Man Beaten with Club

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    Man Beaten with Club

    Happened less than a mile from my house.

    UPDATE: Charges authorized against 4 men in South Haven beating | Kalamazoo News - - MLive.com

    SOUTH HAVEN — A Fennville man who was struck in the head with a club multiple times Monday night in South Haven had been involved in an ongoing dispute with the four men arrested in connection with his beating, police said.

    Charles Flanner, 38, was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, said Tom Martin, acting chief of the South Haven Police Department.

    Flanner was found lying unconscious in the parking lot of the Phoenix Square shopping plaza, in the 1200 block of Phoenix Street, by South Haven police officers who responded at 8:30 p.m. to a report of an assault. He was taken to South Haven Community Hospital and then flown to Kalamazoo.

    Witnesses told police Flanner was beaten by four men and that during the assault one of the suspects struck Flanner in the head with a club. The witnesses were able to give police descriptions of the suspects and a license plate number that officers used to track down the vehicle’s owner, who was arrested in connection with the assault.

    The other three suspects ran from police after they were tracked down, police said. Two of the men were later found by officers and the third eventually turned himself in.

    Martin said Flanner and the four men were acquaintances and had been involved in a dispute “over the last several days.”

    The suspects, ages 18, 21, 22 and 24, were each being held Tuesday in the Van Buren County Jail on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder, pending their court arraignments.

    Martin declined to say what the root of the dispute was. He said three of suspects men are from the South Haven area and another is from the Grand Junction area.

    Martin said police believe that Flanner was struck in the head with the club multiple times and that at least two of the men used the club to assault Flanner.

    “I think it started out as a fist fight and then the weapon was used,” the acting chief said.
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    A properly used firearm could have easily even the odds...

    Now these 4 dirtbags are in for a loooooong ride...or maybe they will each BE a 'ride'.
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    This is yet another example of why I laugh at people, IRL, who state that a 'real man' doesn't need a gun or knife or OC/CS and that all one needs is 'old school' skill with their hands so as to fight mano y mano.
    Same for those who online comment they are <fill in the blank height> and weigh <Typically some overweight to obese figure> and don't have concern because they can just push people around/down.

    Uh huh. Yeah right, Juggernaut.

    All it takes to neutralize your hands, height and weight is a cut (not even a body piercing stab) with a knife or broken beer bottle.
    Or a blow to the head with a fist or object such as what can be easily found anywhere (rock, brick, scrap wood) or even carried and concealed on your enemy combatants body.

    All it takes is one strike to the head and you are out of the fight, and at the mercy of those standing around beating on you.

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    Fist fighting with folks in the streets is a losing proposition, no matter how much you weigh/are overweight.
    Never mind fighting one vs. four. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    A properly used firearm could have easily even the odds...

    Now these 4 dirtbags are in for a loooooong ride...or maybe they will each BE a 'ride'.
    To funny!

    Now all I gotta do is delete that visual from my minds eye.
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    4 to 1 is a hard win if you can win with out being in hospital for some time.

    Even with a firearm 4 to 1 is still a hard win because in many states using the firearm will likely put you behind bars.

    Best way if possible to win is not be in the fight in the first place.

    All that said, A good fast draw and willingness to shoot may have turned the tide without ever firing a shoot.
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    Fist fighting with folks in the streets is a losing proposition, no matter how much you weigh/are overweight.
    Never mind fighting one vs. four. :|

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    Yup, ugly all around!
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