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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
    SE Tennessee

    Default Keep your eyes open on trails! 31
    I found this news blurb on my homepage. Kind of makes me think that someone will try this elsewhere.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2006


    That is nuts!

    There are crazies everywhere.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2009


    This is crazy - glad they caught the guys. Thanks for posting this...really would of never thought of people stooping this low.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2009
    SE Tennessee


    What bothers me is that some other low life will read this and try it somewhere else.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Unhappy Here's one closer to home to worry about

    Date: April 30, 2012 11:57:30 AM EDT
    Subject: Park Seeking Info on Armed Robbery

    Smokies Rangers Seek Information on Armed Robbery on Foothills Parkway

    National Park Service rangers and special agents are investigating an armed
    robbery occurring last Wednesday April 25, on the Foothills Parkway-East
    near Cosby Cocke County, Tenn.A man and woman, both from Newport,
    Tennessee, reported that at approximately 4:25 p.m., while they were
    sitting in their vehicle at an overlook, they were confronted by two
    subjects dressed in dark clothing and wearing ski masks.One of the
    subjects assaulted the male victim by spraying him with pepper spray and
    hitting him on the head with a silver colored handgun.The two suspects
    then took the victim's 2004 maroon Nissan sedan and drove east on the
    parkway towards I-40.A park employee came across the victims a short
    while after the attack and reported the incident.

    Cocke County deputies and Park Rangers responded and recovered the car
    which had been abandoned along the Parkway.A search of the area, with the
    assistance of a Sheriff�s Department K-9, resulted in the recovery of
    clothing articles and other forensic evidence believed to belong to the
    suspects.The male victim was taken by ambulance to Newport Medical Center
    where he was treated and released.

    Park investigators do not believe this was a random crime against a park
    visitor.Chief Ranger Clay Jordan stated, �We are pursuing leads in the
    case suggestive that the victims may have been specifically targeted in a
    preplanned robbery.�Park officials are asking anyone with information
    concerning this incident to call park investigators at (82 497-1936.

    About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service

    employees care for America�s 395 national parks and work with communities

    across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home

    recreational opportunities. Learn more at

    (See attached file: FHP Robbery PressRelease 4-28-12.docx)

    Bob Miller
    Management Assistant
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    (865) 436-1207
    FAX 436-1204

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    SE Tennessee


    duckypaddler, this gives another good reason to have your friends with you- Smith & Wesson, Sam Colt, Bill Ruger, to name a few. And to think there are those who want to disarm us.

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