PLEASE look at this Killer's face... He may visit your office...

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Real Estate Sales Representative with AgentOwned Realty

I want everyone in the ActiveRain industry to see this guy's face.  This joker shot a young lady execution style in the dry cleaners just feet away from my real estate office in my wonderful, sleepy little town.  He INTENDED to kill her, but thankfully, the bullet only mushroomed at the base of her skull.  Miracle?  I'd say that is the understatement of the Century!  Not one artery was hit, not one major nerve was damaged - not even a crack in her skull!  The most damage he did to her was to her psyche - and to ours, as her hometown family.

Manning is the greatest town.  We are a farming community with a fantastic Lake (Lake Marion) and quite a draw for retirees because of our golf courses and wonderful climate.  I'm guessing this guy found his way to our town by the I-95 corridor and raped us of something sacred- our peace of mind. 

This brave young victim was recently interviewed on the Today Show on NBC, talking about her horrible experience and featuring the monster who made her lie on her face and shot her in the back of the head.  He didn't HAVE to shoot her, but he did.  He only robbed the cleaners of a minimal amount of money, showing no regard at all for human life.   My goal in this is to simply get his face out in as many cities and small towns as possible.  He needs to be caught before he takes another life.  If he shot one person in the back of the head without any struggle or resistance, he will do it again.  Look at him long and hard, and be careful with walk-ins in your offices.  If he looks familiar, WILL YOU PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES IN YOUR TOWN?!  Please post this in your offices (especially if you are along the I-95 corridor.)

 

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  1. Melody Botting 09/16/2008 01:38 PM
  2. Audrey June-Forshey 09/16/2008 02:07 PM
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Celina Gleason
AgentOwned Realty - Manning, SC

Michael:  I have to say, it is getting pretty scary these days.  I'm only sorry that I wasn't on floor duty that morning instead of out putting brochures in a box at the lake.  I carry a handgun and I KNOW I would have heard those shots had I just been in the office.  It is easy to say what you would have done, but with my husband being a former police officer in our very large former hometown in the upstate, he has trained me well.  I feel sorry for the idiot who tries to "surprise" me! 

Sep 16, 2008 01:54 PM #9
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Garren Grup
John R. Wood REALTORS - Naples, FL
REALTOR, ABR, CNE,CDPE, GRI, Naples & Bonita Springs, FL

I saw that brutal and horrific story on the Today Show.  Fortunately, the woman is okay.  I hope they catch that guy!

Sep 16, 2008 01:58 PM #10
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Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you for the warning.  I will forward this to my office tomorrow.  We are not far from the I-95 corridor.  What a miracle and sad story at the same time.  Stay strong.

Sep 16, 2008 02:06 PM #11
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Celina Gleason
AgentOwned Realty - Manning, SC

Hi John:  Unfortunately, I was out of town when the story was featured.  I saw another interview on our local news at eleven that night though and was so proud of this young ladies resolve.  She appeared strong and resolute, but I had just spoken to her and her mom a couple of days prior and she was still obviously shaken and upset.  It just burns me up!  Thanks for the comment.

 

Sep 16, 2008 02:06 PM #12
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Celina Gleason
AgentOwned Realty - Manning, SC

Thanks for sharing this with your office Audrey!  It's by our combined efforts that evil individuals like this will be put behind bars - where the belong!

Sep 16, 2008 02:07 PM #13
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Hope Goss
Ventura Property Shoppe - Ventura, CA
Ventura Real Estate

Wow, wow, wow.... that's just awful - I can't even process this.  I hope he is caught very soon!

Sep 16, 2008 02:20 PM #14
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Celina Gleason
AgentOwned Realty - Manning, SC

Hope:  Thanks for the comment.  It is pretty hard to wrap your mind around that kind of brutality, isn't it? 

Sep 16, 2008 02:24 PM #15
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Nancy Larson
I am a licensed referral agent in NJ - Hutchinson Island, FL

Oh my God, that is horrible. I hope he is found soon and gets the death penalty.

Sep 16, 2008 02:25 PM #16
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
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Thanks for sharing.  And like John Walsh says lets get this creep off the streets

Sep 16, 2008 02:29 PM #17
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Real estate with a purpose
Our Father's Houses Realty - Easley, SC

It scares me that any human can have no regard for human life.  For a person to get to adulthood, so many other people have to care for them.  I know I cannot understand the horrors of some things kids go through growing up, but I just can't imagine it being so bad that a person shoots other for no reason.  Poor soul.  My heart breaks for him and every potential victim in his path.

Sep 16, 2008 02:42 PM #18
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Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
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Remember! REALTOR's Safety week is, or is just around the corner. We ALL meet strangers, and need to be careful, who, what, when where and why we do what we do.

Be sure to meet people you don't know in your office first. Have a buddy system if you work alone to have someone call you every hour and check on you if you are showing property. Leave a schedule with your office manager as to what properties and in what order you are showing them.

While this was not a real estate office, we all have to be careful, big city or small town.

I'm glad to hear the person is going to be ok.

Sep 16, 2008 02:48 PM #19
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DJ Swanepoel
Real Estate Wiki - Los Angeles, CA

That's just tragic; props for putting that up and getting the word out.

Sep 16, 2008 02:49 PM #20
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Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

Celina-This is terrible. Thank you so much for warning us. I am on the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Too close for comfort. I am glad the lady is okay and you are right-A TRUE MIRACLE.

Sep 16, 2008 04:18 PM #21
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Hi Celina

Thanks for the headsup. I hope that he is caught. 

I will be down to Manning the week after Christmas (we have a house on Lake Marion Shores Road that I think I spoke with you about before but I am not sure) Hope this guy is locked up before then and stay safe yourself.

Sep 16, 2008 11:28 PM #22
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Celina, thank you for the heads up. God is truly gracious and merciful. That bullet not causing death or any major damage is truly a miracle.

Paddy, I might be able to take a run down south that week. Mike's last day at work in 12/20. Will keep you up to date on our SC/FL road trip plans. I would love to introduce you to my family in Greeleyville. :-)

Sep 17, 2008 12:04 AM #23
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
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Wow - That is truly a miracle.  Amazing!  Thanks for sharing, not only for safety reasons but to include the incredible fact that this woman was unharmed physically.

Sep 17, 2008 02:45 AM #24
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Celina Gleason
AgentOwned Realty - Manning, SC

Paddy and Carolyn:  Thanks for the comments.  I, too, hope this idiot is caught soon.   When you guys come down south I would like to meet you - you should pop into my office on the way in.  I'm almost always here anymore!  Just trying to make things happen... you know how it is. 

 

Sep 17, 2008 05:04 AM #25
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Kristina Pratt
St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners - Edwardsville, IL
REALTOR - SFR - GoshenRealtyGroup.com

Celina, you never know what kind of crazy person will be out there.  I am relieved to hear that she is okay.  I hope he is caught soon.  Please update us if he is.

Sep 17, 2008 05:14 AM #26
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Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Celina, thanks for the warning.  We just had a safety seminar, we can never be too careful.

Sep 17, 2008 09:52 AM #27
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Celina Gleason
AgentOwned Realty - Manning, SC

Kristina and Jane:  Thanks for the comments to my blog.  Heather, the victim was on the Ellen show today.  She looks great and is doing well.  Hopefully, they will catch this criminal really soon.

Sep 22, 2008 10:57 AM #28
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