Saw this yesterday in Meridian Hill Park. This guy is literally going all around the park with hedge shears cutting all the trees/bushes that are overgrown. This guy is not waiting on the park service to do it’s job.”
Awesome. Now how are his plumbing skills?
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
About 4:45 Friday afternoon I was riding the bus eastbound. At a stop in Mt. Pleasant about 10 Highschool kids (another person already on the bus later informed the officers who arrived later they went to Wilson but who knows) entered the bus from the back entrance (not paying) pushing passed people trying to get on. Their target was another student, a young lady, sitting with her friend in the back. It was clear from the body language and the egging on of the other students getting on that their plan was to jump this girl either on the bus, or ride it till she had to get off and do it then.
At this point two older women who were seated near the girl in the back jumped up to shield her and began loudly accosting the girls and boys who had got on – while the bus driver stopped the bus and went to flag down a nearby police car. While it took some minutes for the cops to arrive and kick the kids off, during this whole time these women stood up to the mob with various admonishments and threats of their own (such as “Why – I will smack you so hard you’ll call your mama and when she comes down Ill smack her for raising you like this.”) (more…)
1111 19th Street, NW
Danielle wrote yesterday:
“I’ve sent an email to Wawa about their oversight of the DC store in their free coffee promotion for all mid-Atlantic stores (MD and VA are included!)”
And a few hours later:
“I have heard back and Wawa has corrected this issue! Their response is below:
Have no fear… DC is definitely included in the free coffee celebration on Sunday! It was a mistake leaving it out of the release and I’ve updated and replaced it. thank you for reaching out and enjoy the big game!”
So props to Danielle, and props to Wawa for the quick fix!!
It’s no keg uphill but this guy is hauling a lot of wood!! RESPECT.
via google maps
Thanks to Justin for passing on from the Capitol Hill listserv:
“Mugging (attempted carjacking?) last night [Tuesday] on 600 block of E St, NE
A woman was tackled getting out of her car around 10:30 last night [Tuesday] on the 600 block of E St NE. Three perpetrators got her keys and seemed to be trying to take her car. She started screaming when they tackled her and a lot of people went outside. The perpetrators ran off and three neighbors chased after them. They cornered the perpetrators and were able to hand them over to the police. None of the guys who chased were injured. The cops were here for a while, but I didn’t hear how the woman was. The impression was that she was ok.
An unpleasant reminder to check your surroundings before getting into or out of your car, and be careful about carrying too many things when leaving your car. (I know I’m bad about grabbing all of my bags and gear and then fumbling for my key fob as I walk away).”
Photo by Lynn Hoverman
Thanks to Kim for sending during Friday’s monsoon:
“Spotted around noon in Dupont outside the CVS. This guy bought human poncho for his dog and Macgyver-ed it into a doggie poncho. Melted my heart.”
104 Rhode Island Ave, NW
A reader reports just after 12:30pm: “Trash fire at the new sylvan bakery.”
And in all seriousness, I hope the fire didn’t damage the bakery too badly. And serious props to all who responded.