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Knight Shooting Sports - Man Says Gun Shop Owner Attacked Him

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by Mr. Blandings, May 13, 2007.


  1. Mr. Blandings

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    This should be interesting:

    >Source link: Tampa Tribune<
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    Man Says Gun Shop Owner Attacked Him
    Posted May 12, 2007 by TBO.com
    Updated May 12, 2007 at 10:14 PM
    By Chris Echegaray
    The Tampa Tribune

    PINELLAS PARK - A handgun was accidentally fired inside the Knights Shooting Sports shop and its owner is accused of attacking a customer on Friday night, according to Pinellas Park Police.

    Nicholas Slawkawski, 21, of Alachua County, drove with two friends to practice shooting at the Knights Shooting Sports, a shooting range in Clearwater.

    Slawkawski placed his Colt Defender, with the clip attached, on the counter when an employee fired the gun, striking a candy machine. No one was injured, police said.

    Slawkawski said the owner, Mark Martenfeld, pushed him from behind and threw a chair across the room. Slawkawski said he explained it wasn’t his fault and has filed charges against him.

    “He has a temper,” Slawkawski said. “He almost pushed over the counter for no reason. I will go to every hearing and make sure I see it to the end.”

    Efforts to reach Martenfeld were unsuccessful.

    Police are investigating the case as a battery charge against Martenfeld and are referring the case to the state attorney’s office, according to Pinellas Park Police Department Captain Sanfield Forseth.
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  2. Bucky69

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    "Clip?" Another example of how reporters do not do their homework and research and just report. Anyway, I don't blame the shop owner for being PO'd. The idiots brought a loaded weapon into his store when the shop probably has a no loaded weapons policy in place. That being said, the owner did assault and batter the idiot - can't do that.
     

  3. Mr. Blandings

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    This is one of the comments that has been posted on the Tampa Tribune website under the news article cited above:
     
  4. DennisP

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    I actually know Mark, due to my agency shoots at Knights. He is a very good guy and I will give him the benifit of the doubt. I wasn't there and I don't know the whole story.

    Dennis P.