Sunday, October 19, 2008

Eat and get beat...

Excuse me, but 9:30 in the evening is a little too early to get jumped in a parking lot... or has the neighborhood slid that far downhill?

From the Times Union:
Steve Barnes, a senior writer who writes restaurant reviews on his Table Hopping blog, said he was attacked in the parking lot around 9:30 p.m. when he was leaving Creo with a friend, Joshua Carr.

"My face is swollen and bloody," Barnes wrote in an account on his blog. "One of my knees, one elbow, one wrist and the back of my head are ailing. Josh hurts in a variety of places. We're grateful to the Guilderland cops and EMTs for their professionalism; regretful to the Creo crew that this happened so near them despite their responsibility being nil; and more than a little perplexed and angered by the seemingly random violence that befell us in a mall parking lot."
Folks, ALWAYS check out what's going on around you whenever in a public place. I don't care if it's the library, the mall, church... look around, see who's doing what... if you can, use reflectionsoff the glass of car windows or store windows to observe those in the vicinity without them knowing you're watching...
"They said nothing about money, or a watch, or credit cards or anything," Barnes said. "The attacker just stood up and walked off." Barnes described his attacker as a well-built white man in his early to late 20s with a bald or shaved head. He was wearing a button-down shirt and fingerless gloves.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Guilderland police at 356-1501. Here's the entire story as it appears on the TU website.

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