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News   June 19, 2006   by Auto Service World

Auto-Parts: A Tough Business


A report from the AP, said a man is suing an auto-parts store for assault and battery during his efforts to rob the esablishment. According to the story, employees of the store, rather than be robbed, chose instead to beat the would-be assailant with a metal pipe.
Dana Buckman, 46, walked into an auto shop brandishing a semiautomatic pistol July 5, 2005, only to have it turned on him by employees Eli Crespo and Jerry Vega, police said. The men beat Buckman with a metal pipe and held him with his own gun.
Buckman escaped, only to be arrested a week later.
He pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 18 years in prison as a repeat violent felon.
Now Buckman has claimed the men chased him out of the store and continued to beat him. He is suing the auto shop and the two men for the injuries he suffered and for intentionally inflicted emotional distress.


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