Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:17:49 PM
Let's not be so naive. Based on what I read, it is pretty likely the attack was in retaliation for a drug deal gone bad. When you rip-off criminals, they don`t call the police. Usually they shoot or stab you (or in this case, throw acid into your face).
If you want to engage in illegal activity, this is a very real risk you face. It happens frequently, and most people know nothing about it other than the fact someone was shot or stabbed. In most situations where there is no evidence that jealousy is involved, it is nearly always money or drugs that motivate seemingly random attacks. And something this elaborate has organized criminal activity written all over it. I can assure you, that is most likely the premise on which investigators on the case are working. Again, it will be very interesting to follow the story and learn what really led up to the attack. I`ll bet I am not far off the mark.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:10:04 PM
Neoptolemus: Nope. Not playing Devil's advocate. Merely speaking from experience and verifiable data. But please, don`t take my word for it. Ask any policeman who`s been on the job a few years and they`ll tell you that (aside from most domestic batteries) there are very few truly innocent victims - even in a lot of robberies (a significant number of robberies are related to drugs - a dealer gets robbed).
So, I stand by my original comment. I do not condone what the guy did, but I am pretty sure there is more than meets the eye in this situation. Experience has shown me that in situations like this one, the victim usually isn`t so innocent, and the story definitely seems to support my hunch.
Again - don`t take my word for it. Ask a cop about non domestic violence attacks - especially one where a total stranger engages in a conversation and then throws acid in a persons face. They`ll tell you basically the same thing I said.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:02:47 PM
After reading the accompanying story that Kcorb posted, I say I was spot on. I was a police officer for 5 years and developed a sense for knowing when there was more than meets the eye. The story confirmed my suspicions with 3 points: 1) there was previous suspicious activity 2) the victim said she did not know her attacker, and 3) there were at least 2 accomplices. In my experience, these are tell tale signs that the attack is connected to illegal activity (most likely drugs) that the woman (and possibly her husband) were involved in. My hunch is that she ripped off the wrong people.
Read the story posted by Kcorb; it has all the usual elements. So, no, I don't think the guy was going to go to the police with his beef. He was likely a lackey being used to carry out revenge for an illegal deal gone sour. If I am indeed correct, this is exactly the kind of thing one should expect if they choose that lifestyle. I would be interested in following the story.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:22:19 PM
@piratefish, I will concede the fact that maybe there is more to the story; I will definitely argue with you about 'people don`t just randomly attack others for no reason at all` ... usually? Hard to back up that statement without a whole lot of information... it seems to happen a lot, these days. (Not necessarily with acid specifically, but think of all the shootings/bombings/etc. that have happened around the world!) However, Neoptolemos said it perfectly!!! `There is no way in hell that an act as throwing acid in someone`s face can be justified or understood, by hearing the other side of the argument. If there was a history between these people, he should`ve went to the police but not this: violence is NEVER the answer.`
Sunday, March 2, 2014 10:24:03 AM
@piratefish: Don't rub the stain, you`re only making it worse. Trying to play the devil`s advocate, just made you look dumb, admit it. There is no way in hell that an act as throwing acid in someone`s face can be justified or understood, by hearing the other side of the argument. If there was a history between these people, he should`ve went to the police but not this: violence is NEVER the answer.