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MPD Takes Tweeting to the Next Level and Props to the Cops

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2012 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

MPD tweets the photo above and writes:

“MPD arrests driver whose license is revoked. Stopped for blocking crosswalk while on phone”

This surely vaults @DCPoliceDept past the formerly awesome @dcfireems.

Yesterday a reader tweeted to @PoPVille that he thought there was a bank robbery in NoMa which leads to a pretty cool Props to the Cops:

Most police officers go through an entire 25 year career without arresting a bank robber.

At noon today, Captain Marvin Lyons and Sergeant Randy Griffin, both of the Fifth District, were in the 1200 block of 1st St., NE when a man walking nearby suddenly had the backpack in this hand explode in red paint–the dye pack an alert teller had inserted into the robber’s bag along with the cash.

Capt. Lyons and Sgt. Griffin were able to subdue the suspect and arrest the man, who had just robbed the TD Bank across the street.

Streets in the nearby area were closed until 2:30 as we examined the getaway bag and a bag inside the bank that the robber had left behind.

We are happy to report that the quick actions of these two officers put a dramatic finish to the bank robbery, and their actions are certainly worthy of high praise.

  • les

    Awesome news. My friend works in the DCPS building across the street (I think) and said her office saw the whole thing go down with first police then bomb squad. She said they arrested him outside a hot dog stand and he looked so confused. Ha.

  • danviro

    i had a prime viewing spot for the whole thing…just have no idea why someone would rob a bank on the same block as AFT headquarters, Dept of Justice and Homeland Security. this place is lousy with law-dogs!

    • Anon

      Because ATF, DOJ, and DHS and all the security standing around there didn’t stop the robbery. Two MPD guys who happened to be in the area during lunchtime stopped the robber after seeing the dye pack explode in the robber’s bag.

  • ah

    The tweet is like a hattrick offense–on a cell phone, blocking a crosswalk, and no license!

    Another tweet busted a cyclist for running a stop sign.

    Too bad their twitter feed probably describes the entire traffic enforcement effort for the day

  • Anonymous

    I predict more commenters here will be excited about busting the driver who blocked the crosswalk (heaven forfend!) than the bank robber bust.


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