways to victimize the people he ripped off and threatened to kill.

    "Ridiculous," says a loyal and longtime customer of Nick's Short Stop Party Store regarding 22-year-old Scott Thomas Zeilinski decision to sue the store owner and some of the clerks after he, Zeilinski, was shot during an armed robbery.

    Zeilinski is serving an 8-22 year sentence for the robbery that happened in November of 2007.

    According to police and court records, Zeilinski came in wearing a mask and carrying a knife that he put to the throats of several employees, threatening to kill them before stealing cigarettes and cash. As he was leaving--reportedly still making threats--one of the young clerks grabbed a gun and shot him in the arm and back. Zeilinski's lawyer says his client is asking in excess of $125,000 for pain and suffering and emotional distress.

    Since the robbery the store owner has spent thousands of dollars on security to keep his employees safe. He says he is hoping nothing like this ever happens again.

    Zelinski says the incident "ruined his life" and believes the store is responsible for it.

  • #2
    Ahhhh another lawyer and his turd strike again

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    • #3
      I hope the store counter sues for the same thing.

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      • #4
        Another criminal blaming the world for his problems and ignorant actions.
        "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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        • #5
          It's too bad for the owners that Zeilinksi didn't come out of that store in a bag.

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          • #6
            Why can we not get rid of these lawyers? If there is actually a judge that lets this proceed he needs to be taken of of the bench!
            Originally Posted by VegasMetro
            maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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            • #7
              Yes, I know people can sue for anything ... but why, oh why, is it not forbidden to sue for any injury sustained by any means if the "injured party" was in the commission of a felony, including family claims for "wrongful death" damages if the clerk should be a better shot?

              I mean it'd be useless for the real victims to sue this guy for damages, because it is very emotionally traumatic to be the victim of a violent crime, but I'm sure 22yo felons don't have much (nor, being in prison, prospects for gaining anything to give his victims).
              Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. --Mark Twain

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              • #8
                Its stuff like this that sometimes makes me loose faith in our judicial system. A complete mockery of justice. Will the ACLU come to his aid?
                "I would rather live one day as a Lion, than a thousand years as a Sheep."

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                • #9
                  Maybe we need a "loser pays" civil court system.
                  summer - winter - work

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                  • #10
                    Reminds me of a (unsubstantiated) tale I heard of... Boston man breaks into someones home at night. Owner shoots robber in the leg. Robber sues owner on the grounds that he wasn't armed and posed no threat to owners life - only his property. Jury returned a civil verdict in favor of the robber.

                    Unbelievable.
                    John Q. Citizen

                    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JQC View Post
                      Owner shoots robber in the leg.

                      *facepalm*

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                      • #12
                        I bet it's his defense attorney too! Oh, and the shot to the arm and back is what ruined his life.....? Bahahahaha!! Some people are too stupid for their own good. I would love to be the judge in that case!


                        Reminds me of a (unsubstantiated) tale I heard of... Boston man breaks into someones home at night. Owner shoots robber in the leg. Robber sues owner on the grounds that he wasn't armed and posed no threat to owners life - only his property. Jury returned a civil verdict in favor of the robber.
                        I know an event where the robber fell through the skylight and cut his leg open on glass.... Guess what? He sued, and won.
                        Last edited by TXCountySheriff; 09-03-2009, 01:02 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Gun control people, gun control. See had the clerk had better gun control Mr. Zeilinski would not be here today to make such a stupid law suit.
                          It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DACP View Post
                            Gun control people, gun control. See had the clerk had better gun control Mr. Zeilinski would not be here today to make such a stupid law suit.

                            The rest of his probably-POS family would.

                            The only way around that I could see is if the whole family robs the store but doesn't come out.

                            I bet the guy who recently killed multiple robbers with only a couple shotgun blasts could do it.

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                            • #15
                              This just proves our legal system is so screwed up.

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