Random acts of violence - will you be ready?

No one wears seat belts only when expecting an accident. Why carry a gun only when "expecting trouble"?

  • Sandusky Register, April 18, 2005
    A New York man suspected of stabbing a 28-year-old Norwalk man and later attempting to stab another man in Lakewood, Ohio, was arrested Friday afternoon by the Lakewood Police Department. Michael Lofft, 30, of Seneca Falls, N.Y., allegedly went up to a Norwalk man who was trimming shrubs at the 4000 block of Cleveland Road in Berlin Township at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday and asked him, "Where is the state of Ohio?" said Erie County Sheriff Terry Lyons. Before the man could answer, Lofft struck him in the head area with an "edged weapon," Lyons said. Lofft then got into his vehicle and began to drive east on U.S. 6, he said.

    Lt. Roger Warner of the Lakewood Police Department said Friday night that a motive hasn't been determined for the attempting stabbing. Warner said Lofft was arrested after being picked up at 4:50 p.m. at the Edgewater Park exit off of the Shoreway in Lakewood. Warner said Lofft had tried to stab a man who was walking along the street, but missed. Lyons and Warner said the man appears to have a history of mental problems.

  • WDTN.com, April 18, 2005
    An attack in Dayton has one man fighting for his life. It happened at the intersection of Otterbein and Karwin. Police found a man there severely beaten. Witnesses say they saw two carloads full of people kicking and beating the man. He was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital and is listed in critical condition.
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