Well, if you wanted that final straw to break the proverbial camel’s back for Target, you’ve got it. Maybe even transgender people won’t visit here now. As Bre Payton of the Federalist reported, Target’s financial skydive is being accompanied by a moral one, because despite your stance on the trans bathroom issue, this has nothing to do with their unpopular bathroom policy.
According to Payton, Target is now suing a man who saved a girl’s life when another man attempted to stab a 16 year old girl in their store.
This incident occurred in 2013 when the hero, known as Michael Turner, got into a life or death struggle with the would be murderer named Leon Wall, after Wall grabbed 16 year old Allison Meadows.
Here’s how the incident went down as reported by KDKA’s Brenda Waters, and told by Turner
“Everyone thinks Walls walked inside Target and stabbed this little girl, but that’s not what happened, you had an encounter prior to that?” asked KDKA’s Brenda Waters.
“At this point, we were standing on Highland Avenue, and then that’s when Walls attacked Jobe Wright. At that point, Roland Smith and Tyreek Walker pursued behind him. At this point, I get in a car with Jobe Wright,” said Turner.
Turner says he and his friend got in a car to find Walls and when they arrived at Target another friend came out of the store and said “he’s in there.”
“I entered Target, I run up the escalator, I make a right, that’s when I encountered Walls in the store,” said Turner.
Turner says he and Walls exchanged words. He also says he went into the store with a baseball bat.
“He grabbed a little girl, he didn’t stab her at that point, he was talking, saying … he was trying to get out the store and Jobe told him, ‘You’re not going nowhere ’til the police come,’” said Turner. “And that’s when he started saying, ‘Y’all think I’m playing, y’all think I’m playing. I’m not playing.’ And he stabbed her the first time. Then he stabs her again.”
Target claims that if Turner hadn’t run after walls with a baseball bat, then Meadows never would have been stabbed. This is apparently false, as Wall was on a stabbing spree before he even entered the store. Turner was attempting to stop Wall from hurting anybody else, and is now being punished for his heroism in saving Meadows life.
“Suing Michael Turner is just Target’s way of trying to blame someone else for what happened under their own roof,” said Meadow’s family attorney. “The family certainly doesn’t blame Mr. Turner and they are thankful he was there that day.”
Trial proceedings for the case are going to occur on Monday, and the Meadows family will be in attendance to help Turner in any way they can for saving their daughter’s life.
Everyday that goes by, Target seems less and less a safe place to be, especially for women. From their transgender bathroom policies that allow men into women’s restrooms, to their stance on bringing firearms into the store, and now punishing acts of heroism, such as saving a young girl’s life.
We have a laundry list of reasons to no longer shop at Target, and this is definitely a reason anyone can get behind. This is a store that enables perverts, and punishes heroes.
Every time they appear in the media, the chain unwittingly announces that it’s a safe haven for the worst that society has to offer, be it a rapist or an armed psychopath with free reign over its customers. I encourage you to find a different store to shop at, not just out of principle, but for your own safety.