Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dog parkers, pedestrians catch a robber

If you didn't already like dog parks, here's another reason! I received this message on Twitter last night:
yowza, drama at 11th and park. just saw a girl get robbed but fellow dog parkers and a handful of peds caught the guys in 5
Pretty awesome to see, and good that nobody got hurt too. It looks like it was listed on the MPD arrest report too. Watch out when you mess with dog people.

UPDATE: Here's more, sent to me via Twitter:
A woman on her bike had money stolen, by what looked like three teenage boys. A handful of people including one on a motorcycle ran after them, caught two of the guys up against the dog park fence. It was quite a scene, and she then felt bad cause they were young and and insisted they let them go. By that time people had called 911 and the cops were arriving. They caught at least one of the boys and were looking for the other two when we left the park. We saw at least one of the boys get put into a police car before we had to leave... Since the peds were able to hold them for that long though, the boys hadn't gotten far at all by the time the cops were involved.

9 comments:

The Gup said...

[Jersey Shore Fist Pump] F*CK YEAH!!!

THESE PEOPLE ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

I still hate dog parks.

IsmeSon said...

What time did this happen last night? Or at least, when did the tweet post?

Andrew said...

The tweet was about 10 pm and the police report (if it's the right one) says about 8 pm. Crazy.

zeboule said...

Too bad the dogwalkers couldn't just have their canine friens eat the little f*ckers then and there.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame the dog people have completely ruined the grass in that little park, but I'm glad they caught the robber. Still doesn't justify using public land exclusively for dog people, though.

Claire said...

She felt bad because they were young? And "insisted" they be let go? After they robbed her, and threatened her (I ass-u-me.)? I am all for turning the other cheek but COME ON!

Elizabeth said...

My friend got robbed by three young kids on Tuesday night at 13th and Irving but got away-sounds like the same kids! Either way, I'm glad at least some were caught and punished. I ride my bike everywhere which can give you a false sense of security. My boyfriend was knocked off his bike and robbed by kids too-crazy.

Andrew said...

Elizabeth, your friend should call the police. They caught the kid, so maybe she can identify them too.