In his obituary tomorrow in the paper, his name will read Carter Northington, but all of my FB
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- Curt Autry NBC 12: In his obituary tomorrow in the paper, his name will read Carter Northington, but all of my FB
In his obituary tomorrow in the paper, his name will read Carter Northington, but all of my FB friends in Dinwiddie, Colonial Heights and Petersburg knew him as the CAN MAN. 70 years old and frail, he was beaten and left to die in someone's front yard. He was called the "Can-Man" because Carter was well known for collecting soda cans to help supplement his small social security check. We're following leads with police - it's one of our top stories at 11.
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[Stephanie Yeider] - Sad to here this .i collect popcans also to get me by .
[Margaret Allen Howell] - I pray they catch them!
[Nena Butcher] - Did they catch the SOB who did that to him?
[Kathie Almarode Pizzullo] - This is a cruel and ugly world these days.
[Mandily Franklin] - So sad! Praying for justice for him!
[Kelly Chapman Rose] - This is sickening and heart wrenching. I really dislike people.
[Mary Nunnally Branzelle] - This is just so sad and hope they catch who did it soon.
[Cecelia Bucy Widner] - Our great nation is crumbling in on itself.
[Candi Scott Noe] - So sad. Evil is surrounding us!
[Jerry Worley] - I knew this man from the Food Lion at East Gate ! Damn shame ! People are so mean ! He never bothered anyone !
[Chelsea Szlachcic] - Heart breaking! Why on earth do ppl not value life!!
[Kathy Grant Guymond] - So sad what in the hell is going on? Prayers to his family and friends
[Sherry Markel] - There are some really sick people in this world.....What did the person/people get from beating him and then leaving him for dead?
[Robin Tudor] - praying for justice for this man.. rest in peace.
[Katelyn Pettus] - This is heartbreaking. I used to live near him and saw him all the time. He wouldn't hurt a fly. I hope whoever did this is caught and taken off the streets before something like this happens again. Only a coward beats a 70 year old, defenseless man!!
[Laura Bowman Endy] - This is heartbreaking! I hope they find the punks that did it and beat the snot out of them! (trying to be nice..lol)
[Julia Sipe Bentley] - Thiamin terrible.
[Yvonne Coleman Bellamy-Arvin] - I just don't understand why someone would do this..so sad.
[Kim Simpkins] - So much beating, murder & rape these past few weeks. So sad. Makes ya want to be suspicious of everyone
[Rod Robbins] - We have a bunch of savages that live among us!
[Judy Chapman] - thats a shame.So sorry Curt.
[Wanda Rackley Perkins] - Ugh.....not only breaks your heart, but is just mind boggling that people think this is ok?!?!
[Merrill Gold] - So sad. Rest in Peace "Can Man"...
[David Bucciarelli] - WHAT THE HELL....
[Brittany Lynn] - How terrible! May he rest in peace and they find the person that did this!
[Donna Weber] - This is horrible :(
[Rosemary Glendon] - So sorry to hear this,
[June Adams Stowers] - This is so upsetting, he was such a sweet little man and would never hurt anyone.
[Vincent Carden] - And they wonder why I open carry.
[Tammy-Troy Ouellette] - God bless his soul. To quote a song... "Don't believe in revenge but in getting what you deserve." I pray the one(s) who did this to Mr. Northington get what they deserve... beat to death in prison & left to die.
[Paul Robinson] - Tragic-all part of this entitlement society. "I can do anything I want" culture. Until we make wholesale changes, this will not change.
[Martha Hardwick Kane] - So sad....hope they find who did this soon
[Deb Plum] - :( Let's hope karma is on it's way!
[Curt Autry NBC 12] - I've received more than a dozen messages from FB friends who would save their cans for him....it's amazing how this one man touched so many people from so many walks of life.
[James Daniel Ford] - ..dude would never hurt anyone.....I miss him, and hope they catch whoever's involved.......r.i.p., can-man..
[Becky Vanderhoof Daugharthy] - Our World in in a sad state of affairs these days, to beat a defenseless man who ambitious enough to go out and collect cans to survive! My prayers are for his family and for for the person who did this cruel and inhuman thing may they be brought to justice and never see the beyond steel bars again!
[Lisa Reid-Miller] - Such a sad story....
[Curt Autry NBC 12] - try to catch our story at 11 - we talked with the family that found his body this morning - as well as investigators, and where they see this investigation going. We're going to stay on top of this one. Anyone that saw anything suspicious should call the Dinwiddie Sheriff's office.
[Ruth Crespo Hammond] - This is horrible, he never bothered anyone...RIP Mr.Northington
[Erin Bollman] - I have tears in my eyes and a broken heart for a man I never knew. Why? .... How can people be so cruel? ❤Sending prayers up for this sweet man who is now in a place where he no longer has to worry about money, but can smile and be loved by The Lord like he deserves!
[Debbie LaFon Blankenship] - OMG....... How awful! So very sad!
[Mallory Marshall] - What the F is wrong with people!? Didn't a similar thing just happen in Washington state!?
[Sheri Traylor Pilout] - So sad ... Just heart breaking !
[Marie Lanza] - RIP Mr Northington
[Jane Clopton Charneco] - Why has the world become so cruel? Evil does walk the earth!!!
[Marcus Mccain] - What the fuck is wrong with people !!
[Kim Bear] - Carter was a very sweet man. Never messed with anybody. It's so heartbreaking.
[Michelle Lipscomb] - What animal could do this to an elderly member of society? So very sad for the "Can Man"
[Katrina Bradley] - That is so sad..Smh our world is hopeless
[Sharla Pence] - Evil & Heartbreaking.
Curt Autry NBC 12: In his obituary tomorrow in the paper, his name will read Carter Northington, but all of my FB - 50th Comments
[Amanda Powell] - I'm sorry to hear this. It's awful people could be so mean and heartless. Godbless 'Can Man' and his family.
[Michaela Clayton] - What the hell is wrong with people? So heartbreaking! He never bothered anyone or begged for money. I remember him being at the food lion every time I went there just looking for cans. It'll be weird to go now & not see him. I hope they catch the pieces of sh!t that did this. Only cowards beat up elderly people.
[Ashley Mulero] - I cannot believe this happened. He was a face in my childhood every trip to the grocery store to even working at foodlion where he walked. Absolutely heartbreaking, I swear people these days have no morals.
[Tom Hawkins] - WHAT a DAMM shame
[Diane Kyle Funk] - Such a tragedy. RIP Mr.Northington
[Jessica Cowick] - When I was younger he lived up the street from me. He was such a nice man.
[Shana Cleaton] - Youll be missed Carter.
[Meghan Healy Needham] - Ugh stories like this make me sick. What is wrong with people? Prayers to his family and friends
[Brian Clark] - Freaken animals walking the streets these days.
[Katsie Thomas] - Pray for justice
[Liz Dunn] - Terrible, I've never met this man but my heart hurts that someone could be soo evil to kill a 70 year old man who I'm sure hasn't done anything to anyone. He was just trying to live and someone came along and took it. This world sickens me, I'm scared for my children because of how evil people have become.. Rip. Fly high, your a beautiful Angel now <3
[Kelly M. Scott] - Copycats all around
[Patricia Suarez] - Rest in Peace Mr. Can Man....what is going on with some people nowdays/???
[Patricia Suarez] - Please keep us post it with this investigation???? Thank you!
[Stacey Conner] - That is so sad. I hope they find who did it.
[Myrtle M Sauls] - Hope they found who done this sad us old people got too he very careful and have someone with us at all time
[Elise Chilcott] - Hope they get who did this. RIP
[Amy Stringfield Venton] - I don't get this....why would anyone do this to a 70 year old man what could he have done so terrible that someone felt the need to do this... what a sad world we live in I just don't get it kids shooting people because they are bored beating war vets to death. Its just wrong. I hope they catch the person or people who did this.
[Ashley Jamison] - :'( rip Mr.can man
[Gkm Bansag Azucena] - RIP... So sad :-(
[Susan Brooks Brickhouse] - I knew him. Devastated. Lord this is awful.
[KiKi Campbell] - Another tragedy. What's the world coming to? My prayers to his family.
[Deck Harris] - It takes a true coward to attack an elderly person. May this poor soul find eternal peace and rest.
[Renae Grizzle] - How heartbreaking. I hate to think of what his last moments were. My prayers will be with his family. I really hope that anyone with info will come forward and that those who were responsible will be brought to justice.
[Amy Humphries] - I have worked at Food Lion for many years...I worked at this one in Dinwiddie for a couple of years...and have shopped their frequently after transferring to another store...anyway...this man walked around every day...didn't ask for anything...he was a "staple" if you will, at the store and surrounding areas. If you spoke to him..he would nod his head, and go about his business of collecting cans. Can't imagine what his last minutes of consciousness was like...I wish someone would have walked up on this happening. But when this sissy gets caught, if the best he can do is beat up an old man with a bag of cans,then he probably won't fair too well in jail. That would be the best part of this story if it comes true.
[Amy Green] - I have never met him. But it this is so upsetting. With an aging parent who's on a fixed income, it's a shame that he had supplement his income with collecting soda cans and heart breaking that his life was cut short by an evil bastard.
[Gloriadean Teakana James] - Omg i just saw him last week
[Catherine Hildebrand Oakley] - Reaching New Heights Magazine is doing a "Cans for Carter" drive to raise money to help the family with expenses
[Mike Totty] - What kind of p.o.s would do something like this to an elderly man,its just a sad reminder of th way th world is today.R.I.P Carter
[Jennifer R. Keppler] - This absolutely breaks my heart
[Susan Brooks Brickhouse] - Sick at heart. Poor Carter. THE PERSON WHO DID THIS WILL BE CAUGHT MY SWEET FRIEND!!!
[Joanna McGinn] - can you let us know if he has family? services?... and the resolution of catching the culprits. We ALL are less for this.
[Amy Humphries] - I just read on someones post that a vigil is being planned for Friday night at the Dinwiddie Food Lion...Curt, I know you are busy,but please try not to let this story go...this gentle soul deserved so much better than what he got.
[David Gibson] - Dinwiddie sure has had more than its fair share of violent crime over the past few years. Even the rural communities cant escape the horrors of what or country has become these days
[Vida Puryear] - I didn't know him, but this is absolutely horrible. I can't believe that someone would do this.
[Pamela Rainey Wade] - Such a terrible thing to do to someone. I hope & pray that whomever is involved is found. Praying for his family...just so sad.
[Sharon Miffin] - So Sad, nobody's Safe Anymore, The Devil Always Lurking, Looking for a Victim.,
[Julie Beth Townsend Wyatt] - Bless his heart he was so sweet. I will miss seeing him around Foodlion.. RIP my buddy..
[LaVonne Dabbs Haymore] - May you rest in peace, Mr. Northington.
[Ann Benson] - This infuriates me!!! I've seen him all through my childhood. He never hurt a sole. What is wrong with people?! I really hope they find who did this. Absolutely ridiculous!!
[Natasha Brenn] - Omggggg NOOOOOOOO WTF IS WRONG WITH PPL WHAT IS GOING ON ?? :( .... this is SICK
[Sharon Lamkin] - God Bless his soul. He did not deserve to go out that way.
[Ben Jones] - What is wrong with people in the world today?
[Mindy Perkinson] - We are having a Vigil/Can drive for Carter on Friday night at 8 pm! (At the Westgate Dinwiddie Foodlion) to remember our Can Man! The can drive will help pay for his funeral expenses. PLEASE share! The event page is Vigil for Carter "Can Man"!
[Lou Littlepage] - when they find the person or persons responsible for this, they should be stoned to death using full cans.
[Nancy Whittington Curtis] - This is so so sad...
[Don Kilcullen] - How terribly sad. The awful truth is that some people are monsters!
[Kay Mcintyre] - That is so sad, i hope they catch the bastards,.
[Anthony Torres] - Ann benson I'm so happy to hear that this man never hurt anyone's shoes. God bless him and his family.
[Jenny Thompson] - God rest your soul Mr. Northington your community demands justice for you .My condolences to your family and friends and all the others you touched with your gentle nature. You were a benefit to your neighborhood and you did not deserve to die on the side of the road like an animal.
Curt Autry NBC 12: In his obituary tomorrow in the paper, his name will read Carter Northington, but all of my FB - 100th Comments
[Steven Yonts] - He was my neighbor really didnt know him that well but very sad didnt seem like a mean spirited person I just don't know how someone could do something like that to an elder person
[Vanessa Downey] - Beating senior citizens seems to be on the rise. I hope they catch the low life(s) that did this.