March 3, 2004

crime and punishment

* Returned from lunch today to find most of the street by my McPherson Square office blocked off by yellow police tape. Apparently, some guy tried to rob an armored truck delivering money to the bank next door, and was shot in the leg by the driver of the truck. The robber had a shotgun, which he pulled on the driver, on the sidewalk, in broad daylight, at the height of lunch hour. Not the brightest bank robber ever... Everyone had to wait a long time before the police would let us back in the building. Spotted famed Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee at the scene -- he was eating lunch at the outrageously expensive Gerard's Place when the shooting occurred. The press flocked to him to get a statement, but he kept walking.

Washington Post article on the shooting.

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