Man held up at 27th & Pennsylvania Ave?
I heard something about a robbery Sunday morning on the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Apparently the victim was slashed with a knife. Anyone know of any of the details?
Read in the Inquirer that he and the robber struggled in the wooded area behind the playground on Pennsy Ave. Those woods always give me the creeps, and I'm glad there are so many people who walk their dogs there (though probably not at 4:30 in the morning....)
i had the great fortune to be out last night a 3:15 with one of my dogs who was restless. my gf insisted that she took her out - she'd only be a few minutes. no way in hell!
so, we were (trespassing:-)) at the CSX tracks at 30th street. the entire time, i heard yelling from Lemon Hill. after a few minutes, two men came into sight, began walking one way, seemingly caught notice of us, and changed directions towards us. i got the f. out of there. granted, i carry one of those extendable night sticks that would do serious damage if you hit someone with it, but i'd sure hate to use it, if i even could....
be careful out there...
Is there a reason why people go into the park area with their dogs in the middle of the night? Why not just walk the dog around the neighborhood and not into the park? I'm genuinely curious because I might be missing something.
I am so glad to hear it was money well spent!
Originally Posted by funk
So is it me or does it seem like there is more of this kinda stuff than there was 4-5 years ago?
Maybe I hear about it more but curious.
I know that somewhere the official stats say there is less crime in 19130 but in Colbert Fashion that doesn't "feel true".
I think this blog/ other Internet websites make you more aware of what goes down. If it weren't for this site and my everyblock app, I wouldn't know half of what I know.
I'm sure 4-5 years ago there were cracked out dudes walking around fairmount park in the middle of the night.
1) We hear about everything instantly anymore. Stuff we'd have never known about before is thrown on this site and others minutes after it happens.
2) Our threshold for this stuff is lower. There's less of an expectation of being accosted than when I first move here in 05, evidenced by people walking their dogs in parks at 3 or 4 in the morning. I can't imagine anyone would have thought that to have been a sound idea 7 years ago. As a result, when something does go down, it really bothers people, whereas 7 years ago it wouldn't have been completely out of place.
I definitely feel there's less of this stuff rather than more of it.
Originally Posted by BBQ KING
I think we all just hear about it more. Plus there are things like crimereports.com and sex offender registries to alert you to what goes on and who lives in your neck of the woods, things you wouldn't even know about otherwise.
My "favorite" is to check out nice suburban areas and look at the sex offender registry. It's pretty darn scary. Suddenly, those enclaves of low crime and good neighbors don't look so safe.
Finally, to reiterate more of what others are saying, walking your dog in the park in Philly at 3 am? When I first moved to the city, if you were doing that and something bad went down people would say you deserved it for being dumb enough to be out there so late. Now it shocks the conscience (As it should. It means our tolerance for crime is lower, and that's a good thing.)
Yeah, I guess I'd still say it. If you're walking anywhere in an urban area at 430AM, especially in a dark area near some train tracks, you've got to have your head on a swivel. You shouldn't HAVE to worry about being attacked anywhere at any time, but the probability is probably higher for something to go down.
Originally Posted by Naveen
that crossing is around the corner for me. plus, my dogs are civilized and prefer to do their business on grass rather than the sidewalk. if i try to get them to go on the sidewalk, i may as well be out all night.
Originally Posted by nyctransplant
Being that i'm up there at the crack of dawn with the dogs, i'm familiar with the homeless men who sleep there. you see the same few regularly. they're not threatening by any means towards dog walkers that i've seen. the one i let off the leash, sniffs right around whomever gets the Hilton spot in the gazebo in the middle with all of the picnic tables where the dirty trustafarians have their tuesday night drum circle without incident. there's generally 3-4 up there in the summer and 1-2 in the winter. the man in the blue coat is a yeller, but last night this wasn't him.
these were men talking WAAAY loud, or maybe their voices carried because it was silent and they we're the only one's making noise. the homeless men don't seem to socialize with eachother. they all pick spots pretty far from each other and when you see them leave in the morning, they're by themselves. either way, carrying a weapon that will crack a skull or break a bone with ease, i peaced out the second they changed directions and started towards me. thank you #1Metsfan for the present. It's funny that i carry it when we walk down PA Ave. to eat at night or to walk the dogs at the tracks, but don't think twice to carry it going up to Girard Ave. - it's too populated for anyone to bring the ruckus.
ps. technically you're not allowed to drive on the grass or have amplified music, but who reads the only two rules on the picnic area signs anyway. plus, there's a lot of cars parked there as it gets dark. you have the work vans, parents smoking ganja parked up by the Outward Bound School as their kids play on the playground, and my favorite is around 5pm a few nights a week, there's a Grey (new) acura and a (new) white honda accord, older male and female, both with NJ plates whom i once witnessed in a compromising position as a strolled by their cars. they should consider a tint or something if they intend to pursue their affair during daylight. it's been going on since the summer. get a room.
Last edited by funk; 02-13-2012 at 07:48 PM.
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