Props to Good People of Shaw

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2011 at 10:30 am 19 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user MARSHALL on H

“Dear PoP,

I was walking my dog around 6:30 this morning at S and 10 when I heard a woman start screaming, “Help me, help me”.  Within seconds, 5 or 6 people converged on the woman: a contractor working around the corner, a man out for a morning stroll, a few neighbors popping out of their houses (including one who was in his boxers).  Apparently a dog had gotten loose and attacked her and her dog.  The neighbors got the dog subdued and the woman was safe.  I don’t want to downplay the attack (it didn’t look too serious), but I wanted to give props to the neighborhood.  Shaw doesn’t have the most stellar reputation but it’s filled to the brim with good people.  Combined with the incident on S and 8 a couple weeks ago when a neighbor scared off that man’s attackers, it’s nice to see we don’t suffer from the bystander efffect.


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