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Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

Posted on: July 22, 2010 8:36 pm
 
Posted by Matt Moore

Terrifying news out of Charlotte tonight, with Bobcats forward Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint. WSOCTV 9 in Charlotte reports that Jackson's home in Charlotte was robbed early Wednesday, with armed gunmen holding his wife at gunpoint before locking her in a bathroom while they robbed the residence. Jackson himself was not at home when the robbery occurred. The robbers apparently took "several Louis Vuitton wallets, jewelry, a stun gun and a 9 millimeter handgun."

Reports are unclear as to whether Jackson was specifically targeted. It would be blatant speculation to say that Jackson's history of violent incidents could be connected, but that likely will not stop people from doing so. Regardless of what his past has been filled with, no one deserves to have their home invaded, much less their wife threatened at gunpoint. The incident will likely draw comparisons to that of NFL safety Sean Taylor, who was killed in a home invasion in 2007. Thankfully no one suffered gunshot wounds to the knowledge of the report at this time. We'll update with more details as they come available.
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Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2010 3:21 am
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

mom says go to bed



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2010 12:48 am
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

My guess is that Stephen Jackson did it himself



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2010 12:16 am
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

I actually like Jackson...he is my 2nd fave Small Forward in the league.  May be a little selfish but i wonder how this is gonna affect the Bobcats, I pray it doesnt and they can catch this no life before season starts.  I also dont know why these athletes dont have their house guarded or secured with some kind of protection.  After this i hope they start..then hopefully there will be no talk of this crap.




Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2010 10:56 pm
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

After thinking about this and the Sean Taylor incident, (and there has been a lot more over the years) One thing just mind boggles me.  Why with the disposable income and money these people have,,,,, why would these homes not have the absolute most state of the art security system?  I am no Jackson fan, but I wouldnt wish this on anyone.  Where was he?  Why no guards when he wasnt home? why no state of the art system?  why no closed circuit cameras to record everything?  Usually when it doesnt add up, there is a reason, no matter if the reason be involvment or stupidity.  But a reason none the less.




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2010 10:32 pm
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

Professional athletes , musicians , actors & actresses etc are & will always be a target for someone whose looking for a quick buck.They earn large amounts of money , aren't afraid to show off what they own...so they become a target.Sometimes it is who they mix up with, all it takes if for some one on the other side of the law to hear, oh Stephen Jackson keeps 300 grand and a gun or this amount of jewelery....and next thing you know its a grape vine thing & he becomes a huge target.....Does he deserve this? Hell no, no one does.In the past he has shown a complete lack of good judgement , my hunch would be he made some sort of a mistake somewhere for this to happen.

In the end, thankfully no one was hurt.




Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: July 22, 2010 10:17 pm
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

"It would be blatant speculation to say that Jackson's history of violent incidents could be connected, but that likely will not stop people from doing so."Nice round about way of bringing that up so you dont look like the a-hole.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2010 10:11 pm
 

Stephen Jackson's wife held at gunpoint

And then we wonder why these players carry guns?  Everyone wants a piece of the pie.  Good Luck to Stephen Jackson and his family.


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