Robbers and shootouts and cops, oh my!

Spent Saturday morning at a friend’s home in Silver Spring for brunch, enjoying the wonderful food and company. On the way home, to our surprise, we experienced a HUGE delay on the inner loop of the beltway as we headed towards Branch Avenue. Being the savvy commuters we are, we decided to ditch the beltway for local roads, specifically Ritchie-Marlboro Road towards Route 301 to come into Brandywine the back way. To our dismay, the back way was also jam packed with what I thought to be a very nasty accident. As we drove past the droves of police cars, crime scene tape, and plain clothes detectives, I began to wonder what REALLY went on that morning at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 301 in Prince Georges County.

After we finally arrived home some two hours later, we found out the real story… damn, a couple hours earlier and we would have been able to see the action, shootout and all. Bottom line, none of the bystanders were hurt but one of the robbery suspects died of “self inflicted wounds”. That’s what we’re talking about, high crimes, the Prince Georges County way. In all seriousness, though, we should be thankful that nobody was hurt in the crossfire, especially given the amount of traffic on Route 301 at any given time of the day. Wow, that’s some serious shit.

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