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Suspect Accused of Throwing Man in Dumpster Back in Raleigh

Posted May 1, 2007

A man accused of robbing a man and throwing him into a Dumpster in October made his first appearance in a Wake County courtroom on Tuesday.

Police said David Hoskins robbed Thomas Churchill, 76, behind a Dollar Store on Raleigh Boulevard, threw him in the trash bin and stole his car.

Authorities in North Dakota arrested Hoskins on armed robbery charges. After serving jail time there, he was extradited to Raleigh to face charges there.

Hoskins was being held on a $1 million bond.


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  • areyou.serious May 2, 2007

    It's also a quote from 'Better Off Dead'

  • historian1 May 2, 2007

    NorthCarolinaNative, You are correct, and pretty soon I'm going to flatline. My grandmother's maiden name was actually Torian.

  • historian1 May 2, 2007

    It was a quote from the movie "Men At Work" circa 1988-1990. When I seen the headline it reminded me of that scene.

  • areyou.serious May 2, 2007

    yo Rev, it's a quote from a movie...and it IS funny.

  • North Carolina Native May 2, 2007

    hey historian I like the double dash -- I can say i knew you when you were dashless. :o) pretty soon you can just drop the his and the torian and be ------------- lol keep up the good work!

  • cheekygreek May 2, 2007

    Rev Faker:Didn't you watch the news yesterday,they had his face planted on the screen?

  • spiritwarriorwoman May 2, 2007

    Doesn't say the race of the perp or the victim, so I'm not sure why some of you are laughing.

    Aside from that, an elderly man was beaten and robbed and tossed away like garbage. Nothing to laugh about there that I can see either.

    Thank God they elderly man did ok, and thank God they have the perp. May he live long behind bars.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • john283594 May 2, 2007

    His-torian that is the funniest thing I have read on here.

  • lilreno is in the wind May 2, 2007

    lmbo @ his--torian

  • All child molesters should die May 1, 2007

    I thought the same thing, about the headline! It reads VERY srange! Back in Raleigh, WHERE back in Raleigh! Hee hee!

    They didn't word that too well. They should have just left the word back off.