Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stranger kills Iowa father with single punch

If you are not law enforcement, the reality is that there are going to be times you cannot be armed with a firearm. What's your backup plan? Even if you are armed, a sudden attack from close range will result in you being struck before you can get the weapon out of the concealment holster. What's your backup plan?
A Des Moines father died after a single punch to the face during a bizarre encounter with a stranger Monday afternoon.
Ryan Thompson, 32, was talking with his fiancee outside their home in the 7300 block of Southwest 17th Street around 3 p.m. when a man driving a dark-colored Sedan stopped and approached them, according to police records.
"You owe me money," he said, and punched Thompson once on the side of the face, the report states. He then walked back to his car and drove away.
Thompson was dazed, but he made his way inside the home to wait for medics. Officers reported that he was speaking unintelligibly and slurring his words. The fiancee told police that Thompson was not intoxicated.
He died a day later at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

3 comments:

waepnedmann said...

Someone dying as the result of one punch occurs more frequently than most people realize:
Last year two old guys were arguing over a parking space at Costco. A single punch resulted in death.
A few months prior to that a patron in a local bar sucker punched someone he thought was talking to "his woma." DOA due to one punch.

Jerry The Geek said...

Backup plan?

Back UP!

(Also, knife clipped to my pocket ... with which I will completely intimadate the armed assailants. Yeah, like THAT is going to help.)

Moe said...

I worry every time a panhandler gets close to us in a parking lot. Sometimes there is no defense.

-Moe