Marines… Don’t Fuck With Them!

First off, we have no recollection where we got this from, it was just sitting in an open tab laughing at us. So if you’re the source, please step forward to take a bow.

Short version: LTC Karl Trenker, USMC, goes off to carry out the sale of a gold chain his fiancee has put on Craigslist.

The buyers don’t appear to be willing to actually pay, grab the gold chain and try to take off. Devil Dog engages and is shot three times. Devil Dog then retreats to the car where his kids are, tells them he’d been shot but it going to be OK, plugs the damn bullet wounds with his fingers and calls his fiancee to tell her, calm as a cucumber, that he’s been shot a few times and probably will be late for dinner, but that the kids are OK.

Both of the stinking goblins are in custody and LTC Trenker is expected to make a full recovery.

OO-RAH!

Thatisall.

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LC SmokeyBehr
LC SmokeyBehr

No little shitems are going to tell a Marine when it’s time to check out. That’s G_d’s job, and he didn’t have an open billet for the LTC.

NR Pax
NR Pax

While I am glad that the good Lt. Col is going to recover and that the would be thieves were caught, I have a small problem with the incident: The U.S. Marine said he volunteered to carry out the sale and drove to an apartment complex to meet the potential buyers. Really, sir? You went on your own to the… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

We discussed it at length at This Ain’t Hell. Yes, I do think going alone to meet someone from a Craigslist ad is a bit dense. You need backup. He’s a badass, though for chasing these assholes down. We also compared Lt. Col. Trenker (who just happens to be incredibly fucking HAWT!!!!) to a fatass LTC in the Air Force,… Read more »

NR Pax
NR Pax

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @ #: Yeah, I remember the discussion at TAH (I post under the same name there that I do here). And I remember the AF person getting offended at the perceived insults against the Air Force as well. Some people just need things to complain about. Hopefully, Lt. Col Trenker learned a valuable lesson… Read more »

themandownthehall
themandownthehall

Ok, I guess I’ll nitpick a bit. I have a big problem with this line: “Devil Dog then retreats to the car where his kids are, tells them he’d been shot but it going to be OK” You go to the hood to make a gold sale with complete strangers and you take your kids??? And leave them in the… Read more »

FrankOK
FrankOK

I couldn’t believe it either – taking one’s kids to an unarmed meeting in the hood to sell gold – that’s just asking to get shot, not to mention the danger to the kids.

It’s doubtful a Marine Enlisted Man would have shown the same arrogance.

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

NR Pax says: And I remember the AF person getting offended at the perceived insults against the Air Force as well. Some people just need things to complain about. Yeah, I went off on that one. Good lord. You’re in the military and can’t take a bit of ribbing? Sheesh!!! Craigslist ads are notorious for spammers, scammers and other criminal… Read more »

NR Pax
NR Pax

Yeah, I went off on that one. Good lord. You’re in the military and can’t take a bit of ribbing? Sheesh!!! No kidding. Hell, my dad was career AF and I was a Marine. We terrorized each other, for crying out loud. Come to think of it, I don’t think he’d be impressed with the Officer that was complaining about… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

NR Pax @ #: I’ve actually done a lot of transactions on Craigslist. Last minute hockey tickets are notoriously awesomely cheap there, and considering how much Verizon Center charges for a Caps game, Craigslist is generally the best way to go. If I’m meeting I always meet in a public place, I always have my gun, and I have people… Read more »

Odahi
Odahi

I wonder what caliber the “undocumented jewelers” were using. Would like to make sure I don’t have any of those in the house… This could have turned into a real horror story. If he had been killed, what would stop the misguided youths from taking his truck and kids to a nice secluded spot, disposing of the kids after much… Read more »

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby

While doing occasional business on/with Craigslist, Caveat Emptor, people!
Something tells me that LTC was not really aware of the dangers, Marines are usually smarter than that. Perhaps he was a Fobbit?

Always bring backup. Always. (My wife is an excellent shot!)

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

The man did not look like a Fobbit! Good lord, he looks like he could stop bullets with his chest!

Yum.

LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole
LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole

Next time Colonel, please bring a fucking squad of ’03s with you. Things will go off without a hitch and it’ll only cost you five, maybe ten cases of beer.

emily_nelson
emily_nelson

’03s are…? Riflemen?

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

Selling GOLD on Craigslist? You have to be fucking kidding me! Shit there are kiosks in our freaking mall that buy gold. Just seems to me that there were much better alternatives. Then for the seller to drive to a Apartment complex? And takes his kids? Obviously the LTC wasn’t thinking at all. period. AS another poster pointed out this… Read more »

NR Pax
NR Pax

emily_nelson says:

’03s are…? Riflemen?

03 refers to 0300, which are Marines in the Infantry MOS. 0311 would be “Rifleman.”

This has been your Fun Marine Corps Fact of the Day.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

Sounds like a tough fellow. Maybe even a Good fellow. Possibly a nice fellow.

-Not- a smart one though. Seriously, that was just a big ol, economy sized bucket of stupid.

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

LC Roguetek says: Not- a smart one though. Seriously, that was just a big ol, economy sized bucket of stupid. Agreed, but in his defense, who among us has not looked back at a decision we’ve made and realized that our heads were completely up our arses? I’ve done it and though I’d like to say that I’ll never do… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

Emperor Misha I says: Surely a number of errors of judgment on the good LTC’s part here, even though he can, to an extent, be excused for thinking that there ain’t nobody gonna fuck with him. I mean, look at him. He looks like he could get an Abrams to fall apart just by glaring at it. Anyway, the only… Read more »

sleeper
sleeper

Ok, so how long before the goblins file a lawsuit against the LTC for emotional trauma?

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says: LC Roguetek says: Not- a smart one though. Seriously, that was just a big ol, economy sized bucket of stupid. Agreed, but in his defense, who among us has not looked back at a decision we’ve made and realized that our heads were completely up our arses? I’ve done it and though… Read more »

bruce
bruce

i don’t go any were near the city unarmed let alone to the hood.

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts

I’d like to be the judge that gets to sentence that pair turds. They would have the choice of 3 slugs where it would hurt the most or meeting the Col. for an attitude adjustment like they would get from a Sergeant of the Guard at the stockade who likes to lean on his orders. Libtards claim the power to… Read more »