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LIFE IN FAYETTEVILLE

Filed at 11:21 am under by dcobranchi

I guarantee that there’ll be all sorts of LttE in the paper this week about how Moretti is a hero and that McLeod got what he deserved.

As he’s done regularly for the past two years, Stan Moretti stopped into Primo Pizza on Yadkin Road with his wife Friday night, hoping to get some food.
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It was about 10 p.m. Almost closing time.

Moretti’s wife waited outside, near the side entrance. He waited inside for the food.

Then she started screaming. Moretti looked out and saw a man holding her with a knife, apparently trying to rob her.

That’s when police say Moretti snapped into action.

He pushed open the door and fired two warning shots with his handgun. Then, when the man fled, Moretti jumped into his GMC Yukon, chased the man down a nearby street, and ran over him three times — twice going forward, once in reverse — according to a warrant.

Within minutes, Moretti, a 41-year-old tattoo parlor owner, had gone from ordering a pizza to being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

The man he ran over, Aaron Lazarus McLeod, was still in critical condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Saturday night.

Firing the first (and possibly second shot) was warranted. Jumping in his vehicle and running the guy down (3 times!) goes just a bit beyond self-defense.

11 Responses to “LIFE IN FAYETTEVILLE”


Comment by
NJRoadie
February 24th, 2008
at 4:45 pm

OH, but it would have felt good to hurt someone who was trying to attack someone you love. I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing. I bet a jury would let him off too.


Comment by
Nance Confer
February 24th, 2008
at 5:56 pm

That’s why we don’t put loved ones on juries.

Nance


Comment by
COD
February 24th, 2008
at 5:57 pm

//41-year-old tattoo parlor owner//

i can make a pretty good guess at what he looks like, and it’s not a look that will get a lot of sympathy in the bible belt.


Comment by
john
February 25th, 2008
at 5:47 am

His mugshot makes him look like a lowlife. I’m from fayetteville, and the few people I know that know Mr. Moretti, say he is known to be violent, and is being sued by a former employee for assault.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
February 25th, 2008
at 6:29 am

Just a reminder:

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Comment by
NJRoadie
February 25th, 2008
at 1:56 pm

Had to chuckle when I saw this in the paper today – hey, the guy was mad the bar wasn’t open, so he ran down the bouncer and the bartender…

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Comment by
faith
February 27th, 2008
at 10:45 am

NJRoadie-stfu.

Doesnt matter that i knew that guy, or any of that…
Lots of people knew him to be a good guy, just someone that wouldnt take any sheeeeeeeeeeeeit.

It was excessive, but in the heat of the moment, you WOULD want to hurt them…

RIP Aaron, you will be missed


Comment by
Jennifer Comer
February 29th, 2008
at 12:05 pm

Hey Daryl,

Looks like you were wrong. He hasn’t gotten off scott free yet but they did charge him with first degree murder. How come you didn’t put that letter in the blog???? Anybody with an ounce of common sense knows that here in Fayetteville you can kill your child and oh, maybe get about fifteen years or so. Sometimes you can even walk away from it completely. Guess what, all of us that pay taxes pay for that legal system. Blah, this whole place is a freaking mess and since there is no God, we are the ones who did it.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
February 29th, 2008
at 12:14 pm

The FO is typically about a week behind in publishing LttE. They’ll show up next week. As for my prediction being wrong about him being called a hero, check out the comments to Myron Pitts’ blog post on this. A sample:

I hope this scares every criminal in this county, I hope they fear for their lives, we have had enough and it is time to take up arms and let them feel justice when they take from us, either feeling hot lead or burnt rubber, Moretti is a hero. I think it is clear to see that Moretti did not begin his evening thinking he was going to have to kill someone to defend his family, the guy was just wanting dinner. There will be no tears shed around here for the criminal that set out with a knife to rob and harm someone into giving to them what was not theirs to take.

Moretti deserves a parade when they let him out, and soon.


Comment by
Jennifer Comer
February 29th, 2008
at 2:43 pm

Yeah, I skimmed over that article but Mr. Pitts and I rarley agree on anything. Hero, my foot. I have two tattooes(as much as a lot of people judge by apperance) does that make me a bad person who would want to run over someone three times. Uh, no. He fired two shots and that was where it should have ended imo. Well, we’ll see about those letters. Maybe you’re right. I don’t mean to start a war, but what do you all think about the fact that the young man who died was black? Do any of you think that might have been a factor in Mr. Moretti’s reaction. Would he have run a white person over three times? I don’t personally know him so I can’t say. I know that Mr. Pitts is black but tell me what you think.


Comment by
TheOtherSideoftheCoin
March 3rd, 2008
at 10:03 am

Maybe you should read the other comments on that blog:
I probably know Stan better than anybody posting on here. He didn’t know anything about the Christmas scam until his father called and told us he saw it on the news. Now, truthhurts, is dead on about everything else. The person defending him saying he is great and will give you the shirt off his back!!! I’m sure I know who you are and you have worked there less than a year…..you know nothing about Stan. You know what he tells you. Lucky for you, you should never know the “real” him. Stan is nice, as long as you are providing him with something. He’s as “Fair weather” as a person can get. Cover-up, I don’t know. I’d say, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was. Everyone told him, including me, that Anna would eventually bring him to rock bottom. I for one didn’t think it would come to fruition, so quickly. Can’t wait for the movie! Ha ha.