Dear PoP: 7-11 and Baseball Bat Incident Sunday Night

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2010 at 11:00 am 2 Comments

Nationals Park in the Snow
Photo from PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

“Dear PoP,

Around 11pm on valentines day I was driving down 14th street south of Columbia Heights metro and saw what I am guessing to be the 7 eleven clerk run out of 7 eleven angrily waving a baseball bat at a guy. The guy was on his cellphone (i think he was calling 911) he walked back to the 7 eleven and the guy came out again and threatened to beat him with the baseball bat. At this point traffic had moved and I stared back trying to figure out what happened. We turned around and when we came back the police were there and the guy who had been chased was standing behind them and they were staring at a video on someone’s phone (my guess they videotaped the incident and were showing the police that the man was a victim??) So my question is what happened???”

Yikes. Anyone else happen to witness this?

MPD reports that it was an “Employee dispute between to 7 11 employees.”

  • 20011 ExPat

    Yeah, I walked by this spectacle after the police showed up. Given the number of cops responding, I thought it was some kind of mass shooting: there were at least four squad cars parked helter-skelter around the intersection. One of the cops was holding a baseball bat and talking to some dude; the other half-dozen cops seemed to be just standing around shooting the breeze.

    I was kind of intrigued what the deal was. Thanks for providing “the rest of the story”.

    [I almost walked up to one of the cops who was just hanging out, to ask when they were planning on ticketing the flagrant sidewalk-shoveling scofflaws in plain sight next to them, but I decided that the inevitable “disorderly conduct” and “resisting arrest” charges weren’t worth it.]

    • ogden

      Given that MPD are one of the most flagrant violators of the snow shoveling rules, I doubt you will get them to issue tickets any time soon.


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