This week in Foggy Bottom: bees on GW roofs, FoBo 20′s style, how to beat an 83-year old woman and not get punished, so much awesome opening soon, Kris Hart: WINNING.
January 12, 2011
Yesterday a couple 15ish year olds were stopped by a bystander as they tried to make a run for it with some lady’s purse.
While one Metro employee looked like he was about to let the kids go once the victim noted she wasn’t going to press charges, another quickly followed. He told the kids to sit on the ground and wait for Transit Police to show up — and then proceeded to publicly scold the little criminals. Via TBD:
“There ain’t no apologizing, son,” he said. “It’s too late to apologize. You can apologize to transit [police] when they get here.” He shamed the kid for robbing a woman. “You’ve got a mother at home. You don’t take money from a lady,” he went on. “You’re gonna learn something tonight.”
Regarding the would-be purse-ionairres, the Metro employee reportedly commented that:
“That’s why they do it,” he said of the thieves. “Because usually nobody does anything.”
These kids are lucky DC doesn’t have any of it’s own superheros, and so only had to deal with bystanders. Imagine if they had to face Phoenix Jones!
October 4, 2010
The FoBo Metro was a mess this morning after all three escalators were closed due to police activity surrounding a bizarre incident that involved flailing and a knife.
UPD included a description of the man who pulled out a knife:
35-40 years old
Suspect was wearing a black jacket
If you see a man fitting that description, please call GWPD at 202-994-6111 or anonymously at 202-994-TIPS. Do not start yelling at him randomly while grabbing him.
The full UPD crime report is below the jump.
February 5, 2010
Happy Friday, all. We hope your bosses are wise and you’re reading this from home (or still lounging in bed even!) But before you can really start your snow-filled weekend, you’ve got to wrap up the week!
This week, FoBo gets a little more historical, prepares for a fake bomb, and more! Continue reading...