Saturday, November 14, 2009

incident in Ridge Park

I just got a report of a disturbing incident that happened in Ridge Park this morning. Two teenage thugs robbed three people at gunpoint in the playground area around 10:30 a.m. The victims were a couple with their toddler nearby, and another person.

Keep your eyes and ears open and be aware of your surroundings. Look like you're walking with a purpose, not appearing to be lost or confused. If someone approaching you seems threatening or suspicious, cross the street or otherwise get away from that person. If more of us are out on the street, we're all safer.

I hate to say it, but as someone who has been robbed at gunpoint in an unlikely location (in another neighborhood), I've seen enough evidence that incidents like this can happen anywhere.

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