Archive for Sunday, December 25, 2011

Topeka liquor store clerk killed on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2011


— A Topeka liquor store employee is dead after being attacked with what appeared to be a blunt object on Christmas Eve.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports several people were inside Hudson Liquor when the clerk was killed. Officers were called to the store at 1:43 and found the victim dead behind the counter.

Police Capt. Jerry Stanley says investigators believe the attacker was intoxicated and may live in the neighborhood in which he ran away from the liquore store.

The killer is described as a slender white man in his 20s who is about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a blue stocking cap and pajama or cargo pants, which witnesses say he had to stop at least once to pull up.

Stanley says robbery appears to be the motive.


50YearResident 6 years, 4 months ago

Too bad the store owner didn't use a gun on this pos.

ThePilgrim 6 years, 4 months ago

Wow. Two Topeka killings on Christmas.

I think that we need a security wall to be put up between Topeka and Lawrence, complete with guarded checkpoints.

ThePilgrim 6 years, 4 months ago

On a more serious note, there are a lot of people who are hurting on Christmas. They are alone, or worse, have to deal with family who all dislike each other. Why people travel long distance to get together with people that they don't like and wouldn't give the time of day to if they didn't have these "family ties", I just don't know.

Even worse, the commercialization of Christmas automatically leads to depression. I know a friend whose Dad took off for a year when he was kid. Suddenly went from lots of presents the previous year to nothing the next year. Nothing - not even a lump of coal. The kid believed in Santa Claus and the unmistakable message is "you didn't get anything for Christmas, you must have been BAD". After all, "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you are awake; He knows if you have been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!". (note capitalization of He to denote the deification of Santa). Truly tragic and sad.

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