Tied to the mast
…but orange now and black

…he fled from the scene, losing his sneakers while running away…

Columbia security alert about an attempted robbery (posted outside of my friend’s appartment):

On August 5, 2009 at about 12:10 a.m., a student was the victim of an attempted robbery on Morningsie Ave. near W. 122St. The student was approached from behind by a male, who displayed an imitation pistol and demanded the victim’s I-phone. When the student confronted the suspect about the imitation pistol, he fled from the scene, losing his sneakers while running away. The victim recovered his I-phone and notified the police. The victim provided the following description…

It’s kindof lyrical. Chicago’s are much more alarming. From one April 6th update (which was, to be fair, the worst one I got all year):

At 5:05 p.m., Thursday, April 2- A man, 18, standing on the sidewalk with several acquaintances on Cottage Grove Avenue between 61st and 62nd Street was fatally shot by an unknown assailant.

At 8:50 p.m., Friday, April 3 – A woman, 18, her male companion, 18, and a one year-old child in a car stopped at a traffic signal at 61st and Cottage Grove were shot at by the unknown occupants of a white, 4-door Pontiac Grand Am that pulled up next to their car. The shot shattered the rear door window, but no one was injured.

At 12:40 a.m., Saturday, April 4 – A man, 28, was fatally shot in the street near his residence, just south of the UCPD patrol area, on Ingleside between 64th and 65th Street.

As a side note, I lived on Ingleside at 61st, which is two blocks from Cottage Grove.

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