Woman in Target Parking Lot is Viciously Beaten and Her Car Stolen 3 Days After Retailer Announces Gun Policy
It looks like the word is getting out quick to the criminals of the world that Target stores (more specifically parking lots) are full of unarmed victims.
Earlier today we reported on an incident in Gainesville, GA where a man was robbed at gunpoint by three armed men in a Target parking lot. Now we have yet a second story, also out of Georgia, of someone being robbed in a Target parking lot.
In this case, a woman in the Atlanta, GA was parking her Mercedes in the parking deck of a Target store when she was violently attacked and her car was stolen.
According to decaturish.com,
According to Atlanta Police reports, on July 5 around noon, the victim was leaving her black Mercedes Benz in the lower deck of the Target parking garage “and stepped out of the car to go into the store.”
“She stated that as she walked to the rear of her vehicle a black male wearing a green shirt punched her in the head and she fell on the ground,” the police report says. “She advised that the male took her purse and car keys and then stated ‘stay on the ground or I will f*&%ing kill you.’”
Target asked its customers not to carry firearms into their stores in a statement released last week. However, the store did not ban firearms, as clarified by the following statement made to The Columbian,
Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman, said the retailer will not post signs at its stores asking people not to bring guns inside. “It is not a ban,” she said. “There is no prohibition.”
She said the company decided to make this statement after hearing from people on all sides of this issue.