Weird Crime

With the Crime Emergency continuing onward, and all of DC’s efforts on stopping violent crime, this story came our way via Chris Needham at Capital Punishment. As part of the deal with the city, Major League Baseball made some improvements to local sports fields and that included a set of impressive bleachers at Ballou High School in Southeast.

Last week, the benches, made of prime grade aluminum, were stolen for scrap metal and sold. It was about 750 pounds of aluminum that was taken, and probably fetched at least $500 for it all.

What kind of sick bastard does this? Seriously, this is ridiculous.

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 6:10 pm

    Funny, for me the bigger question is “who lives in that neighborhood and doesn’t call the cops when they see this going on?” That’s not a small item to run off with, probably not quick and certainly not something you can do in a small and inconspicuous vehicle.

    How many eyeballs saw this at one stage or another and did nothing?

  2. james (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    “all of DC’s efforts on stopping violent crime” –


    in the same city where i once got pulled over at 6:30 am on a saturday for NOT HAVING A FRONT LICENSE PLATE by a dc cop, when i had virginia tags? in northeast, near the dc/maryland border.

    hah! oh well, i’ll be back in atlanta soon.

  3. Rocco (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

    I’m new to the city from Boston and I never see black men on the trains or streets. I thought this city was 60-70% black? I see black women but never black men. I read a report that 50% of black men in DC 18-35 yrs of age are in jail, parole, etc. Very weird.

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