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    AK - Legless man shot Walmart worker, fled on motorized cart, Anchorage, 2013

    Double Amputee Shoots Wal-Mart Worker in Dispute Over Service Dog, Flees Scene in Motorized Shopping Cart (Gawker)
    On Saturday, a double amputee driving a motorized shopping cart reportedly shot a Wal-Mart employee in his stomach after the employee asked the legless man to put a leash on his service dog. The double amputee then attempted to flee the scene on the motorized cart, making it to the store's front door before being swarmed by police officers and arrested.
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    The 33-year-old victim, Jason Mahi, underwent surgery and is in stable condition. Police charged the alleged shooter, 45-year-old Daniel Pirtle, with assault and misconduct involving a weapon.
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    Pirtle's service dog, described as not much older than a puppy, was taken from the scene in a separate squad car; an Anchorage police officer is currently caring for it.

    As for the overall scene, Sgt. Morales seems to have summed it up best: "I've seen a lot of crazy stuff in Anchorage, but this is probably the craziest thing I've ever seen."
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    You'd think it would be attempted murder to shoot someone. Misconduct involving a weapon doesn't even sound very severe.

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    This is just MOO

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    From March 2014:

    http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-29-2

    A double amputee who shot a Walmart manager after he was asked to put his service dog on a leash has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

    Daniel Pirtle declined to speak at Friday’s sentencing, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Back in November, he pleaded guilty to first-degree assault after prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge...

    Mahi spent three months in a hospital and accumulated more than $1 million in medical bills. The 34-year-old suffered injuries to his hip, intestines, kidney and bladder, and he now walks with a cane. “It’s been a rough road,” he told the court.



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