Dear PoP – “incident of bag (or something) snatching at Columbia Heights metro”

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm 13 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

I saw someone’s bag/ipod/something get snatched by some kids at the Columbia Heights metro and thought to email you if you want to post it. This took place on the train, and a little before the doors closed, the kid/s (pretty sure it was more than one) grabbed the bag/whatever from her and ran. She actually reacted pretty quickly and ran after them, and I’m happy to report that some other people on the train tried to help by shouting out the door to stop the kids. I don’t know what happened but the train did sit there for a little longer than I would normally expect, so maybe they succeeded in getting the attention of the driver or station people and they stopped the kids.

I thought it was nice to see people try and help, and really not everyone would think of that, or be willing to yell out the door even if they did.

The woman left behind a plastic bag with a few dishes in it – I hope she got her bag back and I can’t imagine she’s too concerned about getting back what’s in this bag, especially if she didn’t get the other bag back, but in case she’s reading some of us from the train left it at the Georgia Ave/Petworth metro office. I’d also be curious to hear what happened if any of your readers was there – this happened between 6-7pm Thursday.

Take care (and watch your bags on the metro!)”


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