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The man in black enters the Phuket 7-Eleven store and demands a knife

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
UPDATE

Footage from inside the 7-Eleven now at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvuYakEINGg

Photo Album Above: Warning, Graphic Images

DRAMATIC footage from inside a 7-Eleven store on Phuket shows a man who looks a lot like British kickboxer Lee Aldhouse obtaining two fruit knives.

Security camera video show the man entering the store at Rawai, in southern Phuket, soon after a fistfight took place at the neighboring Freedom Bar early on Saturday morning.

Police allege that Mr Aldhouse took the knives to the apartment home of the man who won the fistfight, former US Marine DaShawn Longfellow, and stabbed him to death.

Phuketwan has viewed the security camera footage from outside and inside the Phuket 7-Eleven store, captured at 3am.

It shows a man in black shirt and shorts entering the store, shoeless. Police say he demands knives from the people behind the counter.

The 7-Eleven staff are so shocked by his aggressiveness that one of them throws two knives used in the preparation of food in the store over the counter.

They land on the floor, where the man in black stoops to pick them up. He then leaves the store, with a woman in the doorway failing to restrain him.

7-Eleven staff can be seen in the footage following him out the door. One of them is already on a mobile telephone, alerting authorities to the unusual theft.

Later, Phuket police find one similar knife close to the apartment where the stabbing took place, and a second inside the apartment.

The mother of 23-year-old Longfellow told ABC News today that she thought local authorities on Phuket were not doing enough to find her son's killer.

"The cops ain't doing nothing fast enough,'' Tammy Longfellow is quoted as saying. ''They keep telling me they're closing in on him. Well how long do you think you're going to close in on somebody to catch him?"

Her son served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where a roadside bomb exploded under his truck, damaging his right arm and filling 80 percent of his body with scrap metal, ABC News reports. Longfellow was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.

After her son finished in the Marines, Tammy Longfellow said from her home in Oklahoma, he ''decided he wanted to do more in life. So he decided to become a Thai fighter and he decided to go to Thailand.''

Yesterday the man in charge of the Phuket-wide hunt for 28-year-old Aldhouse and his Thai girlfriend, Colonel Vichid Intharasorn, told Phuketwan he was confident of an arrest soon.
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"The cops ain't doing nothing fast enough," ..... gotta love the "yanks" and their double negatives.

Posted by Antz Pantz on August 17, 2010 20:05

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Gotta is not a word, and your ellipsis is improper.

Posted by Philip on August 18, 2010 01:01

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Why do 7Eleven use so useless cameras ?

It is a joke using toy cameras in their shops, these cost 6-7 USD per camera in China !

There is so good systems available now, so it is possible to make digital zoom on them so it is 100% clear photos close up, even 50 meters away !

Posted by peter on August 18, 2010 17:25

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@ peter FYI the pictures above as well as the youtube video are actually photos of and a recording of a TV screen or computer monitor which is playing the video. The monitor appears to be the older CRT style which account for much if not most of the poor quality, such as half the picture not showing up in the photos.

Most of the systems I see these days, like the one I was just happen to be looking at a few minutes ago in a "Big One" minimart are quite good picture quality, at least on the display near the register.

Posted by ScubaBuddha on August 18, 2010 18:01

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"Her son served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where a roadside bomb exploded under his truck, damaging his right arm and filling 80 percent of his body with scrap metal, ABC News reports."

If 80% of his body was filled with scrap metal he would be one HEAVY dude, and also one dead dude. This is an obviously incorrect statement.

Posted by cori on August 19, 2010 12:35

Editor Comment:

That's how the ABC News report put it. Substitute ''peppering'' for ''filling'' and it's perhaps accurate. Maybe they've been watching too many Westerns where the villain says: ''I'm gonna fill you full of lead.''


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