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BREAKING NEWS: Mess on Spring Garden Road - William Matheson's Journal

Sep. 6th, 2006

04:39 pm - BREAKING NEWS: Mess on Spring Garden Road

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Today is my first day back at Saint Mary's after a two-year hiatus. But first:

I was walking into the Shops at Park Lane to get a bus schedule book, when a tween of colour came running full-tilt. "Gee," I think, "he's running like he's stolen something."

This turned out to be the case, as two or three security guards were right on his tail. I was lucky to be just out of everybody's way.

The man was chased out through the doors (resulting in one would-be lady shopper getting knocked over and probably scraped while she was trying to come in), and into the street, and then some.

While trying to get away, the suspected shoplifter was hit by a Honda Accord coupe, putting a crater on the windshield and sending him sprawling to the ashphalt.

We all stared for a moment, shocked. Did that really just happen?

(Someone next to me in the mall said that the guards weren't supposed to chase him beyond the doors. Is that true? I doubt it myself, but I've been wrong before.)

The guards surrounded him while other uniformed arrivals directed traffic. A crowd watched for some moments. He was still breathing, and moving a bit, although some of his movements looked like involuntary spasms. As I walked to the library to continue with my errands (it would be harder for the professionals to work and for people to get from A to B if there were huge crowds watching), I saw an ambulance rolling up from Barrington Street. Didn't take them long.

Film at 11. Like, for reals.

Current Mood: shockedshocked

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From:mouthyjulie
Date:September 11th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I totally saw said tween get pegged by said honda!!
I was walking by innocently enough, excited about going to Music World when he got slammed. It was nuts!!! How random.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 16th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)

guy stealing shit

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Good for him...and Congrats to the Security staff for chasing the guy. And for those idiots saying that they shouldn't have chased him past the doors???? -How would you like it if some scumbag ran off with something sentimental from your house?? And then went running off the front lawn while your fat stupid son stopped at the curb -the same way he would wait for a popsicle from the Dickee-Dee guy? You would be angry at the Police for not being there and at your son for being a fat over-fed loser....but you should really be mad at yourself for letting your mom keep your testicles in her purse.
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From:mouthyjulie
Date:September 17th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
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the moral of the story is...
dont have fat-headed children. Or let your balls be carried in a purse? Or... dont let your fat headed children become security?
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