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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

HoVG: Fan Cave Dweller Witness to Deadly Rampage at Clackamas Mall

Live every baseball fan’s nightmare…

You remember Benjamin Christensen, right?

Sure, you do.

Christensen is the bearded Oregonian who, thanks to his many tattoos (he has all the Major League mascots inked down both sides of his body) and overall baseball knowledge, spent half his summer in the MLB Fan Cave.

The self-proclaimed “tattooed dude” and Oakland A’s fanatic is far removed from his life as a Cave Dweller and back home working retail at Just Sports at a mall outside Portland…and on Tuesday night, things got downright real.

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You guessed it.

The Just Sports that Christensen works at is in the Clackamas Town Center Mall, the shopping center that, on Tuesday, became a deadly scene…leaving three dead and multiple people injured.

And the baseball fanatic, smartphone in hand, had a front row seat to the mayhem that was unfolding around him.

Repoz Posted: December 12, 2012 at 07:57 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ajnrules Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4322854)
This was awful news to wake up to. My condolences to everybody that was hurt both physically and mentally.
   2. Erix Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM (#4322905)
Ben's a friend and a genuinely very nice guy. Know it was very tough for him. He said he was going to write about it this morning. I'll post it when I see it.
   3. McCoy Posted: December 12, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4322946)
I'll never cease to be amazed by the need for people to stop whatever they are doing and send text messages to people who can do absolutely nothing for them during disasters and dangerous events.

You know you can always text, "Shots were fired at the mall I worked at 30 minutes ago. Got out safe."
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4322985)
Lancome worker a hero by ushering people out.

I'd like to think I'd be smart and courageous enough to do that.
   5. Erix Posted: December 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4323153)
Said article.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 02:56 PM (#4323207)
I'll never cease to be amazed by the need for people to stop whatever they are doing and send text messages to people who can do absolutely nothing for them during disasters and dangerous events.

You know you can always text, "Shots were fired at the mall I worked at 30 minutes ago. Got out safe."


there have been major problem in NYC skyscraper evacuations (both real and drills) with people texting/tweeting all the way down in the stairwells, and clogging up the escape route for others.

It's so mind bogglingly stupid, but some day, people (maybe a lot of them) are going to die b/c some jackasses can't keep their hands off a keyboard for 15 minutes.
   7. fhomess Posted: December 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4323410)
It's so mind bloggingly stupid

FTFY
   8. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: December 12, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4323482)
...but some day, people (maybe a lot of them) are going to die b/c some jackasses can't keep their hands off a keyboard for 15 minutes.


Especially if I'm behind the textor (texter?).

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