I maintain that he deserved it, and merits no sympathy.
He could have asked for some toothpaste, some soap or some change politely
, but he made the choice to use deception in order to violate
another's property which suggests that he had no legitimate motive to obtain the goods he sought; it's probable that he was looking for random crap to
trade for drugs/drug money and that his addiction (and very possible violence) was known to the local populace, hence why they "joined in".
@raelsatu: how dare you protect those who are on the path to eventually stabbing/shooting/otherwise harming vulnerable people, such as the elderly and
the handicapped, for meager sums of money.
edit on 18-1-2013 by ultimatelizardman because: (no reason given)