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Friday, October 30, 2009

Police Beat: The Moment

Posted by on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 8:19 AM

On Oct 26, 2009, Officer Philip Ocker filed this report about an incident that happened near the heart of Beacon Hill:

I arrived at the location and contacted victims. They stated that they were inside cleaning the business—victim one was in the kitchen area and victim two was in the back room of the business. At around 7:48 pm, victim one heard the door chime and went into the salon area. She observed two subjects wearing ski masks and dressed in all black. Both subjects were holding black handguns. One of the subjects approached victim and grabbed her by the shirt and ordered her to go to the floor. Both subjects were demanding money. Victim one handed one of the subjects all of the cash she had on her person, approx $100.00.

Victim two heard the commotion and went to victim one's location. He entered the room and was contacted by one of the subjects and ordered, at gun point, to walk back into the back of the business. That subject went with victim two to the back rooms. Once there the subject ordered victim two to the floor.

Victim one was on the floor in the main room of the business. She noticed that one of the subjects had gone into the kitchen and was not paying attention to her. Victim one stood up and ran out of the business, across the street, to the Shell gas station at 2424 Beacon Av S and called 911. Once the subject discovered that victim one had fled the business, he ran out of the business towards S Bayview St. The subject in the back room with victim two heard the other subject flee and he also fled the business. Victim two then called 911. He believed that the subjects fled eastbound on S Bayview St. He stated that after the suspects fled the business they heard what sounded like two gun shots.

The moment when victim one runs out of the business is the moment when anything can happen, the moment when an abyss opens beneath the victim's life. Will she be discovered? Will she reach the gas station? Will she enter eternity?


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charles..... you is this shit
Posted by redduffy on October 30, 2009 at 8:55 AM · Report this
Charles, please don't romanticize being killed by two pathetic thugs with language like "enter eternity."
Posted by ser on October 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM · Report this
slaggy 3
No, not eternity...she entered a Shell gas station. It says so right in the fucking report.
Posted by slaggy on October 30, 2009 at 9:43 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 4
Charles, you've outdone yourself on this one. This is absolutely the most dumbassed thing I've read all week.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on October 30, 2009 at 9:47 AM · Report this
kid icarus 6
The whole reason I originally started reading The Stranger was because of the Police Beat column. Thanks for picking these back up, Mr. Mudede. Your writing and observations are appreciated.
Posted by kid icarus on October 30, 2009 at 10:33 AM · Report this
I'd disagree, the moment when anything can happen is that doorbell chiming. That's the moment when we cut to Rod Serling introducing us to tonight's half-hour of terror.
Posted by Garth B on October 30, 2009 at 11:57 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 8
Agreed, Garth. Or as I'd put it, that's a "make sure the .45 is loaded and comfortably ensconsed in the small of my back" moment.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on October 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM · Report this
slaggy 9
ensconsed? VIDEODROME style?
Posted by slaggy on October 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM · Report this
The Amazing Jim 10
The moment Victim one fled is the moment she took back control over her own destiny and refused to be victim one anymore.
Posted by The Amazing Jim on October 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM · Report this

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