Target Sues Man Who Helped Stabbing Victim

Pittsburgh, Pa.--Target is suing a man who helped a teenage girl who was stabbed in one of its stores two years ago.

Back in 2013, a homeless man, Leon Walls, attacked someone at a Target store.That's when Michael Turner came after Walls with a bat. Target claims that because Turner went after Walls with the bat, Allison Meadows, 16, was stabbed. 

Turner is now protesting outside the store, carrying a sign that reads, 'Target sues stabbing victim hero.'

"He grabbed the little girl. He hadn't stabbed her at that point. He was talking, trying to get out of the store. And Jobe was telling him, 'You're not going anywhere until the police come.'  And that's when he started saying, 'You all think I'm playing?  You all think I'm playing?'  And he stabbed her the first time, he stabs her again," Turner told a local TV station. "If the guy hadn't gone on a stabbing spree, we wouldn't be standing here talking either.  So, they're not looking at that. I'm just ready to rumble.  Because if they're basing it off that, they're going to have to wake up bright and early to mess with Mike,"

 Leon Walls was found guilty, but mentally ill, and is in jail.

 As for Allison Meadows, she recovered from her wounds, and her family has released the following statement:

 "We have sued Target, because they failed to keep Allison safe. Suing Michael Turner is just Target's way of trying to blame someone else for what happened under their own roof. The family certainly doesn't blame Mr. Turner, and they are thankful he was there that day."

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