Two Delta Airlines employees say they were attacked by a mob of teens on a MARTA train as they headed to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The men say the teens robbed and beat them at the Garnett Street MARTA station.As it turns out, you can carry a concealed gun on MARTA as long as you have a Georgia Weapons Carry License. I do.
According to the police incident report, the teens got on the train at the Garnett Street station. MARTA police say they boarded the train as a pack of about 20-25 teens between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.
Police say the group attacked the two airline employees. They say one of the men was hit in the eye with a soda bottle, and the other was punched in the face— both by the same teen, who was described as being about 5’5” tall with a pink shirt.
The men say the teens surrounded them and grabbed their wallets.
But I'm not sure that I want to be in a situation facing two dozen teenagers. There's not a lot of places in the train car that you can avoid being surrounded, and I really don't think that I want to shoot a 13 year old.
Security types call this a "Resource Poisoning" attack, where something that was previously valued and trusted becomes worthless because of abuse. Godwin's Law is basically a statement that if an email thread goes on long enough, it will get poisoned by its participants.
MARTA has been poisoned. Oh well, it had a good 32 year run. [rolls eyes]
And because it must be said: