Person of the Week

Person of the week  – Marteine Robin.

Very honest – no namby pamby trauma counciller is going make money off her misfortune.  I bet all the greenies, criminal apologists and refugee advocates cringed
watching the item on TV3:

It started out as just another one of her daily pie delivery runs, until she swung into Redwood School and was confronted by the man who offered her a stark choice.

“’Drive or I will stab you’; he jumped in and said I have got two knives and he pulled out the bigger one and I just told him to get the f*** out of my truck,” says Ms Robin, who is now out of hospital.

But he did not get out of the truck and she was then forced to drive, at knife point, more than 50 kilometres around the city.

They ended up driving around together for nearly an hour but, naturally, their relationship did not improve.

“We heard a siren and he said if the police try to stop you, don’t stop, and I said I will stop and I hope they shoot your arse,” she recalls.

Ms Robin says that is when he stabbed her in the shoulder.

She kept driving until stopping in one of the busiest intersections in the city. She fled the truck as motorists called the police.

“At 8am in the morning the whole street is full, so rush hour traffic is a Godsend.”

The knife-man then hijacked a Christchurch City Council car and stabbed the driver several times before police arrived and tried, unsuccessfully, to taser him.

“It didn’t contact him, and I was like ‘damn!’,” says Ms Robin. “I was just saying ‘fry the bastard, just keep zapping him’ and then you hear this ‘pop, pop’ and I was like ‘yes, they shot the prick’.

“He just went ‘boom’ and he fell flat on his face. I cheered; I was like ‘yay, they shot him, hopefully he’s dead’.

The man survived, as did the driver of the council car, and both men are still in hospital.

Tough, resilient and an awesome attitude to criminals.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.