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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

More Evidence that the term "Lower Tier" is about class not race..

No editorializing on this one (well..maybe just a little).....stupid does what stupid does...wow!

Jeopardy Contest: "Sub-human attacks for $1000, Alex"

I'm still standing by my use of the sub-human terminology folks...at least until a better word comes along.

Check out the latest proof that cro-magnons still walk the earth:

Thomas Leyshon III arraigned on aggravated assault charges. Police said he struck women in hair salon.

WILKES-BARRE – Shackled at the ankles and wrists, Thomas Leyshon III hung his head as he trotted to a cell inside the Luzerne County Correctional Facility after being arraigned early Saturday morning on charges he assaulted four women inside a Plains Township hair salon.

Authorities allege Leyshon, 41, of Mountain Top, entered the Hairem Family Haircare on North River Street around 11 a.m. Friday and violently struck four women with a hammer before fleeing with a small amount of cash. He was captured about 10 hours later near the Westmoreland Club on South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Leyshon said very little during his jailhouse arraignment before Sugarloaf District Judge Daniel O’Donnell. He remains jailed for lack of $100,000 bail awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled in Central Court on Aug. 20.

Plains Township police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office charged Leyshon with 12 counts of aggravated assault, five counts each of robbery and recklessly endangering another person, and a single count of simple assault.

Authorities have not disclosed the motive to why the assault and robbery took place.

District Attorney David Lupas on Friday said the salon owner, 57, and three customers – ages 68, 74 and 76 – were injured in the assault. They were taken to area hospitals, with one victim suffering a fractured skull. Lupas declined to identify the victims out of concern for their privacy.

Lupas couldn’t be reached for further comment on Saturday.

A green Ford Taurus station wagon suspected to be involved in the incident was recovered abandoned on Kulp Street in Wilkes-Barre at about noon Friday.

Inside, police said they found a hammer and blood spatter linking Leyshon to the attack.

The car – filled with magazines, books including an alcoholic anonymous book, dirty clothes and a pair of boots – was towed to a garage under the Plains Township Police Department.

The hair salon remained closed Saturday.

Dried blood spatter could be seen on the linoleum floor through the front glass door. Magazines were neatly stacked on a table and children’s toys were in their place in the small waiting area inside the salon.

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