Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Robbery Is The Story

The Red Star printed an account of a downtown Minneapolis strong-arm robbery with the "hook" being that the robber ate the evidence.


But that's not the real story. The real story is that the alleged dirtbag, Terrance A. Dudley, accosted a woman who was minding her own business waiting for a bus, punched her in the neck, and ripped off her necklaces. He is being charged with robbery.

The Red Star reports: "Police: Necklace thief swallowed the goods".

Terrance A. Dudley was charged Friday with robbery after police said he ripped two necklaces off the neck of a woman waiting at a downtown bus stop Thursday night. After he was arrested and sitting in a squad car, officers saw him with his head bent down, gagging, the charges said.

After his companion told police what Dudley had done, Dudley was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where medical personnel gave him a laxative, the charges said. The necklaces were retrieved.

The robbery occurred about 7 p.m. at the bus stop at S. 8th Street and Hennepin Avenue.
Here's how the crime went down:

Dudley and another male approached the victim and Dudley stood close to her, making small talk before he reached into her pocket to try to grab her cell phone, the charges said.

When she pushed Dudley away, he punched her in the neck, swiped her necklaces and walked away, the charges said.
Blogs have given people a venue to vent their frustrations over the filthy bums and criminals hanging around downtown Minneapolis, committing crimes and annoying good people with virtual impunity. This story is more evidence of the deterioration of security in downtown Minneapolis.

Also keep in mind this story probably would not have been reported by the MSM if there wasn't the unusual twist. My sense is we're not hearing half of what is going on out there.