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Published:December 14th, 2011 12:29 EST

Shoplifter Hacks Off Ear Of Guard Who Was Trying To Be RoboCop

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A shoplifter who was attempting to take a Marilyn Manson CD, a bike inner-tube, a bike lock and a quart of oil lashed out against a security guard who was trying to stop him and cut off his ear with a hatchet, according to police."



David Morrison, the head of security at a Fred Meyer store, should have abided by the mantra of a security guard: Observe and Report. If he hadn`t tried to be RoboCop he would have survived the incident with his ear intact.

If I`m a loss prevention officer who works in a department store and I see a shoplifter toting a hatchet stealing a Marilyn Manson CD, I wouldn`t try to be a hero. I would ask the shoplifter if he wanted his items gift wrapped and I would wish him a Merry Christmas.

Somebody needs to give Morrison an earful: Dude don`t take your job too freakin` seriously.

The cops know the name of the suspect, but they`ve yet to apprehend him.

David Morrison is said to be in "good spirits", but I wonder if his ear was successfully reattached?

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