Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Bronx Tale (a funny one)

The cultural diversity inherent in the city of New York throws up situations that are sometimes sad, quaint or joyful. This incident (which took place yesterday evening) details how a 70 year old woman was badly beaten and then robbed in the Bronx. The newspaper report combines retribution, humor and due justice. Though I felt sympathy for the little old lady, the events that unfolded afterwards had me laughing out aloud this morning.
From here: The two robbers followed the woman into an elevator at the Baychester Houses at 1891 Schieffelin Place just after 4 p.m. and attacked her, the police said. They punched and kicked her, pushed her to the ground, and stole her wallet, which contained $149. Then they ran outside and flagged down what they thought was a livery cab, the police said.
But the three men in the Crown Victoria they hailed had other business: They were plainclothes officers responding to reports of the robbery. When the officers asked the men for identification, one of them pulled out the victim’s wallet instead, the police said.
“Oh, I just found this,” he said as he handed it over, said Joanne Jaffe, chief of the police housing unit. The two men, identified by the police as Antoine Mitchell and Michael Jordan, both 21 and from the Bronx, were arrested after the woman identified them from the back of an ambulance. Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Jordan are
charged with robbery, assault and other charges.

No comments: