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Central Michigan University
student´s night of terror ends
with a Facebook post and a bullet

Detroit Free Press, by David Jesse and Ann Zaniewski

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/18/2013 2:11:55 PM

One last Facebook status update capped a bizarre night of terror in central Michigan during which police say a prison parolee abducted a college student at gunpoint, raped her, set fire to a house, stole a flatbed truck and rammed three police cars. "Well folkes im about to get shot. Peace." That was the message Eric Ramsey posted from his cell phone to his Facebook page apparently just moments before he was fatally shot by a sheriff´s deputy, ending a crime rampage that started in Mt. Pleasant and stretched 85 miles north to the Grayling area.

The criminal justice system enables crimes like these by setting dangerous criminals loose. Read way down to discover this guy´s outlandish crime history. Most recently he was out on parole after serving the minimum possible time.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 1/18/2013 2:24:20 PM     (No. 9124828)

Well, obviously they need to ban Facebook.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 1/18/2013 2:40:42 PM     (No. 9124853)

FTA: "The woman called 911 and then James called his father, who had left to pick up his fiancée from a nearby store and pizza shop where she works. (snip) The father, James Persyn Jr., rushed to the house. When he arrived, the man who had been banging on the door was gone and the front of the house was on fire. Persyn smothered and stomped out the flames, and called for his children. Police arrived about the same time."

So the 911 response time was no better than that of the father?. Just a reminder that police usually arrive after the fact. (No fault of theirs - that´s just the way it is.) Meanwhile, you´re on your own.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/18/2013 3:11:19 PM     (No. 9124922)

Bet he posted it using an 0bamaphone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jerseyden, 1/18/2013 3:25:14 PM     (No. 9124953)

I´m sorry for the young lady, but I´m glad more and more police are using deadly force in situations like this. If he was arrested he would most likely get a slap on the wrist by the justice system and be back on the streets in a few years. The prisons are over crowded and many violent criminals are let out early serving minimum time.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/18/2013 3:28:04 PM     (No. 9124956)

On the plus side, the rape victim was aided by an amazingly brave 14 year old and the night ended with the death of the rapist.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tfwg, 1/18/2013 3:29:49 PM     (No. 9124962)

That 14 year is one brave, stupid child. He saved that woman´s life and almost lost his and his young siblings...if he had a gun, okay, open the door. But a knife??? Too dangerous. I hope his father speaks to him and buys a shotgun for the home.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimK1, 1/18/2013 3:59:08 PM     (No. 9125007)

Sorry kid, you grew up faster than you expected. 14 is old enough to get some serious training, Dad too, what the heck, the whole family. Get a plan and practice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 1/18/2013 4:17:36 PM     (No. 9125039)

Yep, Dad gets there the same time as the cops after the 911 call. Remember, when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

And my other favorite: Ya know why I carry concealed? A cop´s too heavy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/18/2013 5:07:27 PM     (No. 9125145)

Time to ban high-capacity gas cans. Right?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ragu, 1/21/2013 7:10:05 PM     (No. 9131034)

Below is a link to a Detroit Bree Press article which as more information from the kids perspective.:

John Carlisle: Teen from Shepherd helps save a life in central Michigan


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Reply 11 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/21/2013 7:16:21 PM     (No. 9131043)

This man already had a record of felonious assault convictions. Prison didn´t change him. He shouldn´t have been let out on the streets to do this again, yet it happens countless times across the country.

I hope his victims heal.

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