On Mother's Day, A Man Walks Into A Grocery Store Covered In Blood. When They See What He's Carrying Inside, Everybody Runs For Their Lives
A man in Oregon has been accused of decapitating his mother on Mother's Day and bringing her severed head to a rural grocery store, where he stabbed a clerk. Keep reading to learn more!
A man in Oregon has been accused of decapitating his own mom on Mother’s Day before walking into a store with her severed head and stabbing a store clerk.
As PEOPLE reports, 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb, of Colton, murdered his mother, 59-year-old Tina Webb, on Mother’s Day last Sunday.
“My wife was wonderful,” Tina’s husband, David Webb, told The Oregonian. “I’ve been married to her for almost 41 years. Joshua was our son. I never saw a problem. Evidently there was one. I don’t know. I start crying every time I think about it.”
Authorities say witnesses later revealed that Webb walked into the rural grocery store, covered in blood, and stabbed a clerk seven times.
“You better run,” he reportedly screamed at the clerk right before stabbing the 66-year-old man.
According to reports, the man still had enough strength in him to tackle Webb before other store employees ran over to hold him down.
“He [Joshua] didn’t say anything after he was subdued,” said interim Sandy Police Chief Ernie Roberts, according to the Associated Press. “He was in like a catatonic state, wasn’t speaking to anybody.”
On Facebook, the unnamed store clerk’s wife wrote that her husband is “a tough cookie,” and she thanked his “work family” for saving his life.
“This is such a crazy random thing that has happened and I am truly at a loss why someone would do what this person did,” she wrote. “Hug your loved one a little tighter tonight.”
Police say that the moment the attack began in the store, several customers ran over to a drive-in diner next door for safety.
“It was traumatic, but it happened so fast that nobody really saw what was going on,” said Marvin Flora, the diner’s owner, the AP reports. “One lady came in this morning and said she actually saw somebody come in with something that was bloody and was carrying something with his arm.”
According to investigators, Webb lived on his parents’ property, where he killed his mother, but his father was not home at the time of the attack.
As The Oregonian reports, one of Webb’s sisters, who was reportedly visiting for Mother’s Day, found their mother’s headless body at her parents’ home. She also discovered her brother’s dead dog.
Now that Webb has been arrested on attempted murder and murder charges, his father is speaking out, insisting that he still has no idea why his son did this to his mother.
“I never foresaw a problem. If I had I would have stopped it,” Webb’s father told the Associated Press. “I just can’t believe I lost my wife and my son in one day. … I don’t know. I wish I did. I wish I had some answers, but I don’t. I waited all my life to retire with my wife, and now I can’t. That’s all I know.”
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