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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:14:22 PM »

He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two, police say

Father accused of crashing his car into a restaurant, killing his daughter
According to police, Roger Self intentionally rammed his car into a restaurant in Bessemer City, N.C., May 20, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law. (WBTV)

The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, the 62-year-old got up from the table. The family thought he was going to the restroom, the Gaston Gazette later reported.

Moments later, waiter Brandon Wilson was heading to check on the table when a sound shattered the dining room.

“I saw a white Jeep just fly past my face,” Wilson told the Gazette. “It was so unreal. I saw chairs and tables and cups just flying everywhere. It just sounded like a tornado.”

With Self behind the wheel, the car blasted through the restaurant’s log cabin facade, punching into the heart of the building and colliding with the table where Self’s family was sitting, police said. Through curtains of dust, patrons and employees saw some people still pinned beneath the wreckage. “I helped paramedics move tables off this dude, and I moved debris out of the way so they could get to him,” a busboy told WSOC.

On Sunday afternoon, police confirmed that two people were killed in the crash. But the deaths were not the result of an accident, police said. They allege that Self intentionally drove his car into the building.

Self was taken into custody and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. According to WSOC, one of those killed was Self’s daughter, Katelyn Self, 26, a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office. The other victim has been identified as Amanda Self, Roger Self’s daughter-in-law, who was an emergency room nurse and the mother of two, the station reported. Three others were injured, including Amanda Self’s 13-year-old daughter, according to the Gazette.

Roger Self has not filed a plea. No lawyer representing him could be located.

Two killed after father rams car into restaurant
Authorities said Roger Self intentionally drove his car into a Bessemer City, N.C., restaurant on May 20, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law. (Spectrum news)

“He drove his car into the building, killing people, so that’s why we took him into custody immediately,” Bessemer City Police Chief Thomas Ellis Jr. told reporters at a brief news conference on Sunday afternoon. But authorities have offered little insight into why a father would run down his family members.

“This is a hard time,” Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger said at the news conference. “All I would ask is for people to keep the family in your prayers, and also the sheriff’s office. Because we’re suffering a little bit right now.”

According to the Gaston Gazette, Roger Self arrived at the restaurant with his family, including Katelyn Self; Amanda Self; Amanda’s husband, Josh, a Gaston County police officer; Josh and Amanda’s 13-year-old daughter; and Roger Self’s wife, Diane. The group was beginning to eat when Roger Self left the table.

Self, however, allegedly returned behind the wheel of his Jeep.

“It was chaotic, dust everywhere,” a waiter recounted to the Gazette. “The woman died in my manager’s arms.”

Self joined the Gastonia Police Department in the 1970s, according to a 2017 profile in the Gazette. Eventually, he jumped into private investigations, specializing in loss prevention for stores and corporate clients. “My skill is learning how to gather information, getting someone to talk with me,” Self told the paper.

But in recent months, Self had been wrestling with mental illness, Austin Rammell, a pastor at Venture Church, told WSOC. A family friend for 16 years, he told the station that Self was beset by anxiety, depression and mental breakdowns. Sometimes he would go days without leaving his bed, Rammell said.

“He’s been taking precautions. He had all the guns removed from his house, so he was making steps that were rational steps.”

The family was aware of Self’s battles, Rammell said.

“Family has been loving him through this,” the pastor said. “This was not a conscious act by their father, and they know that.”

If you look at the set up that's taking place, the idea of Great Britain ditching the 6 in order to do a last minute switch to hard Brexit is not out of the question.

The effort must now be in setting up an inclusive island nation welcoming to all to be achieved through peaceful means with respect for all traditions.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 05, 2018, 04:12:16 AM »
Looks like UK civil service about to endorse the Irish sea as a border, but with "green channel" customs between artist formerly known as NI and GB.

Prepare for a shot storm from the UUP.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:15:24 AM »
It's good to be back...

“I can say at this moment we do have a lot of respect for Madrid, they are one of the best teams in the world, but we are Liverpool"

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:13:45 PM »
Roma needing 4.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:22:09 AM »

Giro day probably

Classic, rolling in the aisles, keep them coming, you're on a roll. Unemployed scouser gag, genius in it's unique new commentary on a socio economic level, and witty banter on another, love it...

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: April 28, 2018, 07:00:50 PM »

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 27, 2018, 02:02:47 AM »

And they should just ignore Liverpool's previous you suppose?  ::)

You mean winning the thing 5 times?

Speaking of previous, don't you have a warning from the mods already?

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:12:24 AM »
Anyone else think Jonny Evans would be a great buy this summer

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 21, 2018, 03:39:19 PM »
Gomez had a downright stinker.

Good ammunition there for klopp to acquire a new partner for Virgil.

And we are still firmly in dodgy keeper land.

We need the new Ray Clemence, solid unspectacular and utterly reliable.

A lot of turn over this summer I think.

Klopp was absolutely livid at that result, I was just happy there were no injuries, but not good for the mindset for Roma

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:31:08 PM »
i know that the metric commonly used is majors won, but I'm not sure that provides an accurate reflection of just how good Tiger was...

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:08:59 AM »
I think we have passed breaking point on this thread. Maybe we can resume discussions when normal service has been resumed.

Until then God speed to all, left right and center.


General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:59:50 PM »
I think Ed those are leaked rather than confirmed, is that right?

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:44:15 PM »
So, the bookies got it right, City take the title, and United in second. Liverpool and Spurs still haggling over third and fourth.

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