Holy Mackerel This is a Crazy Video

Not to make light but I’d love some more backstory here…

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three persons of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) incident which occurred in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, on Monday, September 12, 2016 at approximately 5:56 PM. The subjects were captured by nearby surveillance cameras.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN #16-154-668.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

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  • Why did they blur the driver’s face? Isn’t he a person of interest?
    Also, that’s some good security footage.

    • Maybe he’s already been identified? No idea though…seems bizarre.

    • He/she is an innocent bystander. I wouldn’t want my face floating around out there, especially as a witness.

      • Tsar of Truxton

        I think they are talking about the driver of the car that pulled up and started the whole incident. The video only shows the face of three of the four dudes. The big guy with the white shirt is blurred out.

        • Yeah, I don’t understand that either.

        • The driver of the car that started the incident was most likely already identified by his license plate, which is why they don’t need help identifying him. This also says to me that he isn’t cooperating with police to identify his passengers, which is why they police are now seeking the public’s help. This is an assumption and the unknown backstory could probably disprove this theory but given the that this incident seemed premeditated, the victim likely knew at least one, if not all of the persons of interest. They showed up looking for the victim and knew who and was and were to find him. Perhaps the victim isn’t cooperating with police in identifying the suspects as well?

          • “This also says to me that he isn’t cooperating with police to identify his passengers, which is why they police are now seeking the public’s help.” Ahhhh… that makes sense. (I was thinking something like, “If they know who he is, how haven’t they figured out who the other three are??”)

      • Ohhhhh, didn’t realize that guy’s face was blurred. Woops

  • maxwell smart

    Woah… right around the corner from where I live. Yikes!

  • As that the Shell station? Because that’s my mechanic. Holy sh*t.

  • Those employees deserve a raise!!!

  • If people only do this to those bad ass kids- they’d start to think twice about attacking someone.

  • This is not the Shell station but the BP station. And that is my mechanic too!!

  • andy

    I’m not sure about this, but my first reaction was that I was glad the dude realized, wait a minute, I am a mechanic, these guys have nothing to threaten me with and I know where like 20 different tire irons, etc., are.

  • I think the guy who chased them off is the guy who fixed my car a few months back. Nice guy and did a good job. He also helps with little things with my car, often for no charge, It’s heartbreaking to see him experience something like this, even if he was a bad ass. That’s still got to be scarring.

  • How scared are you if you are the poor schmuck just filling up your Honda?

  • What exact were they trying to do? Rob the place? A garage? For cash? Car parts? There’s gotta be some backstory here. The lady in the car is oblivious.

    • Definitely seems like the driver knew the mechanic to me. Didn’t look like a robbery…otherwise the weapons would have been out.

      • It looks like intimidation to me. The mechanic clearly knew the guys and the guys clearly were looking for him. It looks like they just wanted to send a message. As TrueDective above said, I would bet the mechanic knows the guys, and I would wonder if he was involved with some nefarious stuff with these guys (thus why he may not cooperate). Or maybe they were there for another guy, but recognized him and wanted him to pass on a message. We may never know.

        • It could be innocent on the part of the mechanic. He may have turned someone in/testified and they’re trying to send a message that was a poor choice. I agree that they were looking for him, but I’d wait for the facts to come out before assuming it’s because the mechanic is a bad guy, too.

  • I have to think there is some history there it felt too purposeful and not in a rob you sort of way. It sort of feels like the driver with the white shirt brought the other three for back-up when he went to confront someone.

    • That seems to be exactly what happened. They came to confront this guy over a previous dealing and will probably be back.

      • My guess would be the same – that one of the guys has some beef with the mechanic (or someone related to him) over money or respect or drugs or a woman or god knows what. They came by to put a scare in him. But it seems like he doesn’t scare that easy!
        Would love to know the actual story though.

  • My take, which granted comes from watching TV and movies and seeing teenagers in groups, is that they came to specifically to scare this guy particularly. Or perhaps someone else who wasn’t working there at the time.

  • 1) The morons pulling up their pants as they run. 2) Good for that guy fighting back, protecting his business. 3) Glad that lady stayed in her car.

  • I read lips, and here are a few sentences that I caught:

    Driver: I won’t be long, you boys stay in the car
    Driver, waving arm: Yoo hoo, where’s the little boys’ room? Yoo hoo, can you bring the key out here ?
    Kids in car: I have to go too. Can I come? Shorty, come with us too.

    Sorry, that’s all I got!

  • northeazy

    You know those YouTube videos where they play Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog’s “The Next Episode” track and throw shades, a hat and a lit blunt emoticons on someone after they just did something gangsta? Yeah, the mechanic needs to be nominated for that!

  • tonyr

    Looks like members of the Chevy Chase Massive. I think the one in the red hat is George Will.

  • Can we please have an update on this incident as the investigation develops?

    I have a new mechanic.