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Little Rock, AR — A 58-year-old man is facing murder charges after police say he intentionally ran down a teen boy with his grocery-getter after the young thug relieved him of his wallet.

According to witnesses, Michael Sadler had just cashed a check at the Asher One stop convenience store Thursday, when 14-year-old Michael “Lil Flip” Stanley rode by on his bike and jacked his wallet before pedaling down the street.

Incensed, Sadler hopped into his mini-van and gave chase, jumping the curb and tearing through several yards before finally mowing the kid down in a vacant lot.

Once the kid was immobilized, Sadler reportedly dragged him out from underneath the van and began beating the holy hell out of him. One witness told police Sadler even tore the kid’s clothing off in an attempt to find the wallet.

“He ran over him than pulled him out from under the van and started beating him up and choking him. That’s what I saw.” said witness Dewayne Turner. “He [Stanley] is well loved; you know kids are going to be kids. He was being mischievous.”

Stanley was transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A supposedly remorseful Sadler has since been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing. No word on whether the wallet has been recovered.

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  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Well let’s look on the bright side – at least those yards got them tire ruts they were meaning to put in for some time now.

  • Zazen

    Always look for the silver lining <3

  • CT

    ”He [Stanley] is well loved; you know kids are going to be kids. He was being mischievous.”  FUCK that – he fucking robbed someone – that is not kids will be kids.  Kids frying ants with a magnifying glass or jumping over ramps with the bikes – THAT is kid play not fucking robbery!  Stop making excuses for these fucking delinquents!

  •  I was going to say the same thing, kid didn’t deserve to die for it, but people making excuses for this bullshit is no help.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Any word on the condition of the bike?

  • Yeah, seriously, by age 14 you should know that robbing someone is a crime–not “kids will be kids” horseplay. It doesn’t say how much money was taken; maybe Sadler had just cashed his entire paycheck and would’ve been left with no way to pay his rent or his essential bills after Stanley stole the money. In light of that, I can’t say I blame him for doing what he had to do to get the money back. No, the kid didn’t necessarily deserve to die, but hopefully the judge will show some degree of leniency based on the desperation Sadler may have felt. (I know if someone stole my entire paycheck, I’d be screwed!)

  • A friend of mine had his moped stolen. He tracked the little bastard down and RAN HIM OVER with another friends car, totally destroying his own moped. The thief flew through the air, bounced off a fence, and ran home to his mama as fast as his broken legs could carry him. Betcha he doesn’t steal from crazy-ass white folks ever again.

  • Amen sister! 

  • sugarpie

    While I don’t think Lil Stupid deserved to die for stealing a wallet, I can certainly understand the rage Sadler.  Money aside, trying to replace and handle everthing one holds in their wallet is fucking hell. 

  • I’m sure that if the roles were reversed, and the man stole the wallet and the kid was driving, the kid would’ve done the exact same  thing.  And he probably wouldn’t have felt bad about it either.  I work in a middle school .  Most kids today are insensitive and mean and they take no responsibility for their actions.  Instead of disciplining them, parenst find every reason they can to make an excuse for their behavior.  Pathetic.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    Quickly, someone make an appointment with a salvage yard.  Christine’s little, big brother has tasted blood.  The killings will never stop.  Nip it in the bud NOW!  

    On the other hand, since Michael Sadler lost all his money, owning a car that tends to have a backward rolling odometer will stay newer longer.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

     So did Stanley do a “lil’ flip” when Sadler struck him? Oh wait, no, he had to pull him out from underneath his perp apprehender, so I’m guessing not.

  • tdavid6

    Exactly. I agree he did not deserve to die for that. Criminals better wake and up realize that law-abiding citizens are getting damn tired of being terrorized and having our shit stolen and that makes crime a much more dangerous career choice. And if they are too young to realize it on their own, their parents better take the time to explain it to them or this is going to keep happening. For myself, I can’t imagine mowing a kid down for stealing my wallet. Murder is excessive. And now that guy has to live with that bad choice for the rest of his life.

  • tdavid6

    True, but kids are stupid. That’s not an excuse, it’s an explanation. I would expect a more rational reaction from a 58 year old man. I can understand his rage, believe me I can. But I expect a 58 year old to put that into better perspective than a stupid, mouth-breathing 14 year old that still has to be told to take showers and put on deodorant everyday.

  • You’re right, and it’s up to us parents to teach them these things.  I think some people are failing at that, which is why many kids have little or no empathy. 🙂

  • JGo555

    Did the kid deserve to get run over?
    NO WAY IN FUCKING HELL. Did he deserve the beating. YES. Little motherfucker needed to learn a lesson in keeping his hands to himself and respecting other’s property.
    To Dewayne Turner: “…you know kids are going to be kids. He was being mischievous.”

    You are a fucking criminal too. Being mischevious is grabbing your neighbor’s lawn furniture & putting it on someone else’s lawn. STEALING SOMEONE’S WALLET IS NOT a joke or a prank it’s a MOTHERFUCKING CRIME.

    His punk ass would’ve done jail time for it. Especially if the judge wasn’t leniet. And it’s also a crime that would only open doors to a life of crime. Fuck you Mr.Turner if that’s what you consider something cute. He was 14 he knew better.

    To the dude that killed him: you could have followed his little punk ass back to where he lived, punched him once or twice & called the cops. YOUR ASS DESERVES TO SIT WHERE YOU ARE.

  • kimbev69

    i so agree…what was next for the little sweetypie armed robbery .. you know this wasn’t his first time, it’s called KARMA…where are all the civil rights people and first degree please

  • Preach it CT….that “mischievous” explanation really burned me up, I mean come on. That man has more right to his wallet then this lil shmuck….It sucks the kid died, and I mean that because if he had just had the shit beaten out of him he may have had a chance to learn a lesson. But sometimes you pick the short straw when you choose an action you get an answer.

  • CT

    Yup iLLy, it’s not that I wanted the kid to die – but when you play with fire…..

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    I’m guessing someone stole your wallet?

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    No, but the van’s rims are shot.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I wonder if this moron understands that by saying such an asinine thing, he took the focus off this kid’s murderer. The kid was a young criminal, but he didn’t deserve to die for it. Mr. Saddler deserves to rot in prison. Wonder if he’s still worried about his wallet? 

  • LeaveMeBe

    Exactly. I mean, if he was able to run him down, we know he could keep up with him and follow him home and call the cops. 58 years of life-experience and wisdom should be able to out-wit 14 years of stupid, hands down.

  • “Lil Flip” wasn’t on the right track on becoming a productive member of society. And I bet he wouldn’t have stopped at stealing wallets……………….

  • I agree, CT!

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    ”He [Stanley] is well loved; you know kids are going to be kids. He was being mischievous.”

    What the fuck? Would he be saying that if the kid stole his wallet right after he cashed a check?

  • Gee

    I heard Lil Flip’s thug friend came by shortly after the hit, grabbed the crumpled bike and ran. He figured he wasn’t going to be using it any longer.

  • Jycorro

    You beat me to it. What defines misbehaving? Murder?

  • tdavid6

    I’d like your comment more than once if I could.

  • warbonds

    Agreed, on all counts, THUG = ASSHOLE anyway you slice it.  “lil flip” puhleeze…… No sympathy here, one less ASSHOLE in this world.

  • warbonds

    Now thats a happy ending to a story if i ever heard one, good for your friend.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if he found the wallet jammed underneath the bananaseat.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Oh, *please.* He probably just wanted some cash to go get some Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea.

  • JGo555

    Not at all in this way but I had someone break a window into my car, take my wallet (empty) take $40 from the ashtray, rip out my car stereo, my CD case with +200 CD’s, MY SCHOOL BACKPACK (to I assume store everything he stole off me) & then dropped my wallet 2 blocks from where I was. The good news is that a goos samaritan that was jogging found my wallet & called my workplace ( I was at work while all of this happened) & returned it.

    I am so glad that when that happeed I didn’t have a credit card at all.

    I hope that whoever stole it needed the money to feed their kids. I know that whoever stole it more than likely just wanted to feed a drug habit. I was so pissed because I HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING REMOTELY LIKE THIS (hell, the time I stole I couldn’t even eat the damned candy, I had to return it!)& I didn’t understand why if I was nice to people this bad thing happened to me.

    I hope he trashed them. Who in the fuck wanted a HANSON CD COLLECTION in 2004 in fucking PUERTO RICO!???

  • Mangraa

    I feel nothing for the kid – he had it coming one way or another. 

  • val87

    im sorry i feel bad because he was only 14…but thats exactly it..he was only 14 only god knows what he would have become later on in life, murderer, rapist, bank robber, he woke up that day knowing he wanted to steal a wallet the 58 year old did not wake up that day knowing he was going to kill someone, if this kid had to die to maybe teach other kids a lesson then im sorry but so be it, maybe these lil fuckheads will stop acting like little thugs and stop stealing from people if they know they will get killed for it. on a side note i wouldnt have killed him but yeah id probably cut his hands off so he couldnt steal from anyone anymore =)

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    I feel your pain.
    Three years ago, I was mugged two blocks from my apartment walking home at 2:00 a.m.  Yes, I was drunk because I don’t drink and drive.  I was jumped by two guys that I never really got a good look at.  I was walking in the middle of the street.  A person stepped out and in front of me and pow.  He hit square in the mouth.  I stopped for a second trying to figure out that I was just hit and then someone from behind started hitting me.  I went to the ground and gave up hope of living when suddenly the pounding stopped.  They took my wallet and ran off.
    Personally, I feel this is the most heinous of crimes because they committed an act of violence to someone who had done nothing to them.
    All and all, they got nothing from it.  My cash was spent at the bar and my debt card was cancelled.  I, on the other hand, received a split upper lip that required stitching.  And, pain, my God, when the doctor stuck the needle with sedative into my upper lip before she began was ungodly painful.  My upper lip will never be the same.  I still feel pain from time to time with it. 
    What’s crazy is the mugging occurred Friday night.  I was in the ER all day Saturday.  I went to Motor Vehicles Admin Monday.  I had three days of mustache growth, but I could only shave one half of it off because of the stitches.  For the next two more years, my driver’s license has the worst picture of me ever taken.  Just call me Mr. ½ a Mustache.

  • Shelby Burns

    Poor kid and poor guy that got robbed. Sure the kid knew what he was doing was wrong, but he didn’t deserve to die. He was only 14, and we all know that teenagers can be STUPID. But I feel so sorry for the guy that did it, seems like he got so angry he was just seeing red and couldn’t stop. They said he’s remorseful, how sad he has to live with this for the rest of his life. Such a sad situation all around. 

  • sherrdbw

    At least that kid won’t be stealing wallets ever again.

  • sherrdbw

    This time it’s a grab and go wallet, when he is older it will be armed robbery. “Kids are going to be kids, he was being mischievous”, yeh my ass.

  • Lena60

    yup, yup . yup. I was going to say the same thing.14 and out robbing people, fuck him.

  • Heather_Habilatory

      ”He [Stanley] is well loved; you know kids are going to be kids. He was being mischievous.”

    You spelled felonious wrong. Fixed that for you.

  • He was probably going to be a criminal when he grew up anyway. I just wish I had watched the murder happen so I could see real crime prevention in person.

  • Justagirl

    He deserved to be ran over & beaten…….to death? Fucked up move by the kid, but a definate fucked up overreaction by the old guy. He deserves to be in prison for life. 

  • Justagirl

    I dont feel bad for the killer no matter how remorseful he is. He should feel bad, he murdered a kid. He had plenty of time to think about what he was doing when he ran him down, got out of his car, pulled the kid out from under it & proceeded to beat him. Call me crazy, but Id much rather share air with a 14 year old thief than a 58 year old cold blooded murderer. 

  • WTF ever happened to calling the police when a crime has been committed. Killing someone because they stole from you damn sure doesnt seem worth it to me. Its not our place to say if this kid was headed down a path of destruction or not. Maybe if the police would have arrested him and taken him to jail, he could have possibly learned his lesson. But now a kid is dead and a man is probably going to do life behind bars. This case is just sad from every perspective.

  • Califboy

     Word, period.

  • I’m Sorry the guy used poor judgement.  The kid deserved a whuppin, but not to be ran down.

  • Well damn.  Reminds me of something a friend says ( he’s 62)  “Fuck it, if I get into a fight, I’ll just shoot ’em,  gettin’ too old for that shit.”

  • spayneuteryourpets

    I don’t believe that this man intended to kill this criminal.  He just wanted to get his wallet back and to punish the thief.  He knew there is no justice system anymore.  Criminals have more rights than victims now.  I bet all the deceased’s friends are thinking twice before robbing someone.

  • Shauna Olsen

    I got he was upset about the wallet being stolen, but that was a bit extreme and not to mention he just became a criminal himself. He knew that running over the kid couild kill him, and not only that he beat the child afterwards instead of trying to get help for the kid. I am all for punishing theiving little shits but not like that.

  • ”He [Stanley] is well loved; you know kids are going to be kids. He was being mischievous.”

    That’s it….say anything to blow smoke up our asses.  It’s racist to get mad at black people for committing crimes.

  • Shauna Olsen

     Yeah, true, but for all we know he could have also become something else if someone intervened, and been more human than nothing more than a lowlife murderer. So now, two lives are destroyed and two families will be bitter about it all.

  • Cory

    Fuck that stupid dumb ass punk kid, he won’t steal again you can bet on that.

  • Cory

     You have to figure the system is screwed up, cops don’t do there job anymore there to busy busting potheads to worry about real crime. But on the flipside of things one less killer and one less stealer it kinda evens out don’t ya think ?

  • Cory

     If the roles were reversed the kid would of been carrying a 9mm, and the check he (cashed) was drug money. Also our lazy president would of not claimed him as his son LOL

  •  he may not have deserved to die, BUT I bet he won’t do it again!

  • I would let him go with probation just to stir the hornets nest.

  • Andy P

    …and may be why old dude ran him the fuck over.  Just Sayin’.  I get so completely tired of the lack of respect many kids show as a result of idiot parenting and the subsequent excuses provided by the (most often) baby mommas.

  • Andy P

    Fucking classic.  Love it.  If Obama had a son it would look like this thug.  God I hope he is ousted in 2012. But that’s a different topic for another venue I suppose.  LMAO.

  • Andy P

    LOL!  Like x1000

  • Andy P

    Crazy.  LOL

  • ultracreep

    Just because you do stupid crap when you’re 14 doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll move on to being a career criminal. I used to shoplift stuff all the time at that age. When I got old enough to realize I didn’t want to face the consequences if I got caught, I quit. I think this kid just saw an opportunity and took it on the spur of the moment. I also understand the rage and anger of the guy who got stolen from, however, he took it too far and he’s got to pay for that too.

  • ultracreep

    I cannot tell you how much I hate it when people say things like this. Automatically writing off kids is part of the problem. They CAN change with a little intervention. Not all of them maybe, but a lot. Growing up with little or no role models, no adult supervision, and in poverty sort of helps stack the deck but it doesn’t mean you’re irredeemable. Also, when suburb kids do these things people are more likely to say it was a “mistake” or a “youthful indiscretion” but if you’re from the crap side of town you may as well be killed because you’re going to grow up to be worse.

  • Justagirl

    Ah, bite me 😉

  • Andy P

    Sounds like fun.  😉

  •  Say the teen got away with the wallet, what would have happened? The teen: probably either bought video games or drugs with the money. He would either use the Credit cards or sold them. He would not even think about it a week from the incident. The victim of the theft: He may have either been evicted, a car repo’d, not be able to take care of his family  for a while. Spend the next week replacing his driver’s license, cancelling his credit cards, How could he replace his dl if he had no money? he cant put it on his CC because they were all cancelled. He might not be able to go back to work (if he had a CDL) or not have the gas money to go back to work. Keep extrapolating here and we see that the man was just mad as hell. Especially if he had that happen to him in the past. I am not saying run down every wallet or purse snatcher, but GD can’t the kids figure out that they have repercussions of their crimes?

  • Charlie Lopez

    I got no remorse for the kid. You start of by robbing sooner or later someone is going to shoot you or kill you. The old man did that boys family a lesson. Maybe now none of those family members will resort to “horseplay” anymore

  • val87

    umm yeah, except there is a huge difference between shoplifting and robbing someone….iim not sayin him killing him was the right thing, but hey thats the chance that kid took.

  • val87

    try living in michigan and hearing about the sensless murders over a few bucks in detroit and tell me these werent kids that have been doing it….just because you made it through life a better person doesnt make us all optimistic about the rest of these kids. andd i HATE how people use poverty, hey if you dont want your kids getting killed get your ass up off welfare and get a job…and fuck that when i was a kid i would go mow lawns or do anything to make my money i wouldnt steal from people.

  • Cory

     I’m with you there, if hes voted in again I need to seriously pack my shit up and hide under a rock for atleast a year hahahah.

  • Possessing a quick and vicious temper, I can understand and relate with this guy’s frustration and utter rage. I cannot, however, justify running an adolescent down with a car. In his position, I most likely would have followed him at a distance to his house and THEN called the police. Or, wait until he stopped somewhere, and steal the fuck out of his bike. Perhaps ransom the thing for my wallet..

  • Apachee

    Someone already said exactly my same thougts, if you play with fire you will get burned, now days people are behind in house notes, car notes and no telling what else and they just ain’t having it!

  • AssWho?

    Agreed excuses are getting old.Granted I would have opted for the 45mph door check.
    The real point people miss is…In today’s society you never know who is crazy enough to mow your ass down with a caravan, or packing a SW 45 cal with a hair pin trigger.  
    Guess he should have peddled faster or not stole the dudes wallet.

  • AssWho?

    Petty theft don’t pay the county and states bill’s like felony’s do. The police force for the most part is just a huge armed gang that can do or not do what it sees fit. Generally with immunity, how many times on cops have you seen the 5.0 pit maneuver a car at high rate of speed? or hit the “suspect” with a cruiser when he is only on his chevro-legs?

    trust the police with your life and you will regret it 

  • RydoLarsson

    “incensed, Sadler hopped into his mini-van and gave chase, jumping the
    curb and tearing through several yards before finally mowing the kid
    down in a vacant lot.”
    LOL wtf he obviously went completely overboard but i imagine he was having the worst possible day and then it goes worse and then even worse

  • Do we REALLY have to jail the guy for this?  I’d rather buy him a congratulations dinner and give him lots of kudos for running down the little brat.

  • kevin

    I like u. U took the word right out of my mouth! He knew what he was doing. If he would of murdered someone he would be slapped on the wrist…. Screw the enablers in our society

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