Tipster S.E. sends us a heads-up about some friends who were mugged as they were leaving a party last Wednesday at 1am, near the intersection of 22nd & E. Pine:
They were walking back to their car and were approached by a group of 6 men as they got to their vehicle. One of the men asked for 50 cents – the male victim gave it to him as he was letting his girlfriend into the passenger side of the car. When he walked over to the drivers side of his car, 3 of the men were waiting there for him. They punched him in the face, and stole the female victim’s purse before running off (likely because the woman was screaming).
Obviously this was a pretty disconcerting event, and I wanted to be sure others knew about it.
An important factor here is that the victims apparently didn’t immediately call 911, waiting instead to report it to authorities the next day. This was a serious crime with an element of violence, and a 911 call would have resulted in an immediate police response that would have had a chance of catching the perpetrators.
If you’re a victim of or witness to a crime, however small, be sure and call it in immediately.