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Target SUES hero who fended off knife-wielding attacker stabbing 16-year-old girl at checkout

From Daily Mail
By Christopher Brennan For Dailymail.com | Published: 19:55 EST, 21 July 2015 | Updated: 09:02 EST, 22 July 2015

shutterstock_147374108Michael Turner saved a 16-year-old girl from being stabbed to death, and Target wants him to apologize for it.

Despite his heroic effort to fight off a knife-wielding attacker from a then-16-year-old girl, Target is suing a man who stopped a stabbing in one of their Pittsburgh-area stores.

Michael Turner, 50, was at the big box chain’s location in East Liberty when he confronted attacker Leon Walls, 44, and wrestled him away from his victim Allison Meadows.

2ABBFD9800000578-3170164-image-a-19_1437524539003Walls had rushed into the Target and was pursued by a group of men including Turner before he grabbed the teenage girl as a hostage and stabbed her twice before the dramatic intervention.

Turner is now speaking out after blamed him and the other men for the attack.

Leon Walls, (left) 44, was found guilty last month on charges including attempted homicide after grabbing Allison Meadows (right) during the March 2013 incident

 
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The attacker was found guilty last month of charges including attempted homicide for the March 2013 incident, though was also found mentally ill.

Video surveillance of the event showed Meadows’s mother looking on in horror as her daughter was taken near the store’s checkout line.

A group of bystanders including Turner and his friends were able to rush at Walls and take him down, preventing any more harm to the teen.

Police arrived and used pepper spray to take the stabbing suspect into custody.

However, Target says Turner and his friends caused ‘unreasonable risk of harm to others’ when they pursued and ultimately helped capture the attacker.

 
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