Man Killed In Gym Fight Over Exercise Equipment

  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    Dec 16, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    "A Brooklyn social worker described as "the picture of health" was slain at his neighborhood gym in a feud over exercise equipment.

    Douglas Smith, 50, was knifed and clobbered with a hammer by a pair of muscleheads who attacked him as he worked out at his East Flatbush health club.

    Smith died Sunday morning at Kings County Hospital, a day after he was jumped inside the Church Avenue Fitness Club, cops said yesterday."

    More here:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/12/15/2009-12-15_killer_gym_rats_thugs_slay_bklyn_social_worker_in_fight_over_exercise_equipment.html
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 16, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    I love how his father is quoted as saying his son has never been in a fight and has been such a good boy. Good boys might get in fist fights but stabbing and clocking a 50 yr old man w/ a hammer in the back of the head seems like some pent up aggression...to me at least. I've been witness to a fight or two at the gym when to much testosterone circulates in the air.
  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    Dec 16, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    Hillie saidI love how his father is quoted as saying his son has never been in a fight and has been such a good boy. Good boys might get in fist fights but stabbing and clocking a 50 yr old man w/ a hammer in the back of the head seems like some pent up aggression...to me at least. I've been witness to a fight or two at the gym when to much testosterone circulates in the air.


    I might be mistaken, but it seems that you are thinking that the father mentioned in the story is the dad of one of the assailants. The father, Castello Smith, is the dad of the victim.

    I've never seen any fights in the gym. The only blows I've even heard of have been of bj's in bathroom stalls or steam rooms.

    I must say that before reading the article I was miffed by people taking forever on equipment that I wanted to use, but instead of getting huffy, I substituted the exercise with something I thought was similar. Glad I kept my mouth shut.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 16, 2009 6:27 AM GMT
    Nope. Hillie got it right. At the end of the article..

    One of the alleged killers, Shawn Hing, 19, was arrested Sunday night and was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday on a charge of second-degree murder, officials said. Court papers charge Hing, who is being held without bail, hit Smith with the hammer.

    A source said Hing, of East Flatbush, immediately lawyered up and refused to speak with detectives.

    "He's never been in a fight before," Albert Hing, 94, said of his grandson. "As far as I know, he's been a good boy."

    It's funny, I always hear the "good boy" statement mentioned in articles like this.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 16, 2009 8:35 AM GMT

    Note to self : never go to a gym with "church" in the title. Ofcourse, I already learned this lesson. The +church+ I went to as a child was a lot like skid row. The preacher had these three sons who were thugs and used to mug us for our snacks. I work out at home because I saw displays like this at the gym all the time (never ended like this), but guys were squaring off all the time. It's disruptive. Guys would try me, but it takes a lot to make me mad so no success. No guy is worth kicking his face in so's you have to get tied up in court and possibly do time.

    I say that to segue into: this story sounds incomplete. I know both victim and aggressor are getting the whitewash (he was a nice guy) treatment, which who they were before the altercation isn't important to me. The bottomline is they were two meat heads fighting and arguing over machine equipment. It's always stupid and always tense because both guys have been grunting and revisiting their prehistoric origins for an hour. Too bad though, the kid is a punk. A little skirmish with the old guy in the 60's; he would lose and learn a lesson about respect and humility, but today, these little murderers play video games that show them how. 3 guys and a hammer? Talk about wanting to win! Damn shame.



  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 16, 2009 12:05 PM GMT
    WOW!!!!!!!!!

    Notte to self - steer clear of not only roid freaks , but scrawy guys as well at my gym
  • NyRuinz

    Posts: 887

    Dec 16, 2009 12:09 PM GMT
    That's ridiculous. I always get attitude in the gym from the insecure muscleheads, but I just ignore them. I've realized sometimes you have to be the adult in the situation, if you see something escalating walk away.
  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    Dec 17, 2009 6:33 AM GMT
    xrichx saidNope. Hillie got it right. At the end of the article..

    One of the alleged killers, Shawn Hing, 19, was arrested Sunday night and was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday on a charge of second-degree murder, officials said. Court papers charge Hing, who is being held without bail, hit Smith with the hammer.

    A source said Hing, of East Flatbush, immediately lawyered up and refused to speak with detectives.

    "He's never been in a fight before," Albert Hing, 94, said of his grandson. "As far as I know, he's been a good boy."

    It's funny, I always hear the "good boy" statement mentioned in articles like this.


    Oh! Thanks for pointing that out, xrichx. icon_smile.gif I can't believe I overlooked that.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 17, 2009 6:47 AM GMT
    xrichx saidNope. Hillie got it right. At the end of the article..

    One of the alleged killers, Shawn Hing, 19, was arrested Sunday night and was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday on a charge of second-degree murder, officials said. Court papers charge Hing, who is being held without bail, hit Smith with the hammer.

    A source said Hing, of East Flatbush, immediately lawyered up and refused to speak with detectives.

    "He's never been in a fight before," Albert Hing, 94, said of his grandson. "As far as I know, he's been a good boy."

    It's funny, I always hear the "good boy" statement mentioned in articles like this.


    The good boy, It's seems granddad didn't know his grandson like he should have, and that goes for many children today.

    I wonder if the gym had a sign in log to wait for equipment. I also love how they described Hing as scrawny LOL icon_razz.gif