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Thug slashes elderly woman, robs lottery winnings

Massachusetts LotteryMassachusetts Lottery: Thug slashes elderly woman, robs lottery winnings

An elderly woman trapped in the narrow entrance of her building was slashed in the gut by a robber who may have wanted her lottery winnings, police said.

Christine Hastings, 62, was about to open the security door of her apartment building on Cumberland Street when a man rushed her from behind, police said.

Police Superintendent Bobbie Johnson said the robber demanded money, but Hastings told him she had none. Johnson said the robber pulled out a knife and slashed her across her stomach, grabbed her purse and fled toward St. Botolph Street.

Hastings made it into the building walking up a flight of stairs to the second floor landing where she collapsed between her apartment and a neighbor's apartment, screaming for help, a neighbor said.

"I think she was in shock," said the woman, who did not want to be identified.

She said she called police while another neighbor gave what first aid he could.

"She was just saying she had been stabbed," the distraught woman said. "She had a towel around her stomach ... This is supposed to be a safe neighborhood."

Hastings was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she is in critical but stable condition.

Johnson said police arrived about 6:55 p.m.

He said police think the robber may have seen the woman collecting her winnings at a store, and followed her home.

He said the robber got away with $200 to $300 and other lottery tickets.

The slasher was described as a 6-foot-tall black male in his late 20s or early 30s wearing a white sweatshirt, and a "wave cap," a knit head covering similar to a doo-rag.

Boston Herald

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Posted: March 22, 2005, 11:49 am - IP Logged

62 is elderly?

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    Posted: March 22, 2005, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

    The older you get, the older "elderly" becomes.

     

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      Posted: March 22, 2005, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

      To the youth bias media 40 is probably elderly.

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        Posted: March 22, 2005, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

        IMO 62 is definitely within the range of "elderly," since 65 is retirement age.  I agree the media is biased, but I don't know if this is a good example.

         

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          Posted: March 22, 2005, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

           a woman over "60" is considered  "elderly", now on the other hand a man over "60" is considered "grouchy"

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           i hope the woman will be allright. now when they catch the (j.o.)who did this, they ought to do the same to him, only do it the same way we did it in Viet-nam

                                                       

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            Posted: March 22, 2005, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

            This kinda stuff REALLY annoys me! That bastard should get exactly what he dished out... a stabbing upon his capture. If and when he's caught, depending on how many offenses he has, what kinda jailtime is he gonna get? USA needs to toughen their laws to scare bastards like this from committing crimes like this.

            Lucky he didn't use a gun. I agree with comedian Chris Rock though. Bullets should cost $5,000 each.

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              Posted: March 23, 2005, 2:41 am - IP Logged

              He should have his manhood roasted cut off and force fed to him. These criminals need to be tortured indefinitely on public TV until there is no crime or criminals left. Roast in hell you S.O.B.

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                Posted: March 23, 2005, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                i'd like to slash his "family jewels".

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

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                  Posted: March 24, 2005, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                  And to say I though you were kind and gentile emilyg. Good thing he didn't run in to you or the story would have been different. Not that he wouldn't have deserved it.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2005, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                    "only do it the same way we did it in Viet-nam"

                    Excellent Mad. I agree with everyone who thinks that he needs a severe punishment. I have considered how America would be if the criminal was turned over to the parents or family of the victims. A rapist or murderer GIVEN to the family of the victim to do what they wish, if they opt not to do anything (friggin bleeding hearts groups) and the criminal does another serious crime then the "owner" of him and the criminal are both found guilty. I think that would alleviate a ton of problems that we have. The justice system is failing the american public and I for one fully support the vigilante father who takes revenge on someone hurting his children...............Lord, how I would love to sit on that father's jury. Can we all say "Mistrial"????????? If I am not mistaken, Judge Joe Brown use to be a judge in Memphis, TN. He got in trouble because he allowed a robbery victim to go into the home of the accused and take whatever he wanted. Let that man run for President and he has one vote in his pocket.

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                      Posted: March 24, 2005, 5:46 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by GoArmy on March 24, 2005


                      If I am not mistaken, Judge Joe Brown use to be a judge in Memphis, TN. He got in trouble because he allowed a robbery victim to go into the home of the accused and take whatever he wanted. Let that man run for President and he has one vote in his pocket.