Friday, July 06, 2007

Bad karma

Just a day after being released from prison after serving a year for assault, theft and burglary, Tony Hicks found out that karma was not quite done with him.
The Daily Post-Athenian reported the series of events: On Sunday, Hicks was struck outside his apartment by a car driven by a woman who had been revving the engine. The driver was charged with aggravated assault. Police said Hicks went on his own to a hospital.

On Monday, Hicks' apartment was broken into by a knife-wielding burglar. He was robbed after being struck in the face with a coffee mug, a police report said. Hicks was taken to hospital for treatment.

On Tuesday night, a convenience store clerk said she saw a man enter the store with a white bandanna covering his face and what appeared to be a gun under his shirt. She said the man struck her and told her to open the register and give him the money, then fled on foot. Investigators said they recovered the cash.

Police records show officers tried to question Hicks in a lot behind his apartment when he told them he had a gun and threatened to shoot. He began a countdown, and officers shot him in the lower torso. Police said Hicks did not have a gun but had a knife.
This wasn't the first time the cops have had to draw down on Hicks:
Hicks' criminal record includes a past shootout with officers, Detective Bill Matthews said.
What goes around comes around, you reap what you sow, etc.

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