Over at KB a commenter has a tale of woe about a young man who after fleeing a shop in Georgia with a laptop under his jacket ran into four Marines collecting toys for charity. In the fracas that followed a Marine was stabbed in the back and had to go to hospital for treatment as did the thief.
Poor old Tyrone slipped and fell following the stabbing and suffered two broken arms, a broken ankle, suspected rib fractures, missing teeth, and contusions. He was just so lucky that the Marines were there to administer first aid to Tyrone as the fall resulted in quite severe injuries.
Would you like cream with your just desserts sir.
Of course in NZ the perp would have been treated and rehabed by ACC, the Marines would have all been charged with assault and the shop owner would have faced possible charges of inciting affray.
The perpetrator would become the victim.