They Fled?

How completely barbaric and disgusting

A passenger traveling on a bus across Canada’s vast Western plains stabbed, gutted and decapitated a man seated next to him in an unexplained attack, a witness told media Thursday.
The victim had been sleeping before he was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by a man with a large knife, witness Garnet Caton told public broadcaster CBC.
The other 35 passengers and driver were jolted by “blood-curdling screams” and fled. “He must have stabbed him 50 times or 60 times,” said Caton.
When Caton and two others returned to check on the victim, he said they saw the attacker “cutting the guy’s head off and gutting him.”

What the hell?
Can’t get involved, eh?

“There was a blood-curdling scream. I was just reading my book, and all of a sudden I heard it,” said Garnet Caton, who was sitting in front of the two men.
“It was like something between a dog howling and a baby crying, I guess you could say. I don’t think it will leave me for a while.”

What won’t leave you? The fact that 35 of you ran away from one guy with a knife?

7 Responses to “They Fled?”

  1. major dad says:

    Two words, concealed carry.

  2. mojo says:

    Concealed carry hell – 3-4 passengers couldn’t jump the guy and start kicking the crap out of him?

  3. I thought perhaps using the fire extinguisher (assuming the bus had one) either full force through the hose aimed at his face or cracking him upside the head. Or both.
    Master Jedi Ebola informs me that there are actually close combat courses (bus/plane aisles) taught because it IS so difficult to take down someone with a knife in the aisle. I would think that would only impact one or two brave souls attempting a rescue, though.

  4. major dad says:

    Proven fact, sharp pointy things strike fear in almost everybody. Rather get shot then sliced. So yes, concealed carry. Remember the first Indiana Jones…

  5. Ebola says:

    It might be a different story had the guy been Stark raving mad, however, from all accounts I’ve seen, the guy was in complete control. Not too much more scary than a guy gutting and then beheading someone in a controlled manner. Had the guy shown an ounce of reservation, or remorse, I’d wager even the canucks would have jumped him. But for old boy to just haul off and start carving someone like the Thanksgiving turkey, take the head off, drop it and glower at the surrounding peeps… Hell, at that point I’m not gonna screw with him without a sidearm. Luckily I never even get into a taxi without being armed somehow. =P

  6. lisa says:

    hmm, good point. But you have to remember, violence is SOO rare in that part of canada!Ppl would just be in utter PANIC and shock that naturally..ppl’s instinct to flee would just outweigh any heroic tendencies.

  7. Steve says:

    What a bunch of gutless morons you are hiding behind a monitor. You can be pretty tough here can’t ya.
    Think about what kind of people travel on Greyhound buses.
    Canadians see plenty of violence. You’ll see more street and bar brawls here than anywhere in the states because you never think the other guys going to pull a gun on you.
    BTW it takes a tough man to pack heat and pull a gun dosen’t it. How many bus riders in the states would be carrying a gun.

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