First let me say my thoughts and prays go out to the victim of the senseless act, Mrs. Bailey. Now with that said the jerk that attacked her deserves far more that a whack on the head with a frozen turkey. No doubt about it Fred Irwin should be nominated to the dumbest criminal hall of fame.

The man stole money from a BP gas station at Ten-Ten Road and US. Highway 401 shortly before noon, Garner police said. He then crossed Ten-Ten Road to the parking lot of a Harris Teeter store and approached Irene Moorman Bailey, who was loading groceries in her car.

Witnesses told police that the man started beating Bailey in the face, trying to get her keys.

“The lady was being beaten on the ground. She was lying on the ground, and the guy was on top of her – physically hitting her,” shopper Randy Owens said.

Bystanders intervened and hit the man in the head with a frozen turkey that Bailey had bought, police said.

Officers found Fred Ervin, 30, in Bailey’s car, Fuquay-Varina police said. Ervin was taken to WakeMed with a serious head wound. He was listed in fair condition Monday morning.

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