February 17, 2017

Disabled navy veteran fights three thugs at once, trying to save turtle from being tortured

StaffRebel Columnist

A group of thugs are behind bars after being confronted by a navy veteran over their abuse of a helpless turtle.

According to Fox, “Gary Blough says his wife had taken their toddler to get them mail when the two came back crying hysterically Tuesday afternoon.”

“They said there was three guys out here killing at turtle,” he said.

Blough confronted the group in Daytona Beach as they were taking the turtle and slamming it down as hard as they could on its shell.

The veteran told the thugs to leave the turtle alone and tried to help it back into the water.

“While I had my head turned, two of them started hitting me in the back of the head and punching,” Blough told Fox. “Next thing I know we’re in a scuffle and I’m fighting three of them at the same time defending myself.”

The group then began to punch and kick him, leaving him with a severely swollen eye and a bump on the back of his head. However, other people came to check out the commotion and the thugs took off. Unfortunately for them, police caught up with them nearby and charged all three with aggravated battery and animal cruelty.

It is believed that the turtle died as a result of its injuries.

Police identified the two adult suspects as Ryan Ponder, 23, and Johnnie Beveritt, 18. The third suspect was a 16-year-old boy.

Jennifer Blough, Gary's wife, was shocked at what she saw. “My husband who is disabled tried to save a poor animals life and he gets beaten up.”

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commented 2017-02-18 07:54:28 -0500
If you can help Garry and his family, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/garry…. He faces a long road to recovery from his injuries. If you cannot donate, please share this link. God bless you!
commented 2017-02-18 02:28:28 -0500
Well done sir, and as usual the twerps attack from behind and as usual they run when the odds are not stacked in their favor. The vet should challenge them to a ring fight , see if they accept. Yeah i know , they would soil their diapers if they had to face a man instead of a helpless turtle.
commented 2017-02-17 22:26:39 -0500
Waiting for Jay to ask if we really understand their motivations. Are they Danish? Do we value turtles more than cats? Apparently Trump has triggered a hatred against reptiles.
commented 2017-02-17 20:06:33 -0500
These kind of worthless scum are waste of skin and air.
commented 2017-02-17 19:28:41 -0500
Three Perps who have been reading the Quran. Cruelty comes naturally to scum like this.
commented 2017-02-17 19:28:40 -0500
Three Perps who have been reading the Quran. Cruelty comes naturally to scum like this.
commented 2017-02-17 14:42:08 -0500
HE IS A MAN now take these hoods to small claims court $5,000.00 each for pain and suffering
commented 2017-02-17 14:22:42 -0500
Anyone who harms an animal has no conscience about harming people, too. Those three need to be in jail for a long time. Society will be safer if they are.
commented 2017-02-17 14:09:00 -0500
He could have turned turtle and went home , just a little extra something
commented 2017-02-17 13:53:57 -0500
They’re probably all Hillary Clinton supporters.
commented 2017-02-17 13:53:33 -0500
Sometimes dong the right thing can be painful.

He is a man that many could use a a neighbour.