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    Trucker killed at rest stop.
    Murderers have become utterly unpredictable. It's now done for the joy of it, seemingly, as much as for any outright benefit.

    There was a time (a couple decades ago) when i regularly stopped briefly in rest areas or large parking lots to sleep an hour prior to heading down the road again. Not anymore. The road gotten too risky, with situations like this becoming more common.

    These days, it's a hotel or motel for me, always ... even if it means taking another day to get to my destination.

    It has been years since I stopped at a rest for a snooze, or stopped there after hours. One simply has to treat these places as if they're darkened parking lots at the rear of abandoned industrial slums, for all the risk they represent. Anyone from the highway can see you enter; anyone from the shadows can, as well; and you're generally well out of "screaming" distance, if something does go down. All in all, rest stops are a stellar place for a criminal to commit a robbery, rape or murder.

    For me, if a temporary "convenience" stop must be done, then I much prefer to wait for the next town and the next populated restaurant or public building (ie, library). Much, much safer that way. And the only inconvenience is a bit of pre-planning to hit the stops required prior to actually needing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Dog View Post
    FULTONHAM — The three men charged with killing a Schoharie County trucker Thursday in South Carolina got a total of $7 in cash for their efforts, investigators said Monday.
    As the three were working their way through the South Carolina criminal justice system, funeral preparations were being made 700 miles north for Jason H. Rivenburg, a 35-year-old Fultonham resident with a toddler son and pregnant wife.
    Rivenburg was resting in a tractor-trailer near a South Carolina highway when he was shot during the robbery around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. His body wasn’t found until Saturday, the day family members were expecting him to return home.
    “We keep looking out the window and hoping to see him at any time,” said Butch Savage, Rivenburg’s father-in-law. “It’s rough, believe me, it’s real rough. We’re still trying to, I guess, let it sink in.”
    Calhoun (S.C.) County Sheriff Thomas Summers said police were able to tie the suspects to shell casings found at the scene.
    Willie Pelzer, 22, was charged with murder. Summers said Pelzer, whose criminal record includes a grand larceny conviction, is accused of firing a .45-caliber handgun at close range through a window in the truck’s cab, hitting Rivenburg at least two times in the head.
    Jimmie Haygood and Willie Reed, both 21, were charged as accessories after the fact of murder, Summers said.
    Summers said Haygood and Reed provided confessions, though Pelzer did not.
    He said police recovered shell casings at the scene and caught up with the suspects by searching a list of owners of recently purchased .45-caliber handguns.
    Summers said he phoned Rivenburg’s relatives early Sunday, as soon as police made arrests. “I know we’re a long ways away, and I wanted to assure them somebody down here cared,” he said.
    Investigators believe the $7 Rivenburg had on him was all the cash the robbery yielded, Summers said.
    “It’s a cowardly act, incredibly cowardly and senseless,” he said.
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    Savage said Rivenburg spent most of his free time with his son Joshua, who turns 2 next month.
    “His little boy was his life,” he said.
    Rivenburg and his family had just moved into a new home a month ago, Savage said. He said Rivenburg was a hard worker who ran a vehicle cleaning and detailing business in Schoharie County — a skill he developed through his penchant for cleanliness.
    “He was a clean freak. Every day it was sunny he was outside cleaning his pickup,” Savage said.
    “The night he got killed, he was talking to his friend [on his cellphone] and he was cleaning the dash of the big truck,” Savage said.
    Savage said his daughter Hope, who is pregnant with twins, was trying to cope with the loss of her husband and was not taking phone calls Monday.
    Rivenburg was working part-time for Vanderveen Trucking of Delanson, hauling organic milk, company representatives said Saturday.
    Rivenburg worked as a heavy equipment operator during the construction season, his father-in-law said, but was laid off for the winter.
    According to Summers, Rivenburg was parked at a closed-down gas station near an exit off a major highway in St. Matthews, S.C.
    The station has been closed for about a year, he said, and it is located in a rural area that’s not prone to crime.
    “It’s not unusual for truckers to back into this station and rest,” Summers said.
    Savage said Rivenburg had left home Wednesday, made a drop in Virginia and arrived in South Carolina early. He was only 12 miles from his destination but unable to head directly there because it was too early for the delivery.
    Family members are circulating a petition to gather support for government action to ensure the safety of truckers who are required by federal law to stop their trucks and rest after a certain amount of driving time.
    “The DOT tells truck drivers they can only drive for 12 or 14 hours, then they’ve got to park. We want to turn around and see legislation that they will provide safe haven for truckers to stop at,” Savage said. “[Rivenburg] is from here. He really doesn’t know that area,” Savage said.
    Rivenburg’s death follows that of another Capital Region truck driver, John L. Belfance of Fonda, who was shot at a rest stop in Georgia in August 2007. Two people were charged in that killing.
    According to his obituary, Rivenburg was a 1991 graduate of the Schoharie Central School. He worked for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 106 in Albany.
    Visitation was scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh, where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.
    A memorial fund for the family of Jason Rivenburg was established at the TrustCo Bank at 1900 Altamont Ave., Rotterdam, N.Y., 12303. TrustCo representative Michelle DiMauro said people can make contributions to the fund at any TrustCo branch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAmerican View Post
    Unreal! This state is becoming more violent by the day!
    Lives ruined for $7.
    Dude, you better believe that... At the bus station I use to frequent over in Baltimore, one guy was robbed at gun point for a $3.5 BUS TICKET... talk about a real loser, the guy was shot by a a cop in plane clothing... for $3.50

    This country needs to bring back public capital punishment, instead of making it private... bring back public lashings etc... hell, in Suidi Arabia that POS would be decapitated in a public square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KralBlbec View Post
    If I'm reading the article right, he was killed in his sleep. Not much being armed would have done him. Although I do agree with you on principle.
    That's why if I were on a road tip and tired, I would NEVER sleep in the car... because I fear someone taking me by surpise as in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR2008 View Post
    This country needs to bring back public capital punishment ... hell, in Suidi Arabia that POS would be decapitated in a public square.
    Yes. "Speedy" trials, as well. Anything above robbery, and it's off to the square.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bprepared View Post
    Do you have a link for this?
    A quick Google search for the first several keywords finds it.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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