Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trail Robbery

On the afternoon of October 27, when we were on Gateway Trail, a couple of young men robbed a Maplewood man who was walking there.
A man on a bicycle stopped, phoned police, stayed until police came.

The item in the St. Paul Pioneer Press did not indicate where on the 18 mile trail the incident occurred. Perhaps it was in the urban end of the trail, but it intrudes on our pleasure of the trail.

8 comments:

Anne said...

Very sorry to hear that happened at an otherwise tranquil place. It just goes to show you can never really let down your guard when you're in a public place.

amybee said...

I hate it when stuff like this happens. I am always surprised and so saddened when some one takes advantage of someone else, but it a trail robber, Tom Petters or Bernie Madoff.

Lisa said...

ugggggh.

Ted said...

I hate to hear this. It is supposed to be a place for people to exercise and to relieve stress (and for million of good reasons). Unfortunately, we live in a crazy world and we have to be careful. Arrrgh !

ShirleyPerly said...

Ugh, sorry to hear of the incident. Unfortunately, the trails in Orlando are not very safe, esp. if you are alone and in an isolated area. Even parking your car at trailheads seems to invite trouble :-(

Please be careful. There are a lot of desperate people, it seems, now with the economy so bad.

Nat said...

I am also always in shock when this happens. So hard to believe...

Just_because_today said...

I run on a similar trail. Sometimes, when I get there early in the morning, segments of it are desolated. It is sad to know we have to worry about being attacked when doing something that is good for us.

peter said...

I think of the haunting refrain from my favorite Bruce Springsteen song:

Words were passed in a shotgun blast

Troubled times had come to my hometown

My hometown, my hometown, my hometown

I'm sorry.