Suspect Arrested For Stabbing a Man at a Shell Gas Station
Fox 10 reports that on Wednesday afternoon a stabbing occurred at a Shell Gas Station located at 4683 Gold Mine Rd E Mobile, AL 36619. An unidentified man was stabbed and immediately taken to a hospital. No details on his status have been released.
Police arrested Cody Poole, 28, following the incident. Apparently, he had been in altercation with someone before and then mistaking the victim for someone else, he stabbed him right in the parking lot outside the gas station. Poole was arrested for assault, making this 16 arrests for him in the past 9 years. He also head-butted a Fox 10 News reporter while being arrested.
No further details have been revealed at this time.
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Can Gas Station Owners Be Liable For Violent Crime On Their Properties?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of https://CrimeVictim.Attorney works closely with violent crime victims and their families in civil cases. Below he has provided some of his legal insight on the matter.
Commercial property owners are required by law to offer safety to all customers and employees on or around the premises. And to protect these patrons from preventable dangers, they must maintain adequate security on site. Adequate security can include things like parking lot lighting or video surveillance, but there are other options of course. When the security on a property is deemed inadequate and a someone falls victim to a stabbing or another violent crime as a result, the owner of the property may be held liable. Additionally, the violent crime victim here may have a valid lawsuit against the owner.
But it does not stop here for these types of cases. In fact, beyond just proving inadequate security, the crime victim attorney must also show that the crime committed on site was reasonably foreseeable for there to be a valid lawsuit. What this means is that if a gas station owner does not upgrade security despite hearing rumors about increasing violence in the area and then someone is affected by a violent crime, he or she may be held liable on the grounds that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in nature. To be clear, though, an attorney needs to prove inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime on behalf of the victim.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by a stabbing near a gas station, please do not hesitate any further to contact an experienced attorney. Please feel free to reach out to one of our own attorneys who specialize in cases dealing with gas station stabbing victims and their families.
Location of Shell Gas Station in Mobile, Alabama
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