Tuesday, April 12, 2005

After the Fact

Two Men Arrested For Robbing Chinese Restaurant In Orlando

I'm glad they were caught, but notice something:

An officer says he watched Antoine Lampkins and Fredrick Howard walk into Egg Roll 99 on Vineland Road. He says Howard was hiding something under his shirt.

When the pair ran out of the restaurant, the officer followed and arrested them.

So, the officer was suspicious enough to wait and watch for them to come out of the restaurant, but wait outside, not go in and and perhaps stop the robbery before it actually happened or as it began. What if they had shot someone inside the restaurant - which happened recently just a couple of miles from this place.

I don't care what it says on the police car, protection didn't enter into this situation. The people had been robbed and traumatized while the police waited outside. It could have been worse.

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