Man attempts suicide in Wal-Mart parking lot

Was still holding bloody knife when help was called
Melissa Topey
Jul 29, 2013

 

A 25-year-old Pennsylvania man is recovering after a suicide attempt Saturday evening in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on East Harbor Road.

Joshua Rockwell suffered severe lacerations to his left arm, Ottawa County Sherif Steve Levorchick said. He was holding a bloody knife as he began asking people to call 911.

Rockwell, a military veteran, was in the area for the National shooting matches at Camp Perry.

He was transported from Magruder Hospital to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center where staff said Monday morning that Rockwell is stable in good condition.

Levorchick said a  friend told deputies that Rockwell had left a note at Camp Perry that could be thought of as a suicide note. The friend also said Rockwell has attempted suicide previously.

Comments

candleburner

What is it about the Walmart parking lot that people go to to commit suicide? Isn't that where the guy was in his car and revved up his car till it caught on fire a couple years ago? I really feel bad for this guy though - hope the hospital is able to give him the help he apparently needs.

2cents's picture
2cents

That vet needs our help!

shucks

He won't get help from the Republicans.

grandmasgirl

Why do you bring politics into something as fragile as this topic. I don't think it matters what party you are from. We all sympathize with this veteran. May God find him the mercy and help he needs.

shucks

Why do you bring politics into something as fragile as this topic.

.................To rub the noses into the poop of those who think that the Republican party is the answer to all mankind.

I don't think it matters what party you are from.

.................It sure does if you think that Democrats are all bums.

We all sympathize with this veteran.

.......................I do , but not all.

May God find him the mercy and help he needs.

...................He's going to need help from God to get mercy from the Republicans.

2sense

or people like you

shucks

Like me ? Nonsense 2sense.

Perkins2060

What an idiot.

shucks

You can't handle the truth.

sugar

4shizzie, you don't know shizzie!

shucks

Lump this sugar :

Why Do Republicans ALWAYS Vote AGAINST Soldiers and Veterans?

http://coreysviews.wordpress.com...

Mystery_Cheese

I think it's been proven that neither Republicans or Democrats care about veterans, since they both keep getting us involved in illegal, endless, wars; while not doing a thing to help take care of them when they finally get to return.

shucks

I think you should update on what you think.

sugar

Oh Perkins, just so we're clear, I lived in Perkins half of my life, graduated from Perkins High, I know all about Perkins and it's no paradise. lol

brassman

Yes it is.

Perkins2060

Another idiot. Glad you're gone.

2cents's picture
2cents

WOW, I know we have a term for people that dislike others because of their birth color, religion and such but here we have a person who hates because of party affiliation. What would that word be my friends?

Huron_1969

Narrow minded
Absent minded
Pee brain
No brain
4sizzled would be happier in Russia tho

shucks

You hate me because I told you the truth , Huron_1969 ?

shucks

2cents-
"WOW, I know we have a term for people that dislike others because of their birth color, religion and such but here we have a person who hates because of party affiliation. What would that word be my friends?"

.......................Republican.

Centauri

How about RACIST or SIMPLETON?

You are a TROLL who has attacked me in the past.

REPUBLICAN or DEMOCRAT. To me it compares to what smells worse.

Dog Sh!T or Cat SH!T.

I choose other.

shucks

Centauri

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 7:20pm

How about RACIST or SIMPLETON?
..........Where do you see that?

You are a TROLL -
...........Troll wouldn't be a correct definition.

who has attacked me in the past.
.............I have no patience people who believe in obvious whacked out things.

REPUBLICAN or DEMOCRAT. To me it compares to what smells worse.

Dog Sh!T or Cat SH!T.

.......................Paranoid conspiracy theorists smell pretty bad.

Centauri

Why should I waste my time on you?

I compare you to stepping on dog poop in a public area.

You are a TROLL.

shucks

You are still a paranoid conspiracy theorist.

Have a nice paranoid day !

PS

In truth I did not attack you, I commented about the paranoid conspiracy theorists.
And true to your paranoid nature , you thought I was attacking you.

Darwin's choice

Wow! Always the azzhat! Keep it classy 4Shizzle!

And, you don't like "people who believe in whacked out things", but drink the halfrican-ade? Hmmmmm....there's a word for that...!

shucks

"And, you don't like "people who believe in whacked out things", but drink the halfrican-ade? Hmmmmm....there's a word for that...!"

.................What do you call a person who believes in whacked out things and is a racist ?

Darwin's choice

2cents's picture
2cents

(.................What do you call a person who believes in whacked out things and is a racist ?)

An Obama voter : )

shucks

2cents-

I thought you were at least a little intelligent : )

Darwin's choice

You're spineless, big talk behind the keyboard azzhat. Maybe a cement enema will help you. Oh, i'm sorry, you're heads in the way....

shucks

And you are a boring little wimp who talks tough and has cement for brains.

http://media01.fun4pic.com/2010/...

Apparently, none of you can handle the truth.

Are we done yet?

Darwin's choice

Why do you keep posting your mug shot? Are you proud of it or something?

shucks

That's you stupid. Darwin's Reject.

KnuckleDragger

.............I have no patience people who believe in obvious whacked out things.

You must have an extremely difficult time looking in the mirror in the morning.

I always love how people who have never worn the uniform seem to believe they are experts in veterans affairs. The truth is the politicians for both parties could care less about veterans. They sing them praises when they are off fight THEIR wars. They quickly forget about them when they return with their limbs blown off and are suicidal. The politicians in Washington should be ashamed of themselves. I will say one good thing about Obama though, he had been a supporter of spending more on veterans care. The problem is that nothing that would increase funding can make it through Harry Reid.

shucks

.............I have no patience people who believe in obvious whacked out things.

You must have an extremely difficult time looking in the mirror in the morning.
.............................You must too.

I always love how people who have never worn the uniform seem to believe they are experts in veterans affairs.
.............................I always love how some people just know everything! FYI - I was in the Army.

The truth is the politicians for both parties could care less about veterans.
...........................................I doubt that . I know the Republicans don't care , they care about money and how much they can hoard away for themselves.

They sing them praises when they are off fight THEIR wars.
They quickly forget about them when they return with their limbs blown off and are suicidal.
The politicians in Washington should be ashamed of themselves.

I will say one good thing about Obama though, he had been a supporter of spending more on veterans care.
.........................................Did you know that Obama is a Democrat ?

Why Do Republicans ALWAYS Vote AGAINST Soldiers and Veterans?

http://coreysviews.wordpress.com...

mikeylikesit

you're probably right but I doubt the dems would do much better. barry and Hillary would leave him to die. just ask our four americans in Benghazi. wait, we cant. they're dead..

shucks

Bush and Cheney did such a great job on 9 /11.
Just ask the 2,977 people in New York.
Oh wait , we can't , they're dead.

Centauri

SIMPLETON response

shucks

Paranoid conspiracy theorist.

PS

Oh wait !

You believe that the US gov't orchestrated the attack of 9/11 (you being a conspiracy theorist and all).

mikeylikesit

they sucked too.

mikeylikesit

9/11? I think that was some of barry's "brotherhood".

sugar

Love the Bush derangement syndrome, never mind that the moral reprobate could have taken out Bin Laden several times but stood down, seems stand down is the favorite command of leftists.

shucks

Rambling nonsense.

so.....

Bill clinton had the same offer. He also declined. He a leftist too??? I think you all have it wrong. It's not democrats who are bad. Its not republicans who are bad. Its POLITICIANS who put themselves above the people they are meant to serve. NONE of them care about any of us.

2cents's picture
2cents

The Clinton era emboldened the rag heads!

TrollingRageind...

If someone wants to commit suicide, I say let them. There are a lot of people alive today, especially in America, that are wastes of resources, and if somebody is willing to help make the freeway flow faster, I say let them.

Centauri

"The friend also said Rockwell has attempted suicide previously."

Joshua is a US Marine veteran who served in Iraq in 2007. He was a machine gunner and received several medals including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Many of the veterans are coming home from the war and need help. War is hell. I hope that this young man gets the help that he needs.

The Hero Zone's picture
The Hero Zone

I agree, having several veterans in the game community I have spoken to them about their experiences and it isn't that they are unimaginable, it is that unless it actually happens to/around you there is no real comparison. No matter how realistic Call of Duty is or even how vivid an in-person story of a battle goes. Unless YOU are being shot at or an inch away from triggering a booby trap that would have your remains mailed home in an envelope...there is no comparison.

I remember one story involved X bringing a fellow soldier (Y) to the field surgeon who looked over Y, turned to X and said "you can't sew hamburger back into a cow", and handed X a morphine application to administer to ease Y's pain into death.

Darwin's choice

Semper Fi!

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BULLISDEEP

He was on two drugs and alcohol.
http://www.portclintonnewsherald...

Centauri

Big deal. He was also convicted of DUI in Pennsylvania. If the government refuses to help, then a veteran attempts to help himself/herself to find relief.

Don't blame a veteran or any person for that matter if they find relief in drugs. I have studied drug abuse and use and have vast knowledge about legal and illegal drugs.

Legal drugs have the blessing of the DEA and FDA.

With education and knowledge, some illegal drugs could be used safely.

Big Pharma wants to dominate like Al Capone did in Chicago.

Nobody died from cannabis but millions have died from Big Pharma's drugs.

In third world countries, millions of people use plant based drugs to ease body and mental pains safely.

sugar

As a health care professional I can tell you that often people in chronic emotional pain and/or physical pain will turn to substances to relieve that pain. Chances are the VA gave him at least one of those drugs. God bless him and thank him for his service, our veterans deserve our admiration and respect not disdain.

brassman

Look who's got his foil hat out again!

shucks

Ha ha

Centauri

"Look who's got his foil hat out again!"

I have never worn a tin foil hat but since I have a few rolls of foil, I just might make a tin foil hat for the heck of it. But would it matter to those who are said to wear tin foil hats if their homes have metal roofs, aluminum siding and foil faced insulation? Have you ever noticed all that foil on spacecraft? That foil serves a purpose.

Now here is an idea for those who refuse to wear a tin foil hat and accuse others of wearing foil hats. Head to the nearest public restroom stall and grab a paper toilet seat cover. Don't be a hog and take them all, leave some for others. While you are there, do a #2 since it is all free and at no cost to you. No charge for toilet paper, water or sewer.

If you stay in the stall long enough. Anthony Weiner and Larry Craig might show up.

Here are the directions on how to make a hat from a paper toilet seat cover.

http://www.turnstylestudio.com/w...

http://www.1077theend.com/pages/...

Wear your paper cowboy hat proudly while pointing out those who are said to wear tin foil hats.

Yippee ki-yay ...

goofus

httpdowntrend.competerbraunbenghazi-hero-waited-20-hours-with-shredded-leg-obama-campaigned-in-las-vegas
Looks like Obozo does not really care about military afterall sorry but the link doesn't work

OMG.LOL.WT_
pptrsha

what is halfricanaide? what branch of service were you in? how many people have you watched, your own self, go to war and come back? how many commenters know what a soldiers life is like day to day? how did something so tragic get dragged into a cesspool post?

Peninsula Pundit

4Shizzle is correct, for now.
Now that the wars are over, (we hope), it's time to take care of the vets.
The House is controlled by Republicans and as 350 roll calls to repeal Obamacare show, the republicans can get through the house anything it really wants to.
They haven't done a thing for the vets to date and don't appear to want to delay another vote on the repeal of Obamacare to do so.
What is particularly irking is the republicans are always the first to wrap themselves in the flag and glory as to how 'patriotic' they are.
But whenever it comes to a vote to support those vets they so loudly declared they supported when they were overseas, their support is glaringly absent now that the majority of them are back home.
I hope every vet who is trying to get help and not getting it remembers this should they decide to take matters into their own hands.

shucks

There’s none so blind as those who will not see. ~ Matthew Henry

You have eyes to see.

"What is particularly irking is the republicans are always the first to wrap themselves in the flag and glory as to how 'patriotic' they are."

...................... Like a wolf in sheep's clothing.

"But whenever it comes to a vote to support those vets they so loudly declared they supported when they were overseas, their support is glaringly absent now that the majority of them are back home."

.........................My take of Bush's attitude toward the troops was like : ' We ( Americans)are going to go on with our lives. We're not going to make any sacrifices ( like we did during WW2).So, make sure you protect us, run along, fight and die.'