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Thug Purposely Runs Into Man, Then Knocks Him Out

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking for a man who was caught on tape Saturday night purposely starting a fight [with another man] downtown, and knocked him out.

The victim's dad spoke to us about his condition.Don Schwirtilch says, "I said be careful Erik. Like I always tell him every night that he goes out. He said, you got it dad." Those were the last words Don said to his 25 year old son Erik, before he went out last Friday night. Little did Don know just what meaning those words would have.

Erik was on his way to meet friends at Mulligans for a drink, but he would never make it there. A building at the corner of Chaparral and Starr Street caught on tape Erik talking on the phone when a man purposely bumped into him. The two started talking. In the video you can see the other man try hold the suspect back, but he managed to punch Erik in the face.

Erik was knocked out before he even hit the ground. He fractured his skull once he hit the sidewalk. The two men then walked away, leaving Erik unconscious until a man from a nearby tattoo parlor found him and helped him.

Don says, "What's so sad to me is that there is somebody out there who is so angry that they would do something like this. That's what boggles my mind." Erik, a little league coach and former football player now has a long recovery to walking without help and being able to talk again.

Don says, "The nurse asked him his name, and he said his name finallyand they were all cheering because he could finally say his name." Don is hoping that whoever did this to his son is caught, but he learned a valuable lesson, cherish every moment, "Be sure you hug your kid every day. He was moving to fast that night to grab a hug."

Link:
http://www.kristv.com/news/father-speaks-about-son-being-knocked-unconscious/

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Added: Dec-3-2012 Occurred On: Dec-1-2012
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Tags: knock, out, unconcious, punch, face, texas, assault, man,
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States (load item map)
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  • " he learned a valuable lesson, cherish every moment, "Be sure you hug your kid every day. He was moving to fast that night to grab a hug."


    That's not the lesson. The real one is don't play into a morons hand and learn when you should just keep on walking

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  • he should have seen it coming... first of all it's corpus christi, come on it ain't disneyland, secondly, that guy was totally anticipating that he was going to strike, he was adjusting his posture all the time. I never understand why would one walk to an asshole like that if not for striking first, if you aren't in for a fight (and you shouldn't), then just walk away...

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    • @bathory72 you mean this is what happens when two douchebags meet.

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    • Dude should have seen it coming from a mile away with a strike pose like that. Some people think you can always talk your way out of a bad situation. Let this video be an example that you can't.

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    • @bathory72 Agree. If I had done the same of this guy now I should be dead multiple times and got my gf raped.
      There are too many romanians and moldovians here and many of them are asshols with no respect for life at all.

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    • @outdated He actually could have talked his way out of this situation. If he said: "excuse me" and kept walking, he wouldn't have skull fracture now.

      I don't see why is it so necessary to prove your point to every asshole you encounter.

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  • i remember doing this afew months ago (i was on the phone as well), except it was 3 guys walking past me and the dude to the right decided that he would walk into my way. So we bumped shoulders i turned around, he turned around we looked at each other, then i decided to keep walking and he did the same after cussing loudly.

    Some things just aren't worth it...

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  • When you are outnumbered here is what you do: Remember what the fucker looks like and ambush his ass later.

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  • A lot of people are hating on the victim here. What about the scum who bumped into him and then knocked him out? WTF is wrong with you people??

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    • @diveinstructor

      That goes without saying.

      I just think the victim could easily have avoided suffering any injuries if he wasn't so foolish.

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    • @diveinstructor
      In deed! The attacker is a coward and is looking for trouble. Oneday he will find it and will be a blubbering little bitch to the police playing the victim.

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    • @diveinstructor If the Thug was black it would be different lol. When they are white you will actually find some people who will defend them regardless of the circumstances.

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    • @bobbymanc
      1: just yell "sorry, sorry" and keep walking, unless you like to get into a fight.
      2: and if you do confront "him", pay attention, you see the guy get into position. Move.

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  • First off if you decide to turn and face a guy who is looking for trouble...GET OFF THE DAMN PHONE!

    secondly....START SWINGING FIRST!!

    I just hope this painful lesson hasnt damaged the guy too much.

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  • First, the guy who got knocked out should have kept walking, pride can be a dangerous thing. He literally broke his head over NOTHING. Just learn to let it go, idiots like the attacker will always be there.

    Second, how did he not see this coming? Stood there wide open to the attack with no defenses at all. If you don't know how to fight, that's fine, but you probably don't want to turn around and find one.

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  • If you're going to turn around in a situation like this, you are inviting a physical confrontation. If you don't want a fight, keep walking. If you turn around, start fighting, and throw the first punch when you're outnumbered to even the odds. I don't advocate "fighting for the sake of fighting", but this situation was not going to end well once he turned and walked back towards the aggressor.

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  • Again a Mr.Musclehead standing there clinching his butt muscles and torquing his trapezius like he's some kind of Adonis gets smoked in the chops whilst flexing. Grow a brain dude, when shit is about to go down be ready lol.

    EDIT: After reading the story it's not quite so humorous that the guy had his skull fractured. Just sayin'

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    • @ernie2skidoo his skull getting cracked was the funniest part imo.

      but thats just me lol

      cheers

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    • @mark1liveleak

      thanx, its a cat.

      carry on

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  • This is just the reason why I conceal carry.

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    • @Devastation99 I was going to say something derisive to you because your statement pissed me off. So, you are going to shoot someone for giving you the bump? Or, when you're KO'd on the ground, you're gonna get up shooting. Do yourself a favor, sell your gun. Because when you need it, it will be in your pocket being all cozy and some real tough guy is gonna take your shit and shoot you with it.

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    • @Devastation99 me too.

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    • @M1S This was Texas numbnuts.

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  • Too much drama for me, I'll keep on walking and keep an eye over my shoulder till he's out of sight.

    He made a bad call and now him and his family are paying for it...

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  • 25 and still can't tell when someone is lining him up for a cheapshot, I hope he got more streetwise from that encounter, if he ever remembers what happened.

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  • Never go back, just keep walking, he could be a complete lunatic & have a knife, it just ain't worth it.

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  • Erik should have kept walking.

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  • What goes around comes around... the bastard that hit him will get run over or something.

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  • what a fucked up depressing asshole he must be to walk around like such a cunt.. sad life for sure

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  • I don't know why I even watch these videos. It just makes me fucking mad at how shitty people can treat each other. Now I'm bummed the fuck out. Fuck this faggot. I hope Erik gets better.

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  • If there is one thing Liveleak has taught me, it's that you always keep your distance when you get into an argument with unknown individuals. And to definitely avoid russian roads..

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  • Tragic, stupid, yet tragic.

    Why can't some people just see these cretins for what they are and just let it go? Let the angry bonehead with the small cock have his little victory, walk away.

    That's all he had to do, carry on walking. If he was going to rise to the bonehead aggressor's bait at least be prepared to defend yourself, don't just stand there motionless while he gets in punching range and begins feigning punches in order to see if you'll flinch.

    If at that precise moment you don't st More..

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    • @bobbymanc Excatly. I don't get why people feel they have something to prove to a random drunken asshole. There is no shame in walking away from some aggressor, especially when it is literally over nothing and you stand to gain nothing by fighting. It can only go bad. They might have a weapon too.

      I remember seeing a youtube video a few years ago about self defense. At the end of the video they had a long list of professional fighters who have died in bar fights over the years. Their expe More..

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    • @Epic_Beard_Man Yep, they just buried Macho Camacho shot dead.

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  • If someone bumps into you, or vice versa, just say "excuse me." Say nothing else, don't stop, don't argue, just keep going.

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    • @Morbid Voyeur wise words,but alcohol tends to not people think straight.
      I know the guy was a douche for bumping into him but what did he say to the guy?
      If he kept walking like you said he would have gone home after a good night out.

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  • If he was willing to walk back to confront this loser who was obviously dangerous, he should have been ready to strike early and not stand there basically waiting for a punch to the head. Poor guy though, assholes like that need to be exterminated.

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  • I just cant understand these people. If u have already turned around and went to that guy. What the hell did u expect from that thug, exchange of poems, huh!? :) It was obvious that the fight is going to happen, and the rule number 1 of all street fights is - if you have doubts whether you are going to fight and throw a first punch or not, then never respond to that silly provocation on the streets....

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    • @demar777
      you are spot on with this. I grew up in Liverpool and the bump is an invitation to fight. If you respond to it then you better start swinging first. The smart choice is to swallow your pride and keep walking

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