Brick Thrown at Reader’s Head in Brookland, 911 Puts them on Hold

by Prince Of Petworth August 19, 2014 at 10:45 am 32 Comments

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Over the weekend we were tweeted:

“Some punks threw brick @ my head. Tried 2 call dc #911 only to get recording @DCPoliceDept #emergencyfail #Brookland @CM_McDuffie @PoPville”

I asked if they were ok and what happened and was told:

“Totally ok. They had terrible aim. More blown by 911 recording then brick honestly. What if it was a serious emergency?”

recording was basically like “you’ve reached dc emergency line” over and over. Hung up cuz was more concerned with said punks


And another reader shares:

“Yesterday morning, as I went to move my car, I noticed a sizeable group of dents in the driver’s side door. A cluster of bricks were a few feet away, while a nearby house was clearly missing that group of bricks from its walkway.

It looks like whoever threw the bricks at my car was aiming to shatter the window. Luckily, they missed, but still did damage to the car. I know there have been quite a few incidents where windows have been broke in Columbia Heights lately, but wanted to report this just the same – the bricks are still there, so be on the lookout if you’re parking there anytime soon!

As an FYI, I didn’t have anything out in the open in my car. I think it was mostly bad luck! I did submit a police report, although I know there’s not much that can be done.”


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