Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Addition

Robert in MI sends in today's addition.

Son of Detroit candy store owner shoots, kills attempted robber
DETROIT - The son of a candy store owner in Detroit shot and killed a suspected robber Tuesday afternoon.

The incident at Leddy's Candy Store, located at 15928 Grand River Avenue, west of Greenfield Road, on the city's west side, happened just before 1:30 p.m.

The owner of the store told Local 4 his shop, which has been in business since 1926, has been robbed several times over the past few months.

I'd tell you to go read the rest of the article, but there's only a couple more sentences. It appears that the aspiring young Robin Hood ran into the store looking for some quick wealth distribution and wound up getting shot for his efforts. It's happening more in more in places like Detroit, where the criminals have overwhelmed the ability of the police to maintain order. This is positively depressing:

That's a candy store, folks. It's not a bank, or a liquor store, or any place you'd expect to have large amounts of money. It's a candy store. And yet the front looks like a prison. Big, wide gates with bars on them covering the main entrance and the employee entrance. The report states that this candy store had been robbed several times previously. Sadly, that's not surprising.

Hopefully, they'll think twice before robbing this candy store again.

Dead Goblin Count: 367

That is all.


George said...

When I was a student in NYC, the "candy stores" with the windows blocked so you couldn't see in were selling an entirely different kind of candy.

Blocked windows prevented surveillance.

Actually, it was a bakery, but you get the idea.

JD Rush said...

Now they will rob him- they know the cops have his gun. Hope he has a spare