Saturday, May 06, 2006

Metrodome Mugging

Hat tip to Rambix reader abrothman for alerting me to this story from KSTP Eyewitness News on the mugging of a camera crew member outside the Metrodome after working a Twins game: "Man robbed at knifepoint leaving Dome".

A member of the camera crew filming Thursday night’s Twins game was robbed at knifepoint while leaving the Metrodome.

The man, who does not want to be identified, says he was robbed about two hours after the game in a parking lot a few blocks from the dome.

“As I turned around, I had a knife two feet from my face, and somebody said, ‘Give me your wallet,’” the man said. “I was one step from being stabbed or killed.”
Violent criminals are getting exceptionally bold in Minneapolis, as this police quote would attest:

Minneapolis police say attacks against fans are rare, because they often travel in groups.

Police add that most of downtown’s crime occurs many blocks away from the Dome, along Hennepin, Nicollet and First Avenues.

Crime statistics for the downtown precinct reported four homicides, 75 rapes, 319 robberies and 293 assaults.
Was this within the heralded Minneapolis "Safe Zone"?

Question: What does one have to do to stay safe in Minneapolis? Answer: Stay out of Minneapolis.