I can't bring myself to go to my grocery store. One of the employees at my local supermarket went postal (groceral?) and stabbed a cashier in the torso with a butcher knife on Friday. Then he stabbed the bookkeeper in the torso and the leg before running out. The first woman, a 24-year-old woman named Tina Negron, died from her injuries. The second woman is in stable condition. The psycho is still at large.
According to The New York Times:
The police said Mr. Gonzalez now had a beard and wore a green jacket of some type with the words “Canada Dry.” They said he had been angry that Ms. Negron had broken off a romantic relationship.
Lord have mercy, you just never know who’s crazy, right? I dated a guy awhile back who seemed completely normal but would drink heavily whenever we had a fight and then have a breakdown and destroy inanimate objects. One morning after a particularly bad fight I stopped by his dorm room and found it completely trashed. He’d broken furniture, completely upended the room and had taken a football and shredded it into tiny pieces with a knife. Yet he had blacked out and had no recollection of what he'd done. I broke up with him and became afraid he was going to OJ Simpson my ass and reported the incident to one of the deans who wouldn’t even recommend that he go to therapy. Great support system there!
I looked up Tina’s MySpace page and recognized her immediately as a cashier that I’ve checked out with many times. She'd anointed herself “Ms. So Incredible” on her blog, which I love. This is horrible. She was so young and sweet. Nobody should die at the hands of a crazy ex-boyfriend in a bad theme jacket.