Do you carry your fundamental four everywhere, even to the grocery store? A woman was stabbed and her child murdered by a maniac wielding a knife in a grocery store parking lot in Ohio. What lessons can we learn? 

Three people were attacked and maimed by sharks in Florida on the same day in the same area. Fortunately none died despite life-threatening injuries due to the efforts of the people on the scene. Are you carrying medical gear to the beach? 

Also, during our Tech Talk from EOTech we consider the importance of understanding off set. We have a Frog Lube Pro Tip of the week for you as well. 

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    • TOPIC: Of All the things that can affect your gun’s reliability, cleaning and lube should not be one of them.
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    • TOPIC: Florida beaches open after shark attacks injure 3 and take a woman’s hand
    • Hemingway was right
  • [0:58:03] Suspect in North Olmsted fatal toddler stabbing obtained knife at thrift store just before attack
    • Follow Up – Julian Wood’s suspected killer claims she’s killed before



Two teenagers and a woman were injured in two shark attacks less than two hours apart Friday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle. The woman lost her lower left arm and suffered “significant trauma” to other areas of her body, officials said at a Friday afternoon news conference. The mother of one of the teens said the girl’s hand had been taken and her right leg had to be amputated.

Both incidents happened between Miramar Beach and Panama City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Beaches in Walton and Bay counties were closed Friday and reopened Saturday morning, with warnings. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife monitored the shoreline by boat through the weekend. Panama City Beach Police in the Sheriff’s Office helicopter Saturday reported seeing “a notable presence of sharks, specifically bull sharks,” near the first incident.

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North Olmsted officials held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to shed light on what happened in the minutes leading up to the fatal stabbing of a toddler in the Giant Eagle parking lot.

According to North Olmsted Police Detective Sgt. Matt Beck, the suspect, 32-year-old Bionca Ellis, was at the Volunteers of America store, which is a thrift shop adjacent to the grocery store, where she obtained some sort of kitchen knife. It’s unclear if she paid for it or stole it.

Ellis then left the store, walked over to Giant Eagle, located in the 27000 block of Lorain Road, just after 3 p.m., and approached the 38-year-old mother, who was pushing her 3-year-old Julian Wood in a grocery cart as they were nearing their vehicle. Ellis allegedly stabbed the woman and Julian multiple times and walked off. The entire attack unfolded quickly, Beck said.

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