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Dramatic Footage Shows U.S. Marine Brutally Beating Up Cab Driver [NSFW]

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Working as cab driver can be an extremely hazardous affair, which is probably why some taxi owners have started to install cameras facing towards the passenger area in their vehicles.

One such recording device captured dramatic footage of a cab driver who was brutally attacked inside his vehicle by a young man in Surf City, North Carolina, at around 1:00 Sunday morning.

The attacker was later identified as Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh of the MARSOC Special Operations School at Stone Bay.

Video footage released by Rex Bowen, the owner of Island Taxi, shows the 30-year old marine yelling and threatening the cab driver, Charles Hawkesworth Jr., and shortly after physically assaulting him.

Bowen told JDNews that Hawkesworth treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital for multiple facial bone fractures and other injuries but has since been released.

"I’ve been in business here for five years and I’ve never had an incident like this," Bowen said. "I started this business as a way to get people home safe. What happened is just senseless."

Chief Mike Halstead of the Surf City Police Department said that right after the attack Kinosh signed himself in a psychiatric unit of a Wilmington behavioral hospital so they cannot serve the warrants until he is released.

Halstead noted that Kinosh will be charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats. He added that the U.S. Marine cannot be charged with felony-level offenses since he did not use any weapons nor did he rob the cab driver.

“Because he used his hands to commit the assault, it was a misdemeanor,” Halstead said.

Video footage of the assault follows below, but be warned, as it contains foul language as well as scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.


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60 Comments:

Dan Facciolo said... »September 10, 2012

Sue the Marines dammit!

Asdsda said... »September 10, 2012

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, baby yeaaaaaaaaaaaah.. make the 10 hour version... *uck them both

europeon said... »September 10, 2012

 That's unfortunate, but he was just unlucky... There are a lot of things that make up for the danger of being a cab driver, for example in my third world country there was a cab driver that got raped by some extremely hot Angelina Jolie lookalike.

Xavier Ramos Santoni said... »September 10, 2012

Kid next time a Marine try to pull your eyes out, be prepared, buy a Glock 20 and put a 10mm round on its belly and ull see an incredible transformation from  bully into  pussy in less than .000023 seconds! 

Sabman999 said... »September 10, 2012

all these marine army guys are scum anyway, im not really surprised he did this.

M Lima said... »September 10, 2012

That oaf doesn't deserve to be in the forces!  He should be setting an example not epitomising the worst.  Discharge that neanderthal!

Timico said... »September 10, 2012

What has this to do with "Carscoop"? 

Dcaswell16v said... »September 10, 2012

USA!

Ws6transamgirl said... »September 10, 2012

 JR is going to need some serious facial reconstruction, as his cheekbone essentially was disconnected from the rest of his skull in the attack.  If anyone could be so kind as to send over a donation, whatever the amount, there is a paypal link available here: http://gogetfunding.com/project/help-charles#/project_details

Don said... »September 10, 2012

"He added that the U.S. Marine cannot be charged with felony-level offenses since he did not use any weapons nor did he rob the cab driver."
USA USA USA USA USA! BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE U.S. MARINE.

Florentino Agusta said... »September 10, 2012

F#$% the marine, nothing but a bunch of pussies with guns in their hands, I eat them for breakfast.

Sirr said... »September 10, 2012

Aren't his hands considered deadly weapons since he is a trained marine? Maybe that is a myth? Or was it boxing/mma? Either way i hope the cab driver sues the sh*t out of him. Teach people like this a lesson.

Anonymous said... »September 10, 2012

Look this is not a reflection on the Marine corps.... They are not just a bunch of pussy's with guns the majority of
Them are real heros who volunteer to be away from the families and children for months at a time only to be shot at and a lot of times killed for this country. Show some damn respect and be proud of the united states you live in and the great men and women fighting for it! Have some damn pride in where you come from cause if you visit any other place it could be a hell of a lot worse!! That being said this POS does not deserve to wear the uniform he is a meat head with an attitude obviously believing he is above the law!

M Lima said... »September 10, 2012

I assume that anyone posting with support and admiration for Marines and USA on the basis of THIS video is a non-american simply trying to rouse hatred in other equally ignorant people.  If the posts in question ARE in fact from Americans then those individuals are shameful and uneducated individuals.  Is it any wonder there is so much animosity towards America from the rest of the world?!!!

Polyester Poontang said... »September 10, 2012

Wow, this sure awakened the the scum bag bloggers.

T101 said... »September 10, 2012

Kinda surprising to see a cowardly act committed by a special force soldier on a civilian.  That just hurt his career.  Typically they are pretty bad azz and would only tangle with someone bigger or take on a group.  In a bar for example.  Not sure why'd he go off on this poor guy.  Hope he recovers.  It doesn't take much to break the cheek and eye orbit.  Then the eye falls out. 

Anonymous said... »September 10, 2012

Its funny how all these people talk about Marines over a commenet. One person said "F#$% marine, nothing but a bunch of pussies with guns in their hands, I eat them for breakfast." I'm sure you do retard. I didn't see a gun in his had there for one and two MARSOC marines are pretty well trained in hand to hand. People are stupid. Yeah we are going to send the members of our armed forces to combat not knowing how to defend them selfs with out weapons. Not saying what he did was right but if your going to talk shit on the video say it about the guy in it but shut your fucking mouth about the rest of the servicemembers that do the right thing every for your pussy hippy ass. AMERICA!

Sharpmerol said... »September 10, 2012

This is an example of the human shit that US sends to other countries to fuck, I meant to free the people...

Asdsda said... »September 10, 2012

internet warrior detected

Sharpmerol said... »September 10, 2012

American's Pride.

Steven Bayne said... »September 10, 2012

Drunk marines are funny

Spamism said... »September 10, 2012

Makes me wish there was a road-side bomb waiting for Kinosh on his way out.


He can try picking a fight with one of them.

Billy said... »September 10, 2012

That looks to me like standard roid rage, but that is just my opinion.

What I do know is this Marine is not an example of the rest of the Corps, but, again IMHO, unfit and should be court marshaled and dishonorably discharged.

Hah said... »September 10, 2012

Well, next time the cabbie shouldn't take the long way. Some lessons you learn the hard way. 

notsomuch said... »September 10, 2012

Ooookay. The guy is an ass. There are lots of assholes in the world, and I hope this site doesn't start posting each one that's caught on video. This is a car site. I hope this blog doesn't become the source for someone's political rants. I can always read Gawker for that. 

no one said... »September 10, 2012

 Pride...
more like shit

Doson2 said... »September 10, 2012

Screw all you people. I don't know how many times a cab driver has taken my money cuz I was drunk.  Lets not support our troops, lets F*** em over.  That Marine was one of the few who realized he was being taken advantage of and he wasn't goin to stand for it.  Don't blame him at all.

Jeff Cupps said... »September 10, 2012

 Yeah!!! Let's beat the defenseless cab driver to near death, that will show him!!!

Larrybagina said... »September 10, 2012

always un-do your safety belt when you're dropping someone - the assbag marine should be locked up - but always un-do your belt - cab driving 101...

w.a. virtue said... »September 10, 2012

The cost of war that is rarely seen. This kind event was not rare after the Vietnam war. In a  UK town next to US base a local girl was raped by servicemen. Well trained soldiers (like this marine) were also know for having it out with the locals at the bars in town at the locals cost. It got to the point citizens were more and more intimidated by the presence of the military. So much so that there was a fire on the base and the town fire dept was needed. No trucks ever came either because they were too scared  or hatred of the base. The soldiers were told never to walk alone in town for fear of retaliation . In  Japan, US bases have been unwanted presence for a long time by the residents because of this exact type of behavior.
This is why shield should be manditory as camera only expose the problem and don't protect.

w.a. virtue said... »September 10, 2012

The cost of war that is rarely seen. This kind event was not rare after
the Vietnam war. In a  UK town next to US base a local girl was raped by
servicemen. Well trained soldiers (like this marine) were also know for
having it out with the locals at the bars in town at the locals cost.
It got to the point citizens were more and more intimidated by the
presence of the military. So much so that there was a fire on the base
and the town fire dept was needed. No trucks ever came either because
they were too scared  or hatred of the base. The soldiers were told
never to walk alone in town for fear of retaliation . In  Japan, US
bases have been unwanted presence for a long time by the residents because of this exact type of behavior.
This is why shield should be manditory as camera only expose the problem and don't protect. 

Anonymous said... »September 10, 2012

Damn Redbulls! Wish we knew the whole story no telling what the cab driver did or said to get the Marine that mad. Tapes can be edited people!

William Brock Dick said... »September 10, 2012

no there are only bad marine and army guys.  the good ones died so you could have the right to post that comment.

UniformLover said... »September 10, 2012

Drunk marines are dangerous and Will f-ck anything.

pcb said... »September 10, 2012

How about get an M.P? This guy is really dangerous and has no sense to boot. Dishonorable discharge and jail time.

Littlemorerealistic said... »September 11, 2012

Look at the internet tough guys who have come out in droves!!! I do not support this fellas actions I think there wouldve been an easier solution for all involved. However If i used the same judgement as all of the civilians above i could very well judge the entire civilian populace as spineless cowards standing behind their big mouth 1st amendment rights that are secured by the very people they dont much care for. Then again I am not much for stereotyping people or judging a group based off the actions of a single person. The Marines didnt go into a colorado movie theater and shoot people at random last time I checked if was a psycho civilian...does that mean that every person i will ever meet  that was not in the military is connected to him...HMMMMMM

Me said... »September 11, 2012

 :mong:

Kristian said... »September 11, 2012

We may introduce Gunnery Sgt, oops sorry Private John Adam Kinosh!!

Joker said... »September 11, 2012

USA? Best country in the world?
You do understand that an American just got his face smashed in and you are cheering for some hot headed prick who should be made an example of.
I'm glad that you think its funny that he got off with so little, Next time when you are getting your face beat to sh*t, I hope someone ONLY uses their hands.... and gets away with it.. then we'll see if you still think that your country is so fair dealing in the justice system.

Guest-not In America said... »September 11, 2012

You nailed it right on the head.

Kristian said... »September 11, 2012

Warrants taken out on Kinosh charge him with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats, according to Halstead. The charges are all misdemeanor offenses. Kinosh cannot be charged with felony-level offenses because he didn't use any weapons or rob the cab driver.
Kinosh has signed himself into a mental evaluation center for treatment, according to Halstead. The warrants against him will be served when he leaves the facility, Halstead said.

UlisessArce88 said... »September 11, 2012

YOU GOT IT KID.

zRoX101 said... »September 12, 2012

 Wait are you stupid? Ok, say that he is taking money but it doesn't give him the right to beat him senseless to a pulp. Living in America I must say our education system has hit a new low. Hope next generation grows up with some brains and humility.

Also god there are so many ignorant Americans. Why do you salute a stupid ignorant Marine that beats others so senseless. I respect and honor them for their service and bravery but this is just plain dumb.

Well hope karma hits this bag of nothing hard.

Pen said... »September 12, 2012

If I'm not mistaken... i think Don was being sarcastic. Hard to tell without the /s tag.

Retrieval said... »September 12, 2012

How was he 'being taken advantage of'?

Devilhound2000 said... »September 12, 2012

 ummm..... it clearly states that he used his hands. so there was no gun in his hands

Brendan said... »September 13, 2012

I don't know about you guys in the armed forces, I'd be pretty damn ashamed if I was a marine and saw this video.

UlisessArce88 said... »September 13, 2012

 HHH

Yepyep said... »September 13, 2012

This marine is headed to a discharge...and ironically, with his name plastered all over now, will only find work as a cabbie...

Lysandrex said... »September 14, 2012

but HIS name is Joker.....MY MIND IS SO FULL OF FUCK.

Fredly said... »September 14, 2012

 The coward Marine is hiding instead of facing justice.

guidoheikens said... »September 14, 2012

How can I know you're really going to give it to him, and not just keep it yourself?

weolfe said... »September 20, 2012

Conduct unbecoming of a representative of the United States Marine Corp. Checking himself into a Psych Unit because he is ETOH is not going to help his case; if nothing it makes him look less crazy more guilty. If he is active service; The Marines can be held responsible on a financial level. The Gunnery Sargeant will be dishonorably discharged and face criminal charges.

Thundabearz said... »September 21, 2012

That doesn't make any sense, bud. You're not a realistic person at all.

Super Nigga said... »September 21, 2012

And these are the kind of people that get picked first to be police. Get it now?

ryan said... »September 21, 2012

so fuck the men who voluntarily chose to go half way around the world, walking around a country riddled with ieds and getting shot at everyday to protect people like you based on the actions of one man? your name is florentino, that's pretty. why don't you step up to me and see if you eat me for breakfast? oh wait, you can't. this is the internet where everyone is a tough guy.

ryan said... »September 21, 2012

cab drivers in this town (jacksonville and surrounding areas) are pieces of shit, just like everyone else in this town Marine or civilian. I was taken an extremely long way my first week in the fleet because obviously i didn't know my way around or else i wouldn't be riding in a cab to a tattoo shop. i would have either had friends with cars or had one myself. don't let the nerdiness of this cabbie fool you, he probably was trying to screw this guy over. the marine was completely in the wrong for what he did, but there's always two sides to every story, unfortunately for adam, his arms were about twice the size of the cabbie's.

ryan said... »September 21, 2012

that actually made perfect sense, can you comprehend what you read?

alex huerta said... »November 22, 2012

shut the fuck up...

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